Gryphon Trio
Sat, September 23, 2023 at 7:30PM
Wolf Performance Hall, Central Library, 251 Dundas Street, London, ON

Beethoven: Allegro vivace e con brio from Piano Trio no. 5 in D major, op. 70, no. 1 “Ghost”
Kelly-Marie Murphy: First Movement from Give me Phoenix Wings to Fly
Skoryk: Melody (arr. Bohdana Frolyak)
Dinuk Wijeratne: Love Triangle
Brahms: Allegro con brio from Piano Trio no. 1 in B major, op. 8
Schubert: Piano Trio no. 1 in B-flat major, op. 99, d. 898

 

Marmen Quartet
Fri, October 13, 2023 at 7:30PM
St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, 280 St. James Street, London, ON

Mozart: String Quartet in E flat major K428
Takemitsu: A Way a Lone
Beethoven: String Quartet no. 8 in E minor op. 59 no.2 'Rasumovsky'

 

Patricia Snyder, organ
Sun, November 19, 2023 at 3:00PM
St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, 280 St. James Street, London, ON

J.S. Bach: Pièce d’Orgue, BWV 572
Frescobaldi: ‘Ancidetimi pur’ d’Arcadelt, from Il secondo libro di Toccate
Böhm: Chorale Prelude on Vater Unser Im Himmelreich
Mendelssohn: Sonata, Opus 65/6, Chorale and variations on Vater Unser
Reger: Toccata, Opus 59/5
Laurin: Douze Courtes Pièces, Opus 43
Wammes: Miroir
Chee: Hózhó
Messiaen: La Nativité du Seigneur Dieu parmi nous

 

Ensemble Caprice
Sweet! Chocolate and French Baroque Music
Sun, January 21, 2024 at 3:00PM
Wolf Performance Hall, Central Library, 251 Dundas Street, London, ON

“Ensemble Caprice has established itself as an immensely thoughtful and progressive force on the musical scene” - The New York Times

Two-time JUNO Award winning Ensemble Caprice was founded by acclaimed conductor, composer and recorder soloist Matthias Maute and has become known for its innovative and adventuresome approach to an increasingly expanding musical repertoire.

The moment cacao arrived for the first time in Europe from South America, it became all the rage! Spanish chocolatiers quickly proved themselves to be the masters in the art of processing that bitter bean into a much sought-after delicacy. Even Versailles succumbed to the charm of the delicious flavour of chocolate. This concert will tell how chocolate journeyed to Europe from the New World to become a true success story.

  • Rémi Médard: (17e siècle) Sarabande espagnole
  • Mateo Flecha: (1481-1553) La Justa
  • Marc-Antoine Charpentier: (1643-1704) Chaconne Sans frayeur
  • Anonymous: (18e siècle) Lanchas para baylar
  • Jean-Philippe Rameau: (1683-1764) Airs et dances pour le théâtre Gavotte pour les heures et les Zéphirs-Entrée-Ritournelle-Tambourin
  • Michel Corrette: (1707-1795) Les délices de la solitude
  • Joseph-Nicolas-Pancrace Royer: (1703-1755) Le Vertigo
  • Marin Marais: (1656-1728) Les folies d’Espagne
  • Francesco Corbetta: (1615-1681) Courante à la cour de Versailles
  • François Couperin: (1668-1723) Le Tic-Toc-Choc(olat)
  • Anonymous: (18th century) Contredanses parisiennes (1700) Cotillon-Rondeau La Babet-Le Poivre-La Pharaonne-Le Prince Torge- Mississippi-Les manches vertes-Le Pistolet-Les sept sauts

 

Steel6ix: Kelly Zimba Lukić, flute & Heidi Bearcroft, harp
Fri, February 9, 2024 at 7:30PM
St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, 280 St. James Street, London, ON

We are excited to bring the dynamic duo of Kelly Zimba Lukić, flute and Heidi Bearcroft, harp, to London!

Kelly joined the Toronto Symphony Orchestra as Principal Flute in 2017. As a soloist, chamber, and orchestral musician, she has performed around the world in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Beijing's National Centre for the Performing Arts, Royal Albert Hall, and the Teatro del Lago in Frutillar, Chile.

Heidi is considered one of the most outstanding solo, chamber, and orchestral musicians of her generation, her playing described as having a “wonderful sense of phrasing, balance, and musical sense” (The Globe and Mail).

Kelly and Heidi have curated an exciting and beautiful program of flute and harp music including:

Jacques Ibert: Entr’acte
Vincent Persichetti: Serenade No. 10
Claude Debussy: Syrinx for solo flute
Charles Rochester Young: Song of the Lark Charles
Heitor Villa-Lobos: O Canto do Cisne Negro
Camille Saint-Saëns: The Swan
Kati Agócs: ‘John Riley’ from Every Lover Is A Warrior
Caroline Lizotte: ‘Hymne au bon combat’ from Suite Galactique, Op. 39
Jack Body: Rainforest
Reuven Kazhiloti: Dolury for flute & harp

 

Isidore String Quartet & Arthur Rowe, piano
Sat, March 9, 2024 at 7:30PM
Wolf Performance Hall, Central Library, 251 Dundas Street, London, ON

Winners of a 2023 Avery Fisher Career Grant, and the 14th Banff International String Quartet Competition in 2022, the New York City-based Isidore String Quartet was formed in 2019 with a vision to revisit, rediscover, and reinvigorate the repertory.  The quartet is heavily influenced by the Juilliard String Quartet and the idea of ‘approaching the established as if it were brand new, and the new as if it were firmly established.’

The quartet’s mission is to cultivate joyful, accessible, and intimate experiences that create community through in-depth relationships and explore the power of the collective to uplift the individual. The gloriously vital tradition of the string quartet is their playground to impact the world we live in and inspire others through the art of collaboration and play.

Mozart: Quartet in C Major, K 465 “Dissonance”
Dinuk Wijeratne: Disappearance of Lisa Gherardini (2022)
Brahms: Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34 with pianist Arthur Rowe

Isidore String Quartet's appearance is supported, in part, by the Career Development Program of the Banff International String Quartet Competition

 

Calidore String Quartet
Sun, April 7, 2024 at 7:30PM
St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, 280 St. James Street, London, ON

“Remembering the Future”

The geniuses of history have long had an influence on later composers. Mendelssohn and Benjamin Britten were unique in their ability to cultivate deep reverence for past masters’ work, while using it as the fodder for their own invention.

Bach/Mozart: Selections from the Well-Tempered Clavier
Mendelssohn: String Quartet in E minor, Op. 44, No. 2
Purcell: Chacony in G minor, Z. 730
Britten: String Quartet No.2, Op. 36

 

Jaeden Izik-Dzurko, piano
Sat, April 27, 2024 at 7:30PM
Wolf Performance Hall, Central Library, 251 Dundas Street, London, ON

Celebrated by the CBC in 2021 as one of “30 hot Canadian classical musicians under 30,” pianist Jaeden Izik-Dzurko is earning a reputation as a promising young artist. Recognized by audiences, conductors, composers, and critics alike for the exceptional communicative power and thoughtfulness of his interpretations, “…he projects a distinctive musical personality that imbues even the most routine passagework with character and individuality” (Calgary Herald).

Bach: Toccata in C minor, BWV 912
Liszt: Piano Sonata in B minor
Rachmaninoff: Sonata No. 1 in D minor, Op. 28

 

     
 
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