Thank to our patrons

We appreciate your support during this season of music – and recognize that some of you have been with us for four years of performances – Thank you!  You may even be able to spot yourself in the last concert audience pictured above. Your attendance and enthusiasm has made this series possible. It ended with a wonderful performance by Brett Polegato and Robert Kortgaard.  The first appears later this month on April 29 and 30 with the Pax Christi Chorales premiere performance of the oratorio, The Apostles; and Robert will return to us next season with a Valentine surprise on February 11, 2018.

 

And stay tuned for our opening performance on November 5, 2017 when we celebrate Canada’s 150th year.  Ian Bell and Tom Leighton and friends face off in a competition of the best Canadian songs of 1867 and 1967 – and you as the audience get to be the panel of judges.  You won’t want to miss it.

AND SO IT GOES!

Brett Polegato in recent performance

It’s time for another of our lively neighborhood concerts and here it is!

Brett Polegato and Robert Kortgaard love to take a new show on the road.  The title of this one comes from the beautiful Billy Joel song of the same name.  It is just one of the many emotionally stirring highlights of this programme full of classic music theatre hits from the  last century and this one, along with individual songs that they love, like Cole Porter’s “Begin the Beguine” and “Miss Otis Regrets”. From the witty ditties by Noel Coward to the grand Soliloquy from the musical Carousel, with contemporary music theatre hits from shows such as Sondheim’s “Company” and “Sweeney Todd”, all will be delivered with the grand sophistication of Brett’s internationally renowned vocal and interpretive skills.

Robert Kortgaard

We are very pleased to present Brett Polegato for the first time – and to welcome back Robert Kortgaard, who has appeared previously with Rebecca Caine in our second series on that very same date in 2014, as well as with Peter Tiefenbach in “One Piano -Four Hands” last season. This promises to be a wonderful collaboration once again.

Things get under way at 3:00 pm. on Sunday, April 9.  Tickets will go quickly and we encourage you to order yours now and join us for a wonderful afternoon of music and refreshments.  You can order tickets here.

DOUBLE DOUBLE DUO – just a week away!

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If you haven’t signed up, now is the time.  Double Double Duo promises to be great fun.  You can read all about it here and buy tickets here.

You may also remember the wonderful Christmas concert we presented last year at this time.  Director Karen Burke invites you to attend a similar one later in December.

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Double Double – Coming up!

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No – it’s neither Tim Horton’s nor MacDonalds – its Double Double Duo!

In a classy and dynamic show, Double-Double Duo uniquely fuses classical showpieces with folk, world, jazz, and pop music. In the 2015/16 season, DDD is touring to Ecuador, Poland, France and across Canada. Since their inaugural performance in 2012, DDD has been presented by major arts organizations, including The Ontario Philharmonic, Barrie Concerts, The Royal Ontario Museum, The Chopin Society of Canada and the Calgary Stampede. Their success led to signing with Richard Paul Concert Artists in 2014.

Two-time Canadian Digital Accordion Champion Michael Bridge (accordions/piano) has soloed with the Boston Pops and won the prestigious Calgary Stampede Talent Search, out of 300 young artists. Highly acclaimed for his musical imagination, Dr. Kornel Wolak (clarinet/piano) has been praised by numerous critics. Double-Double’s music is fun and fiery, as they continue to push the boundaries of live-performance to the next level!

 You won’t want to miss this one.  Order tickets now for the show on Monday, November 28 at 7:30 pm with reception to follow.

Another Season Begins!

 

1928259_58589598349_4979630_nGet ready to enjoy another season of our intimate concerts in the heart of Rosedale-Summerhill. We are happy to announce our opening concert, Vibrant Strings – featuring Toronto’s Windermere String Quartet on Sunday September 25 at 3:00 pm.  You can find out more about the artists here.

Formed in the spring of 2005, the Windermere String Quartet regularly performs the music of Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert and their contemporaries on period instruments. They are particularly interested in rediscovering forgotten works and also commission new ones. The quartet has been praised by The Wholenote magazine  “for its dynamic performances and distinctive approach to well-known and rarely-heard repertoire as well as its regular commissions of new works.”  They have been chosen as Critic’s Pick several times by the Toronto Star, and have been recorded for broadcast by the CBC.

You can find out more about these accomplished artists here.  Tickets are on sale now and you can order them here.

Hands on Performers!

robertKortgaardGet ready for another event to end our season as we welcome back Robert Kortgaard along with Peter Tiefenbach in an entertaining afternoon of collaborative piano.  This final series concert is entitled  Keyed Up! -1 Piano – 4 Hands. It features the music of Poulenc, Ravel, Dvorak – and a little P.D.Q. Bach.  Join us on Sunday April 3 at 3:00 pm.  Order tickets now

Peter2Some of you will remember Robert as a collaborator with Rebecca Caine in a previous series. Toronto concert goers have also met Peter in collaboration with Diva Mary Lou Fallis in her many performances.  We invite you to join these well known Toronto musicians, organizers of music festivals and collaborative pianists, amid many other accomplishments in our own intimate setting. Enjoy meeting the artists and friends at the reception that follows too.

The specifics for the concert – and where to find – us are here  To learn more about these artists and our other performers in 2015-2016m, you can find more information here. And you can purchase tickets here.