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Our 2015 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

May 4

Emily Kruspe, violin;
Jeanie Chung, piano

CBC Music Young Artist of 2015. Winner of both the Orford String Quartet Scholarship and the University of Toronto Concerto Competition, violinist Emily Kruspe is in the Artist Diploma program at The Glenn Gould School. Works include the Romance no. 2 by Beethoven, Bartok’s Rhapsody no. 2 and a late romantic masterwork, the Violin Sonata by Elgar.

This concert is being recorded by CBC Radio2’s IN CONCERT for future broadcast as part of CBC  Music Young Artist of 2015, a series devoted to Canada’s next generation of virtuoso   performers

May 11

Beatriz Boizán, piano

Postcards from the South - A Latin classical pianist endowed with the sensitivity and skill  of a virtuoso and the charm and vibrant personality of a star, Beatriz Boizán is establishing herself as an exotic and deeply authentic musician. Her program includes the Sonata in C Major H. 50 by Haydn, Estampes by Debussy and Ginastera’s Danzas Argentina.

May 18

Lark Quartet: Les Allt, flute
Aaron Schwebel
, violin
Keith Hamm, viola
Roberta Janzen, cello

 It Takes Flute to Tango - One of Toronto’s most versatile flutists joins forces with three dynamic young string players to form The Lark Quartet. Works include the Flute Quartet in D major, K285, by Mozart and Three Quartets: Oblivion, Escualo, and Libertango by Astor Piazzolla.

May 25

Brett Kingsbury, piano

Debussy’s Preludes: A listener’s guide - Brett Kingsbury teaches piano at Western  University. Music Mondays audiences know him best as the pianist of the Madawaska  Quartet. In a solo outing Brett shares his knowledge and lifelong passion for the second book of Debussy’s impressionistic masterpieces.

June 1

Luke Welch, piano

Welcome Home - Fresh off his New Zealand tour, the exciting Canadian-born pianist and  Dutch resident Luke Welch plays Robert Schumann’s Kinderszenen, Op. 15, Scherzo by Oskar  Morawetz and Franz Schubert’s Sonata in A minor, D. 784.

June 8

Angela Park, piano

A River Runs Through It - A Music Mondays favourite, Angela Park explores watery themes  in a program of works by Chopin, Brahms, Liszt and Canadian composer John Burge.

June 15

William O’Meara, organ

Seven Continents in 50 Minutes - William O’Meara plays organ music from Africa, Asia,  Australia, North America, South America, Europe and…Antarctica???

June 22

Maria Soulis, mezzo soprano
Michael Kolk, guitar
Julian Knight, violin

From Greece to Granada - Classical and folk music from Turkey, Greece and Spain,  including popular arrangements by de Falla and Garcia Lorca, as well as Lorca texts set to  music by Mikis Theodorakis.

June 29

Raphael Weinroth-Browne, solo cello

Chaconne - Cellist, multi-instrumentalist and composer Raphael Weinroth-Browne loves  music that’s new and adventurous. His program for solo cello includes the Third Suite for  Solo Cello, op. 87 by Benjamin Britten, a brand new work by Raphael himself and J.S. Bach’s great Chaconne in D minor for Solo Violin arranged for cello by Brian Yoon.

July 6

Cecilia Lee, piano

Time’s Journey - The versatile young Toronto musician gears up for her ARCT examination  with a diverse program of works by Bach, Chopin and Albeniz, and features Beethoven’s  Pathetique Sonata along with Jean Coulthard’s moving Image Astrale.

July 13

Lalun Ensemble

Established in 2011, Lalun is a world music ensemble with unique instrumentation and a  hypnotic intercultural sound. Lalun presents original compositions and traditional music  from Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, coloured and influenced by its members’ roots in  Chinese, Flamenco, Galician and Jewish music. (With thanks to the Toronto Music Garden.)

July 20

Mary Kenedi, piano

Bartok and Beyond - Mary Kenedi specialises both in the music of Bartók, Kodály, and in contemporary Canadian works. She calls on all her resources in a program of works by the two Hungarian titans along with Canadian masters Marjan Mozetich and Jack Behrens.

July 27

Chris James, flute
Aaron James, piano

Contemporary Blockbusters for Flute -  Recent hits for the flute includes Sibilo (2011) by Paolo Marchettini (1974-), Variations for flute and piano by Robert Beaser (1954-) and  Aubade from "The Wolf Project" by R. Murray Schafer (1933-).

August 3

Soloists of the Cui International Music Festival:
Monique McDonald, soprano
Irina  Rindzuner, soprano
Ricardo Rosa, baritone
Gulchekhra Inoyatova, piano
and more…

A program of vocal and piano favorites, including Dich, teure Halle from Tannhauser by  Richard Wagner, Summertime from Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin, "Liebeslied" by  Schumann-Lizst and much more. The Cui International Summer Music Festival – Canada 2015 is a production of the  Russian American Cultural Heritage Center  among others. The mission of the Festival is to  provide talented singers and pianists with an exciting multicultural exchange to perform  classical music from around the world

August 10

Altius Guitar Duo: Adam Batstone and Chad Yacobucci, Guitars
CBC Music Young Artist of 2015

From Baroque to BrazilMusic for two guitars from Couperin to Chopin and Gismonti This concert is being recorded by CBC Radio2’s IN CONCERT for future broadcast as part of CBC  Music Young Artist of 2015, a series devoted to Canada’s next generation of virtuoso  performers

August 17

William Aide, piano

The Romantic Character Piece - A long time Music Mondays favourite explores this  expressive genre. Works include the Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52 by Chopin and  Kinderszenen (Scenes from Childhood) Op. 15 by Schumann.

August 24

Blackwood: Peter-Anthony Togni, organ and piano, Jeff Reilly, bass clarinet

Featuring the world premiere of Peter-Anthony Togni’s Benedicite, commissioned for  Music Mondays and the Church of the Holy Trinity. In Blackwood, Togni and bass clarinetist  Jeff Reilly explore the full range of their musical experience, from modality to modernism, in  a sound that that is beautiful, mysterious and totally engaging.

August 31

Rachel Krehm, soprano, Canzona Chamber Players, Evan Mitchell, conductor

In our final concert, conductor Evan Mitchell returns with Canzona Chamber Players and soprano Rachel Krehm to perform Richard Strauss' Vier Lieder, Op. 27 and the cheery and lyrical Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88, B. 163  by Antonín Dvořák. Don't miss this one!