SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 8 PM
Ecstasy & Angst
Jesse Mills, violin; Raman Ramakrishnan, cello; Rieko Aizawa, piano
Ms. Aizawa was the last pupil of the legendary pianist, Mieczyslaw Horszowski who performed up until his death in 1993, at the age of 101. The Los Angeles Times calls the Horszowski Trio, “power players”, adding that they are “memorably monumental… with a big, bold, dug-in tone”. “Their playing is impeccable; their artistry is already at a level that most chamber ensembles strive for but seldom attain!” (Las Vegas Review-Journal). They are “… destined for great things”, wrote The New Yorker.
PROGRAMME: Beethoven Piano Trio in G major, Op. 1, No. 2; Shostakovich Piano Trio in E minor, Op. 67, No. 2; Dvorˇák Piano Trio No. 3 in F minor, Op. 65
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 8 PM
Kliment Krylovskiy, clarinet; Vanessa Mollard, violin; Riko Higuma, piano
With a Clarinet Trio, great care must be taken to blend two soprano voices, clarinet and violin, so as to create a different type of unity with the piano. The Zodiac Trio sings with a single voice, yet sparkles with diversity. In France, the Trio is considered “one of the best chamber ensembles of its generation” (La Marseillaise). They display “… remarkable musicality of rare intensity” (La Tribune) and perform with “…seemingly effortless ease” (San Angelo Standard Times). We welcome the Zodiac Trio on this return engagement.
PROGRAMME: Schickele Serenade For Three; Weber Grand Duo Concertante for Clarinet and Piano in E flat major, Op. 48; Shostakovich Three Duets, Op. 97d; Piazzolla Milonga del Ángel and Muerte del Ángel; Andrew List Klezmer Fantazye; Brahms Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 8 PM
SUNDAY MATINEE, DECEMBER 11, 3 PM
Artists of Manitoba: Brandenburg & Trout
MADELINE HILDEBRAND, piano WSO STRING ENSEMBLE
Gwen Hoebig, Karl Stobbe, violins; Daniel Scholz, viola; Leana Rutt, cello; Meredith Johnson, double bass with guest artist HALEY MARIE, flute
“Madeline Hildebrand is an extraordinary young artist; her pianism is of the highest level.” (Jon Kimura Parker). As the featured artist in this season’s all-Manitoban concert, she performs major chamber works of Bach and Schubert with the leading string players of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. Guest flutist Haley Marie joins the ensemble in the Brandenburg Concerto. Her performances have been praised by the German press as “stylish and radiant” (Rheinische Post).
PROGRAMME: Bach Keyboard Concerto No. 1 in D minor, BWV 1052; Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050; Schubert Piano Quintet in A major, D. 667 “Trout”