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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 7:30 PM

Saturday, September 9, 2017: Montrose Trio

Montrose Trio in Concert From Tokyo to Montrose Street

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 7:30 PM

THE MONTROSE TRIO

Jon Kimura Parker, piano
Martin Beaver, violin
Clive Greensmith, cello

Jon Kimura Parker performed as guest pianist on the Tokyo String Quartet’s farewell tour in 2013. Jackie had to share a dressing room with Martin and Clive on occasion, and so naturally discussed life after the Tokyo’s retirement. Thus a new chamber trio was born.

Named after Château Montrose, a storied Bordeaux wine long favoured after concerts, with a nod to the Montrose Arts District of Houston and the street in Winnipeg where Mr. Beaver lived, the Montrose Trio has quickly established a reputation for performances of the highest distinction. In 2015 the Washington Post raved about their superb music making, “…as fine as one could ever expect to hear…they are poised to become one of the top piano trios in the world.”

PROGRAMME:
Haydn: Trio in E-flat major, Hob. XV:29
Shostakovich: Trio in E minor, Op. 67
Arensky: Trio No. 1, Op. 32
PLEASE NOTE THE EARLIER START TIME OF 7:30 PM

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 7:30 PM

Saturday, October 14, 2017 – Cheng² Duo

The Canada 150 Project

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 7:30 PM

Cheng squared duoCHENG² DUO

Bryan Cheng, cello
Silvie Cheng, piano

These Ottawa siblings are called the “Cheng-Squared Duo.” They have created an innovative celebration of Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation through music and art. This show will give us a unique multi-sensory experience of Canada’s natural landscapes. Five Canadian composers were commissioned to reflect their own geographical regions in music, complemented synergistically by arresting video backdrops.

The composers, regions, and natural elements are:

Derek Charke –  Atlantic – rain/water
Jordan Pal – Central – fire/metal
Vincent Ho – Prairies – wind/sky
Rodney Sharman – West – earth/mountain
Carmen Braden – North – snow/ice

The premiere is scheduled for the National Gallery of Canada in June, 2017.

About the artistry of the Duo: “Extraordinary playing – you could sense the entire audience caught between gasping and holding back tears. It was that powerful.” – Lake Champlain Islander

PLEASE NOTE THE EARLIER CONCERT START TIME OF 7:30 PM

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 7:30 PM

Saturday, November 4, 2017 – Dover Quartet

Triumph of the Spirit

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 7:30 PM

dover quartetDOVER QUARTET

Joel Link, Bryan Lee, violins
Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, viola
Camden Shaw, cello

The Dover Quartet is so stunning that we booked them for a return engagement even before they played a note in their 2015 Virtuosi Concerts debut. They swept all the prizes at the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition and have since performed hundreds of concerts around the world.

“Triumph of the Spirit” was designed to commemorate two Holocaust composers, Simon Laks and Viktor Ullman. The concert date anticipates a week of remembering – the 79th anniversary of Kristallnacht (Nov. 9) and Remembrance Day (Nov. 11). The sadness and grief associated with these events is paradoxically defused and transformed by the emotional power of all four of the concert’s string quartets reflecting beauty, joy, hope and love.

The Dover Quartet “is sublime”. – The Strad

PROGRAMME:
Felix Mendelssohn: Four Pieces for String Quartet, Op. 81
Simon Laks: Quartet No. 3
Viktor Ullman: Quartet No. 3
Robert Schumann: Quartet No. 2 in F major, Op. 41, No. 2

PLEASE NOTE THE EARLIER CONCERT START TIME OF 7:30 PM