Upcoming Events / Concerts

Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 8 PM

September 19, 2015 – HERMITAGE PIANO TRIO

THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING!

HERMITAGE PIANO TRIO
Misha Keylin, violin; Sergey Antonov, cello; Ilya Kazantsev, piano

Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 8 PM

Descending from the great Russian musical tradition, the Hermitage Piano Trio is comprised of three of that country’s most spectacular soloists. Hermitage cellist, Sergey Antonov, won the 13th Tchaikovsky International Competition and opened our 2009 Virtuosi season with a stunning recital. The Washington Post raved about a recent Hermitage performance as having “… such power and sweeping passion that it left you nearly out of breath>’

PROGRAMME: Beethoven Trio in G major, Op. 121a “Kakadu Variations”; Arensky Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 32; Rachmaninoff Trio No. 1 in G minor, “Elégiaque”; Brahms Piano Trio No.1 in B Major, Op. 8

Tickets: Adults $50    Under 30: $28    Students*: $13

*Students must present a valid student card.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17,  at 8PM

Saturday, October 17, 2015: Pavel Kolesnikov and The Dover Quartet

LAUREATES OF HONENS AND BANFF

PAVEL KOLESNIKOV, piano

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

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17,  at 8PM

The 2012 Honens International Piano Competition Winner, Pavel Kolesnikov, received a rare five-star review for his Wigmore Hall debut in January 2014. The Telegraph called it “… one of the most memorable of such occasions London has witnessed in some time.” The Dover Quartet catapulted to international stardom following a stunning sweep of the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition, becoming one of the most in-demand ensembles in the world. The New Yorker dubbed them “the young American string quartet of the moment.” The Strad raved that the Quartet “is sublime” and “destined for the company of some of the finest string quartets ever assembled” (The Birmingham News). These five gold-prize artists unite their talents on our stage.

Programme: Beethoven Seven Bagatelles, Op. 33; String Quartet No. 7 in F major, Op. 59, No. 1, “Razoumovsky”; Shostakovich Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 57.

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 8PM

Saturday, November 7, 2015: The New Zealand String Quartet with Igor Begelman, clarinet

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 8PM

RAVEN AND THE FIRST MEN [use sculpture photo – prominently]

NEW ZEALAND STRING QUARTET WITH IGOR BEGELMAN, clarinet

Helene Pohl, first violin; Douglas Beilman, second violin; Gillian Ansell, viola; Rolf Gjelsten,cello

The New Zealand Quartet has been hailed for an “uncommon eloquence” (New York Times), “…rivalling the excellence of the leading international string quartets” (Cleveland Plain Dealer). Indeed, after a concert in Ottawa, the reviewer wrote that the audience members “…might be forgiven if they thought they had died and gone to Quartet Heaven!” (Ottawa Citizen) Featured soloist is Igor Begelman – born in Kiev, trained at Juilliard, and winner of a half dozen international clarinet competitions, whose virtuosity makes “…musical magic” (Diario de Monterrey, Mexico).

Raven and the First Men honours Bill Reid’s monumental sculpture – on film and in a new Canadian quintet by Timothy Corliss. It is a depiction of the Haida legend about the first moment in history, when an enormous raven opened up a clamshell and found little men hiding inside – the first human beings.

 

PROGRAMME: Timothy Corlis Raven and The First Men, with film by David N. Dorrington; John Psathas “Manos, Unbridled”; Mendelssohn String Quartet No. 1 in E-flat major, Op. 12; Mozart Clarinet Quintet in A major, K. 581

Tickets: Adults $55    Under 30: $35    Students*: $20

*Students must present a valid student card.