November Concert Listings

Week of November 2


Thurs. November 5, 2015
12 – 1 p.m.
Strings 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. Members of the COC Orchestra perform some of Haydn’s earliest works that come from a bright young composer (Opus 9), contrasted with some of his final compositions from Opus 77, written when Haydn was one of the most celebrated composers in Europe.


Week of November 9


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

Piano Masterworks
Rising star pianist Charissa Vandikas presents a program of some of her favourite solo piano masterpieces.




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 works by Beethoven, Kodály, and Sofia Gubaidulina.



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 Prokofiev, Gershwin, and Philip Glass.




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.



Week of November 23


Tues. November 24, 2015
12 – 1 p.m.
Kalabash

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.



Thurs. November 26, 2015
12 – 1 p.m.
Leonid Nediak, piano
Raymond Huang, piano
Richard Chao Gao, piano

Piano Prodigies
Three 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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