November Concert Listings

Week of November 3

Tues. November 4, 2014
12 – 1 p.m.
Marina Thibeault, viola
Michel-Alexandre Broekaert, piano

White Night in Russia
Two of Quebec’s young rising stars, violist Marina Thibeault and pianist Michel-Alexandre Broekaert, transport the audience to a musical world both magical and languid with a program featuring the most beautiful works for viola and piano in the Russian repertoire, including masterpieces and little known gems by Glinka, Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev.

The duo’s Toronto performance is just one stop on their Ontario tour, part of Emerging Artists Concerts Presented by Desjardins in partnership with Jeunesses Musicales du Canada.

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Wed. November 5, 2014
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Walk to the Sea
Award-winning Jewish-Canadian trumpeter and composer David Buchbinder teams up with Grammy-nominated Cuban piano master Hilario Durán and a crew of Canada’s top jazz and world musicians in a unique cross-cultural collaboration that explores the commonalities of music from the Iberian peninsula and their shared Arabic, Roma (Gypsy), Sephardic and North African roots. In this special presentation, they share excerpts from their Juno Award-winning album, Walk to the Sea.

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Thurs. November 6, 2014
12 – 1 p.m.
Maxim Bernard, piano

1914 – 1918: Lest We Forget…
In a prelude to Remembrance Day and in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War, award-winning young French-Canadian pianist Maxim Bernard reflects on the role of the artist during one of the most pivotal periods in Western history. The program features works written during the years 1914 to 1918, as the First World War raged, and includes compositions by Rachmaninov, Medtner, Hindemith, Scriabin, Fauré and Ravel.

This concert is part of the sub-series A Century of Change: Commemorating the World Wars and the Fall of the Berlin Wall

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Week of November 10

Tues. November 11, 2014
12 – 1 p.m.
Elinor Frey, cello

The Voice of the Violoncello
Award-winning Montreal-based cellist Elinor Frey offers a fascinating hour of music for solo cello from the 17th and 18th centuries, illuminating the origins of unaccompanied cello music from before and during the time of Bach. The program features little-known but sumptuous and captivating works by Dall’Abaco, Supriani, Vitali, Gabrielli, Ruvo, Colombi and Galli.

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Wed. November 12, 2014
12 – 1 p.m.
Dominic Mancuso Group

Sub Urban Gypsy
Award-winning singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Dominic Mancuso leads a powerhouse quintet of Canada’s foremost world musicians in a compelling sonic exploration of his ancestry. With his passionate and soulful singing style, infectious on-stage energy and enchanting storytelling, Mancuso embraces the repertoire of his southern Italian forefathers and infuses it with the rich multicultural flavours of his native Toronto. In this special presentation, he performs highlights from his Juno Award-winning album, Comfortably Mine, as well as the group’s recent studio offering, Sub Urban Gypsy.

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Week of November 17

Tues. November 18, 2014
12 – 1 p.m.
Susan Hoeppner, flute
Beverley Johnston, marimba

New Age Creations
Two of Canada’s foremost chamber musicians, flautist Susan Hoeppner and percussionist Beverley Johnston, unite for an eclectic hour of music inspired by landscapes ranging from Canada’s Arctic to the island of Bali. The program includes works by Gareth Farr (Kembang Suling), Lou Harrison (Ariadne), Arvo Pärt (Spiegel im Spiegel), Dean Burry (Tempest in a Teacup) and Christos Hatzis (Arctic Dreams).

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Thurs. November 20, 2014
12 – 1 p.m.
Artists of The Glenn Gould School

Chamber Connections: Voice
Artists of The Glenn Gould School perform a rich and varied program of music for chamber ensemble and voice, including Chausson’s entrancing Chanson perpétuelle for soprano and piano quintet, and other vocal chamber gems.

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Week of November 24

Wed. November 26, 2014
12 – 1 p.m.
Jean-Sélim Abdelmoula, piano

Award-winning young Swiss pianist and composer Jean-Sélim Abdelmoula showcases his virtuosity and expressive range in an exquisite program of works by Janáček (In the Mists, On an Overgrown Path) and Chopin (Sonata No. 2 in B-flat Minor).

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