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Toronto Ravel

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May 16 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Cash only, reservations not required

Toronto Ravel is thrilled to be back at Hugh’s Room Live supporting this wonderful and important venue.

We will continue our study of the amazing score for The Matrix, Adventures in Listening will include a new little featurette and we have fascinating guest speakers, Stephen Sitarski and Dr. John Chong will discuss musicians’ injuries and their treatment.

This month’s guests are at the leading edge of research into the mechanics, both physical and cognitive, of musicians’ injury and pain. Using state-of-the-art software modeling a musician’s movements in real time, Dr. Chong, medical director of the Musicians’ Clinics of Canada, professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University, is able to pinpoint physical stress and help correct it, and to break the cycle of learned pain once injuries have healed and stress relieved.

Stephen Sitarski, a highly accomplished violinist, will share his own personal story of injury and pain and its (very familiar) causes, and will be ‘wired up’ so that we can see his every movement as he plays.

Injury is a serious, and largely unreported hazard of our industry. Stephen and John are at the forefront of bringing this important issue to light, and are helping to prolong the working life of musicians.

Toronto Ravel led by John Herberman
Plus “Adventures in Listening”
“Instrument of the month”
(this month by Asher Ettinger)

10:00 – 10:45 – Continental Breakfast, “Adventures in Listening”
10:45 – 11:45 – Score Study (“THE MATRIX”)
12:00 – 1:15 – Violinist Stephen Sitarski, Dr. John Chong Musicians’ Injuries, Neuro/Biofeedback, Memorized Pain Cycles, Surface EMG Motion… The leading edge of injury research – YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS!!

For some fascinating viewing, check out the following links;



May 16
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Hugh’s Room Live
2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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