Project Description

TorQ Percussion Quartet

From Far And Wide: Percussionists’ Journey Through Listening and Sound – In-Person Performance

In this “show-and-tell” performance, TorQ Percussion Quartet uses a vast collection of unusual instruments sourced from unexpected places and materials to bring together sounds from the human and natural world. Watch as the artists draw inspiration from the traditional instruments of different cultures as well as modern objects meant to mimic nature (like squeaky toys) to create TorQ’s unique style of music. Students have the opportunity to choose some of the instruments the artists play and sing along using vocal percussion. By teaching key listening skills and improvisation techniques, TorQ demonstrates the endless possibilities of percussion!

Everything AND the Kitchen Sink! – In-Person Performance

This performance is an exploration of how music can be made anytime, anyplace, anywhere, with anything and everything. TorQ’s master percussionists take seemingly ordinary, everyday objects (kitchen utensils, wooden planks, old car parts, even the keys in their pockets!) and transform them into an orchestra of musical instruments. With a focus on improvisation and audience participation, this performance encourages students to explore a world of sounds without limits.

Paving Your Own Path – In-Person Performance

Figuring out a path in life can be daunting, especially when it comes to finding a fulfilling career. Specifically aimed at secondary students trying to determine their next step, this presentation offers an opportunity to get firsthand accounts and performances from four master musicians. The percussionists discuss their experiences in pursuing their passions to build successful careers as arts educators and professional touring musicians.

Ensemble and Creative Music Percussion – In-Person Workshop

TorQ workshops focus on ensemble playing and creative music making, and everyone in attendance leaves feeling a sense of accomplishment. Must be booked with a performance.

For information about their Virtual workshop click here!

In-Person Booking Inquiry

Curriculum Connections

Career education and guidance

Professions in the performing arts

Cross Curricular Connections

Experiential Learning

Booking Details

School Performance Fee: $915.00 + HST
Audience Size: 350
Grades: From Far And Wide and Everything AND the Kitchen Sink!: K-8; Paving Your Path: 9-12

School Workshop Fee: $480.00 + HST
Workshop Size: 30 students
Grades: K-8

Language: English
Availability: Limited Availability

About TorQ Percussion Quartet

Canada’s premiere percussion ensemble, TorQ Percussion Quartet is renowned for their engaging performances and advocacy work in music education. Richard Burrows, Adam Campbell, Jamie Drake, and Daniel Morphy are faculty members of the Durham Integrated Arts Camp, frequent educational collaborators with Soundstreams Canada, and present master classes in high schools and universities across the country.

“What an amazing show! You are so talented and so much fun to watch. I have never seen our students react so positively to a concert here before. Your standing ovation was definitely deserved.”

Head of Music and Dance, Mayfield Secondary School

“…This was hands-down the best performance we’ve ever booked through Prologue. The performers were engaging, funny, age-appropriate in their comments and explanations, and provided a dynamite show! Kids of all grade levels were equally engaged.”

Ms. Cooper, Norman Ingram PS, TDSB