After Concert Green Room Chat

Friday, May 28 beginning at 8:20 p.m. Eastern following the digital concert premiere

Join Edwin Huizinga and Philip Chiu along with host Tom Allen as they talk about the concert, the music, and much more. You'll have a chance to ask them questions or talk about the concert and pieces performed.


Pour yourself a favorite beverage and be a part of the after concert glow. 

To join in, register in advance and receive you exclusive pass to the Green Room Chat. 

About Our Host

Tom Allen is a passionate music lover, storyteller, accomplished trombonist, writer and broadcaster and brings a wealth of knowledge to CBC Music. He is thrilled to be entering his 4th decade at CBC with a new show, About Time

Tom hosted Music and Company on CBC Music for 10 years and followed that with a second decade on Shift. Yet earlier in his long career at CBC, his weekly stories aired to a keen Ontario audience on CBC Radio One's Fresh Air and nationally on This Morning. He has also created, with longtime collaborator Jeff Reilly, a series of dazzling single-shot videos on music and music history.


He is the creator, with his life partner, the harpist Lori Gemmell, of a series of stage shows mixing storytelling, history, classical music and original popular song. These shows include Bohemians in Brooklyn, The Judgment of Paris, From Weimar to Vaudeville, The Last Curlew, Exosphere and The Missing Pages. These shows have received dozens of performances across the country both as live concerts and recently, in streamed video. Tom has also authored three books, most recently The Gift of the Game, a reflection on hockey and the role the game plays in the life of a divorced parent.


Allen studied at McGill University, graduated from Boston University and received a Master's degree from Yale University. While looking for full-time work as a trombonist, he temped on Wall Street and cooked in a Mexican restaurant. In 1987, he began touring with the Great Lakes Brass until he joined CBC Radio in Halifax.