Upcoming Events / Concerts

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Saturday, February 4, 2017: Death and the Maiden

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 8 PM

DEATH AND THE MAIDEN

CECILIA STRING QUARTET

Min-Jeong Koh, Sarah Nematallah, violins; Caitlin Boyle, viola; Rachel Desoer, cello

Taking their name from St. Cecilia, the patron saint of music, the Cecilia String Quartet is now in its second decade. Hailed for their “dauntingly perfect” performances (Berliner Zeitung), they won the 2010 Banff International String Quartet Competition, and subsequently appeared internationally and in Canada with Virtuosi Concerts. They have performed for homeless youth, veterans, prisoners, and for the elderly in care facilities. New initiatives include “Xenia Concerts”, welcoming children on the autism spectrum and their families, and “Celebrating Canadian Women in Music”, with newly commissioned works by a ‘quartet’ of talented female composers.

The Cecilias have “…an almost unimaginable level of articulation, communication, timbres, clarity of structure and… a deep musical rhetoric second to none.” (Bremen Kreiszeitung, Bremen, Germany)

PROGRAMME: Mendelssohn String Quartet in D major, Op. 44, No. 1; Katarina Curcin String Quartet No 3; Schubert String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, D. 810 “Death and the Maiden”

Sunday Matinee, March 12, 2017

Sunday Matinee, March 12, 2017: …my weekend with Angela

SUNDAY MATINEE, MARCH 12, 3 PM

…my weekend with Angela

ANGELA HEWITT, piano

Angela Hewitt is among the world’s most celebrated and recorded pianists. Don’t miss this rare Winnipeg opportunity to hear her in recital. Angela is “a positive sensation… the complete performer… with the ability to convey a spiritual seriousness” (The Sunday Times). At the Edinburgh Festival, the reviewer was simply overwhelmed, writing: “What a pianist. What a performance. What an experience!”

PROGRAMME: Bach Partita No. 1 in B-flat major, BWV 825; Bach Partita No. 2 in C minor, BWV 826; Scarlatti selected Sonatas; Ravel Sonatine; Chabrier Bourée Fantasque

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Wednesday, April 5, 2017: Beyond Subscription: Chopin & Janina

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5, 8 PM

BEYOND SUBSCRIPTION: CHOPIN & JANINA

JANINA FIALKOWSKA, PIANO

Janina Fialkowska returns to the Virtuosi stage as “one of the Grandes Dames of piano playing (Frankfurter Allgemeine). She was made an Officer of the Order of Canada and was bestowed the Governor General’s 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award in Classical Music. She has played with the foremost orchestras worldwide and her discography includes the BBC Music Magazine’s 2013 “Instrumental CD of the Year” award. She is a “born Chopin interpreter” said Arthur Rubinstein, after she won his inaugural International Chopin Competition in 1974, and he remained her close friend and mentor for the rest of his life.

“Her playing is sheer bliss” (The Sunday Times, London)

“She is an international treasure” (The Toronto Star)

PROGRAMME: Chopin Polonaise in E flat minor, Op. 26, No. 2; Nocturne in B major, Op. 9, No. 3; Impromptu No. 3 in G flat major, Op. 51; Ballade No. 2 in F major, Op. 38; Waltz in B minor, Op. 69, No. 2; Waltz in A flat major, Op. 42; Fantaisie in F minor, Op. 49; Scherzo No. 4 in E major; Prelude in E flat minor, Op. 28; Prelude in D flat major, Op. 28; 3 Mazurkas, Op. 50; Scherzo No. 1 in B minor, Op. 20

Subscriber ticket price $40
Non-subscriber ticket price $50