Nov
16
7:30 pm19:30

DENIS CHANG GYPSY JAZZ QUARTET

  • Glenn Crombie Theatre, Fleming College

Fascinated by the music of French Gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt, Taiwanese-Canadian guitarist Denis Chang’s formative years were spent alongside the Gypsies of France, Belgium, Holland, and Germany, where he learned to play the style of music that is now known as Gypsy Jazz. There, he learned to understand the Romany way of life, and was completely immersed in the culture…

“The audience was mesmerized by the musical wizardry of Chang and hi back up musicians.” — LDNews, BC, Canada

“He plays faster than his shadow. As many know, that is also the case for many European Manouche gypsies […]. Denis, however, who is also equally at ease at Bebop and other jazz styles is somewhat of a Django cosmopolite. As such, he has assimilated both yesterday and today’s artforms.” — Jazz Podium, Germany

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Jan
18
2:30 pm14:30

CATHARIN CAREW MEZZO SOPRANO

  • Glenn Crombie Theatre, Fleming College
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Described as ...  “a real personality with a dark edge to her mezzo as well as clear top notes" WhatsOnStage, UK

... As well as “exhilarating” by Opera Canada

Canadian mezzo Catharin Carew holds Masters of Music in Vocal Performance both from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London England and McGill University, Montreal. Whilst pursuing her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance at the University of Toronto, Catharin studied vocal pedagogy with Lorna MacDonald and is, alongside being a classical soloist, a workshop technician specializing in vocal projection with choral groups.

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Mar
1
2:30 pm14:30

THE JUDGEMENT OF PARIS

  • Glenn Crombie Theatre, Fleming College

A NEW CABARET ON THE LIVES OF CLAUDE DEBUSSY AND MAURICE RAVEL

Written by Tom Allen
Tom Allen: narration, trombone, voice
Kevin Fox: voice, cello, guitar
Lori Gemmell: harp, trumpet, piano, voice
Bryce Kulak: piano, voice, accordion
Patricia O’Callaghan: voice, piano, percussion

Most people who have listened to CBC Radio 1 or 2 will be familiar with the voice of Tom Allen. At the moment he is the host of Shift on Radio 2. His programs are always filled with interesting facts about the selection, the composer or about our times. Tom is also known a host and consultant for symphony orchestras and smaller concerts, and as an author, a musician and broadcaster.

…beautiful arrangements of works by both composers as well as evocative new compositions riffing on themes in their life and music. – NOW Magazine

 They are an engaging company that is able to address the topics of love, war, history, art and beauty in such a way as to make light of them without being flip. I was entertained and moved as well as educated.  – Emily Hanlon, Ottawa Chamberfest

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Mar
28
7:30 pm19:30

GUY FEW & NADINA MACKIE JACKSON

  • Glenn Crombie Theatre, Fleming College

Juno nominees 2014, Guy and Nadina are Canada’s most vibrant and visible wind soloists.

“Few and Jackson play with polished tone, immaculate intonation and infectious high spirits; it’s obvious they’re having a blast” (allmusic.com). Known internationally as soloists, chamber musicians, recitalists and fashionistas, Guy Few and Nadina Mackie Jackson have performed in Canada and the USA as concerto soloists, multi-instrumental recitalists and recording artists.

“...the bassoon and corno da caccia can blend almost seamlessly in both tone and timbre...This pair of performers is indeed a good one, and I am glad that they are collaborating as much as they have.” - AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE

“….completely engaging from the moment they walked on stage…. glorious… a fascinating and joyful concert…” - OLIVER CHRONICLE

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May
2
7:30 pm19:30

ANGÈLE DUBEAU & LA PIETÀ

  • Cambridge Street United Church

An artist of rare versatility considered one of the most prominent violin virtuosos in Canada, for 35 years Angèle Dubeau, C.M., C.Q., has led a dazzling career in the great concert halls of the world. While her virtuosity and musicality have seduced critics, the public has adopted Dubeau for her uncommon gifts as a communicator and her outstanding ability to connect with it. In fact, she is the only Canadian classical musician to have been awarded gold records and has already succeeded in selling over 500,000 albums.

La Pietà

Transformed by this same desire to innovate, Angèle Dubeau founded La Pietà in 1997, an all-female string orchestra featuring some of Canada’s best musicians. What she could not have known at the time was that this experiment, originally conceived for periodic recordings, would gradually occupy most of her time. From early on, the ensemble gained a solid reputation, playing Canada’s most prestigious venues and on television. “Precise attacks, excellent ensemble playing and energy… One would think oneself magically transported to the blessed era of the Solisti di Zagreb… passion, presence… The musicians’ smiles are contagious, even more so because they are conveyed by way of both mouth and ears,” noted Le Devoir. Known for their exceptional virtuosity and impeccable precision, their rich interpretations, but above all the contagious happiness that enlivens their stage presence, Angèle Dubeau and La Pietà have crisscrossed the Americas and Asia for the last ten years.

Whether standing alone, in front of an orchestra, or in the intimacy of chamber repertoire with La Pietà, Angèle Dubeau continues to move and astonish us, while wanting only one thing: to start again. Angèle Dubeau plays on the “Des Rosiers” Stradivarius violin (1733).

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May
30
7:30 pm19:30

DIVAS & DIVOS | OPERA

  • Glenn Grombie, Fleming College
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Join us for an evening of opera’s greatest hits with Ontario’s rising opera stars!  These young singers, accompanied by collaborative pianist, Paul Digout, will be performing some of the most recognizable and beautiful opera hits. The singers will sing both solo and ensemble pieces, including some of the most popular operatic duets. This evening of romance, heart break, friendship and laughter will keep you on your toes and you are sure to be entertained by these vibrant young singers. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear your favourite opera songs being performed by these talented and engaging performers.


Oct
18
7:30 pm19:30

MAURO BERTOLI PIANO

  • Glenn Crombie Theater, Fleming College

Mauro Bertoli, pianist, born in Brescia, Italy, and resident in Ottawa, Canada, has established himself on the international stage and has been praised by the press for his formidable technique and exceptional sensitivity.

“….dazzled by (the) up-and-coming pianist …with absolutely flawless technique and deep musicality…Here is a newcomer to watch out for.” John Terauds, Toronto Star 

“I recommend the young and very gifted Italian pianist Mauro Bertoli…” Louis Lortie 

An excerpt from The Whole Note music guide ….

“In the world of classical music, Italy has long been known for producing famous singers and conductors. For some reason, though, the list of renowned Italian pianists is considerably shorter — Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli and Maurizio Pollini are among those who come to mind. However, with the release of three CDs featuring a young artist by the name of Mauro Bertoli, that list should be immediately augmented!” Richard Haskell, The Whole Note

 

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May
3
8:00 pm20:00

Peter Longworth, piano

  • Trinity United Church, Peterborough

Peter Longworth, piano 

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May 3 Program Change

New Program

8 Klavierstucke, opus 76.............Brahms

Chaconne.............................Bach-Busoni

Pictures at an Exhibition.......Mussorgsky         

"Peter Longworth is, I would like to argue, Toronto's most accomplished collaborative pianist right now. It sometimes looks like there's nothing he can't do. So it's particularly worth paying attention to his first solo album.'  -John Terauds

Violinist Sheila Jaffé is unable to perform due to a recent accident.

Miss Jaffé has completed her bachelor’s degree at the University of Montreal, and is currently working towards her masters degree at the world renowned Hanns Eisler conservatory with Stephan Picard. She recently auditioned for and won a one year position with the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin. Sheila plays on a Francesco Gobetti violin (1710-15) generously loaned to her by Canimex.

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Mar
22
8:00 pm20:00

Couloir

  • Glenn Crombie Theatre, Fleming College, Lindsay

Ariel Barnes, cello  |  Heidi Krutzen, harp

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Works by Mortlock, Buhr, Lizotte and Maxwell

Couloir joins two of Canada's finest musicians, Ariel Barnes and Heidi Krutzen, to explore the sound world of cello and harp, a combination of instruments rarely heard together. Collaboration and commissioning are the cornerstones of this new duo.

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Feb
8
8:00 pm20:00

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra with the Vesuvius Ensemble

  • Cambridge Street United Church, Lindsay
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Bella Napoli
The Singing City of Naples

Bella Napoli is an “utterly beguiling … fusion of art and folk music” (Musical Toronto) that celebrates the musical richness — classical and traditional — of Naples and southern Italy.

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Canada's award-winning period instrument orchestra, was founded in 1979 and has long been renowned in North America and internationally for its distinct, exhilarating and soulful performances.  Under the outstanding leadership of Music Director Jeanne Lamon, C.M., it has excelled equally in music ranging from the baroque and classical eras and beyond. In the words of Gramophone, Tafelmusik is “one of the world’s top baroque orchestras.”

Vesuvius Ensemble (Francesco Pellegrino, Marco Cera, and Lucas Harris, with special guest Ben Grossman) is dedicated to the musical and cultural heritage from Naples and other parts of southern Italy. The ensemble performs songs in dialect from the Italian countryside which have been passed on orally and in writing over centuries and finally researched and recorded in the twentieth century.

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Jan
22
8:00 pm20:00

Marc-André Hamelin, piano

  • Cambridge Street United Church, Lindsay
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Marc-André-Hamelin - Barcarolle (2012)
Nikolai Medtner - Sonata in e minor, Op. 25, No. 2, Night Wind
Franz Schubert - 4 Impromptus, D935 (Op. Posth., Op.142)

Pianist Marc-André Hamelin is renowned for his fresh readings of the established repertoire and his intrepid exploration of lesser known works of the 19th and 20th centuries. He is admired for his brilliant technique and his questing, deep thinking approach to everything he plays. In the words of James Oestreich of The New York Times: 'The pianist Marc-André Hamelin is fearless. No successful performer can afford to show fear from the stage, but with Mr. Hamelin, fearlessness is something more: a positive attribute, a confident calm that he exudes even while unleashing volcanic eruptions of sound and emotion.'

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Oct
5
8:00 pm20:00

Gryphon Trio with James Campbell, clarinet

  • Glen Crombie Theatre, Fleming College
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Presenting two masterworks of the chamber music repertoire Maurice Ravel’s Piano Trio and Olivier Messiaen’s haunting and poetic Quartet for the End of Time: Quatuor pour la fin du temps – both composed because of war but for very different reasons.

“The Gryphon Trio is one of the best ensembles in the world, consistently making music of rare excellence.” - The Globe and Mail, Toronto. Having impressed international audiences and the press with their highly refined, dynamic performances, the two-time JUNO winning Gryphon Trio has firmly established itself as one of the world’s pre-eminent piano trios.

James Campbell has followed his muse to five television specials, more than 40 recordings, over 30 works commissioned, a Juno Award (Stolen Gems), a Roy Thomson Hall Award, Canada’s Artist of the Year, the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal and Canada’s highest honor, the Order of Canada. Called by the Toronto Star “Canada’s pre-eminent clarinetist and wind soloist”, James Campbell has performed solo and chamber music concerts in 30 countries in many of the world’s great concert halls.

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