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Volume 21 Issue 5 - February 2016

  • Text
  • February
  • Toronto
  • Jazz
  • Arts
  • Symphony
  • Orchestra
  • Performing
  • Musical
  • Violin
  • Quartet
2016 is off to a flying start! We chronicle the Artful Times of Andrew Burashko, the violistic versatility of Teng Li, the ageless ebullience of jazz pianist Gene DiNovi and the ninetieth birthday of trumpeter Johnny Cowell. Jaeger remembers Boulez; Waxman recalls Bley's influence, and Olds finds Bowie haunting Editor's Corner. Oh, and did we mention there's all that music? Hello (and goodbye) to the February blues, and here's to swinging through the musical vines of the Year of the Monkey.


A BLOCKBUSTER FEBRUARY AT DIRECTED BY BRUNO WEIL & IVARS TAURINS BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY AT KOERNER HALL9th Feb 4-7 KOERNER HALL AT THE TELUS CENTRE (KH) RUBY HUGHES | SOPRANO MARY-ELLEN NESI | MEZZO-SOPRANO COLIN BALZER | TENOR SIMON TISCHLER | BARITONE TAFELMUSIK BAROQUE ORCHESTRA AND CHAMBER CHOIR Beethoven’s remarkable final symphony is a celebration of the human spirit culminating in the legendary and exhilarating “Ode to Joy.” This Tafelmusik presentation heralds the return of German conductor and long-term friend, Bruno Weil. The first half of the programme features the Tafelmusik Chamber Choir in Rheinberger’s Abendlied, Brahms’ Warum ist das Licht gegeben, and Valediction, a NEW Tafelmusik choral commission, all directed by Ivars Taurins. THE BEST OF MOZART VIOLINIST AND GUEST DIRECTOR MIRA GLODEANU Feb 25-28 TRINITY-ST. PAUL’S CENTRE, JEANNE LAMON HALL (TSP) TAFELMUSIK BAROQUE ORCHESTRA “Music is my life and my life is music” —W. A. MOZART Join Tafelmusik for some of Mozart’s most beloved orchestral works, including the charming Eine kleine Nachtmusik, the dramatic Symphony no. 40 in G Minor, and the glorious Sinfonia concertante for violin and viola. KH: 416.408.0208 TSP: 416.964.6337 TAFELMUSIK media These performances will be recorded for release on the Tafelmusik Media label, completing our full cycle of Beethoven symphony recordings with Maestro Weil. SEASON PRESENTING SPONSOR

MUST-SEE FEBRUARY CONCERTS MAXIM VENGEROV, VIOLIN The Year of the Monkey: A Chinese New Year Celebration Sat, Feb 13 at 7:30pm Long Yu, conductor Maxim Vengerov, violin Wang Yi, Peking Opera soloist Mark Rowswell “Dashan”, host Li Huanzhi: Spring Festival Overture Prokofiev: Selections from Romeo and Juliet Various: Selections from Peking Opera He Zhanhao & Chen Gang: Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto Brahms Violin Concerto Wed, Feb 17 at 8:00pm Thu, Feb 18 at 8:00pm Fabien Gabel, conductor Baiba Skride, violin Simon Bertrand: Rideau et Fanfares Brahms: Violin Concerto Franck: Symphony in D Minor Schumann Symphony 4 Thu, Feb 25 at 8:00pm Sat, Feb 27 at 8:00pm Louis Langrée, conductor Marc-André Hamelin, piano Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 2 Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No. 1 Schumann: Symphony No. 4 GET GREAT SEATS FROM ONLY .75 ROY THOMSON HALL | 416.593.4828 | TSO.CA

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