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CMA Event Details Schedule

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

DATE: Thursday, May 7, 2020

VENUE: Fairmont Royal York, Toronto (100 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5J 1E3, Canada)

TIME:

6:00pm - 7:30pm - Cocktail Reception

7:30pm - 10:30pm - Awards Ceremony and Dinner Banquet

10:30pm - After-Party

ATTIRE: Black Tie(Tuxedo/Suit/Gowns/Cocktail Dress)


CMA Host – Ben Mulroney

Host – Ben Mulroney

Co-Host of CTV's Your Morning and Anchor of CTV’s etalk


Throughout his career, Mulroney has covered renowned events such as the Oscars, the Golden Globe Awards, the Emmys, Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), and the Juno Awards. Before joining etalk, Mulroney was a correspondent for The Chatroom and the entertainment reporter for Canada AM. He was also the host of Canadian Idol for six seasons, which was — and remains — the most successful English language show in Canadian history. In addition to etalk, he also hosted eTalk 20, a weekly two-hour radio show that aired on 11 CHUM stations across Canada.


In 2010, Mulroney reported from the Vancouver Olympic Winter Games for CTV, and in 2012 he joined Live! With Kelly host Kelly Ripa to co-host shows from both Banff, Alberta, and from her set in New York City. He also became a correspondent for Good Morning America in 2012.


Mulroney has hosted Free The Children’s “We Day” youth-empowerment events, and was a national spokesperson for WaterCan, a charity focused on bringing drinking water to those most in need. He helped to raise funds for the organization by climbing the highest peak in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro, in 2012.


Mulroney earned a law degree from Laval University and a history degree from Duke University. He is married to lifestyle expert Jessica Mulroney, and is the father of their two twin boys, Brian and John, and daughter Ivy.


CMA Host – Dévah Quartet

Entertainment: Dévah Quartet


Dévah recently released their second album 2112, which features a full length instrumental tribute to Canadian icon RUSH's suite of the same name. The other track on this album, "Heaven and Hell," is an original piece inspired by a short story written by Andrew Watters. For this album, Dévah is joined by drummer Mack Longpre, as well as featuring vocalists Sara Loera (USA), and Rob Lundgren (Norway), and a full choir for "Heaven and Hell." This album embodies everything Dévah considers their strengths: prog rock/metal, acoustic strings, and collaboration.


A multi-genre (note: not cross-genre) string quartet, Dévah has held residencies at the University of Toronto’s New Music Festival performing works on both acoustic and electric instruments, and atSan Jacinto College in Texas as visiting artists, where they provide masterclasses and composer workshops with both sets of instruments.


Dévah’s Progressive Rock alter-ego has resulted in being featured in the UK magazine PROG and notable performances including Canada Day at Yonge and Dundas Square, the 3-year countdown launch for the Pan Am Games, and featured guest artists at Interprovincial Music Camp’s CAMP ROCK. When in Progressive Rock mode, Dévah performs high energy sets on electric instrumentswith effects pedals and wireless cables, enabling them to encourage interaction with the audience through movement. Dévah Quartet’s shows are performed by memory and backed by a drummer, and at times accompanied by a projection artist.


No stranger to multi-disciplinary collaboration, Dévah has performed live with dancers, including Toronto’s A2D2 Aerial Dancers, and a special collaboration with ballet dancers for the Kubrick: A Clockwork Orange installation party during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.


Classically trained, Dévah Quartet’s members are active principal players in Toronto-based ensembles. Violinist Emily Hau is Principal Second of Sinfonia Toronto, violinist Sharon Lee is Concertmaster of Toronto Concert Orchestra, cellist Liza McLellan was cellist of Quartetto Gelato for nine years, violist Moira Burke plays for Mirvish productions.


Dévah Quartet became Yamaha Canada Artists in 2011, and D’Addario Canada Artists in 2013.

 

 

 

 

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