2015-16 Season
Wolf Performance Hall, Central Library, 251 Dundas Street, London, ON
All concerts begin at 8pm

 


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New Orford String Quartet
Saturday, September 19, 2015

Beethoven: Quartet in C major, Op. 59, No. 3, "Hero"
Beethoven: Quartet in B-flat major, Op. 130, "Liebquartett", with Grosse Fuge, Op. 133

Described as "nothing short of electrifying" by the Toronto Star, the New Orford String Quartet will open the Jeffery Concerts' season. In partnership with the Pacifica String Quartet, these two wonderful ensembles will present the complete Beethoven String Quartets over the next two years.

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Piano & Winds with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Centre
Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, piano | Tara Helen O'Connor, flute | Stephen Taylor, oboe | Romie de Guise-Langlois, clarinet | Peter Kolkay, bassoon | Radovan Vlatković, horn

Ligeti: Six Bagatelles for Wind Quintet
Magnard: Quintet in D minor, Op. 8 for Piano & Winds
Rimsky-Korsakov: Quintet in Bb major for Piano and Winds
Poulenc: Sextet for Wind Quintet and Piano in C major, FP 100

The combination of wind instruments and piano has provided an almost limitless colour palette to composers of every period and culture. This scintillating program includes beloved works for this highly versatile ensemble with French superstar pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet heading an international cast of some of the finest wind players of our time.

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Arthur Rowe, piano
Saturday, November 21, 2015

Schubert: Piano Sonata in A major, D.959
Liszt: Piano Sonata in B Minor
Liszt: Harmonies poétiques et religieuses S. 173 No. 3, Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude

Artistic director Arthur Rowe moves from collaborator to soloist in a concert that has been recently received with rave reviews.

"Rowe gave a dazzling performance, with exquisite control of dynamics and, once again, a gorgeous tonal palette." "...a performance of enormous power and perception." — Deryk Barker, Music in Victoria

 

Pacifica Quartet
Friday, January 29, 2016

Beethoven: Quartet in E minor, Op. 59, No. 2
Beethoven: Quartet in C-sharp minor, Op. 131

Recognized for their virtuosity and exuberant performance style, the Pacifica Quartet will present the second concert of our Beethoven String Quartet cycle. "...a synthesis of chemistry, dynamism and artistic sensibility among its members made for the most meaningful interpretation of Beethoven in recent memory." — Sabin Kortals, Denver Post

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Yegor Dyachkov & Jean Saulnier, Cello & Piano Duo
Saturday, February 20, 2016

The Romantics: cross-pollination of folk and serious music
Dvořák: Waldesruhe (Silent Woods) Op. 62
Schumann: Fünf Stücke im Volkston Op. 102
Janáček: Pohádka (Fairy Tale)
Martinů: Variations on a Slovak Theme
Dvořák: Romantic piece Op. 75, No. 4
Brahms: Sonata in F major Op. 99

Lauded for their depth of insight and nuanced interpretation, cellist Yegor Dyachkov will be joined by his long-time chamber music part- ner, pianist Jean Saulnier, in works by Brahms, Schumann, and Janáček.

"The playing is terrific technically, tonally, and musically. The two artists... are regular partners who succeed in combining virtuosity with close rapport." – Strings Magazine

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Toronto Symphony Orchestra Chamber Soloists
Saturday, March 19, 2016

Nora Shulman, flute | Teng Li, viola | Jonathan Crow, violin | Heidi Van Hoesen Gorton, harp | Joseph Johnson, cello

Françaix: String Trio
Saint-Saëns: Le Cygne (The Swan)
Debussy: Sonata for Flute, Viola & Harp
Saint-Saëns: Fantasie for Violin and Harp
Ravel: Pavane pour une infante défunte
Jongen: Concert à cinq

Acclaimed as an ensemble of distinguished virtuosi, the Chamber Soloists' unique combination of winds, strings, and keyboard gives it the flexibility to present a wide range of unusual and infrequently performed repertoire, along with some of the bestloved works in the chamber music literature.

 


Pacifica Quartet
Friday, April 8, 2016

For the third concert of the Beethoven String Quartet cycle we are pleased to have the Pacifica Quartet back to perform:

Beethoven: Quartet in C minor, Op. 18, No. 4
Beethoven: Quartet in B-Flat Major, Op. 18, No. 6
Beethoven: Quartet in F Major, Op. 59, No. 1

Due to unforeseen circumstances at the Central Library, the Wolf Performance Hall will be closed and we have moved the concert to:

St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church
280 St. James Street
London, ON N6A 1X3

New start time: 8:15pm

Street parking is available in the neighbourhood, including Wellington, St. James, Hellmuth and Alma. Please email jefferyconcerts@gmail.com or call 519-719-7289 for more information.

Learn more about Pacifica Quartet.

 

Janáček: The Diary of One Who Disappeared
Saturday, April 30, 2016

Krisztina Szabó, soprano | Benjamin Butterfield, tenor | Arthur Rowe, piano
Elizabeth Zuwala, soprano | Amanda Weatherall, mezzo-soprano | Ariane Meredith, mezzo-soprano

Janáček's rarely performed song cycle, The Diary of One Who Disappeared, will be dramatized by well-known mezzo-soprano Krisztina Szabó, tenor Benjamin Butterfield, pianist Arthur Rowe, and three female voices. The second half of the concert will feature Ms. Szabó singing the Brahms' Zigeunerlieder Op. 103 and selections from Carmen.

 


James Ehnes, violin Andrew Armstrong, piano
Thursday, May 26, 2016

We are delighted to be part of James Ehnes' fortieth birthday recital tour!

Handel: Sonata in D major, HWV 371
Beethoven: Sonata in F major, Op. 24 "Spring"
Tovey: Stream of Limelight
Virtuoso selections to be announced from the stage

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