It is with great joy that we are able to announce our seventh annual recital season!
We have some fantastic events to share with you and yes, we WILL be celebrating Beethoven’s birthday in a big way!
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2019 – 19:00 – Matthieu Foresi, composer and pianist
Fourteen year-old pianist and composer Matthieu Foresi is an exciting musician who recently won second place in the Canadian Chopin Society Competition. His recital will feature the music of Chopin, Scarlatti, Scriabin, and his own composition! Join us for an exciting evening of music from this talented young artist!
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2019 – 19:30 – Wayne Weng and Larry Weng, piano duet
You’ve heard Igor Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring with a full orchestra and now you will get to experience it in a more intimate setting of the piano duet! Join us for an evening of pianistic excellence with two award-winning musicians. Larry Weng and Wayne Weng have been successful on the international stage at competitions that include the Queen Elisabeth in Belgium and New York Concert Artists. The first half of the concert features beloved four-hand duets by Franz Schubert.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2019 – 18:00 – Jazz! Triology with special guest Maya Rae
Come join the party with some of Canada’s top jazz musicians: Jodi Proznick on bass, Miles Black on piano, and Bill Coon on guitar. They will be joined by special guest – Maya Rae, a young jazz singer who has recently been enchanting audiences at many jazz festivals!
FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2020 – 18:00 – Andrew Yang, piano
“Chopin & Beyond: Great Polish Piano Music” – Join us for a wonderful evening of Chopin’s most beloved piano music and music of his fellow Poles! We will journey through the Romantic music of this amazing region!
THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2020 – 19:30 – Beethoven Festival Concert 1 – Jonathan Crow and Philip Chiu
The powerhouse combination of violinist Jonathan Crow and pianist Philip Chiu create a style of ensemble playing that immediately captures listeners. Over three nights, they will play the complete sonatas for piano and violin by Ludwig van Beethoven.
Program: Sonata for piano and violin no. 1
Sonata for piano and violin no. 3
Sonata for piano and violin no. 7
FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2020 – 19:30 – Beethoven Festival Concert 2 – Jonathan Crow and Philip Chiu
Program: Sonata for piano and violin no. 2
Sonata for piano and violin no. 5
Sonata for piano and violin no. 8
Sonata for piano and violin no. 10
SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 2020 – 19:30 – Beethoven Festival Concert 3 – Jonathan Crow and Philip Chiu
Program: Sonata for piano and violin no. 4
Sonata for piano and violin no. 6
Sonata for piano and violin no. 9
FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2020 – 18:00 – Beethoven Festival Concert 4 – Alexander Ullman, solo piano
Praised for his subtle interpretations and refined technical mastery, British pianist Alexander Ullman has impressed audiences and critics worldwide with his deep understanding of the scores he interprets, his elegant touch and crystalline phrasing. Alexander first came to international attention in 2011 after winning the Franz Liszt International Piano Competition in Budapest. Join us for a wonderful evening as Alexander Ullman will perform music by Haydn and Beethoven’s Third Symphony – transcribed for solo piano!
FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2020 – 19:30 – Vieness Piano Duo
For years, the Vieness Piano Duo from Los Angeles has enthralled audiences in their electric and captivating performances of a wide range of repertoire. Their intuition for conversation coupled with a commanding stage presence has made them regularly in demand throughout the world. It is important to Vieness to reach both experienced music lovers and people who are new to the music world.