2012-2013


St. Barnabas Church

Sunday

The Beethoven Cycle Continues

Works: #1 Ludwig Van Beethoven, #2 piano trio Op. 1, Wolfgang Amadè Mozart, piano trio K. 502, #3 TBA

Grace United Church

Friday

Glissandi Christmas Concert 3A

A delightful evening of poems and short stories intertwined with seasonal music for flute, violin and harp. Glissandi and Shaw Festival Actor Guy Bannerman, have once again put together an enchanting concert featuring the narrated version of Howard Blake's The Snowman. Works TBA.

Fonthill United Church

Saturday

Glissandi Christmas Concert 3B

A delightful evening of poems and short stories intertwined with seasonal music for flute, violin and harp. Glissandi and Shaw Festival Actor Guy Bannerman, have once again put together an enchanting concert featuring the narrated version of Howard Blake's The Snowman. Works TBA.

Niagara Artists Centre

Saturday

New Sounds Niagara - Co-Prodution with Niagara Artists Centre

Come with us on a fascinating journey through silent film with accompanying improvised music. This evening’s feature film is F.W. Murnau's Sunrise (1927, 95 mins.), which was awarded three Oscars. Film critic Joan Nicks will introduce the film and lead a discussion following the performance.

St. Barnabas Church

Sunday

Ensemble Polaris is Back, with ‘Uncharted Waters’

From evocative laments to sizzling dance tunes, Uncharted Waters reflects the humour, eclecticism and colourful diversity which have won Polaris fans across North America, Europe and Australia. This program includes sunny Mediterranean instrumentals, wistful ballads, unique versions of Scandinavian traditional tunes and much more. Guaranteed to send you away smiling.

Rodman Hall

Sunday

An Evening with Michael Kelly

Canadian acting legend R.H. Thomson and the Eybler Quartet bring to life through music and readings an evening in Vienna from 1784, when Michael Kelly, a young Irish tenor, heard a house concert performed by Haydn, Mozart, and two of their contemporaries-- Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf and Johann Baptist Wanhal.

2013-2014


St. Barnabas Church

Sunday

The Spring Sonata

Come hear Beethoven’s Spring Sonata in a charming transcription by Patrick Jordan, paired with Anton Arensky’s luscious string quartet scored for violin, viola & two celli! Also on the programme a new cello duo by Michael Oesterle, and the hypnotic Assobio a jato, (Jet Whistle) by Heitor Villa-Lobos.

Grace United Church

Friday

Glissandi Christmas

The first of two concerts, guests are welcomed with a delightful evening of poems and short stories woven together with seasonal music for flute, violin and harp. Glissandi and Shaw Festival actor Guy Bannerman, have once again put together an enchanting concert featuring readings from Dylan Thomas’ “A Child’s Christmas in Wales”.

Saturday

Glissandi Christmas

Our second Christmas concert, guests are welcomed with an evening of poems and short stories woven together with seasonal music for flute, violin and harp. Glissandi and Shaw Festival actor Guy Bannerman, have once again put together an enchanting concert featuring readings from Dylan Thomas’ “A Child’s Christmas in Wales”.

Rodman Hall

Sunday

A Poet’s Voice - Co-Production with Primavera Concerts

Join the Eybler Quartet and guests Brett Polegato, Joseph Phillips and Timothy Phelan for the premier performance of a intriguing new arrangement of Schumann’s famous song cycle Dichterliebe transcribed by Patrick Jordan for string quartet, guitar & voice. Also on the programme will be Mendelssohn’s Op. 13 A minor string quartet, and a new commission from Canadian composer Martin Arnold.

Niagara Artists Centre

Saturday

Movie Night

We continue our fascinating journey with improvised music accompanying silent film with The Crowd (1928) by King Vidor, (90 mins). A jewel of style and narrative, the film features a marvelous scene of a young couple honeymooning in Niagara Falls! Film critic Joan Nicks will introduce the film and lead adiscussion following the performance.

St. Barnabas Church

Sunday

In the Shadow of the Volcano

The Vesuvius Ensemble paints a portrait of Naples and its surrounding countryside in the Renaissance & Baroque periods, giving colourful details of Neapolitan life. A fun mix of folk and early music, the ensemble will be joined by our cellist Margaret Gay.

Silver Spire United Church

Sunday

Hello Cello

The cello takes centre stage in this programme featuring Villa Lobos’s beloved Bachianas Brasileiras #5, arrangements of works by Beethoven and Tchaikovsky plus a hauntingly beautiful setting of Rilke by Canadian Michael Oesterle.

Tuesday

2015 Concert Season

Grace United Church

Friday

Christmas Trifles

Glissandi and Guy Bannerman will indulge your senses with a delicious array of carols, spiced with delectable readings from the British Isles. A perfect prelude to the festive season!

St. Barnabas Church

Sunday

Christmas Trifles

A second performance. Glissandi and Guy Bannerman will indulge your senses with a delicious array of carols, spiced with delectable readings from the British Isles. A perfect prelude to the festive season!

FirstOntario PAC

Sunday

From The Heart

We welcome back baritone Brett Polegato for this special Valentines performance featuring a new transcription of Schumann’s Liederkreis op. 39, Beethoven’s intensely personal string quartet Op. 18 #6 subtitled “Melancholy” and a special treat from Schubert’s lieder and quartet works.

Niagara Artists Centre

Saturday

Movie Night

We continue our fascinating journey with improvised music accompanying silent films. In The Kid (1921), Charlie Chaplin’s little tramp takes in a street orphan who mimics every physical gesture of his would-be father; in Sherlock Jr. (1924), Buster Keaton, silent film’s comic genius, portrays a loner who woos the woman of his dreams but envisions the traps of family life.

Silver Spire United Church

Sunday

Tunes and Tangos: The Festive Choros Music of Brazil

Join us for a soul-warming afternoon of traditional Brazilian instrumental music, full of beautiful melodies and mesmerizing rhythms. The infectious dance rhythms and scintillating colours are brought to life by flute, clarinet, guitar and percussion, the ensemble originally heard in the cafes of Rio de Janeiro in the early nineteen hundreds. It’s Carneval!

Silver Spire United Church

Sunday

The Beethoven Cycle Continues

We continue our cycle of Beethoven piano trios with the enduring masterpiece the “Archduke” trio Op. 97. Its pair for the afternoon, piano quartet op. 1 #1, was the first published work of the 13 year old prodigy Mendelssohn