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Volume 17 Issue 7 - April 2012

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SinfoniaTorontoNURHAN ARMANMUSIC DIRECTORToronto’s Chamber OrchestraMay 11 8 pmGlenn Gould StudioBEETHOVENANYA ALEXEYEV PianistTEEHAN Commissioned workBEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4DVORAK Quintet op. 77Masterpiece SeriesGLENN GOULD STUDIO250 Front St. West ad sr st416-872-4255sinfoniatoronto.comApril 13 8 pm Glenn Gould StudioEINE KLEINE NACHTMUSIKEUGENE SKOVORODNIKOV PianistVICTOR KULESHOV ViolinistCHAUSSON Concerto for Violin and PianoSHAHRIMANYAN SerenadeMOZART Eine kleine NachtmusikFirst Prize winnerat TchaikovskyCompetitionNarekHakhnazaryanCellistsoloist with the Moscow Soloists Chamber Orchestra, which, withfounder, conductor and violist Yuri Bashmet, performs at RoyThomson Hall on May 3, as part of its 20th anniversary tour.Schubert’s Quartet in D Minor “Death and the Maiden” (arrangedby Mahler) and Brahms’ Quintet in B Minor for Viola and Strings(arranged for small orchestra) are on the program. Maisky performsthe Cello Concerto No.1 in C Major by Haydn and Tchaikovsky’sNocturne in D Minor for Cello and Orchestra.Once Itzhak Perlmanarrives for his April 25to 28 residency with theTSO, you’ll have severalopportunities to catchthis master violinist.“In April, my dearfriend and formerteacher Itzhak Perlmanjoins the TSO for twoPeter Oundjian and Itzhak Perlman,very special programmes,which highlight hisversatility as both con-Carnegie Hall, March 26 2011.ductor and soloist” wrote Peter Oundjian to me. “He will performBeethoven’s Violin Concerto and, in a very special concert whichhe also conducts, he and I will join forces to perform J.S. Bach’sConcerto for Two Violins and String Orchestra. I’m sure it will be adeeply meaningful experience. Itzhak will also be working with theToronto Symphony Youth Orchestra and other young Toronto musiciansduring his residency.”Perlman plays the Beethoven on April 25 and 26 at Roy ThomsonHall in a program that also includes two Khachaturian suites andTchaikovsky’s symphonic poem Francesca da Rimini. Followingtheir performance of the sublime Bach double violin concerto(April 28), Oundjian and Perlman will engage in a conversationfrom the stage. That same night, Perlman will also conduct Mozart’sOverture to Don Giovanni and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.5.In addition to his visit with the TSO, Perlman will be joined bystudents of the Perlman Music Program for an afternoon concert ofchamber music at Koerner Hall on April 29. On the program areworks by Mozart, Shostakovich and Mendelssohn’s remarkable Octetin E-Flat Major Op.20.Lucky are they who get to partake of (and take part in) any aspectof Perlman’s extended visit to Toronto.And lucky are we to have such an abundance of auspiciousmusical fare in April. There’s much more to be found in this month’slistings. Peruse, pick a few, step out into spring and enjoy!Sharna Searle trained as a musician and lawyer, practised alot more piano than law and is listings editor at The WholeNote.She can be contacted at classicalbeyond@thewholenote.com.Photo John LoperOpens Sinfonia Toronto’s 2012-13 seasonOctober 27, 2012 George Weston Recital HallVisit sinfoniatoronto.com for details of our 2012-13 season16 thewholenote.com April 1 – May 7, 2012

Glionna Mansell PresentsOrder your Festival pass Today6 Gala Concerts!www.organixconcerts.ca12A Music Festival unlike any otherwww.organixconcerts.caMay 7 to June 6, 2012Gordon D. Mansell, M.Mus.Producer and Artistic DirectorORGANIX is a yearly festival of concerts featuring the King ofInstruments and the finest Canadian and world-stage organists. Hear andsee great music-making, and be awe-struck by the diversity of sound!Experience15 great performances and events at even greater value!• 6 gala concerts! Massimo Nosetti, Nigel Potts and Jeremy Filsell, Christian Lane, MarekKudlicki, Maxine Thévenot, Diane Bish;• A theatre organ concert at Casa Loma with Jelani Eddington;• 5 stunning free lunch-time concerts: David Alexander Simon, Renée Anne Louprette, JohnGrew, Aaron James, Andre Rakus & Michael Barth;• Organ builder Alan T. Jackson (a Doors Open event);• The Nigel Potts Lecture;• The Young Organist Competition, Royal Canadian Collegeof Organists;• Closing celebration concert with world renowned Diane Bish.Dates, venues and programme details are available atwww.organixconcerts.caMassimo Nosetti, OrganOpening Gala Concert - May 9,6:30pm, at St Paul's Anglican ChurchWorld-renowned organist Massimo Nosettifrom Turin, Italy, performs Bossi's OrganConcerto in A minor Op. 100 and Rheinberger'sOrgan Concerto No. 2, Op. 177, both with a 32piece orchestra, under the direction of MaestroPhilip Sarabura. Virtuoso trumpeter MichaelBarth will perform Jean Rivier's Aria forTrumpet and Organ.ORGANIX a music festival unlike any other!416-769-3893 www.organixconcerts.caMichael Barth,trumpetPhilip Sarabura, conductorMedia Sponsors:Sponsors:Glionna Mansell Foundationwww.glionnamansell.comConsulate Generalof the Republic of Polandin TorontoIstitutoItalianodiCulturaItalian Cultural Institutewww.rcco.caWilliam O’MearaChurch of the Holy Trinityhttp://holytrinitytoronto.org/m beithPrint and Graphicsmbeith5@gmail.com

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