Wednesday Noon Concert Series

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