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Welcome to our 2023 Season!! 

Lunchtime concerts return to the historic Church of the Holy Trinity this summer! Every Monday from June to Labour Day at 12:15 pm. Admission: pay-what-you-can. Suggested donation $10. Thank you for your continued support!

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June 5

Ali MassoudiPadideh Ahrarnejad
Ali Massoudi and Padideh Ahrarnejad

A Celebration of Persian Music

Persian traditional music is a rich and intricate art form that has developed over centuries in Iran and the surrounding regions. It is characterized by a combination of melody, rhythm, and poetry, with a strong emphasis on improvisation and individual interpretation. Traditional Persian instruments include the tar, setar, tombak, and daf, among others, and the music often features complex rhythmic patterns and ornamentation. Persian traditional music has had a significant influence on other musical traditions in the Middle East and beyond, and continues to be appreciated and performed by musicians and enthusiasts around the world.

Join us for our opening concert of the 2023 season as Ali Massoudi and Padideh Ahrarnejad return to Music Mondays in a celebration of Persian music!
June 12

Warren Nicholson
Warren Nicholson

Plucked Music from Caccini to Bach

Winner of the ”Artists International Auditions” in NYC ,leading to his Carnegie Recital Hall debut in 1998, Warren Nicholson returns to Music Mondays to perform music from the Italian Renaissance and beyond, with works by: Caccini, Gesualdo/Pritsker, John Dowland, and Bach's Suite BWV 1007 in D major for solo guitar…
Polished and confident…gave the Villa Lobos etudes sensitive and shapely readings…” New York Concert Review
June 19

Odin Quartet
Alex Panizza
Odin Quartet with Alex Panizza

Odin Quartet with pianist Alex Panizza

Odin Quartet will be joined by Canadian-born Alex Panizza - Piano Professor at Catholic University in Buenos Aires - in an exciting selection of last movements from some of the best known string quartets and piano quintets of the classical repertoire, as well as contemporary Canadian music.

Works will include: Haydn - Sunrise Quartet op. 76 Finale, Mozart - Dissonance Quartet KV 465 Allegro Molto, Beethoven - String Quartet Op. 18 Allegro, Runcie - String Quartet No. 2 Gioco con parafrasi variegate, Brahms - Piano Quartet No. 1 Rondo: Allegro, Isaac Zee - Connotations, Beethoven - String Quartet No. 2 Finale, and Schumann - Piano Quintet Op. 44 Allegro ma non troppo.

  June 26

The Ezra Duo
The Ezra Duo

Classically Jazz

The Ezra Duo (Jacob Clewell, violin/viola and Sasha Bult-Ito, piano) has
appeared in Carnegie Hall and Koerner Hall, performed as special guests for a G7 Summit
event, and toured through the United States and Canada. Formed while students at The
Glenn Gould School, the duo has become known for compelling programming
highlighting the depth and virtuosity of true duo performance.

From classic Gershwin to Nikolai Kapustin's virtuosic, be-bop-laden
Sonata for Viola and Piano, The Ezra Duo steps all the way over the line separating
classical and jazz. This program features indomitable classical technique coupled with the
colorful unpredictability of jazz, showcasing the versatility of duo performance.

July 3

Conrad Gold

Amazing Organ Pipes

Conrad Gold holds B. Mus. and M. Mus. degrees in organ from Oberlin College and McGill University, where he studied with David Boe and William Porter. He attended Smarano Early Keyboards Academy in Italy to further his interest in historical keyboard instruments and baroque improvisation.

Music Mondays is pleased to offer this organ recital during the Royal Canadian College of Organists Festival of Pipes, Canada 2023. General audience members as well as organists, organ builders and enthusiasts will enjoy a program that shows off the many colours of Holy Trinity's superb Casavant Frères tracker-action baroque organ in variations on the American hymn Amazing Grace and the German Chorale Freu dich sehr. Attend the concert to hear this wonderful instrument, also to learn the intriguing story of how it came to be at Church of the Holy Trinity.

  July 10

Rebecca MortonTomoko InuiJung Tsai

Aspiration and Inspiration

Trio Coriolis (cellist Rebecca Morton, pianist Tomoko Inui, and violinist Jung Tsai) is pleased to make their Music Monday debut with a program entitled "Aspiration and Inspiration". 

The concert opens with a composition by the American composer Joan Tower.  Written in 2000, her trio "Big Sky" depicts a wild horseback adventure into the mountains of the Andes. This is followed by Gaetano Donizetti's Piano Trio in E flat Major, an early work which shows Donizetti's early development and even his budding operatic ability. The final piece on the program is Ravel's Piano Trio, a work rich in texture which showcases the group's virtuosity and musicality.

July 17

Ensemble Elatos
Ensemble Elatós


Canadian cellist, Noémie Raymond-Friset (named to the CBC's 30 hottest Canadian classical musicians under 30 list) returns to Music Mondays with Primrose Prize-winning violist Matthew Cohen and pianist and Steinway Artist Zhenni Li-Cohen.

Follow down the dark and mysterious path less traveled as they traverse two centuries of unjustly neglected masterpieces. From overlooked women of the 19th Century to rightfully celebrated dames of the present day, we invite you to join them for a poignantly intimate journey. Musical compositions inspired by the light of day are paired with those evoking the tranquility and mysteries of night, accompanied by poetry by Ella Higgonson and Sylvia Plath.

The journey culminates in Lera Auerbach’s magnificent Trio #2, entitled “This mirror has
three faces”, concluding a sonic voyage that travels through day into night and plumbing the depths of a mirror into the very soul.

  July 24

Clara YoonJulia TomMegan Chang
Clara Yoon, Julia Tom, and Megan Chang

Romanticism from Germany to Argentina

Toronto-based piano trio (Clara Yoon, violin; Julia Tom, cello; Megan Chang, piano) will be treat us to an afternoon of romantic music. The program will showcase one of Mendelssohn's most well-known works Piano Trio in D minor and end with Piazzolla's The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires in the style of passionate Argentinian tango idioms. 

  July 31

Marco VerzaMarcusSharon Lee
Marco Verza and the TCO String Quartet
A Tribute to Kerry Stratton 

A Tribute to Maestro Kerry Stratton

Italian clarinetist Marco Verza returns to Music Mondays with the Toronto Concert Orchestra String Quartet in a tribute concert to the late Maestro Kerry Stratton, Music Director of the Toronto Concert Orchestra and noted broadcaster.

The program will include Mozart's beloved Clarinet Quintet in A Major K.581, Maria Molinari's “Loss” for string quartet, Stravinski's “Three pieces” for solo clarinet, Molinari's “Non ti appartiene”, and a new work by Daniele Colla “Requiem for Kerry Stratton” for soprano, string quartet and clarinet. 

  August 7

Tamar Ilana
Tamar Ilana

Tamar Ilana & Ventanas Quartet

Tamar Ilana & Ventanas is a six-piece Toronto-based global music ensemble fronted by powerhouse vocalist and dancer Tamar Ilana and featuring the city’s finest world musicians. Drawing inspiration from such legendary artists as the Silk Road Ensemble, Paco de Lucía, and Yasmin Levy, they re-imagine Mediterranean melodies and flamenco grooves, and mix contemporary interpretations of ancient ballads with original compositions.

They’ve released three Canadian Folk Music Awards nominated albums and are recording their 4th. They’ve toured throughout North America and Colombia, and this fall they will be embarking on their first European tour.  “I’m a huge admirer,” says Leslie Feist."

  August 14

Victoria Wong
Victoria Wong

A Midsummer's Tale

Named as one of "Canada’s Top 30 under 30 musicians of 2022" by CBC, Victoria Wong made her concerto debut with orchestra at age five. She is the First Prize winner of Lancaster International Piano Competition, International Fringe Award, EPTA International Piano Competition, San Francisco International Music Competition, and is a top prizewinner in the Canadian Chopin Competition. We are thrilled to host her for this Music Mondays performance.

A collection of little pieces, this program promises to be a refreshing hour of storytelling. The first three on the program are all Romantic works, and reminiscent of ancient legends: Chopin's Nocturne Op 27 No 1, Clara Schumann's 4 Piece fugitives Op. 15 No.1, and Chopin's Fantasy in F, Op. 49.

The last three are all composed in the 20th century, but conjure up equally exciting narrations: Mathieu's Printemps Canadien reminds us of the brief but beautiful Canadian springtime, Gyorgy Ligeti -  Music Ricercata No. 3, 4, and 9, and Ravel's Gaspard de la Nuit movements are poems describing mythical creatures.

This performance will be recorded for broadcast by CBC CBC MUSIC.
  August 21

Jesse Dietschi Trio
Jesse Dietschi Trio

Jesse Dietschi Trio - "Gradient"

With performance credits ranging from orchestral soloist to jazz session player, Toronto bassist Jesse Dietschi is a truly versatile musician and composer equally experienced in jazz, classical, and popular music. We welcome him back to Music Mondays with his trio: Ewen Farncombe- piano, and Ethan Ardelli- drums, in a program "Gradient."

A gradient is a “change in magnitude of a property observed in passing from one moment to another”. It implies constant re-positioning on a sliding scale between two seemingly opposing factors. In their program Gradient, the Jesse Dietschi Trio places themselves on a sliding scale between modern jazz and contemporary classical chamber music, constantly adjusting their position as they navigate compositions that balance those two styles. 
  August 28

La Fiammata
La Fiammata Piano Duo

Heart to Heart

We are thrilled to welcome back La Fiammata Piano Duo (Linda Ruan and Charissa Vandikas) to Music Mondays, this time for a live, in-person performance! Praised for their “dizzying musicality” (Süddeutsche Zeitung), Canadian piano duo La Fiammata are the Second Prize winners, the Henle Urtext Prize winners and the youngest piano duo finalists of the 70th ARD International Music Competition. Named to the CBC's "30 hottest Canadian classical musicians under 30" list they have been featured on CBC's In Concert.

La Fiammata invites you to join them in a "Heart to Heart", let by the music of Beethoven - 8 Variations on a Theme by Waldstein, Alice Ho - Heart to Heart, Schubert - Lebensstürme in A minor, D. 947 and John Corigliano - Gazebo Dances. The intimate nature of four-hands piano explores what it means to have a personal and candid conversation between two, in a way that no other instrumentation can.
  September 4

Aaron HodgsonNikola
Aaron Hodgson and Nikola Locatelli

Intercâmbio - Brazilian and Canadian Music for Trumpets

Trumpeters Aaron Hodgson and Nikola Locatelli visit Music Mondays before heading out on a tour of South America! They will present a musical exploration of Canada and Brazil. The concert will showcase notable historical voices such as Calixa Lavallée and Santana Gomes alongside the new generation of leading composers, including Cait Nishimura and Fernando Morais.

Works by: R. Murray Schafer - Wolf Music, Aubade and Nocturne; Calixa Lavallé - Meditation; Cait Nishimura - Golden Hour; José Ursicino da Silva “Duda” - Suite Recife; Santana Gomes - Andante e Bolero