The mission of Xenia Concerts Inc. is to offer high quality music and arts performances, presentations, and educational programs, in an environment that welcomes those who might not have access to such events and activities due to physical, mental, or financial barriers. The first ongoing offering of the organization is a series of accessible concerts that are designed to appeal to, and be welcoming of, children on the autism spectrum and their families.
Re-imagining music and arts events and activities to make them inclusive, relevant, and accessible to all members of society, thereby improving quality of life and promoting the enjoyment of the arts.
“Our family loved your performance today!… Our kids loved the dance floor area. We just want to say thank you for the opportunity to enjoy a live classical music performance as a family.” Lisa, Toronto
“Wonderful, inclusive event. Brought tears to my eyes to see so many families who wouldn’t be able to experience something like this otherwise, feeling free to move and dance to the music.” Oct 2015
Carissa Klopoushak has made a name for herself as a curious, creative, and versatile violinist. A charismatic and engaging performer, Carissa’s playing has been described as the complete package of sensitive musicianship and effortless technique. Carissa proudly joined Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra in September 2014, after having performed with the group for… Read more
Praised for her “extreme versatility” and “simply unbeatable beauty of tone” (Berliner Zeitung), Min-Jeong Koh maintains a busy schedule as a concert violinist and as an educator. As a member of the Cecilia String Quartet, First prizewinners of the 2010 Banff International String Quartet Competition and prize winners of… Read more
Since their debut recital in 2006, cellist Rachel Mercer and pianist Angela Park have delighted audiences across North America with their passionately committed performances and “dazzling blaze of virtuoso musicianship”. Having performed worldwide as soloists and chamber musicians, they currently work together in such acclaimed groups as the Mercer-Park Duo,… Read more
Based in Toronto, Canada, Laura Swankey is an eclectic and skilled improvising vocalist known for her versatility, creativity and open mindedness. In 2015 she completed a Bachelor of Jazz Vocal Performance at the University of Toronto and attended the Banff Centre’s Creative Music Workshop thanks to the Ken Page… Read more