December Concert Listings

Week of November 30


Tues. December 1, 2015
12 – 1 p.m.
Linda Ippolito, piano

Preludes and Pralines
Pianist Linda Ippolito presents an assortment of her favourite piano confections, from popular works by Rachmaninov, Debussy, and Albéniz, to lesser-known works by Gershwin and Billy Mayerl.

 


Wed. December 2, 2015
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Autorickshaw

Roots of India, Grown in Canada
Autorickshaw’s music lies on the cultural cutting edge, as contemporary jazz, funk and folk easily rub shoulders with the classical and popular music of India. Formed in 2003, Juno Award-nominated Autorickshaw is one of the most intriguing acts on the world music and jazz landscapes. This program features 100% Canadian content, from groove-driven pop to sensual reinterpretations of Canadian folk songs to fiery Indo-fusion originals, all with a deep foundation in North and South Indian classical music.



Thurs. December 3, 2015
12 – 1 p.m.
Cadence Vocal Quartet

A Very Cadence Christmas
Famous for their infectious energy and uncanny verve, Canada’s premier a cappella vocal ensemble has been wowing audiences across the country and around the world for over 15 years. Whether performing classics by Joni Mitchell or Louis Prima, bebop standards or cheeky arrangements of 1980s hits, their hypnotic blend of complex harmonies, intricate arrangements, vocal dexterity and on-stage antics are simply irresistible!


Week of December 7


Tues. December 8, 2015
12 – 1 p.m.
Artists of The GGS New Music Ensemble
Brian Current, conductor

Strange Luminescence
Under the direction of Brian Current, the talented young artists of The Glenn Gould School New Music Ensemble present a program that showcases their expertise in performing landmark 20th- and 21st-century repertoire, including the world premiere of a new piano concerto composed by Chinese-Canadian composer Alice Ho, Strange Luminescence, commissioned for the Ensemble and GGS star alumna pianist Claudia Chan.




Wed. December 9, 2015
12 – 1 p.m.
Braithwaite & Whiteley

A Bluesy Holiday
Powerhouse blues duo Diana Braithwaite and Chris Whiteley perform a program of award-winning original blues songs, great blues classics, and holiday favourites.


Week of December 14


Tues. December 15, 2015
12 – 1 p.m.
Alexander Seredenko, piano

Beethoven Tempest
Young rising star pianist Alexander Seredenko returns to the series with a program that includes Beethoven’s masterful Piano Sonata No. 17 “The Tempest.”



Thurs. December 17, 2015
12 – 1 p.m.
Brian Barlow Big Band
Max Christie, clarinet

Ellington Nutcracker
Canadian jazz legend Brian Barlow presents his inimitable Big Band in a holiday program featuring Duke Ellington’s famous Nutcracker Suite (1960). Arranged by Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, these jazz interpretations based on Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker (1892) bridge a near-70-year gap and bring together the genius of three musical giants.


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