Three spectacular musicians open Music on Main's season at the Cellar: Lorna McGhee (flute), David Harding (viola) and Heidi Krutzen (harp). Based in Vancouver, Trio Verlaine is known across North America for the inventiveness of their programmes and the beauty of their playing. For Music on Main, they peform gorgeous music by Debussy, Ravel, and Bax alongside Piazzolla's Le Grand Tango and a work written especially for them by Jeffery Cotton.
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Marc Djokic, violin & Julien Le Blanc, piano | Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Violinist Marc Djokic and pianist Julien Le Blanc have emerged as one of Eastern Canada's most exciting musical duos. Don't miss this rare chance to hear them in the intimate setting of the Cellar. Their concert includes Gershwin and Granados, a new piece from Ontario's Richard Mascall, and two of the most exciting sonatas in the violin and piano repertoire: Prokofiev's Sonata in F Minor and Brahms' Sonata in D Minor.
Tiresias | Tuesday, November 17, 2009
In ancient Greece, Tiresias was a bit of a saucy shape shifter, experiencing pleasure from different perspectives. In modern times, Tiresias is a duo that expresses different musical perspectives with a single voice. Mark Takeshi McGregor (flute) and Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa (piano) bring together a fresh programme that includes Ravel, Gaubert, a gorgeous new work from Vancouver's Kara Gibbs and Franck's Sonata in A Major.
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The Fringe Group | Tuesday, November 24, 2009
The Fringe Group is one of Vancouver most exciting musical ensembles. Percussionists Jonathan Bernard, Martin Fisk, Brian Nesselroad and Daniel Tones mix musical traditions from around the world. Their Music on Main performance is part of whack!, a three-part series exploring contemporary percussion and includes music by Giovanni Sollima, Jocelyn Morlock, Jordan Nobles, John Wyre, Colin MacDonald and Graham Boyle.
Supported in part by the Canada Council for the Arts.
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Corey Hamm, piano | Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Pianist Corey Hamm creates emotionally, technically superb interpretations of contemporary music. For his Music on Main performance, he performs Frederic Rzewski's "The People United Will Never Be Defeated!" Written as a companion piece for Beethoven's "Diabelli Variations," Rzewski's 36 variations are one of the masterworks of the 20th Century.
Learn more about Corey Hamm online.
Learn more about "The People United Will Never Be Defeated!" online.
Red Chamber | Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Four of the world's finest Chinese musicians create a red-hot band that plays everything from traditional Chinese music to bluegrass. Featuring Mei Han (zheng), Guilian Liu (pipa), Zhiman Yu (ruan), and Geling Jiang (sanxian), Red Chamber pushes the boundaries of their instruments with unparalleled power and fervour.
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Jane Coop, piano | Monday, February 22, 2010 & Tuesday, February 23, 2010
When pianist Jane Coop performs at the Cellar, it will be a rare, intimate encounter with one of Canada's most prominent and distinguished artists. Her programme includes J.S. Bach's Partita No.5 in G Major, Beethoven's Sonata Op.28 ("Pastoral"), two Impromptus by Chopin, and Mendelssohn's Fantasy Op.28. Tuesday's concert is sold out. Order your tickets for Monday, February 22, 2010 today.
Learn more about Jane Coop online.
Chopin 200 Celebration | Tuesday, March 2, 2010
PROGRAMME CHANGE: Due to travel difficulties associated with the earthquake in Chile, pianist Robert Silverman is unable to perfom as part of Music on Main's Chopin 200 Celebration. (Mr. Silverman is safe and well, but his plane was delayed by several days.)
Celebrate Chopin's 200th birthday with soprano Robyn Driedger-Klassen and pianist Terence Dawson. Through words and music they take us on a journey that explores the Romantic Era, its salons, its poetry, and the enormous influence Chopin's music had on its composers and future generations. A special event supporting Music on Main. You'll discover Pauline Viardot's song settings of Chopin Mazurkas, hear legendary author George Sand's words as she describes her relationship with Chopin, and experience three generations of Ballades written by Chopin, Brahms and Barber. A special event supporting Music on Main.
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Learn more about Frédéric Chopin online.
Eve Egoyan, piano | Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Toronto's Eve Egoyan is a singular pianist whose passion for the music of today is unrivalled. Her recording of Ann Southam's mesmerizing "Simple Lines of Enquiry" was named as one of the "2009: Ten Exceptional Recordings" by Alex Ross in The New Yorker. Don't miss her Vancouver appearance when she performs a concert of fresh programming that includes Eric Satie's Trois Nocturnes, Michael Finnissy's Strauss Waltzes, Ann Southam's In Retrospect and music from Karen Tanaka, Alexander Scriabin and Per Norgard.
Learn more about Eve Egoyan online.
Lorna McGhee, flute & Rena Sharon, piano | Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Two of Canada's greatest chamber musicians team up for a spectacular evening of music. Lorna McGhee (flute) and Rena Sharon (piano) close Music on Main's season at the cellar with a not-to-be-missed performanceof "stolen sonatas and songs." You'll share the evening with music that's cherished by these two musicians, including movements from Ravel's & Debussy's violin sonatas and from a Bach organ sonata, Bartók's Hungarian Peasant Suite, songs by Rachmaninoff, Villa-Lobos, Poulenc and Debussy, and Wieniawski's Scherzo Tarantella.
Visit Lorna McGhee online.
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