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
SATURDAY, APRIL 8, 8 PM
CLASSICAL ROOTS, LATIN PASSION
Domenic Solerni, Carlos Rubio, violins; Adriana Linares, viola; Jesús Morales, cello
With an artist’s grace and a Caribbean soul, the Dalí Quartet is today’s freshest voice in Classical and Latin- American music. In the spirit of famed Spanish artist Salvador Dalí, the Dalí Quartet embraces imagination and excellence as central to its art form and has brought its signature Latin-Classical connection to audiences in Canada, the U.S. and South America. “The Dalí Quartet’s Latin-American program alternately glimmered and blazed”, wrote the Philadelphia Inquirer.
PROGRAMME: Amaya Angelica; Plaza Fuga Romántica, Fuga Criolla; Haydn String Quartet in G major, Op. 76, No. 1; Piazzolla Four, for Tango; Turina La oración del torero, Op. 34; Ginastera String Quartet No. 1, Op. 20
SATURDAY, MAY 6, 8 PM
THE CELLO RECITAL
COLIN CARR, cello
THOMAS SAUER, piano
The English cellist, Colin Carr, is no stranger to Winnipeg and it’s no mystery as to why he is so frequently invited back. One of the brightest stars of the Agassiz International Cellofest, “His infectious joy and ability to communicate seemingly every shade of emotion in whatever he is playing has consistently led to roaring standing ovations.” (Holly Harris, Winnipeg Free Press). His playing is “full of poetry and subtlety” (Gazeta Wuborcza, Lublin, Poland) and can achieve the spiritual heights of what Stephan Bonfield called “the transportatively transcendental” (Calgary Herald).
Colin Carr has played around the globe with his regular duo partner, pianist Thomas Sauer, and Virtuosi Concerts is honoured to present them both on our stage.
PROGRAMME: Bach Viola da Gamba Sonata in G major, BWV 1027; Beethoven Sonata in G minor, Op. 5, No. 2; Beethoven Variations from Mozart’s Opera Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute); Brahms Sonata No. 2 in F major, Op. 99