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Our 2014 Season

All concerts at the Church of the Holy Trinity, beside the Eaton Centre

MAY 5
Annie Zhou, piano
CBC Radio has called 14-year-old Annie Zhou “Canada's next piano superstar”. Zhou was a CBC Music Next! artist for 2013. She’s currently a full scholarship student at the Young Artists Performance Academy at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, where she studies with Marietta Orlov. Annie plays a program devoted to the music of Bach and Chopin.
MAY 12
CBC Music Young Artist of 2014
Sarah Halmarson, soprano
Kristan Toczko, harp
Les Chemins de L'Amour: Songs of love from England, France, Austria, Italy and Israel by this captivating young duo from Montréal. This concert is being recorded by CBC Radio2’s IN CONCERT for future broadcast as part of CBC Music Young Artist of 2014, a series devoted to Canada’s next generation of virtuoso performers.
MAY 19
The Herbert Trio:
Aaron Schwebel, violin,
Keith Hamm, viola, Britton Reily, cello
J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations: The exciting young violinist Aaron Schwebel has assembled a crack string trio to perform Bach’s iconic Goldberg Variations , in its entirety, in an arrangement for his group.
MAY 26
Duo Agilis:
Izabella Budai, flute
Pei-Chen Chen, piano
La Flûte Française: The newly formed Duo Agilis (flutist Izabella Budai and Pei-Chen Chen, piano) devote their inaugural program to music by French composers. Devienne, Sonata Op. 58 Nr. 5; Gaubert, Fantaisie; Briccialdi, Solo Romantico Op. 72; Libermann, Sonata Op.23
JUNE 2
The Minden Duo:
Robert Minden
Carla Hallet
In Toronto from the west coast to record a brand new album. Magical sounds from invented instruments and children’s toys. A concert for an adventurous audience from the founder of the legendary Robert Minden Ensemble!
JUNE 9
Beth Silver, cello
Jenna Richards, pian
Fresh from her Master`s recital at McGill University after studies with Matt Haimowitz, cellist Beth Silver joins frequent partner Jenna Richards for a lyrical program of music by Fauré, Poulenc and Debussy
JUNE 16
Anastasia Rizikov, piano
Pianist Anastasia Rizikov made her unforgettable Toronto recital debut for Music Mondays when she was only 13. Now a seasoned 15-year-old, she returns with international tours under her belt and a recording for CBC Radio 2.
JUNE 23
Kristine Dandavino, mezzo soprano
Brett Kingsbury, piano
A pair of achingly beautiful song cycles by Canadians Srul Irving Glick and Pierre Mercure bookend a recital by a young singer possessed of a magnificent voice
JUNE 30
Toronto Brass Quintet
The recently formed Toronto Brass Quintet is comprised of some of Ontario's most exciting and versatile brass players, each bringing a unique voice to the ensemble.
JULY 7
Koichi Inoue, piano
A long-time favourite of Music Mondays, pianist Koichi Inoue returns with an atmospheric program of music by Fauré, Chopin and Isaac Albeniz.
JULY 14
Gretchen’s Muse,
with Abigail Carr, baroque violi
Gretchen’s Muse specializes in music of the 18th century. Founded in 2012 by violinist Abigail Karr, they’re one of New York City’s newest period chamber music ensembles. Presented in cooperation and with thanks to the Toronto Music Garden.
JULY 21
Raymond Spasovski, pian
France Unleashed: Critics have praised Raymond Spasovski for his “impeccable playing, virtuosity and musicality”. Music by Chabrier, Poulenc, Ravel, Debussy, and Satie played by a Music Mondays favourite.
JULY 28
Zorana Sadiq, soprano
Joe Macerollo, accordion
Peter Tieffenbach, piano
Nothing Compares to You: Accordionist Joe Macerollo and soprano Zorana Sadiq reimagine the songs of Kate Bush, Prince and Radiohead and boil them down to their deep, dark essence – from the Bulgarian sweep of Kate Bush’s pop-scenas to the sweet synth build of Prince’s perfect pop.
AUGUST 4
CBC Music Young Artist of 2014
Ji Soo Choi, violin
Ben Smith, piano
How do you get to Juilliard? You practice six hours a day. Already prodigiously talented, hard work payed off for Mississauga’s Ji Soo Choi, now in her first year at the prestigious school. Works by Franck, Prévost and Sarasate.This concert is being recorded by CBC Radio 2’s IN CONCERT for future broadcast as part of CBC Music Young Artist of 2014.
AUGUST 11
CBC Music Young Artist of 2014
Bryan Cheng, cello
Sylvie Cheng, piano
The 16-year old Canadian cellist Bryan Cheng is already recognized for his natural, virtuosic command of the cello and his mature, impassioned musicianship. As the cellist of Cheng2 Duo, he and his pianist sister, Silvie Cheng have given many recitals in Canada and the United States, as well as in Europe and Asia. This concert is being recorded by CBC Radio 2’s IN CONCERT for future broadcast as part of CBC Music Young Artist of 2014.
AUGUST 18
Kornel Wolak, clarinet
Canzona Chamber Players
Evan Mitchell, conducto
Evan Mitchell, the young assistant conductor of the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, presents rarely heard works for clarinet, basset horn and orchestra by Mendelssohn, Krenek and Buczinski.
AUGUST 25
Rachel Krehm, soprano
Canzona Chamber Players
Evan Mitchell, conductor
Les Nuits d’Eté: The brilliant young soprano Rachel Krehm sings Mozart`s Exultate Jubilate and the heavenly Nuits d’Eté by Hector Berlioz with orchestral accompaniment.