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Upcoming Events / Concerts

Saturday, September 22, 2018 – Lara St. John & Matt Herskowitz

 

LARA ST. JOHN, violin
MATT HERSKOWITZ, piano

The Volcanic Violin

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2018, 7:30 PM

Canadian-born violinist Lara St. John has been described as “something of a phenomenon” by The Strad, and a “high-powered soloist” by the New York Times. She performs and records works from Bach to Roma music with equal passion and panache. Her Mozart CD won a Juno Award in 2011. “Lara St. John happens to be a volcanic violinist with a huge fabulous tone that pours out of her like molten lava.” (Los Angeles Times) Matt Herskowitz is an all-round Renaissance man – as classical virtuoso, jazz improviser, composer and arranger. The duo’s two CDs include Jerusalem Trilogy and Shiksa.

PROGRAMME:
Beethoven: Sonata No. 9 “Kreutzer”
Ravel: Sonata No. 2
Folk Tunes: Nagilara, Israel; Sari Siroun Yar, Armenia; Czardashian Rhapsody, Hungary

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, October 20, 2018 – Horszowski Trio

With Fire and Passion

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 7:30 PM

HORSZOWSKI TRIO
Jesse Mills, violin
Raman Ramakrishnan, cello
Rieko Aizawa, piano

When the members of the Horszowski Trio played together for the first time, they were hailed by The New York Times as “impressive, lithe, persuasive”. They have continued their successful rise in the chamber music world, earning the praise of critics and audiences alike. The Los Angeles Times raves about the Horszowski Trio as “power players” who create an ensemble that is “memorably monumental”. A critic at Gramophone wrote, “I long to hear more of the Horszowski Trio.” The Virtuosi Concerts audience (2015) agreed and asked for a return engagement. Don’t miss “The most compelling American group to come on the scene.” (The New Yorker)

PROGRAMME:
Schumann: Trio No. 1
Haydn: Trio No. 39
Mendelssohn: Trio No. 2

TICKETS:
Adults: $40.95
Under 30: $23.10
Students: $13.65
To order tickets, please call the Virtuosi Concerts Box Office: 204-786-9000

Saturday, November 24, 2018 – Gryphon Trio

Love Triangle

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 7:30 PM

GRYPHON TRIO
Annalee Patipatanakoon, violin
Roman Borys, cello
James Parker, piano

After a quarter century, Canada’s Gryphon Trio has become one of the world’s pre-eminent ensembles. They are “Exquisite… the ensemble and tonal control can be almost breathtaking.” (BBC Magazine) The Trio tours regularly throughout North America and Europe, and their 18 recordings are an encyclopedia of works for the genre, with over 75 new works commissioned for them. Honours include two Juno Awards for Classical Album of the Year, and the Canada Council’s prestigious 2013 Walter Carsen Prize for Excellence in the Performing Arts. The Gryphons are at the core in designing Ottawa’s annual Chamberfest. Their Virtuosi program includes the gorgeous “Love Triangle” by Dinuk Wijeratne, who was hailed by the New York Times as “exuberantly creative”.

PROGRAMME:
Haydn: Trio No. 33
Wijeratne: Love Triangle
Brahms: Trio No. 1, Op. 8

TICKETS:
Adults: $40.95
Under 30: $23.10
Students: $13.65
To order tickets, please call the Virtuosi Concerts Box Office: 204-786-9000