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Announcing the 2013-14 Canadian Music Centre Piano Series!
Announcing the 2013-14 Canadian Music Centre Piano Series!
Beginning in September, join us on the 13th of every month at the CMC in Toronto to hear the best and brightest performers present works on our Steingraeber & Söhne grand piano.

All concerts will take place from 5:30 - 6:30 pm, followed by wine tasting.
Canadian Music Centre.
20 St. Joseph St.
Toronto, ON, M4Y 1J9


Tickets are $15 in advance, and $20 at the door.



OVER OPEN SEAS:
The 21st Century Virtuoso

Claudia Chan, piano

September 13, 2013
5:30 pm
Pianist Claudia Chan performs a dazzling programme of contemporary music for keyboard by Iannis Xenakis, Unsuk Chin and Canada's own Alice Ho.

PROGRAMME:
Six etudes by Unsuk Chin
Evryali by Iannis Xenakis
Aeon by Alice Ho

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ISN'T IT NEO-ROMANTIC?
The 21st Century Virtuoso

Stephanie Chua, piano

October 13, 2013
5:30 pm
Stephanie Chua returns to the Canadian Music Centre with a romantically-fired programme featuring lyrical works by two 20th century Eastern European composers, boldly paired with music by French and French-Canadian icons Pascal Dusapin and Jacques Hétu.

PROGRAMME:
Etude No. 1 'Origami' by Pascal Dusapin
Ballade, Op.30 by Jacques Hétu
Sonata No. 4 'like a well...older than God' by Horatiu Radulescu
Bagatellen by Valentin Silvestrov

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CANUCKS À LA CARTE II:
Christmas at the Canadian Music Centre

Adam Sherkin, piano
and various performers


December 13, 2013
5:30 pm
The Canadian Music Centre celebrates the holiday season with an eclectic programme of Canadian works, all born of - and conceived with - a certain festive spirit.

PROGRAMME will include:
Winter Aubade (2009) by Daniel Crozier *Canadian Premiere
and more!

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A COMPOSER'S PALETTE:
∆TENT New Music Ensemble

Emma Elkinson, flute
Fiona Jane Wood, piano
Hiroki Tsurumoto, composer

February 13, 2014

5:30 pm
The vibrant ∆TENT New Music Ensemble of Toronto takes the stage with music inspired by rememberances of childhood. Included on this programme are works by Japanese composer Hiroki Tsurumoto, Canadian Ann Southam and Austrian Franz Schubert.

PROGRAMME: To be confirmed.

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MICROEXPRESSIONS:
The 21st Century Virtuoso

Dale Sorensen, trombone

April 13, 2014
5:30 pm
Contemporary trombonist Dale Sorensen delivers an imaginative programme of new works for his instrument: a recently completed sonata by Laurie Matthew Duncan and commissions by Monica Pearce and Jason Caron.

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PRESQUE À LA FOIS:
The 21st Century Virtuoso

Leslie Ting, violin

June 13, 2014

Toronto-based Leslie Ting performs thrilling new music for violin, juxtaposed by two piano trios; Ana Sokolovic's "Portrait Parle" of 2006 and Jocelyn Morlock's "Asylum" of 2010. A freshly revised version of Brian Harman's À la fois crowns the programme.

PROGRAMME:
Chaconne for solo violin by Karol Gostynski
À la fois for violin and cello by Brian Harman
Portrait parle for violin, cello and piano by Ana Sokolovic
Asylum for violin, cello and piano by Jocelyn Morlock

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TRIOLOGUES:
junctQin Keyboard Collective

Stephanie Chua, Joseph Ferretti, Elaine Lau, pianos

November 13, 2013
5:30 pm
Stephanie Chua, Joseph Ferretti and Elaine Lau of junctQin Keyboard Collective share 88 keys (and more!) with music by Aaron Gervais, Alex Eddington, Alfred Schnittke and Monica Pearce.

PROGRAMME:
The Little Mermaid from Disney Princess Disasters by Aaron Gervais
Dogtown, Big Muddy & Devil's Punchbowl by Alex Eddington
Hommage a Stravinsky, Prokofiev & Shostakovich by Alfred Schnittke
Chess suite for two toy pianos by Monica Pearce

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METAMORPHOSIS:
The 21st Century Virtuoso

Chris Donnelly, piano

January 13, 2014

5:30 pm
Versatile pianist, composer and improviser Chris Donnelly brings his engaging presentation to the Canadian Music Centre with a solo set of ten miniatures from his own cycle, Metamorphosis.

PROGRAMME:
Metamorphosis (Ten Improvisations for solo piano)

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A COMPOSER'S CANVAS:
Music from Canada's West Coast


March 13, 2014
5:30 pm
A musical snapshot of some of the most exciting Canadian composers from the Pacific Coast. Curated by Toronto-based (yet west coast-connected) Gregory Lee Newsome.

PROGRAMME:
Ouroboros by Gregory Lee Newsome
Phobos and Deimos, Circling by Jocelyn Morlock
Yarilo by Nikolai Korndorf

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ALONG THE WAVES:
The 21st Century Virtuoso

Elaine Lau, piano

May 13, 2014

5:30 pm
Elaine Lau, member of JunctQin Keyboard Collective, offers a Canadian-centric programme inspired by water. These surprising, sensitive and evocative depictions include recently-deceased French composer Henri Dutilleux's Au gré des ondes.

PROGRAMME:
Commotion Creek by Ann Southam
Au gré des ondes by Henri Dutilleux
Reflections on the Water by Vincent Ho
Stones Under Water by Jordan Nobles

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We hope to see you at the Canadian Music Centre soon! :)
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