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Toronto: Tom Allen takes his show “J.S. Bach’s Long Walk in the Snow” across Ontario

Sunday, January 7, 2024

Tom Allen takes his latest show, J.S. Bach’s Long Walk in the Snow, on tour across Ontario.

Johann Sebastian Bach is usually seen as the wise, old man of Western Music, but he didn’t begin his working life that way. At 18, and in his first job as an organist, still barely beginning life as a composer but already a spectacular performer, the young genius got into such trouble that the only thing he could do was to walk away. 

J.S. Bach’s Long Walk in the Snow takes you along on that trip: a 400 km odyssey to a glittering northern port city with street fights, big business, insight, fulfillment, the father figure he didn’t know he needed and, quite possibly, love. With glorious music – both familiar and gripping – from Lori and Tom and a various cast of brilliant musical friends, J.S. Bach’s Long Walk in the Snow brings that troubled young man in from the cold.

Come and join the walk!

Tom Allen and Lori Gemmell with:

violinist Erika Raum,

singer Suba Sankaran, and

multi-instrumentalist Joe Phillips:

Jan 18, 7:30 PM - Richmond Hill Performing Arts Tickets Still Available!

Jan 19, 7:30 PM - Guelph River Run Centre

Jan 20, 3 PM - Theatre Collingwood

And Tom and Lori with:

violinist Yolanda Bruno,

accordionist Michael Bridge,

singer Patricia O'Callaghan, and

singer/cellist Kevin Fox:

Feb 8, 5:30 PM - Wellington, PEC, Drake Devonshire

Feb 9, 7:30 PM - Peterborough, Market Hall

Feb 10, 7:30 PM - Waterloo, Knox Presbyterian

Feb 11, 2 PM - Toronto, Hugh's Room Live

Feb 18, 4 PM - Burlington Centre for the Performing Arts