Events

Friday, April 12, 2019 at 7:30pm
The members of the New Orford String Quartet are concertmasters and principal cellist and violist in the Montreal, Detroit and Toronto Symphonies. Champions of Canadian works, the New Orford String Quartet regularly programs contemporary and commissioned works in their concerts, with repertoire spanning 225 years. The quartet tours the major cities of North America as well as bringing their performances to smaller centres and rural communities that may not otherwise hear chamber music.
The quartet gives annual concerts for national CBC broadcast, receiving unanimous critical acclaim including two Opus Awards for Concert of the Year. Recent seasons have featured return engagements in Chicago, Montreal and Toronto, as well as their New York City debut on Lincoln Center’s Great Performers Series.
The Quartet’s internationally acclaimed debut album of the final quartets of Schubert and Beethoven was nominated for a Juno Award in 2012. Critics described it as “…flawless…a match made in heaven!” Their next recording of the Brahms Quartets Op. 51 won the 2017 JUNO Award for Best Chamber Music album. The New Orford String Quartet is Artist in Residence at the University Club of Toronto.
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Friday, February 8, 2019, 7:30pm
The rarely performed Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord of J.S. Bach have been called “miracles of music”, where a single violin embarks on some of the most remarkable musical discourses ever written.
Juno Award- winning violinist Mark Fewer has performed around the world to critical acclaim in virtually every role asked for of a violinist, from the early Baroque to avant-garde. His varied career includes concert master of the Vancouver Symphony, performing in chamber music ensembles, arranging works for, and conducting I Musici de Montreal, recording, performing as a soloist with ensembles in Australia, Canada, USA and the UK, and teaching at McGill University.
Harpsichordist Hank Knox performs with Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Les Violons du Roy and is a founding member of Montreal’s Arion Baroque Orchestra. He teaches Early Music at McGill University, and conducts the McGill Baroque Orchestra and Baroque operas. Hank Knox’s discography is extensive with over thirty recordings.

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Friday, January 11, 2019, 7:30pm
The Lysander Piano Trio was formed at The Juilliard School in New York in 2009 and takes its name from Shakespeare’s: A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Winners of the Concert Artists Guild Competition, the Bronze Medal at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, the Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition and the C. Arriaga Chamber Music Competition, this Trio has performed extensively in major centers across North America. Highlights include performances at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Centre and the Kennedy Centre, as well as and numerous chamber music series.
The trio is pro-active in commissioning new works and creating programs that mix the music of the day with well-loved master works. The members of the trio are all accomplished soloists, maintaining busy performing schedules in Europe and North America.
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