Concerts at the Club

Throughout the year the Music Committee hosts concerts for members and guests.

Concerts begin at 7:30 pm, following a Club dinner at 6:30 pm.

 

 

 

 

 

April

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, 3 – John Gray and Friends

Not only is John Gray, long-time friend of the Club, a writer and a sought-after expert in live performance recording but he is also a performer and composer. He invites us to an evening of his recent compositions featuring a veritable cornucopia of top-notch musicians! Among the works showcased, the highlight will be a premiere of Sextuour (2017), a work for flute (Alhelì Pimienta), oboe (Peter Voisey), clarinet (Peter Stoll), bassoon (Christian Sharpe), horn (Christine Passmore) and piano (Steven Philcox).

 

 


Wednesday, 10 –   Alex Liedke, oboe
Zsolt Bognár, piano

Alex Liedtke, currently Associate Principal Oboe at the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and next year’s Principal Oboe with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, will present an extraordinary programme of original and arranged works for oboe with his pianist associate Zsolt Bognár. Bognár’s multi-dimensional career redefines what it means to be a musician in our century as he hosts the award-winning film series Living the Classical Life, in addition to performing across North America, Europe and Asia.

The oboe’s special sound sends a shiver up the spine! You are in for a treat.


Wednesday, 17 – Alexa Frankian, soprano

“Abundantly Talented” (Opera Canada) Alexa Frankian, a rising star in the world of opera and art song, is known for her warm and engaging captivating performances and generous collaborations.

Praised for her ability to connect with audiences on a deep and personal level, her warm and engaging stage presence, combined with impeccable technique, make her an emerging artist to watch

 

 


Monday, 22 – Ensemble Vivant

We welcome back Ensemble Vivant, who delighted us last year with a buoyant mix of light classics, Broadway, ragtime, tango, and more.

Led by pianist Catherine Wilson, Ensemble Vivant has released fifteen well-received CDs featuring an eclectic repertoire to please all tastes.
For this performance at our Club, they will feature works by Antonio Vivaldi, John Burke, Jerome Kern, Richard Whiteman, Carlos Guastavino, Aldemaro Romero, Astor Piazzolla, and others.

 

May

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 quartet with Lucie Ticho, Peter Eom, and Daniel Haemin Go

June

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

 

Throughout the year the Music Committee hosts concerts for members and guests.

Concerts begin at 7:30 pm, following a Club dinner at 6:30 pm.

APRIL


Wednesday, 3 – John Gray and Friends

Not only is John Gray, long-time friend of the Club, a writer and a sought-after expert in live performance recording but he is also a performer and composer. He invites us to an evening of his recent compositions featuring a veritable cornucopia of top-notch musicians! Among the works showcased, the highlight will be a premiere of Sextuour (2017), a work for flute (Alhelì Pimienta), oboe (Peter Voisey), clarinet (Peter Stoll), bassoon (Christian Sharpe), horn (Christine Passmore) and piano (Steven Philcox).

 


Wednesday, 10 –   Alex Liedke, oboe
Zsolt Bognár, piano

Alex Liedtke, currently Associate Principal Oboe at the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and next year’s Principal Oboe with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, will present an extraordinary programme of original and arranged works for oboe with his pianist associate Zsolt Bognár. Bognár’s multi-dimensional career redefines what it means to be a musician in our century as he hosts the award-winning film series Living the Classical Life, in addition to performing across North America, Europe and Asia.

The oboe’s special sound sends a shiver up the spine! You are in for a treat.

 



Wednesday, 17 – Duo Sciocco
Colin Mackey, baritone
Karmen Grubišić, piano

Join us to hear the recent winners in the duo category of the Royal Conservatory of Music’s Chamber Competition.

Colin is pursuing an Artist Diploma in Performance from the RCM’s Glenn Gould School on a full-tuition Temerty Foundation Scholarship. His performances cover the range of opera, musical theatre, concert, and choral settings, and he also maintains an active conducting and teaching schedule. Colin made his Toronto conducting debut with the St. Michael’s Boy Choir at their Massey Hall Christmas concert.

 


Monday, 22 – Ensemble Vivant

We welcome back Ensemble Vivant, who delighted us last year with a buoyant mix of light classics, Broadway, ragtime, tango, and more.

Led by pianist Catherine Wilson, Ensemble Vivant has released fifteen well-received CDs featuring an eclectic repertoire to please all tastes.
For this performance at our Club, they will feature works by Antonio Vivaldi, John Burke, Jerome Kern, Richard Whiteman, Carlos Guastavino, Aldemaro Romero, Astor Piazzolla, and others.

 

May

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 quartet with Lucie Ticho, Peter Eom, and Daniel Haemin Go

June

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

 

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