Thurs. November 5, 2015 12 – 1 p.m. Artists and Friends of the COC Orchestra
Haydn the Master Franz Josef Haydn, often called the “Father of the String Quartet”, left a legacy that includes a multitude of masterful string quartets. Artists and friends of the COC Orchestra perform one of Haydn’s earliest works that comes from a bright young composer (Opus 9, No. 6), contrasted with one of his final compositions (Opus 77, No. 1), written when Haydn was one of the most celebrated composers in Europe.
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Tues. November 10, 2015 12 – 1 p.m. Charissa Vandikas, piano
Piano Masterworks Rising star pianist Charissa Vandikas presents a concert of some of her favourite solo piano masterpieces. The concert features works by Domenico Scarlatti, Ravel, and Canadian composer David MacIntyre, as well as Beethoven's Sonata No. 28.
Thurs. November 12, 2015 12 – 1 p.m. Trio Arkel
String Trio Gems Canada’s acclaimed Trio Arkel (Marie Bérard, violin; Teng Li, viola; Winona Zelenka, cello) present a program of some of their favourite string trio repertoire, including Beethoven's masterful String Trio in C Minor (Op. 9, No. 3) and Canadian composer Michael Oesterle's Warhol Dervish.
Tues. November 17, 2015 12 – 1 p.m. Artists of The Glenn Gould School
New York, New Measures Featuring talented young artists from the Rebanks Family Fellowship Program at The Glenn Gould School, this concert focuses on classical music’s evolution in New York City during the 20th century, exploring and highlighting NYC’s crucial role as a hotbed for innovative classical music composition and performance. The program will include works by Ravel, Gershwin, and Philip Glass.
Wed. November 18, 2015 12 – 1 p.m. Kirk MacDonald Advanced Jazz Workshop
Hot Innovations Comprised of Humber’s top-level jazz students, the Kirk MacDonald Advanced Jazz Workshop presents an exciting program of contemporary jazz that includes original compositions by MacDonald and his students.
Tues. November 24, 2015 12 – 1 p.m. Kalabash
Different Shades of Blue Toronto’s Kalabash is a contemporary jazz sextet that experiments with the layering of rich jazz harmonies over the folk and popular rhythms of the Caribbean, from Reggae, Son and Salsa in the North, to Calypso, Soca, Rapso and Zouk from the Eastern Caribbean. This program explores the “shades of blue” of the Caribbean Sea, reflected in the sextet’s exploration of these varying musical traditions and elements, and how they are fused to create a unique musical fabric.
Thurs. November 26, 2015 12 – 1 p.m. J.J. (Jun Li) Bui, pianoRichard Chao Gao, pianoRaymond Huang, pianoCatherine Ma, piano
Piano Prodigies Four brilliant young pianists from the Royal Conservatory’s Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists join forces in a program that celebrates the power and beauty of the piano.
Tues. December 1, 2015 12 – 1 p.m. Linda Ippolito, piano
Preludes and Pralines Pianist Linda Ippolito presents an assortment of her favourite piano confections, from popular works by Rachmaninov, Debussy, Bach, and Billy Mayerl.
Wed. December 2, 2015 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Autorickshaw
Roots of India, Grown in Canada Autorickshaw’s music lies on the cultural cutting edge, as contemporary jazz, funk and folk easily rub shoulders with the classical and popular music of India. Formed in 2003, JUNO-nominated Autorickshaw is one of the most intriguing acts on the world music and jazz landscapes. This program features 100% Canadian content, from groove-driven pop to sensual reinterpretations of Canadian folk songs to fiery Indo-fusion originals, all with a deep foundation in North and South Indian classical music.
Thurs. December 3, 2015 12 – 1 p.m. Cadence Vocal Quartet
A Very Cadence Christmas Famous for their infectious energy and uncanny verve, Canada’s premier a cappella vocal ensemble has been wowing audiences across the country and around the world for over 15 years. Whether performing classics by Joni Mitchell or Louis Prima, bebop standards or cheeky arrangements of 1980s hits, their hypnotic blend of complex harmonies, intricate arrangements, vocal dexterity and on-stage antics are simply irresistible!