Ragtime concert boosts AAF

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

Syncopated melodies seduced David Lee in 1973. That was the year the now-retired Dundas lawyer and his wife Ruth saw the movie The Sting and heard some of Scott Joplin's ragtime classics.

"I've played piano nearly all my life, but when I heard that captivating ragtime music, I wanted to know more," said Lee.

Syncopation also seduced Mimi Blais in Montreal, but not until 1990. After completing classical music training at the Quebec Conservatory of Music and McGill University, she said, "I left the beaten path to discover Music with a capital 'M.'"

Since then, Mimi has received standing ovations in the U.S., Canada and Europe for her performances that blend classical, ragtime, blues, jazz, tango and modern music. She headlines many U.S. ragtime festivals playing classic ragtime and her own compositions.

Both Lee and Blais will perform in Dundas on Saturday, November 5, at St. Paul's United Church in Dundas. At 2 p.m., Lee, the Dundas Concert Band, Elizabeth Spratt and others perform in a fundraiser for Animal Adoptions of Flamborough. Admission is by donation. At 7:30 p.m., Mimi Blais and U.S. ragtimer John Petley will take over the piano.

General admission is $20 or $25 for reserved seating. For tickets or information, call 905-627-6814 or email dundasragtime@yahoo.ca.

Ragtime concert boosts AAF

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

Syncopated melodies seduced David Lee in 1973. That was the year the now-retired Dundas lawyer and his wife Ruth saw the movie The Sting and heard some of Scott Joplin's ragtime classics.

"I've played piano nearly all my life, but when I heard that captivating ragtime music, I wanted to know more," said Lee.

Syncopation also seduced Mimi Blais in Montreal, but not until 1990. After completing classical music training at the Quebec Conservatory of Music and McGill University, she said, "I left the beaten path to discover Music with a capital 'M.'"

Since then, Mimi has received standing ovations in the U.S., Canada and Europe for her performances that blend classical, ragtime, blues, jazz, tango and modern music. She headlines many U.S. ragtime festivals playing classic ragtime and her own compositions.

Both Lee and Blais will perform in Dundas on Saturday, November 5, at St. Paul's United Church in Dundas. At 2 p.m., Lee, the Dundas Concert Band, Elizabeth Spratt and others perform in a fundraiser for Animal Adoptions of Flamborough. Admission is by donation. At 7:30 p.m., Mimi Blais and U.S. ragtimer John Petley will take over the piano.

General admission is $20 or $25 for reserved seating. For tickets or information, call 905-627-6814 or email dundasragtime@yahoo.ca.

Ragtime concert boosts AAF

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

Syncopated melodies seduced David Lee in 1973. That was the year the now-retired Dundas lawyer and his wife Ruth saw the movie The Sting and heard some of Scott Joplin's ragtime classics.

"I've played piano nearly all my life, but when I heard that captivating ragtime music, I wanted to know more," said Lee.

Syncopation also seduced Mimi Blais in Montreal, but not until 1990. After completing classical music training at the Quebec Conservatory of Music and McGill University, she said, "I left the beaten path to discover Music with a capital 'M.'"

Since then, Mimi has received standing ovations in the U.S., Canada and Europe for her performances that blend classical, ragtime, blues, jazz, tango and modern music. She headlines many U.S. ragtime festivals playing classic ragtime and her own compositions.

Both Lee and Blais will perform in Dundas on Saturday, November 5, at St. Paul's United Church in Dundas. At 2 p.m., Lee, the Dundas Concert Band, Elizabeth Spratt and others perform in a fundraiser for Animal Adoptions of Flamborough. Admission is by donation. At 7:30 p.m., Mimi Blais and U.S. ragtimer John Petley will take over the piano.

General admission is $20 or $25 for reserved seating. For tickets or information, call 905-627-6814 or email dundasragtime@yahoo.ca.