2017 - 2018 season year marker

Upcoming Events / Concerts

Saturday, March 17, 2018 – Chooi Brothers & Philip Chiu

Palette of Colours

SATURDAY, MARCH 17, 7:30 PM

Chooi and ChuiNikki Chooi, Timothy Chooi, violins
Philip Chiu, piano

Nikki Chooi was recently appointed Concertmaster of The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Timothy Chooi captured the 2010 Grand Prix of the l’Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal at the age of 16.

For their Prairie Debut tour, these two brothers from Victoria are joined by pianist Philip Chiu, who was awarded the inaugural $125,000 Prix Goyer for “Extreme Emerging Artist” in classical music in 2015.

Art metaphors abound as critics extoll the “beauty of colour and tone” of the Chooi Brothers (The Edmonton Journal) and portray Philip Chiu as a “pianist-painter who turns every musical idea into a beautiful array of colours.” (La Presse)

PROGRAMME:
Moszkowski: Suite in G minor for 2 Violins and Piano
Brahms: Sonata No. 3 in D minor for Violin and Piano
Franck: Sonata in A major for Violin and Piano
Shostakovich: Five Pieces for 2 Violins and Piano
Sarasate: Navarra for 2 Violins and Piano

PLEASE NOTE THE EARLIER CONCERT START TIME OF 7:30 PM

SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 7:30 PM (2 INTERMISSIONS)

Saturday, April 14, 2018 – Robert Cohen

The Complete Bach Cello Suites

SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 7:30 PM (2 INTERMISSIONS)

robert cohenROBERT COHEN, cello

We heard Robert Cohen twice on our stage in recent years as cellist of the legendary Fine Arts Quartet. He was selected for this marathon performance of the Bach Cello Suites simply because “he plays like a God!” (New York Stereo Review)

Robert Cohen’s early teachers included Jacqueline du Pré and Mistoslav Rostropovich. He has worked with all the great conductors from Abbado to Masur to Tilson-Thomas, and collaborated with Yehudi Menuhin, Menahem Pressler and the Amadeus String Quartet. His many recordings have been acclaimed as “outstanding” (Gramophone) and “compellingly intuitive”. (BBC Music Magazine)

Bach began composing these works exactly 300 years ago in 1717, 150 years before Confederation. They remain an enduring source of fascination, inspiration and consolation.

For this landmark Winnipeg cultural event… “Lovers of fine string playing should drop everything!” (The Guardian)

PROGRAMME:
Bach:
The Six Cello Suites

PLEASE NOTE THE EARLIER CONCERT START TIME OF 7:30 PM

 

SATURDAY, MAY 5, 7:30 PM

Saturday, May 5, 2018 – Hermitage Piano Trio

Brahms: The Late Works

SATURDAY, MAY 5, 7:30 PM

hermitage trioHERMITAGE PIANO TRIO

Misha Keylin, violin
Sergey Antonov, cello
Ilya Kazantsev, piano

The Hermitage Trio, who opened our 25th Anniversary Season in 2015, is back by popular demand to close the 2017-18 season. One patron remarked that what the three Russians gave us was “easily one of the best concerts ever!” The comment mirrors an early rave review by the Washington Post: The Hermitage Trio plays with “…such power and sweeping passion that it left you nearly out of breath.”

We welcome the Trio back to Winnipeg for our season finale, performing some of the deepest music ever written.

PROGRAMME:
Brahms:
Piano and Cello Sonata No. 1 in F major, Op. 99 (1886)
Piano and Violin Sonata No. 2 in A minor, Op. 100 (1888)
Three Intermezzi for solo piano, Op. 117 (1892)
Piano Trio No. 3 in C minor, Op. 101 (1886)

PLEASE NOTE THE EARLIER CONCERT START TIME OF 7:30 PM