DOORS OPEN FOR MUSIC AT SOUTHMINSTER
Artistic Director: Roland Graham
Southminster continues its Wednesday noon hour series beginning January 22 with an exciting line up of artists offering an appealing array of musical styles. Elevate and refresh your spirit during these 45-minute mid-week presentations. There is no charge for these concerts. Freewill offerings are gratefully accepted each week to support the series.
April 2 – Chopin & Schubert, Part I
Part one of a two-part series of piano recitals featuring pairings of
Chopin Mazurkas with Schubert Sonatas by (for part two see May 7).
Chopin – Mazurkas, Op. 17
Schubert – Sonata in A major, D. 959
Ryan Kolodziej, piano
April 9 – Three Roads in Spring
An original program combining pianistic offerings from Beethoven to Debussy, Jennifer’s own piano-based songs about the human heart, and self-accompanied art songs including:
Beethoven - Waldstein Sonata, Op. 53, 1st mvt.
Brahms - Intermezzo in E♭ minor, Opus 118, no. 6
Rachmaninoff - Prelude in E♭ major, Opus 23, No. 6
Jennifer King, piano & voice
April 16 – Beethoven Violin Sonatas
Two of Ottawa’s top talents perform fantastic chamber music masterpieces. Laureate of the prestigious Menuhin Competition in Oslo, 2010, Kerson will share the stage with DOFMS favourite Mauro Bertoli in this not too be missed Southminster debut.
Beethoven – Violin Sonata No. 4, Op. 23
Beethoven – Violin Sonata No. 6, Op. 30, No. 1
Kerson Leong, violin
Mauro Bertoli, piano
April 30 – Duty, Denial, and Deception
A Recital of Opera Duets from works by Donizetti, Verdi, Bizet, and Puccini
Gary Dahl, baritone
Dillon Parmer, tenor
Roland Graham, piano
May 7 - Schubert's Last Sonata (Chopin & Schubert, Part II)
Part II in the Chopin and Schubert series, appropriately concluding with Schubert’s monumental last piano sonata.
Chopin – Three Mazurkas, Op. 59
Schubert – Sonata in B♭ major, D 960
Patrick Cashin, piano
May 14 – Summer Nights
Berlioz – Les nuits d’été, Op. 7
Katarzyna Sądej, mezzo-soprano
Roland Graham, piano
May 21 – Schubert’s Arpeggione Sonata
Brahms – Cello Sonata No. 1 in E minor, Op. 38
Schubert – Arpeggione Sonata, D. 821
Sonya Matoussova, cello
Ioulia Blinova, piano
May 28 – New Music for Jazz Trio
A tuneful selection of original jazz works by top Ottawa jazz man Mark Ferguson in collaboration with two of the best players in town, this concert will surely be a hit.
The Mark Ferguson Trio
Mark Ferguson, piano
Mike Tremblay, saxophone
John Geggie, bass
Concerts will continue through June. Check back here for updates.
Above photos: Jennifer Vawer