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Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 2:30 pm

St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church
280 St. James Street, London, ON (map)

Jan Overduin and Barrie Cabena, organ
Shawn Spicer, trumpet
The choir of St. John the Evangelist Church with friends of the Jeffery Concerts under the direction of Allan Bevan

In addition to practicing law, Gordon Jeffery acquired a deep devotion to the organ. As a recitalist he performed both in Canada and Europe, organized the London School of Church Music and in collaboration with the master organ builder Gabriel Kney, provided London audiences with an opportunity to experience the nobility of the great European instruments Gordon Jeffery had played and heard. This privilege will be recalled in a recital on the Gabriel Kney Organ in London's St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church as part of the 30th season of the Jeffery Concerts. Our special guest artists will be presenting a concert of works by J.S. Bach, Purcell, Telemann, Mulet, Messiaen, Cabena, and Brahms.



iLove Baroque: Short Stories and Voices of Eternity
Friday, November 3, 2017 at 8:00 pm

Wolf Performance Hall (map)

Ensemble Caprice

Five musicians, eight short anecdotes, nine roses, two centuries of wonderful music from five countries by composers like Bach, Vivaldi, Purcell; all creating a program full of drama, tenderness, joy, humour and melancholy.

"The artists' physical involvement and infectious enjoyment, conveyed through rhythms and expression, were what music should always be about." Washington Post

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The Strad Sings
Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 8:00 pm

Wolf Performance Hall (map)

Andréa Tyniec, violin
Arthur Rowe, piano

Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 9, Op. 47 "Kreuzter" Sonata
Ysaÿe: Sonata No. 5, Op. 27 in G major (dedicated to Mathieu Crickboom)
David Jaeger: Dolce - Presto - Siciliano
R. Schumann: Violin Sonata No.2, Op. 121

Performing on the 'Baumgartner' Stradivarius violin, formerly owned by Gordon Jeffery, Andréa Tyniec, acclaimed for her "exceptional musicality and intensity," (La Presse), has performed as a soloist internationally and across Canada. She will be joined by Arthur Rowe in an evening sure to impress.

"Simply stunning." The Wholenote

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Love Triangle
Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 8:00 pm

Wolf Performance Hall (map)

Gryphon Trio

Haydn: Piano Trio No. 45 in E-flat major, Hob. XV:29
Wijeratne: Love Triangle
Beethoven: Piano Trio No. 7 in B-flat major, Op. 97 "Archduke"

Celebrating a milestone 25th anniversary, the Gryphon Trio continues to impress international audiences and press with performances which "bring out the kind of delicacy and sensuous beauty that's often overlooked" (BBC Music Magazine).

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Stories From Russia
Friday, February 2, 2018 at 8:00 pm

Wolf Performance Hall (map)

Calidore String Quartet

Mendelssohn: Quartet in D Major, Op. 44, No. 1
Janáček: String Quartet No. 1 "Kreutzer Sonata"
Beethoven: Quartet in F major, Op. 59, No. 1 "Razumovsky"

The Calidore String Quartet has been described by Gramophone as "the epitome of confidence and finesse," and praised by the Los Angeles Times for its balance of "intellect and expression." Recent successes include the 2017 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award and winning the $100,000 grand prize at the inaugural M-Prize International Chamber Music Competition, the largest prize for chamber music in the world.

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Flying High
Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 8:00 pm

Wolf Performance Hall (map)

Rolston String Quartet
Arthur Rowe, piano

Haydn: String Quartet in C major, Hob.III:39 "The Bird"
Debussy: String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10
Schumann: Piano Quintet in E-flat major, Op. 44

This is your opportunity to hear the first-prize laureates of the 2016 prestigious Banff International String Quartet Competition. The RSQ has become Canada's newest ensemble attracting attention on the international stage.

"...highly sensitive, delicately transparent. A musical sound treasure." Südwest Presse

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Classical Evolution
Friday, April 20, 2018 at 8:00 pm

Wolf Performance Hall (map)

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Gilles Vonsattel, piano
Tommaso Lonquich, clarinet
Ida Kavafian & Erin Keefe, violin
Yura Lee, viola
Nicholas Canellakis, cello

Mozart: Trio for Clarinet, Viola, and Piano in E-flat major, KV 498 "Kegelstatt"
Weber: Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in B-flat major, Op. 34
Brahms: Quintet for Piano and Strings in F minor, Op. 34

This sublime program strings together three seminal works from the chamber music repertoire that together provide a snapshot of the evolution of classicism in music.

Learn more about the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.


Souvenir de Florence
Friday, May 18, 2018

Wolf Performance Hall (map)

Cecilia String Quartet
Sharon Wei, viola
Thomas Wiebe, cello

Haydn: Quartet in D major, Hob.III:63 "The Lark"
Mendelssohn: String Quartet in D major, Op. 44, No. 1
Tchaikovsky: String Sextet in D minor, Op. 70 "Souvenir de Florence"

Hailed for its "powerful" (Chicago Sun-Times) and "dauntingly perfect" (Berliner Zeitung) performances, the Cecilia String Quartet will once again grace our stage. They will be joined by well-known London-based musicians Sharon Wei and Thomas Wiebe in Tchaikovsky's exhilarating "Souvenir de Florence".

"...the quartet soared and thrilled, filling the hall with the most exquisite sounds." Calgary Herald

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