In 2014, we resolve to offer you some of the best musical experiences in the city! We're making good on that New Year's resolution this month with iconic jazz artists and promising rising stars, a plethora of classical recitals, and an intense dance performance you won't want to miss!
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 5:30 p.m. - Joe Sealy Trio - Winter Reflections
Canadian jazz piano icon Joe Sealy and his acclaimed sidemen (Paul Novotny, bass; Daniel Barnes, drums) ease us into the New Year with a mellow, intimate hour of standards and original compositions reflecting on life's seasons. Watch Joe and Paul perform "True Blue" in the video below.
Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 12 p.m. - Christopher Goodpasture - Etudes and Fantasies
Put a little fantasy in your January, as award-winning 23-year-old American pianist Christopher Goodpasture amazes with dreamy works by Schumann (Fantasy in C Major, Op. 17), Chopin (Etude in C Minor, Op. 10, No. 12), Debussy (a selection of Etudes from Book II) and Jacques Hétu (Fantasie, Op. 59). Check out a sneak preview in the video below.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 12 p.m. - Infusion Dance - The Colours of Kathak
Infusion Dance artistic director Parul Gupta illuminates the ancient art of Kathak in a performance demonstrating the beauty and elegance of this classical dance from the temples and courts of North India. Watch Parul demonstrate this beautiful art form in the video below.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 12 p.m. - Artists of the COC Ensemble Studio - The School for Lovers: Highlights from Così fan tutte
Artists of the COC Ensemble Studio present highlights from Mozart’s wry comedy Così fan tutte, coming soon to the COC's mainstage, one of the greatest and most enduring pieces about relationships ever written. Join us for this preview concert and then make sure to catch their special Ensemble Studio performance of Così fan tutte on February 7. You can learn more about it here.
Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 12 p.m. - Trio Arkel with Les Allt and Erica Goodman - Tour de France
Join Trio Arkel (Marie Bérard, violin; Teng Li, viola; Winona Zelenka, cello) and friends (Les Allt, flute and Erica Goodman, harp) on a midday escape to France. Their program features the work of three rarely heard French composers hailing from Paris, Brest and Bordeaux: Désiré-Émile Inghelbrecht, Jean Cras and Jean-Michel Damase. See Trio Arkel perform in the video below:
Let us know which January concert you're most looking forward to in the comments!
Photo: (top) Artists of the COC Orchestra in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre. Photo by Chris Hutcheson; (bottom) Artists of the 2013/2014 COC Ensemble Studio. Photo by Karen Reeves.
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Sara Fulgoni in the COC production of Bluebeard's Castle. Photo: Michael Cooper © 2001