2016-17 Season
Wolf Performance Hall, Central Library, 251 Dundas Street, London, ON
All concerts begin at 8pm


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New Orford String Quartet
Friday, October 7, 2016

Beethoven: Quartet in F major, Op. 18, No. 1
Beethoven: Quartet in E-flat major, Op. 74
Beethoven: Quartet in E-flat major, Op. 127

Hailed for their "ravishingly beautiful tone" as well as their "extraordinary technical skills and musicianship," the ever-popular New Orford String Quartet will start off our 29th season as well as our second year of presenting the complete Beethoven Quartets.

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William Preucil, violin & Arthur Rowe, piano
Friday, November 4, 2016

W.A. Mozart: Sonata in B-flat major, K. 454
A. Dvořák: Sonatina Op. 100
R. Schumann: Sonata in A minor Op. 105

Concertmaster of the Cleveland Symphony, world-renowned violinist William Preucil has led a multifaceted and eminent career in solo, cham- ber, and orchestral performance. Actively involved as an educator, Mr. Preucil serves as Distinguished Professor of Violin at the Cleveland Institute of Music and has received many prestigious awards and recognitions at home and abroad. Pianist Arthur Rowe will join him in an evening of works by Mozart, Dvořák and Schumann, celebrating almost 40 years of concertizing together.


Slowind Quintet
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

W. A. Mozart: Serenade in c-minor, K. 388/384a, "Nacht Musique"
Toshio Hosokawa: Ancient Voices (2013)
Alexander von Zemlinsky: Humoresque
Darius Milhaud: La Cheminée du roi Renée Op. 205
Nina Šenk: Silhouettes and Shadows (2016)
György Ligeti: Six Bagatelles

Comprising soloists from the Slovene Philharmonic, the Slowind Quintet is known for their inventive programming and energetic performances. "...they regularly 'nourish' us with music that is linked to the ethic of uncompromising innovation and concentrated depth." —DNEVNIK, Gregor Pompe

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Dover Quartet with Arthur Rowe, piano
Friday, January 13, 2017

Mozart: Quartet in F major, K. 590
Britten: Quartet No. 2 in C major, Op. 36
Shostakovich: Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 57

Recognized for their "Expert musicianship, razor-sharp ensemble, deep musical feeling and a palpable commitment to communication" (John Von Rhein, Chicago Tribune), it is a privilege to have the Dover Quartet return to the Jeffery Concerts.

"String quartet Nirvana." — Santa Fe New Mexican, James M. Keller

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Cameron Crozman, cello & Philip Chiu, piano
Saturday, February 4, 2017

Bridge: Meditation and Spring Song
Vaughan Williams: 6 Studies in English Folk Song
Britten (arr.): Folk Songs
Britten: Sonata
Britten (arr.): French folk song arrangement
Koechlin: Chansons bretonnes
Poulenc (arr. Gendron): Serenade from Chansons Gaillardes
Poulenc: Sonata

Well-known to our audiences, Cameron and Philip have once again joined forces to initiate our three-part mini series of London artists. Both are recent winners of prestigious awards: Cameron the loan of the Bonjour Stradivarius cello and Shaw Adam cello bow by the Canada Council's Instrument Bank and Philip the Prix Goyer, one of the largest prizes world-wide for an emerging classical artist.

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Simon Aldrich, clarinet & Janelle Fung, piano
Friday, March 3, 2017

Bartók: Romanian Folk Dances
Glick: Suite Hebraique
Mahler: Four Lieder
Carlos Guastavino: Tonada y Cueca
Louis Cahuzac: Cantilène
Three English Songs on Shakespeare (arr. Simon Aldrich)
Tajčević: Seven Balkan Dances

We are thrilled to be able to bring Simon Aldrich to London to perform a concert of clarinet gems. Described by The Los Angeles Times as "a spectacular player", he will be joined by pianist Janelle Fung, a prize winner in numerous national and international competitions.


Poems, Prayers and Bliss
Marie-Josée Lord, soprano
Hugues Cloutier, piano
Saturday, March 25, 2017

Berlioz: Les nuits d'été, Op. 7
Granados: Canciones amatorias
Bernstein: Five Kid Songs
Bernstein: I feel Pretty
Gershwin: Summertime
Bernstein: Somewhere
Gershwin: My Man's Gone Now
Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child (Spiritual)
Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray (Spiritual)
He's Got the Whole World in His Hand (Spiritual)
Amazing Grace (Spiritual)
Ride On King Jesus (Spiritual)

Learn more about Marie-Josée Lord.


New Orford Quartet
Friday, April 21, 2017

Beethoven: Quartet in D major, Op. 18, No. 3
Beethoven: Quartet in A major, Op. 18, No. 5
Beethoven: Quartet in F major, Op 135

"...the New Orford's interpretations are driven and vivacious while still achieving moments of complete serenity..." —AllMusic Reviews, Mike D. Brownell

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Pacifica Quartet
Saturday, May 13, 2017

Beethoven: Quartet in G major, Op. 18, No. 2
Beethoven: Quartet in F minor, Op. 95
Beethoven: Quartet in A minor, Op. 132

The Pacifica Quartet will close the season along with our two-year cycle of the complete Beethoven String Quartets. It has been an exciting journey and one that will remain in our memories for a long time.

"Their alluring sound proved breathtaking... with spine-tingling intensity." — The New York Times, Vivien Schweitzer

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