September 19, 2014: Jeremy Findlay and Elena Braslavsky



Saturday, September 20, 2014 8 PM


Sonata for Piano and Cello in G minor, Op. 5, No. 2

Variations on a Theme by Dvorak for Piano and Cello (2010)

“Lamentations of Jeremiah” for solo cello (1959)

Sonata for Piano and Cello in G minor, Op. 65


Dear Friends,

The new Virtuosi season starts September 20th with “THE SONOROUS CELLO” performed by Jeremy Findlay and Elena Braslavsky (cello and piano). When they last performed on our stage in 2007, the audience remarked on their passion and fire. Now everyone may actually see the flames on the monitors as our artists launch the inaugural concert enhanced by PIANO IN THE SKY. (Fire Marshals beware!)

Travelling from Salzburg with a cello is always a hassle, with airlines acting as if they have never seen one before. Winnipeg’s Zara Nelsova told us that she got so frustrated with an airline official that she tried to pass hers off as an exotic folk instrument. “It’s not a cello,” she protested indignantly, “it’s a jumbo balalaika!”

We wish Jeremy and Elena smooth sailing on their journey to Winnipeg.

In 2014-15, we will pay tribute to VCI’s Founding Director Reeh Taylor and his wife Pamela Taylor in celebration of Reeh’s 90th year. Reeh is senior counsel at the Taylor McCaffrey law firm. His contributions to the Winnipeg arts community have been extensive. He was the driving force behind the establishment of the Leo Mol Sculpture Garden in Assiniboine Park, the Founding President of the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra and a former President of the Manitoba Opera Association. When asked about his hobbies, Reeh has always replied, “Good music, good wine and good company”

Isn’t that what Virtuosi Concerts is all about?

See you Saturday night!

Virtuosi Concerts would like to thank TIRE STEWARDSHIP MANITOBA for their sponsorship of this concert.