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WELCOME | Mooredale Concerts Has Joined the Growing Musical Toronto Community

By Ludwig Van on August 27, 2015




Address:  146 Crescent Rd, Toronto ON M4W 1V2



Phone: 416-922-3714 x103 daytime or 647-988-2102 eve/wkds

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The Folks Behind It All

Kristine Bogyo (1946-2007) | Founder

Anton Kuerti | Artistic Director 2007-14, Emeritus 2015-

Adrian Fung | Artistic Director

Julian Kuerti | Artistic Advisor

Dr. William Rowson | Youth Orchestras

Christina A. Cavanagh | Managing Director



Mooredale Concerts strives to make great classical music accessible to everyone. We want to inspire music appreciation in people of all ages and to foster involvement in further music pursuits. Our particular emphasis is on music education for the young, through our Youth Orchestras program and Music & Truffles series.

The jewel of Mooredale Concerts is our Concert Series – 6 superb concerts presented intimately and informally on smaller stages. Our performers are acclaimed local, national, and international professionals plus sparkling young artists with great careers ahead of them.

Mooredale Concerts continues to earn its reputation for highest quality music presentation at rock bottom prices, and as a result we have a solid following of concert-goers from Southern Ontario, including more than 600 subscribers.   Mooredale Concerts is a not for profit and after 27 years in operation, remains a volunteer based organization.



Mooredale Concerts offer three different performance-oriented programs.

Concert Series:

Six Sunday afternoon performances by world-class musicians offering traditional and very distinctive, exotic programming designed to showcase a wide view of classical music. In addition to standard chamber music groupings, we often offer unique performance combinations like classical guitar with voice, and trombone with organ, and often feature less frequently heard instruments like harp, oboe, horn, and viola. In keeping with our commitment to new talent, we’ve also presented winners of the Young Canadian Musicians Award and Banff International String Quartet Competition. Our most memorable performance was Julian and Anton Kuerti, son and father, conductor and pianist, living proof of Mooredale Concerts’ roots. Last season we featured a new string quartet composition by Canadian Tim Brady and Canadian debut of the Dublin Guitar Quartet, focused solely on 20th/21st Century works for classical guitar. This season, it will be a European vocal quintet!

Music and Truffles:

Music and Truffles enters its 13th year. They are hour-long versions of the above Concert Series (usually five concerts), presented for young people ages 6-11 and take place 2 hours before at [1:15-2:15 pm]. Through this unique series, Mooredale Concerts educates children about classical music and not only builds future audiences but also future musicians; some of which become players in our youth orchestras. We also welcome unaccompanied adults who want to learn about classical music without making a large time/price commitment and have attracted new patrons, who enjoy the youthful, abandoning atmosphere. And everyone receives a Lindt chocolate truffle at the end. Sweet!

Youth Orchestras:

The Mooredale Youth Orchestras train young musicians ages six – twenty (115 this season) in the classical orchestral repertoire and prepares them for three performances a year. There are three orchestras [junior – ages 12 and under, intermediate – ages 10-15, senior – ages 12-20 with Royal Conservatory Grade 8 and higher]. As a unique feature, we encourage the Concert Series artists to perform/sit-in with the Senior Orchestra, and we provide discounted tickets to parents/players for the performances.  See here for more details.

2015-16 Schedule:

Concert Series – Walter Hall, UofT at 3:15 pm

  • September 27 – Stewart Goodyear, Legendary Piano Variations

Performs two iconic masterworks; J.S. Bach’s Goldberg and Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations

  • November 1 – Nikki and Timothy Chooi, Vivacious Violins

Young Canadian sensations – solos and duo works by Saint-Saens, Prokofiev, Schumann

Also, Music & Truffles – Walter Hall, UofT from 1:15-2:15 pm. The season begins with this concert and runs through to April 17, 2016.

  • December 13 – Calmus Ensemble, European Vocal Quintet

Canadian debut – holiday works from around the world – “stunning in its vocal mastery…” -The Washington Post

  • January 17 – London Haydn Quartet with Eric Hoeprich, clarinet

The quartet’s quartet from England performs Mozart Quintet, Beethoven and Haydn “…beautifully calibrated phrasing.” – The New York Times

Canadian debut of a unique Danish group of 7 players featuring wind and piano chamber works by Schubert, Nielsen, and Brahms

  • April 17 – Afiara String Quartet with Joel Quarrington, bass

Canadian string masters unite to perform Dvorak’s String Quintet No. 2, Op. 77, plus Mendelssohn Op. 13 and more.

See here for more details.

Mooredale Youth Orchestras – 3:00 pm Laidlaw Hall, Upper Canada College

  • December 20, 2015, March 20, 2016, and June 19

Repertoire announced at the beginning of each rehearsal term and posted on the website.

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