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Saturday, May 5, 2018 – Hermitage Piano Trio

Brahms: The Late Works SATURDAY, MAY 5, 7:30 PM HERMITAGE 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 […]

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Saturday, April 14, 2018 – Robert Cohen

The Complete Bach Cello Suites SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 7:30 PM (2 INTERMISSIONS) ROBERT 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 […]

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

Palette of Colours SATURDAY, MARCH 17, 7:30 PM Nikki 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 […]

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Saturday, February 10, 2018 – Borromeo String Quartet

Leibquartett SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 7:30 PM BORROMEO STRING QUARTET Nicholas Kitchen, Kristopher Tong, violins Mai Motobachi, viola Yeesun Kim, cello After more than a quarter century together, the Borromeo String Quartet “is simply the best there is on the planet!” (The Boston Globe) They are “…a fearless ensemble” who play with “ravishing fury!” (Gramophone Magazine) […]

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Saturday, January 20, 2018 – Ilya Poletaev

The Passionate Pianist SATURDAY, JANUARY 20, 7:30 PM ILYA POLETAEV, piano From Moscow to Israel to Canada, Ilya Poletaev has been studying piano since the age of six. In 2010, he captured First Prize at the prestigious International Johann Sebastian Bach Competition in Leipzig and, as the winner, appeared in recital at the Leipzig Gewandhaus. […]

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Saturday, December 10 & Sunday, December 11, 2017 – Artists of Manitoba: Lara Ciekiewicz, Madeline Hildebrand, WSO String Ensemble

ARTISTS of MANITOBA Smiles of a Summer Night SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9, 7:30 PM SUNDAY MATINÉE, DECEMBER 10, 3:00 PM Lara Ciekiewicz, soprano Madeline Hildebrand, piano Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra String Ensemble Winnipeg soprano Lara Ciekiewicz (UWinnipeg BA Hons ‘02) is a compelling and dynamic singing-actress. Manitoba Opera and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra have been recent collaborators. […]

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Saturday, November 4, 2017 – Dover Quartet

Triumph of the Spirit SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 7:30 PM DOVER QUARTET Joel Link, Bryan Lee, violins Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, viola Camden Shaw, cello The Dover Quartet is so stunning that we booked them for a return engagement even before they played a note in their 2015 Virtuosi Concerts debut. They swept all the prizes […]

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Saturday, October 14, 2017 – Cheng² Duo

The Canada 150 Project SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 7:30 PM CHENG² DUO Bryan Cheng, cello Silvie Cheng, piano These Ottawa siblings are called the “Cheng-Squared Duo.” They have created an innovative celebration of Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation through music and art. This show will give us a unique multi-sensory experience of Canada’s natural landscapes. Five […]

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Saturday, September 9, 2017: Montrose Trio

From Tokyo to Montrose Street SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 7:30 PM THE MONTROSE TRIO Jon Kimura Parker, piano Martin Beaver, violin Clive Greensmith, cello Jon Kimura Parker performed as guest pianist on the Tokyo String Quartet’s farewell tour in 2013. Jackie had to share a dressing room with Martin and Clive on occasion, and so naturally […]

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