Welcome to our 2022-23 Concert Series


October 23, 2022 Cheng2Duo (Cheng Squared Duo)

Captivating audiences and critics alike, this brilliant duo distinguishes itself with its musical integrity and charismatic chemistry. The Chinese-Canadian brother-and-sister are renowned cellist Bryan Cheng, first Prize winner of the 2022 UNISA international music competition and pianist Silvie Cheng, recipient of the Roy M. Rubinstein Award for exceptional promise in piano performance.​ Named one of CBC Music’s “30 hot Canadian classical musicians under 30”, they have performed at Carnegie Hall and throughout Europe, UK, and Asia. They will present eclectic works by Arvo Pärt Fratres (1989), Brahms Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Major, Op. 78 “Regen”, Prokofiev Cello Sonata in C Major, Op. 119, Piazzolla Le Grand Tango (1982). Tickets

November 27, 2022 Ensemble Caprice

For the past thirty years, Ensemble Caprice has gained a solid reputation for its innovative programming and vibrant, compelling performances. The group has performed at the Miller Theater, Frick Collection, Boston Early Music Festival, and Library of Congress. The New York Times praised it as a progressive force on the contemporary musical scene. Their ensemble including string quartet, flute, guitar, and recorder will perform a rare and reconstructed set of concertos – Vivaldi’s Les quatre nations – France, England, India, and Spain.  The India score survived. The remainder are patterned in Vivaldi’s style from fragments. The program: Concerto La Francia (RV750/821), Concerto L’Inghilterro (RV750/822), Concerto Il Gran Mogul RV431a (India), Prelude: La Primavera, Sonata La Folia Op. 1, No. 12, Concerto La Spagna (RV750/825), Postlude: Largo  Tickets

February 12, 2023 Andrew Wan, violin & Charles Richard-Hamelin, piano

Versatile violinist Andrew Wan is concertmaster of the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal and member of the New Orford String Quartet. His discography includes Grammy-nominated and JUNO Award-winning releases with the Seattle Chamber Music Society, the Metropolis Ensemble, and Saint-Saëns violin concertos with the OSM and Kent Nagano. Silver medalist at the 2015 International Chopin Piano Competition, Charles Richard-Hamelin has appeared at prestigious festivals including La Roque d’Anthéron (France), Prague Spring, and the Lanaudière. His first solo recording of Chopin late works received critical acclaim from Diapason & BBC Music Magazine. They will perform violin sonatas by Brahms Op. 100 in A Major, Schumann Op. 105 in A minor, and Franck CFF123 in A Major.  Tickets

April 2, 2023 Mathieu Gaudet, piano

Quebec’s Mathieu Gaudet is recording the complete piano music of Schubert for the Analekta label, a project acclaimed by critics and music lovers. The seventh album was just released – he records two per year. Mathieu studied with Julian Martin, Leon Fleisher, Marc Durand, Andre Laplante, John Perry, and Paul Stewart obtaining a performance doctorate in 2007. His love of science propelled him to study medicine and he became dual-career musician. A versatile, accomplished artist, Mathieu has participated as soloist, chamber musician, and conductor during his mainly Canadian tours. His concerts and recordings are regularly broadcast on Radio-Canada and CBC. Revel in an all-Schubert program: Twelve German Dances, D. 790, Sonata No. 18 in C minor D. 958, Two Scherzos, D. 593, and Four Impromptus, Op. 90/D. 899. Tickets

May 7, 2023 TSO Chamber Soloists

Founded in 2014, the TSO Chamber Soloists came together with a mission to create programming featuring a diverse and varied range of instruments. Acclaimed as an ensemble of distinguished virtuosi, the Soloists unique combination of winds and strings give it the flexibility to present a wide range of unusual and infrequently performed repertoire, along with some of the best-loved works in the chamber music literature. The Soloists are Jonathan Crow (curator/violin), Luri Lee (violin), Michael Casimir/Remi Pelletier (violas), Joseph Johnson/Emmanuelle Beaulieu Bergeron (cellos), Eric Abramovitz (clarinet). The focus is on Brahms: Clarinet Quintet, Op. 155, String Sextet No. 1 in B-flat Major, Op. 18. Tickets


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