Concerts begin at 7:30 pm, following a Club dinner at 6:30 pm.
Wednesday, 6 – John Lettieri, accordion
Something for Everyone!
The Club’s music season opens on 6 September 2023 with an accordion performance by John Lettieri, a student of the masterful Joseph Macerollo.
Lettieri has participated as a performer in a wide variety of musical events, from the Beaches International Jazz Festival and the Ashkenaz Festival to the Niagara International Chamber Festival. This background allows John to program a wide variety of music. In the Club’s Great Hall, he will perform a mixed program of classical and popular works, ranging from Scarlatti , Bach and Kreisler, to “In the Mood” and even a Piazzola tango. It’s a program for any and every taste that will kick off the Club’s concert year.
Wednesday, 13 – Louis Lawlor, guitar
Canadian guitarist, Louis Lawlor, regularly performs around the world, and has recently returned from Europe where he performed in several venues in France and Italy.
Louis will be playing preludes by Brazilian composer, Villa-Lobos, a guitarist himself, who has been described as “the single most significant creative figure in 20th-century Brazilian art music”. His music has become a staple in the classical guitar repertoire. Also included in the programme will be classical Spanish melodies, some going back as far as the 1400s, many of which will be familiar to us.
Wednesday, 27 – Eric Fujita, violin
Rare Gems for Solo Violin
We welcome back violinist Eric Fujita, who appeared to acclaim with us last season as a member of the Interro String Quartet. In addition to performing with various orchestras and chamber groups across the GTA, Eric is a data specialist for the musical AI company, Anima-AI. He holds a DMA from the University of Toronto, where he studied with Timothy Ying and Annalee Patipatanakoon and completed a thesis on the solo violin works of early- to mid-twentieth-century Israeli composers.
For this evening’s program, Eric will delight us with music by French composers of the twentieth century such as Darius Milhaud, Arthur Honegger and Jean Françaix. He promises “witty elements, tunes that may be quite over the top, and a lot of surprises”!
Wednesday, 4 – Students of flautist Susan Hoeppner. Come and hear a flute choir!
Wednesday, 11 – Dane Ko, piano
Monday, 16 – Jean-Samuel Bez, violin; Jean-Luc Therrien, piano
Wednesday, 25 – Vanessa Yu, piano
Wednesday, 1 – Fellows from the highly esteemed Rebank’s International Performance Residency Program at the Royal Conservatory.
Wednesday, 8 – Joonghun Cho, piano
Monday, 13 – Lillian Brooks, mezzo-soprano
Wednesday, 22 – Fellows from the Rebank’s International Performance Residency Program at the Royal Conservatory.
Wednesday, 29 – Caara Yeung, flute; Irina Bazik, piano
Monday, 4 – Singers from the studio of Lorna MacDonald
Wednesday, 13 – Colin Ainsworth, tenor
Wednesday, 20 – Sasha Malikov, piano
Wednesday, 10 – Wayne Gooding on Janaček
Monday, 15 – Hee-Soo Yoon, violin, Kuan-Yu Huang, ‘cello
Wednesday, 24 – Joyce Zheng, Adrian Tsui, piano four-hands
Wednesday, 31 – Benjamin Smith, piano
Wednesday, 7 – Aleh Remezau, oboe/cor anglais
Wednesday, 14 – Valentine’s Day Cabaret
Wednesday, 21 – Gloria Yip – violin
Monday, 26 – U of T Opera School
Wednesday, 6 – Jialiang Zhu, piano
Wednesday, 13 – Robert Conquer, trombone
We are thrilled to host this young musician who has been recognized as one of CBC’s “30 Hot Classical Musicians under 30.” He is the first-prize recipient of the Canada Council for the Arts – Michael Measures Prize, and is the newly appointed principle trombonist for the Canadian Opera Company.
Wednesday, 20 – Brahm Goldhamer, piano
Monday, 25 – Maria Milenic, mezzo soprano
Wednesday, 3 – John Grey
Wednesday, 10 – Alex Liedtke, oboe
Wednesday, 17 – Alexa Frankian, soprano
Monday, 22 – Ensemble Vivant
Wednesday, 1 – U of T Young Composers
Wednesday, 8 – Tenorissimi: Our annual duelling showcase of the best young tenors from the University of Toronto.
Monday, 13 – Charlotte Anderson, soprano
Wednesday, 22 – Melody Chan, piano
Wednesday, 29 – Drew Comstock, ‘cello; Aaron Schwebel, violin
Wednesday, 5 – Rachel Miller, mezzo soprano, Brahm Goldhamer, piano
Monday, 10 – Piano Trio: Clara Yoon, violin; Julia Tom, cello; Megan Chang, piano
Wednesday, 19 – Jialiang Zhu, chamber
Wednesday, 26 – Tristan Savella, piano