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Toronto, Ontario M5E1B4 Canada

October 2021

Music Toronto: Parker Quartet

October 21 @ 8:00 pm

Hard to believe the Parker Quartet is approaching its 20th season! Its many awards, including Chamber Music America’s prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award in 2009 and the chamber music Grammy in 2011, cemented a solid career. The quartet serves as Blodgett Artists-in-Residence at Harvard. The quartet’s playing is known for its polish, energy and commitment.   PROGRAMME: Schubert – Quartet in C Minor, D. 703, “Quartettsatz” Zosha Di Castri – String Quartet No. 1 – – – Schumann – Quartet in…

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Music Toronto: David Jalbert

October 26 @ 8:00 pm

A pianist who “combines virtuosity with interpretive intelligence” (Artsfile), David Jalbert has established himself among the elite of a new generation of classical musicians. Named by the CBC as one of the 15 best Canadian pianists of all time, Mr. Jalbert performs regularly as a soloist and recitalist all over the world. His solo recordings, including Bach’s Goldberg Variations (which he played for MusicTORONTO in 2014), have all garnered international praise. A national and international prize-winner, David Jalbert has won…

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November 2021

Music Toronto: Stephen Hough

November 9 @ 8:00 pm

It is almost impossible to exaggerate about Stephen Hough. Pianist, composer, writer, painter, teacher. Winner of awards both musical and other: the Deutsche Schallplattenpreis, Diapason d’Or, eight Gramophone Magazine Awards, a MacArthur Fellowship (called the “genius” award), the Royal Philharmonic Society Award, and in 2014, Commander of the Order of the British Empire. Mr. Hough resides in London where he is a visiting professor at the Royal Academy of Music. A pianist in top form, not just technically but in…

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Music Toronto: St. Lawrence Quartet

November 18 @ 8:00 pm

Established in Toronto in 1989, the SLSQ came to MusicTORONTO in 1992 and returns annually. The St. Lawrence String Quartet has developed an undisputed reputation as one of the world’s great ensembles. The quartet has been the Ensemble-in-Residence at Stanford University since 1998. Fiercely committed to collaboration with living composers, the SLSQ also has a special dedication to the string quartets of Haydn. The SLSQ combines exuberance with virtuosity and imagination.   PROGRAMME: The 76’ers: A Haydn Revolution Haydn –…

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December 2021

Music Toronto: Gryphon Trio with David Harding

December 9 @ 8:00 pm

The Gryphon Trio celebrated its milestone 25th anniversary throughout 2018. The Trio tours regularly throughout North America and Europe, playing repertoire from the traditional to the contemporary. The Gryphon’s relationship with MusicTORONTO—continuous since 1995—included 10 years as MTO’s Ensemble-in-Residence (1998-2008). David Harding has an extensive solo and chamber music career. He was a member of two of MusicTORONTO’s Ensembles-in-Residence between 1999 and 2006. David is currently Professor of Viola and Chamber Music at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh.   PROGRAMME: Brahms…

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Sinfonia Toronto: Beethoven @251

December 10 @ 8:00 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Join us for a joyous celebration of Beethoven’s 251st with works from the Romantic Era he launched – a Chopin Piano Concerto with our spectacular soloist Dmitri Levkovich, a delightful 1890’s fantasia and then culminating with his own ebullient Symphony No. 8.   PROGRAM SAMUEL COLERIDGE-TAYLOR Fantasiestücke CHOPIN Piano Concerto No. 1 BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 8 chamber version by Sigmund Anton Steiner   To learn more about the program and the performers from Sinfonia Toronto’s website, CLICK HERE >>…

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January 2022

Music Toronto: Juilliard Quartet

January 13, 2022 @ 8:00 pm

With unparalleled artistry and enduring vigor, the Juilliard String Quartet (JSQ) continues to inspire audiences around the world. Founded in 1946 and hailed by The Boston Globe as “the most important American quartet in history,” the JSQ tours the world, and teaches in many locales, including at Tanglewood and at the new Tianjin Juilliard School in China. Recent performances for MusicTORONTO in 2015, 2016 and 2019. MusicTORONTO celebrates their 75th and MTO’s 50th. “The Julliard Quartet’s exemplary stylistic differentiation, their…

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Sinfonia Toronto: Mozart & Janacek

January 21, 2022 @ 8:00 pm

NOSTALGIA You will enjoy beautiful Classical memories in music by Mozart’s contemporary Joseph Bologne and pianist Artun Miskciyan’s Mozart concerto, plus reflections by Canadian Jocelyn Morlock on Milan Kundera’s The Unbearable Lightness of Being and Janacek’s on a Tolstoy tragedy.   PROGRAM MOZART Piano Concerto No.22 JOCELYN MORLOCK Nostalgia JOSEPH BOLOGNE String Quartet in D major, Op. 1, No. 6 JANACEK Kreutzer Sonata   To learn more about the program and the performers from Sinfonia Toronto’s website, CLICK HERE >>…

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Music Toronto: Vanessa Benelli Mosell

January 25, 2022 @ 8:00 pm

Italian pianist Vanessa Benelli Mosell is a rising star on the international music scene, with a solid career as a recitalist, chamber musician, orchestral soloist and conductor. She has become a key figure in the music of Stockhausen and has collaborated with many leading contemporary composers. She has issued six releases for Decca Classics. Ms. Mosell made her debut for us at age 15 in 2002 in a two-piano recital with the legendary French master Pascal Roge, who described her…

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February 2022

Music Toronto: Ensemble Made in Canada

February 3, 2022 @ 8:00 pm

Ensemble Made In Canada won the 2021 JUNO for their Mosaique project, which MusicTORONTO presented in 2018. EMIC is Canada’s premier piano quartet; its members have outstanding individual careers and combine a wealth of experience. EMIC is known for its rich, homogeneous sound, and the confidence and conviction of its impressive, elegant interpretations.   PROGRAMME: Beethoven – Piano Quartet in E-flat, Op. 16 Stewart Goodyear – Piano Quartet – – – Saint-Saëns – Piano Quartet —————————————————– Call the box office…

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Music Toronto: Miro Quartet

February 24, 2022 @ 8:00 pm

The Miro Quartet won two major competitions, the Banff and the Naumberg, and has built an enduring career. Since 2003, the Miro has served as Quartet-in-Residence at the Butler School of Music at the University of Texas in Austin. To celebrate Beethoven’s 250th year and their own 25th in 20-21, the Miro recreated programmes from the past. January 9, 2020 was Program 1 of the Archive Project, a programme from 1910 played originally by the Kneisel Quartet. MusicTORONTO liked that…

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March 2022

Music Toronto: Esme Quartet with Soo Yeon Lyuh

March 24, 2022 @ 8:00 pm

Formed in 2016 at the Hochschule fur Musik und Tanz in Cologne, Germany, the Esme Quartet has rapidly gained a reputation as a chamber ensemble of exceptional achievement and promise. The ensemble takes its name from an Old French word meaning “loved” or “esteemed”. Soo Yeon Lyuh is a master of the haegeum (a traditional Korean two-stringed instrument), a composer and an improvisor currently based in the San Francisco Bay Area.   PROGRAMME: Soo Yeon Lyuh – Yessori, A Fantasia…

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Music Toronto: Benjamin Grosvenor

March 29, 2022 @ 8:00 pm

“There’s no disputing the remarkable finish, control and sheer beauty characterizing Benjamin Grosvenor’s pianism.” – Gramophone Born in 1992, Benjamin first came to prominence as the outstanding winner of the Keyboard Final of the 2004 BBC Young Musician Competition; he was invited to perform with the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the First Night of the Proms in 2011. The same year he signed to Decca Classics. He was the inaugural recipient of The Ronnie and Lawrence Ackman Classical Piano Prize…

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April 2022

Sinfonia Toronto: Mozart Haydn Rival

April 1, 2022 @ 8:00 pm

SOARING Fly with us on the melodies of a radiant new concerto performed by virtuoso violinist Marc Djokich , one of Mozart’s own favourite piano concertos performed by the stellar Daniel Vnukowski, and the glorious gliding lines of our Maestro’s custom orchestration of Haydn’s “Lark” quartet.   PROGRAM ROBERT RIVAL Violin Concerto world premiere MOZART Piano Concerto No. 12 HAYDN “The Lark”   To learn more about the program and the performers from Sinfonia Toronto’s website, CLICK HERE >> —————————————————–…

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Music Toronto: Marc-André Hamelin

April 12, 2022 @ 8:00 pm

Marc-André Hamelin is known worldwide for his unrivaled blend of consummate musicianship and brilliant technique. An exclusive recording artist for Hyperion Records, his impressive discography numbers more than 60 recordings. Mr Hamelin is also a composer, with nearly 30 compositions to his name. Born in Montreal, Marc-André Hamelin is an Officer of the Order of Canada, a Chevalier de l’Ordre du Quebec, and a member of the Royal Society of Canada. Twelve previous recitals for MusicTORONTO since his debut in…

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Music Toronto: Lafayette Quartet

April 28, 2022 @ 8:00 pm

In July 1986, four young musicians performed together for the first time as the Lafayette String Quartet, then in 1988 they won the Cleveland String Quartet Competition and launched their international career. Today the LSQ continues to flourish with its original personnel. Since 1991, the LSQ has been Artists-in-Residence at the University of Victoria’s School of Music in BC. The LSQ has performed across Canada, the United States, Mexico and Europe, including five previous concerts for MusicTORONTO. MusicTORONTO celebrates their…

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