Upcoming Events / Concerts

MONDAY, MARCH 4, 2019

MONDAY, March 4, 2019 – Janina Fialkowska

POLAND & PADEREWSKI 1919

MONDAY, MARCH 4, 7:30 PM

JANINA FIALKOWSKA, PIANO

In partnership with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, we commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Second Polish Republic, led by pianist, Jan Paderewski. We are proud to bring Janina Fialkowska back to our stage so soon after her stunning 2017 Virtuosi Concerts recital. One patron wrote, “At the end, everyone was smiling. I have never seen anything like it.” Ms. Fialkowska has enchanted audiences for over forty years with her glorious lyrical sound. “There is something soulful about her artistry… her virtuosity is boggling… her musicianship transcends mere technical athleticism… the sound was always warm, generous and dazzlingly coloured… her playing is vibrant, daring, intellectually curious and continuously evolving… a dazzling display.”(Ottawa Citizen)

PROGRAMME:
Mozart: Sonata No. 8, K.310
Germaine Tailleferre: Impromptu in E major
Fauré: Nocturne No. 4, Op. 36
Poulenc: Intermezzo in A flat major
Ravel: Sonatine
Chopin: Scherzo No. 3, Op. 39; Nocturne Op. 55, No. 2; Mazurkas: Op. 67, No. 2; Op. 33, No. 2, Op. 33, No. 4; Two Preludes, Ballade No. 4, Op. 52

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS CONCERT IS ON A MONDAY NIGHT

TICKETS:
Adults: $52.50
Under 30: $29.40
Students: $21.00

To order tickets, please call the Virtuosi Concerts Box Office: 204-786-9000

SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 2019

SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 2019 – ROLSTON STRING QUARTET

LAUREATES OF BISQC 2016

SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 7:30 PM

ROLSTON STRING QUARTET
Luri Lee, violin
Emily Kruspe, violin
Hezekiah Leung, viola
Jonathan Lo, cello

First Prize Laureate of the 12th Banff International String Quartet Competition (BISQC), the Rolston String Quartet was named among the CBC’s 2016 “30 Hot Canadian Classical Musicians Under 30.” On the heels of their Banff win, the Rolstons immediately embarked upon a rigorous winner’s tour, with many concerts throughout the USA, Canada, Europe and Israel. “They performed with a maturity and cohesion rivaling the best string quartets in the world.” (Musical Toronto) The ensemble is currently the Yale School of Music’s Fellowship Quartet-in-Residence.

PROGRAMME:
Haydn: Quartet No. 63 “Sunrise”
Debussy: Quartet, Op. 10
Brahms: Quartet No. 2, Op. 51

TICKETS:
Adults: $40.95
Under 30: $23.10
Students: $13.65

To order tickets, please call the Virtuosi Concerts Box Office: 204-786-9000

SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2019

SUNDAY, April 28, 2019 – GABRIELA MONTERO

SCENES FROM CHILDHOOD

SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 3:00 PM

GABRIELA MONTERO, PIANO

The Season Finale: The day after two concerto evenings with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, the indefatigable Gabriela Montero, performs a very special afternoon recital on our stage. Her visionary interpretations and unique improvisational gifts have won her a devoted following around the world. It’s no surprise, given that “Montero’s playing has everything – crackling rhythmic brio, subtle shadings, steely power in climactic moments, soulful lyricism in the ruminative passages and, best of all, unsentimental expressivity.” (New York Times) Born in Venezuela, she was appointed the first “Honorary Consul” of Amnesty International for her sustained advocacy of human rights in her homeland. She currently resides in Barcelona.

PROGRAMME:
Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op. 15
Chick Corea: Selections from Children’s Songs
Montero: Scenes from Childhood
Shostakovich: Sonata No. 2, Op. 61
Montero: Improvisations

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS CONCERT IS ON A SUNDAY AFTERNOON AT 3:00 PM

TICKETS:
Adults: $52.50
Under 30: $29.40
Students: $21.00

To order tickets, please call the Virtuosi Concerts Box Office: 204-786-9000