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High Notes from Artistic Director Harry Strub

August 2016

June 2, 2016: 25th Anniversary Gala Celebration

VIRTUOSI CONCERTS 25TH ANNIVERSARY GALA CELEBRATION Dear friends, The final concert of the Virtuosi season is a celebration of 25 years of Virtuosi Concerts, 1991-2016. It’s hard to believe that we have presented over 250 concerts! Virtually all of Canada’s top instrumentalists and ensembles have appeared on our stage. On June 2nd, we present our […]

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May 7, 2016: Trio con Brio Copenhagen

Trio con Brio Copenhagen Soo-Jin Hong, violin Soo-Kyung Hong, cello Jens Elvekjaer, piano   PURE JOY Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 8 PM Programme: Shostakovich: Piano Trio No. 1 in C minor, Op. 8 Beethoven: Piano Trio in E-flat major, Op. 70, No. 2 Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor, Op.66   Dear […]

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2016-17 Season Launch

VIRTUOSI CONCERTS 2016-2017 SEASON LAUNCH Dear friends, “Music hath charms…”, so the saying goes, “to soothe and to educate the soul” – not so much “to attain virtue”, as Plato thought, but rather to allow us to perceive a spiritual sense of the truth, which is perhaps what Plato meant. This is music at its […]

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April 16, 2016: Ensemble Made In Canada

Ensemble Made In Canada Elissa Lee, violin Sharon Wei, viola Rachel Mercer, cello Angela Park, piano   MYSTICAL MAIDENS Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 8 PM Programme: Mendelssohn: Piano Quartet No. 3 in B minor, Op. 3 Omar Daniel: Piano Quartet No. 1: Oli enne nel’l’ä neittä (Once upon a time there were four maidens…) […]

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March 19, 2016: Ariel Quartet

Ariel Quartet Gershon Gerchikov, Alexandra Kazovsky, violins Jan Grüning, viola; Amit Even-Tov, cello   CLASSICISM WITH FIRE Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 8 PM Programme: Haydn: Quartet No. 63 in B-flat major, Op. 76, No. 4 Beethoven: Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Op. 95 “Serioso” Brahms: Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 51 […]

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February 13, 2016: André Laplante

André Laplante, piano THE GREAT ROMANTIC VIRTUOSO Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 8 PM   Programme: Bach: Adagio in A minor, BWV 564  (Arr. Busoni) Mozart: Piano Sonata in E-flat major, K. 282 Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales Sonatine Liszt: Ballade No. 2 in B minor Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 26 in E-flat major, Opus […]

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January 23, 2016: Fine Arts Quartet & Michael Kim

Fine Arts Quartet and Michael Kim, piano Ralph Evans, Efim Boico, violins Juan-Miguel Hernandez, viola Robert Cohen, cello   BEETHOVEN & DVOŘÁK Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 8 PM Programme: Beethoven: String Quartet No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 131 Dvořák: Piano Quintet No. 2 in A major, Op. 81   Dear friends, On […]

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December 5 & 6, 2015: Alexander Tselyakov & The WSO String Quintet

Alexander Tselyakov, piano WSO String Quintet Gwen Hoebig, Karl Stobbe, violins Dan Scholz, viola Leana Rutt, cello Meredith Johnson, bass   ARTISTS OF MANITOBA Saturday, December 5 at 8 PM Sunday, December 6 at 3 PM   Programme: Hummel: Piano Quintet in E flat minor, Op. 87 Chopin: Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. […]

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November 7, 2015: New Zealand String Quartet & Igor Begelman

New Zealand String Quartet Helene Pohl, Douglas Beilman, violins Gillian Ansell, viola Rolf Gjelsten, cello   Igor Begelman, clarinet   RAVEN AND THE FIRST MEN Saturday, November 7, 2015 8 PM Programme: Timothy Corlis: Raven and The First Men John Psathas: Manos Unbridled Mendelssohn: Quartet No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 12 Mozart: Clarinet […]

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October 17, 2015 Pavel Kolesnikov & The Dover Quartet

Pavel Kolesnikov, piano The Dover Quartet Joel Link, Bryan Lee, violins Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, viola Camden Shaw, cello   LAUREATES OF HONENS & BANFF Saturday, October 17, 2015 8 PM Programme Beethoven: Seven Bagatelles, Op. 33 (Mr. Kolesnikov) Beethoven: String Quartet No. 7 in F major, Op. 59, No. 1 “Razoumovsky” (Dover Quartet) Shostakovich: […]

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