Dear Canzona Fans,
We have a spectacular line up for this year’s Canzona Series. Three Concert Masters of major Canadian Orchestras are performing in our series this year. The beautiful venue of St Andrew by the Lake and, you our great audience, make our series a wonderful and welcoming place for Chamber musicians to present the music they so love. The upcoming dates at the Island Church are December 18th, January 15th, February 5th, February 26th, March 12th, and May 14th.
Thank you for your support,
Jonathan and Roger
The Canzona Team
Single tickets: brunch and concert $45 - concert only $25
RESERVATIONS: If you are attending the island concert and would like to reserve brunch, please email email@example.com or contact Jonathan Krehm at 416- 822-0613 ( phone or text) by the Wednesday evening preceding each Sunday concert.
The Mike Janzen Trio
Unfortunately this concert has been cancelled due to illness.
The Wassail will take its place. We hope to reschedule the Mike Janzen Trio for sometime in April 2017.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Mike and his family.
January 15th 2017
For many years, the mainstay of our series has been the fabulous TRIO INK formerly TRIO PLUS. Yosuke Kawasaki-violin, Wolfram Koessel-cello, and Vadim Serebryany-piano. To hear them go to our YouTube channel CANZONA CHAMBER PLAYERS. They will perform works by Mozart, Brahms, and Tchaikovsky.
March 12th, 2017
Duo Rideau, Amélie Langlois and Catherine Donkin have been playing together as a piano four hands duo since 2004, and have been active in various concert series in Ottawa ever since. In September of 2008 they travelled to Norway, and were semi-finalists in the Grieg International Piano Competition, as well as receiving a special mention for the performance of a piece by Canadian composer Diana McIntosh. They have also been participants in the Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition in New York, winning first prize in both 2008 and 2010. As part of the prize, the duet was invited to play on a recital at Carnegie Hall in May of 2010. Amélie and Catherine also premiered a Piano Duet Concerto with the Ottawa Chamber Orchestra, composed by Christine Donkin. Duo Rideau will be performing in Toronto, Ottawa, and Sherbrooke this coming season. They will perform works by Mozart, Schubert, Grieg, Rachmaninoff, Khachaturian, and Catherine Donkin.
February 5th 2017
Toronto Symphony Orchestra musicians violinist Shane Kim and principal cellist Joseph Johnson will perform works by Ravel, Martinů, Kodály, and Halvorsen.
May 14th, 2017
We welcome back pianist Christopher Miranda and violinist Jessica Tong. Jessica Tong and Christopher Miranda first crossed musical paths at the age of 9 as piano students of Marina Geringas at the Young Artists Performance Academy at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. While their similar early musical training eventually led them towards different instruments, both went on independently to study and collaborate with some of the most respected artists and chamber musicians, including the famous father-daughter duo of Pamela Frank, violin, and the late Claude Frank, pianist. They have collaborated on multiple occasions performing and teaching together at workshops and recitals in Gainesville Florida, Bloomfield and Evansville Indiana, Boscawen New Hampshire, Harlaxton Lincolnshire UK, and Toronto, Canada. They can be heard on Jessica’s website: www.jessicatong.com/audio.html. They will be joined by clarinetist Jonathan Krehm They will play works by Beethoven, Stravinsky, Mozart and Berg.
February 26th 2017
Herbert Trio. Canadian violinist Aaron Schwebel has performed throughout the world in various musical roles. Based in his native Toronto, Aaron currently holds the positions of Concertmaster with the National Ballet of Canada Orchestra and Associate Concertmaster with the Canadian Opera Company. Aaron is grateful to be playing on a 1753 Joannes Baptista Guadagnini violin, on loan to him from the Canada Council for the Arts Instrument Bank. A native of Rosebud, Alberta, violist Keith Hamm is rapidly gaining recognition as a dynamic and exciting young presence on the Canadian music scene. Upon completion of his studies, Keith was named Principal Violist of the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra, becoming the youngest member of the ensemble and one of the youngest principals in North America. Canadian-American cellist Britton Riley joined the Toronto Symphony Orchestra in 2015. Formerly Assistant Principal of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Mr. Riley enjoys a diverse musical career as a performer, teacher, and recording engineer.