Opening Night – Beyond Borders Join us for a post-concert reception in the lobby for the entire audience! Tom Allen, host Adrianne Pieczonka, soprano Jon Kimura Parker, piano Kerson Leong, violin Rachael Kerr, piano Steven Philcox, piano New Orford String Quartet Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 11 in A Major, K. 331 Ravel: Cinq mélodies populaires grecques (Five Popular Greek Songs) Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen, Op. 20 Kreisler: Selections for violin and piano Chopin: Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52 Strauss:…Find out more »
Art of Time Ensemble Andrew Burashko, director and pianist Sarah Slean, singer-songwriter John Southworth, singer-songwriter No one can put together music and musicians in a more dazzling, moving, and brilliant way than Andrew Burashko and the Art of Time Ensemble. Every concert is thrilling, inspiring, and leaves you longing for the next one. Surprise and accomplishment only begin to describe Art of Time’s achievements. – the Rt. Hon. Adrienne Clarkson To mark its twentieth season, ATE is currently reviving many of its favourite and most highly-praised programs, including tributes to…Find out more »
Jonathan Crow, violin TSM Academy Fellows Beethoven: String Quartet No. 13 in B flat Major, Op. 130 and Grosse Fuge, Op. 133 Double your evening’s pleasure! Come back after the Art of Time concert and enjoy one of Beethoven’s masterful “late” string quartets. They are his final and most prophetic works. Once Missa Solemnis and the Ninth Symphony had been premiered in 1824, he created no further works on a grand, public scale. In the three remaining years of his life, he returned to the intimate…Find out more »
Angela Hewitt, piano Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 Through her many superlative recordings and live concerts, Canadian pianist Angela Hewitt has earned a fantastic international reputation. She performs a broad repertoire, from Couperin to Messiaen, but she is perhaps known best for her interpretations of Bach. A reviewer in Gramophone magazine greeted her 2012 recording of the “Goldberg” Variations with these words of praise: “Beautifully co-ordinated Bach playing, with all voices colourfully defined and spontaneity as a constant virtue. In my view, she has never…Find out more »
Gemma New, conductor Rihab Chaieb, mezzo-soprano Mario Bahg, tenor Jonathan Crow, violin Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, K. 219 “Turkish” Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (arr. Schoenberg/Riehn) Mozart adopted the quasi-Middle Eastern or “Turkish” style that was popular in his day on several occasions, such as the comic opera The Abduction from the Seraglio and the Piano Sonata that opens this year’s Festival. Violin Concerto No. 5 is another example. The influence comes to the fore mid-way through the concluding Rondo, where he switches to a minor key…Find out more »
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