Artistic Director: Roland Graham
Elevate and refresh your spirit during these 45-minute mid-week presentations. Freewill offerings are gratefully accepted to support the series.
Famous sonatas for cello and piano by César Franck and J. S. Bach.
Michel-Alexandre Broekaert, piano, Julie Hereish, cello
April 8: No Concert
April 15 – 'The Mark Ferguson Trio'
Original jazz music by Mark Ferguson and Roddy Ellias.
Roddy Ellias, guitar; Scott Latham, vibraphone; Mark Ferguson, piano & trombone
April 22 – 'Heart of the Romantics'
Transcendent piano music by Beethoven (Sonata Op. 109) & Schumann (Davidsbündlertänze)
Meagan Milatz, piano
April 29 – ‘Folk Art and Song’
Folk-influenced works by Bartok & Kodaly, and songs by Faure & Gershwin arranged for cello and piano.
Beth Silver, cello & Jenna Richards, piano
May 6 – ‘Beyond Lullabies: Portraits of Mothers in Song’
Works by Haydn, Copland, Gershwin & Christine Donkin (A Wash of Purple) celebrating motherhood in all its facets.
Joan Fearnley, soprano & Frédéric Lacroix, piano
May 13 – ‘Heaven and Earth’
Solo piano music by Ravel (Sonatine), Fauré (Barcarolle in G♭, Op. 42) & Beethoven (Sonata, Op. 111) exploring the celestial and terrestrial.
Simon Larivière, piano
May 20 – ‘La Castella’
Italian baroque music for recorder and harpsichord. Music by Bassano, Castello, Frescobaldi & Schmelzer.
Vincent Lauzer, recorder & Mark Edwards, harpsichord
May 27 – ‘Schumann to Piazzolla’
The warmth and virtuosity of the viola takes centre stage in a program of romantic gems.
Elvira Misbakhova, viola & Ashken Minasyan, piano
June 3 – ‘The Universal Language’
An international musical adventure including solo piano works by Schumann (Kinderszenen, Op. 15), Morawetz (Scherzo), and Chopin (Mazurkas, Op. 24 & Fantasie, Op. 49).
Luke Welch, piano
June 10 – ‘Robert Reynolds & Friends Classic Folk’
Back by popular demand, RR&F present a mix of originals and covers of great folk artists of the past.
Robert Reynolds, vocals & guitar; Carole Laprise, vocals; John Rossi, percussion; Xavier Sotelo, guitar
June 17 – ‘Famous Piano Concerti’
Edvard Grieg’s famous Concerto in A minor and Maurice Ravel’s magical Concerto in G.
Zacharie LeBlanc & Fiona Wu, piano soloists; Patrick Cashin, piano (orch. reduction)
June 24 – ‘Prophecy and Sacrament: Music for John the Baptist’
Sacred choral music by Howells, Wood, Stanford & Vaughan Williams. Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys; Matthew Larkin, conductor; Roland Graham, organ.
Above photos: Jennifer Vawer