Euterpe is the Greek mythological muse of music, lyric poetry and joy.
Euterpe is a not-for-profit, charitable musical organization created to advance the understanding and appreciation of music and it’s affect on the human organism. Euterpe seeks to provide live interactive classical and jazz concerts performed by artists of the highest caliber free of charge to people who would not otherwise be exposed to these opportunities. Additionally, Euterpe achieves its goals by providing festivals, seminars, and educational workshops, and by promoting the musical arts for those in need through financial and other support.
Who is Euterpe?
The effects of your performance last Wednesday before an enraptured audience in our Princess Margaret lounge are still being felt. So many patients have asked when you will play here again, and all of them want to hear your CDs all day long in the meantime. You “treated” our patients in ways that only extraordinarily exceptional music-making like yours can do. Each time you play for our patients your deeply sensitive, expressive piano playing feeds and nurtures their souls and uplifts their morales it is like the warmest most healing sunshine penetrating deep into the psyche, as well as the entire physical and spiritual being. Many fine artists have performed here for our patients, but your magical playing possesses qualities that go beyond even the exceptional; divine qualities that transform, enchant and stir the listener to the deepest levels of their mind, body and soul.
Thank you again Catherine. Yours ever so humbly and gratefully,
- George Garlock,
Chairman, The Princess Margaret Hospital Lodge Aperitif Committee (Toronto, Ontario)
An exquisite experience, thank you so much. I cannot begin to express the range of feelings, thoughts, responses – physical, emotional, intellectual (cognitive) that this journey has evoked. The Euterpe musicians are brilliant and their depth of artistry is profound.
- Catherine Blue,
Montessori teacher/Bahai teacher
Beautiful, moving, soothing, profound – a truly wonderful experience of words and music. Today’s performance has inspired me and will have a deep impact on my life. I will re-evaluate the way I listen to music. Thank you so much.
- Philip Oldfield,
Professor, University of Toronto
I had the delightful and rewarding experience of working with Euterpe this past summer on an event that remains one of the highlights of our summer season. Although we receive regular feedback from our audiences on our programming, it is rare that internal technical staff feel compelled to remark on the beauty of our projects, and this was indeed the case with our collaboration. It was not only the substance of the work that was excellent, but the relationship with Euterpe that was equally exceptional.
What was particularly rewarding was the commitment to artistic excellence that Euterpe maintained and their attention to detail helped ensure that the outcome was successful and well received. I believe that this stems from a genuine commitment to effectively bring the positive power of music to people of all walks of life, free of charge and in new and creative ways. This was definitely a hallmark achievement of our collaboration, as we had thousands of people participate.
Some specific endorsements from the project include the quality of the music of Ensemble Vivant, composer John Burke and the relationship with the Labyrinth and its facilitators. The combination was enough to send chills up my spine and make my hair stand on end, it was remarkable. Both audience members and staff stayed unusually long to watch our site transform and experience this work.
- Mitch Smolkin,
Artistic Director, Harbour Front Centre, What is Classical International Music Festival (Toronto, Ontario)
The wonderful interactive high-calibre performances of classical and jazz music that Euterpe brings to our children and youth are of vital importance for planting the seeds of music in our lives and putting people on a path to be enriched by the benefits of music.
- CLaurel Trainor, Ph.D.,
Director, McMaster Institute for Music and the Mind, Professor, Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour, McMaster University