Our 2016 Season
All Concerts are held Mondays at 12:15 at The Church of the Holy Trinity, 10 Trinity Square Toronto, right beside the Eaton Centre
Phone: 416-598-4521 Ext 223
Admission: PWYC with a suggested minimum donation of $5.00
Agincourt Madrigal Singers
and Chamber Orchestra
If Music Be the Food of Love
Multi-award winning Agincourt Madrigal Singers (MusicFest Nationals, the CMEA Leslie Bell Award, first place in National Music Festival Association and Toronto Kiwanis Music Festival) will be joined by the Agincourt Chamber Orchestra. Over 60 young performers will open our 25th Anniversary Season with works by David Dickau, Palestrina, David MacIntyre, Dan Davison, Peter Warlock and Mozart, all conducted by James Pinhorn and Amanda Tulk-O’Reilly.
Su Jeon Higuera, piano
Join us at midday for an intriguing program of “Night Music.” Acclaimed by the Winnipeg Free Press as a “dynamo pianist”, Dr. Su Jeon Higuera, a graduate of The Juilliard School, l’Université de Montréal and The Glenn Gould School performs works by Heather Schmidt, Grieg, Chopin and the ever popular Beethoven “Moonlight” Sonata.
Flautas del Fuego – Flute Duo
The Power of Two: Double Concertos for Flutes
Although born on distant continents and trained in different countries, the intense personal connection between flutists Alhelí Pimienta and Izabella Budai sparked a musical partnership of shared passion and artistic concord that can be clearly heard in their performances. They are joined by pianist Michael Berkovsky to perform three concertos by Telemann, Doppler and Zyman.
|Mary Kenedi, piano||
Mary Kenedi and Friends
One of Schubert’s most popular pieces of chamber music, his “Trout” Piano Quintet in A major, D. 667 will be featured by well-known Toronto performers Mary Kenedi, piano; Valerie Sylvester, violin; Sheila Smyth, viola; Susan Naccache, cello; and Neal Evans, double bass.
|Michael Westwood, clarinet||
Ashes of Soldiers
With forthcoming tour dates across Canada and in Europe, a third commission and premiere in two years, and an ambitious new project to perform the five “Benny Goodman” concertos over the next three years, Michael Westwood is a highly sought after soloist and chamber musician. He is joined by soprano Kripa Nageshwar and pianist Chad Heltzel performing works by Mahler, Vaughan Williams, and Ashes of Soldiers by Collin Eatock.
Echoes of Bach
Praised by New Music Toronto for their “top-notch playing and captivating stage presence,” Reverb Brass is a fast-rising, virtuosic chamber ensemble dedicated to cutting-edge contemporary works. Their Music Mondays program will include J.S. Bach, selections from The Art of the Fugue, Jeff Smallman, Baroquial Suite, and Paul Hindemith, selections from Ludus Tonalis.
|Russell Drago Trio||
As heard on JAZZ FM.91, at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, and in many of Toronto’s best clubs from Rivoli on Queen West to Hugh's Room, Russell Drago Trio features the “velvety smooth” stylings of jazz vocalist Russell Drago. It's all about versatility where touches of the old-school standard meet sly and swinging things off the beaten track. Songs to include When I Fall in Love, I Could Write a Book, It Ain't Necessarily So, Old Cape Cod, and A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square.
|Ronée Boyce, piano||
Since their debut recital in 2002, award-winning Canadian pianist Ronée Boyce and French cellist Gwendeline Lumaret have been described musically as being "in perfect harmony" (Le Progrès, France). As the ensemble Duo Primo they have performed in concerts, recital series and festivals across France, and have explored a wide range of musical repertoire, spanning from early classical to late 20th century works. In June their Music Mondays program will include Shostakovich and Barber sonatas.
Yamaha and D'Addario Artists
This quartet has performed live for thousands on main stages in Toronto for events such as Canada Day in Dundas Square 2014, featured in the UK Magazine 'PROG', performed for Toronto's 2015 Pan Am Games Countdown Launch, Vancouver's Alternative Fashion Week, TIFF, and aired on radio across North America. Join us for a time-lapse concert of Dévah Quartet as they take you through their seven-year development from acoustic classical quartet to the electric prog-rock band they currently are.
|Koichi Inoue, piano||
Albeniz's Iberia Book III
A long-time favourite of Music Mondays, Koichi Inoue, Doctor of Music in Piano Performance from Indiana University, who now makes Toronto his home, returns to continue his performances of Albeniz’s cycle for piano Iberia. This summer he performs book 3 of 4: El Albaicín (district of Granada), El Polo (Andalusian dance), and Lavapiés (after the district of Madrid).
|Aaron James, organ||
Bach and Beyond
Recent Doctor of Musical Arts graduate from the Eastman School of Music, Rochester N.Y., and winner of the 2012 National Organ Playing Competition of the Royal Canadian College of Organists, Aaron returns to his native Toronto to perform a program with a mixture of Baroque and modern music, including works by Bach, Böhm, Jan Welmers's minimalist Laudate Dominum and Henry Cowell's Hymn and Fuguing Tune No. 14.
|Cary Savage, guitar||
Transcriptions and Works for the Spanish Guitar
American born guitarist Cary Savage completed his Bachelor of Music at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, before moving to Montréal in 2002 where he completed Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees at l’Université de Montréal. Cary will be performing some of the greatest works ever written on the Spanish Guitar; works by J.S. Bach, Isaac Albeniz, Francesco Tarrega, and Agustín Barrios Mangoré.
|Denis Gagné, organ||
Organ Music from Québec
Denis Gagné is currently Organist at St-Vincent de Paul Church in Laval and was previously at the Shrine of the Blessed Sacrament, Saint-Léonard and Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel. He has served as Director and Vice President of Les Amis de l'orgue de Montréal. This coming June he travels to Europe to perform a recital at the great Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris for Les Amis de l'Orgue de Luxembourg. We are thrilled Denis will be joining us at Music Mondays in July to perform an all-Québecois program of works by Daveluy, LeBuis, Warren, and the Bédard Suite du deuxième ton.
|Allison Au, saxophone||
The Allison Au Quartet
Fresh off their Forest Grove CD release US/Canadian Tour, the 2016 Juno winner for “Best Jazz Album: Group” Allison Au Quartet comes to Music Mondays to perform selections from the album along with a selection of Jazz standards.
Stephanie Chua, piano
Véronique Mathieu, violin
True North - Canadian Duos for Violin & Piano
As a much sought after collaborative pianist, Stephanie Chua has performed in some of Canada's most important contemporary ensembles including Trio Fibonacci, Toca Loca, and Contact Contemporary Music. She performs regularly as a duo with violinist Véronique Mathieu, whose recent collaboration with composer Adam Scime was covered by the Strad Magazine, and successfully reviewed in Toronto. Their performance for Music Mondays will include Sonata No. 1 in E minor by Healey Willan and works by Claude Champagne, Violet Archer & Heather Schmidt.
|Anastasia Rizikov, piano||
Surrealism at Midday
Anastasia first performed for Music Mondays at the young age of 13! This summer she returns as a seasoned 17 year-old, during which time her concert schedules have taken her all over Europe - Spain, Italy, Switzerland, France, Poland, Ukraine, Russia - the United States, and Canada, where she has played in such prestigious halls as Carnegie Hall, Roy Thomson Hall, Koerner Hall, Auditorio Manuel de Falla, and the Kremlin. Her program will include F. Liszt- Ballade No. 2 in B minor, S. 171; M. Ravel- Gaspard de la Nuit; and A. Scriabin- Sonata No. 4 in F-sharp major, Op. 30.
|Bryan Holt, cello
Amahl Arulanandam, cello
VC² are an innovative cello duo that bridge the gap between Ludwig Van and Van Halen. Comprised of multi-genre cellists Amahl Arulanandam and Bryan Holt, the Toronto-based duo seeks to present programs that are both artistically challenging and easily accessible to the casual concertgoer. They have performed in venues ranging from intimate pubs to Roy Thomson Hall and are constantly searching for new ways and spaces to bring art music to a wide variety of audiences. Their performance will feature works by master cello pedagogues and Canadian contemporary composers with a few added surprises.
|Gala 25th Anniversary Concert
|David Braid, piano||
Hailed in the Canadian press as “A jazz genius to call our own” (Macleans Magazine), Steinway Piano Artist David Braid was recently awarded Jazz Pianist of the Year in Canada. He has released nine recordings, garnering six Juno nominations and two Juno awards; he is also a multi-National Jazz Award Winner and a recipient of the Canada Council for the Arts' “JazzID Award.” Join us to hear David perform on our new Steinway “B” piano, in a Gala Music Mondays 25th Anniversary Concert, presented by Steinway Piano Gallery Toronto. There will be a reception following the concert.