November Concert Listings

Week of November 2

Thurs. November 5, 2015
12 – 1 p.m.
Artists and Friends of the COC Orchestra

Haydn the Master
Franz Josef Haydn, often called the “Father of the String Quartet”, left a legacy that includes a multitude of masterful string quartets. Artists and friends of the COC Orchestra perform one of Haydn’s earliest works that comes from a bright young composer (Opus 9, No. 6), contrasted with one of his final compositions (Opus 77, No. 1), written when Haydn was one of the most celebrated composers in Europe.

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Week of November 9

Tues. November 10, 2015
12 – 1 p.m.
Charissa Vandikas, piano

Piano Masterworks
Rising star pianist Charissa Vandikas presents a concert of some of her favourite solo piano masterpieces. The concert features works by Domenico Scarlatti, Ravel, and Canadian composer David MacIntyre, as well as Beethoven's Sonata No. 28.

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Thurs. November 12, 2015
12 – 1 p.m.
Trio Arkel

String Trio Gems
Canada’s acclaimed Trio Arkel (Marie Bérard, violin; Teng Li, viola; Winona Zelenka, cello) present a program of some of their favourite string trio repertoire, including Beethoven's masterful String Trio in C Minor (Op. 9, No. 3) and Canadian composer Michael Oesterle's Warhol Dervish.

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Week of November 16

Tues. November 17, 2015
12 – 1 p.m.
Artists of The Glenn Gould School

New York, New Measures
Featuring talented young artists from the Rebanks Family Fellowship Program at The Glenn Gould School, this concert focuses on classical music’s evolution in New York City during the 20th century, exploring and highlighting NYC’s crucial role as a hotbed for innovative classical music composition and performance. The program will include works by Ravel, Gershwin, and Philip Glass.

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Wed. November 18, 2015
12 – 1 p.m.
Kirk MacDonald Advanced Jazz Workshop

Hot Innovations
Comprised of Humber’s top-level jazz students, the Kirk MacDonald Advanced Jazz Workshop presents an exciting program of contemporary jazz that includes original compositions by MacDonald and his students.

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Week of November 23

Tues. November 24, 2015
12 – 1 p.m.

Different Shades of Blue
Toronto’s Kalabash is a contemporary jazz sextet that experiments with the layering of rich jazz harmonies over the folk and popular rhythms of the Caribbean, from Reggae, Son and Salsa in the North, to Calypso, Soca, Rapso and Zouk from the Eastern Caribbean. This program explores the “shades of blue” of the Caribbean Sea, reflected in the sextet’s exploration of these varying musical traditions and elements, and how they are fused to create a unique musical fabric.

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Thurs. November 26, 2015
12 – 1 p.m.
J.J. (Jun Li) Bui, piano
Richard Chao Gao, piano
Raymond Huang, piano
Catherine Ma, piano

Piano Prodigies
Four brilliant young pianists from the Royal Conservatory’s Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists join forces in a program that celebrates the power and beauty of the piano.

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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, Bach, and Billy Mayerl.

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

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-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.

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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!

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