Upcoming Events / Concerts

SATURDAY, JANUARY 12, 2019

Saturday, January 12, 2019 – Donald Sinta Quartet

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 12, 7:30 PM

DONALD SINTA QUARTET
Dan Graser, soprano sax
Zach Stern, alto sax
Joe Girard, tenor sax
Danny Hawthorne-Foss, baritone sax

And now for something completely different – chamber music with sax. Imagine an original, but deeply authentic sound – string quartets by Schubert, Shostakovich and Barber arranged for saxophone quartet. The Donald Sinta Quartet, First Prize Winner of the 2013 Concert Artists Guild Competition, has also won the top prize at several chamber music competitions. They are “… a tight-knit ensemble exploding with power” (Boston Musical Intelligencer) and “astonishing virtuosity” (Palm Beach Daily News). They perform entirely from memory, which strengthens an already palpable connection with their audiences. You will be surprised and delighted!

PROGRAMME:
David Kechley: Rush
Schubert: Quartettsatz in C minor, D.703
Chris Evan Hass: Volcanic Ash
Gabriel Pierné: Introduction et variations sur une ronde populaire
Samuel Barber: Adagio
Thierry Escaich: Tango Virtuoso
Shostakovich: Quartet No. 8, Op. 110
Marc Mellits: Ex Machina
Roger Zare: Z(4430)

TICKETS:
Adults: $40.95
Under 30: $23.10
Students: $13.65
Call the Virtuosi Concerts Box Office to order tickets: 204-786-9000

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2019

Saturday, February 2, 2019 – Ensemble Made In Canada

THE MOSAÏQUE PROJECT

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 7:30 PM

ENSEMBLE MADE IN CANADA
Elissa Lee, violin
Sharon Wei, viola
Rachel Mercer, cello
Angela Park, piano

Ensemble Made In Canada (EMIC) is this country’s premier piano quartet, now making a return engagement to our stage. “Beautiful, thoughtful, passionate playing”, one Virtuosi patron wrote. The ensemble “… deliver(s) chamber music on a beautifully polished silver platter.” (Musical Toronto) They are “… a joy to see and hear.” (Kelowna Daily Courier) EMIC has been Ensemble-in-Residence at Western University in London, Ontario, since 2014.

PROGRAMME:
Mozart: Quartet No. 2, K.493
Mosaïque Suite: Commissioned short works by seven Canadian composers
Brahms: Quartet No. 3, Op. 60

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

MONDAY, MARCH 4, 2019

MONDAY, March 4, 2019 – Janina Fialkowska

POLAND & PADEREWSKI 1919

MONDAY, MARCH 4, 7:30 PM

JANINA FIALKOWSKA, PIANO

In partnership with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, we commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Second Polish Republic, led by pianist, Jan Paderewski. We are proud to bring Janina Fialkowska back to our stage so soon after her stunning 2017 Virtuosi Concerts recital. One patron wrote, “At the end, everyone was smiling. I have never seen anything like it.” Ms. Fialkowska has enchanted audiences for over forty years with her glorious lyrical sound. “There is something soulful about her artistry… her virtuosity is boggling… her musicianship transcends mere technical athleticism… the sound was always warm, generous and dazzlingly coloured… her playing is vibrant, daring, intellectually curious and continuously evolving… a dazzling display.”(Ottawa Citizen)

PROGRAMME:
Mozart: Sonata No. 8, K.310
Germaine Tailleferre: Impromptu in E major
Fauré: Nocturne No. 4, Op. 36
Poulenc: Intermezzo in A flat major
Ravel: Sonatine
Chopin: Scherzo No. 3, Op. 39; Nocturne Op. 55, No. 2; Mazurkas: Op. 67, No. 2; Op. 33, No. 2, Op. 33, No. 4; Two Preludes, Ballade No. 4, Op. 52

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS CONCERT IS ON A MONDAY NIGHT

TICKETS:
Adults: $52.50
Under 30: $29.40
Students: $21.00

To order tickets, please call the Virtuosi Concerts Box Office: 204-786-9000