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Friday, March 30, 2012

Conductor Nathan Brock Receives Heinz Unger Award from Ontario Arts Council

CONDUCTOR NATHAN BROCK GARNERS MORE HONORS,

OSM PROMOTIONAND FUTURE CONDUCTING DATES

Nathan Brock 6-HD-small-A.jpgCanadian conductor Nathan Brock has added another major award to his honors, along with a promotion and a busy schedule for 2012-13.

On Saturday, March 24, the Ontario Arts Council presented him with the Heinz Unger Award, given to an emerging conductor, for demonstrating “tremendous talent and promise…and his strong commitment to growth and excellence in the art of conducting” – as the award jury described him. The presentation was made during Maestro Brock’s debut with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, in a program of Russian romantics.

The Heinz Unger marks Nathan Brock’s third prize in about one year. In 2011 he received the Jean-Marie Beaudet conducting prize from the Canada Council for the Arts, and earlier this year, Quebec’s Prix Opus for best educational concert in 2011.

OSM PROMOTION: This week, the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal announced that Brock, who has been assistant conductor since 2009, has been promoted to resident conductor beginning in September 2012. In addition to the many duties he filled in his current position, he will be given more high-profile concerts to conduct in the 2012-13 season – among them one featuring celebrated violinist Maxim Vengerov as soloist.

OTHER UPCOMING ENGAGEMENTS: Also in 2012-13, Brock is slated to debut with l’Orchestre national des Pays de la Loire in France, and record works by Karol Szymanowski with the Sinfonia Varsovia in Poland. His successful debut in The Nutcracker with The National Ballet of Canada in December 2011 led to an immediate re-engagement to conduct the National Ballet/The Royal Ballet co-production of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland in Toronto and on tour.

More info on Nathan Brock is at www.nathanbrock.ca.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Jeunesses Musicales Canada Announces Maureen Forrester Tour for Great Canadian Lyrical Voices


Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Maureen Forrester Tour
Great Canadian Lyrical Voices Emerge

Montréal, March 29rd, 2012- Jeunesses Musicales of Canada (JMC) is proud to announce the creation of a recital tour to honour the great Canadian contralto Maureen Forrester (1930-2010). For the entire duration of her career, the singer was recognized for her artistic excellence and her qualities as a recitalist, as well as her undeniable support to the succession and development of Canadian contemporary music. This new JMC initiative will highlight an exceptional Canadian lyrical artist ready to embark upon an international career.

The tradition of excellence among Canadian lyrical singers has spanned from the 20th century to the present day. JMC has supported the careers of such renowned Canadian lyrical artists as bass Joseph Rouleau (1951-52), baritone Louis Quilico (1958-1959), and soprano Cécile Vallée (1967-68) who went on to grace the greatest stages in the world. This tradition of excellence continues today through the many lyrical singers who have passed through the JMC network, including sopranos Marianne Fiset, Nathalie Paulin and Karina Gauvin, contralto Marie-Nicole Lemieux, and baritones Russell Braun and Jean-François Lapointe, not to mention mezzo-sopranos Julie Boulianne and Julie Nesrallah and tenor Marc Hervieux. It is in this spirit of recognition of Canadian vocal talent that the Maureen Forrester Tour will take place every three years.

National auditions will take place on the 1st of May in Montréal and on the 14th of May in Toronto. Early-career Canadian artists that have acquired solid musical training are invited to participate starting immediately, by presenting a recital project that highlights the great lyric repertoire and Canadian music.

Maureen Forrester’s accomplishments and international influence are remarkable. Her passage through Jeunesses Musicales of Canada in 1953-54, at the dawn of her career, foretold of an extraordinary artist. She went on to work alongside some of the most illustrious conductors in the world, including Leonard Bernstein, Herbert von Karajan, and James Levine, lighting up stages on all five continents. Maureen Forrester remained faithful to her roots at JMC, serving as national president from 1972 to 1975. She is the perfect ambassador to infuse an aura of excellence into the Tour and to bring recognition to today’s great Canadian lyrical voices.

For more details about the “Maureen Forrester Tour” and to learn about the enrolment process, visit http://www.jmcanada.ca/en/para_nav/auditions/maureen-forrester-tour/

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Honens Laureate Georgy Tchaidze at Glenn Gould Studio April 21

Following his critically acclaimed Wigmore Hall debut,

2009 Honens Prize Laureate Georgy Tchaidze performs at Toronto’s Glenn Gould Studio on April 21

“…a beautifully calibrated performance…(Medtner’s music) needs a pianist of fine sensibility and perfectly honed technique to bring out its flavour. Tchaidze certainly has both.” The Telegraph

“This was thrilling playing, delivered with a beguiling, no-nonsense showmanship that was immensely attractive. Georgy Tchaidze has a great deal to offer.”

Classicalsource.com

CALGARY, AB, March 28, 2012 – Russian pianist Georgy Tchaidze, winner of the 2009 Honens International Piano Competition, makes his Toronto debut at Glenn Gould Studio on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 8 p.m. The all-Russian recital features Medtner’s rarely heard four Fairy Tales Op. 34, Prokofiev’s Sonata No. 4 in C minor Op. 29, and Mussorgsky’sPictures at an Exhibition. Tchaidze is also joined by special guest soprano Dina Kuznetsova to perform Rachmaninov’s Six Romances Op. 38.

Tickets to the April 21 recital, presented by Roy Thomson Hall, are $29.50 and available by calling (416) 872-4255 or online atroythomsonhall.com.

Tchaidze’s upcoming engagements include debut recitals at Berlin’s Konzerthaus on April 3, and at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall on April 27.

Georgy Tchaidze

Russian pianist Georgy Tchaidze is 2009 Prize Laureate of Calgary’s Honens International Piano Competition. The Telegraphcommented on the “fine sensibility and perfectly honed technique” displayed at his Wigmore Hall debut in London in March 2012. His Honens win allowed him to bring his artistry beyond Russia for performances throughout Europe and North America for the first time. Tchaidze has performed at The International Holland Music Sessions, Switzerland’s Verbier Festival Academy, and played for the Governor General of Canada at the special invitation of The Glenn Gould Foundation. In October 2011 he performed Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto with conductor Pinchas Zukerman and the National Arts Centre Orchestra about which the Ottawa Citizen wrote “commendable clarity ... unusually powerful for a performance of so little ostentation.” An avid chamber musician, he has performed across Canada and the United States with Clara-Jumi Kang, Gold Medalist of the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, and tours this season with the Cecilia String Quartet, 2010 Banff International String Quartet Competition First Prizewinner. Tchaidze’s debut recording of works by Schubert was released in July 2011 on the Honens label.

Dina Kuznetsova

Russian-American soprano Dina Kuznetsova has attracted the attention of the world’s major opera companies for her outstanding musicianship and compelling stage presence. She is known for her passionate portrayals of the heroines of Slavic, Italian and French opera. Kuznetsova created a sensation at the Glydebourne Festival in 2011 in the title role of Dvořák'sRusalka conducted by Sir Andrew Davis in a revival of the celebrated production by Melly Still. This followed her acclaimed debut at Glydebourne as Alice Ford in Falstaff, conducted by Vladimir Jurowski, a performance now available on DVD. Tchaikovsky's Tatiana in Yevgeny Onegin has quickly become a signature role for Kuznetsova. Recent performances also include Mimi in La Bohème with the Austin Opera and Pamina in Die Zauberflöte with San Francisco Opera. She made her Vienna State Opera debut as Gounod’s Juliette and has sung that role in acclaimed performances at Lyric Opera of Chicago. Other highlights include debuts at Royal Opera, Covent Garden as Lauretta in a new Richard Jones production of Gianni Schicchi opposite Bryn Terfel and conducted by Antonio Pappano; at Deutsche Staatsoper as Donna Anna in Don Giovanniconducted by Daniel Barenboim opposite René Pape and as Adina (role debut) in a new production of L’Elisir d’Amore opposite Rolando Villazon. A passionate recitalist and chamber musician, she has performed often with the New York Festival of Song and with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. She made her Carnegie Hall debut at Weill Recital Hall under the auspices of the Marilyn Horne Foundation. A graduate of Oberlin Conservatory, Kuznetsova lives in Ohio with her husband and son.

Honens International Piano Competition is a leader in discovering and launching the careers of young concert pianists. It searches for Complete Artists – 21st century musicians for 21st century audiences – and, starting in 2012, awards its Laureate the competition world’s largest cash prize ($100,000 CAD) and most comprehensive artistic and career development program. The Quarterfinals of the Seventh Honens International Piano Competition take place this Spring in Berlin, London, Los Angeles and New York. The Competition culminates with Semifinals and Finals from October 17 to 26, 2012 in Calgary. For more information, visit www.honens.com.

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Monday, March 19, 2012

Tafelmusik Presents Choral Spectacular: Celebrating 30 Years

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Choral Spectacular: Celebrating 30 Years

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir

Directed by Ivars Taurins

Date + Times: Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre

Thurs March 29 – Sat March 31 at 8 PM

Sun April 1 at 3:30 PM

George Weston Recital Hall, Toronto Centre for the Arts

Tues March 27 at 8:00 PM

Ticket Prices: Trinity St. Paul’s Centre:

Regular $39 – $89

65+ $35 - $79

Ages 30 & Under $20 - $79

George Weston Recital Hall:

Regular: $36 - $76, 65+: $29 - $69, Ages 30 & Under: $20 - $69

Venues: Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor Street West

Toronto Centre for the Arts: 5040 Yonge Street (North York)

Box Office: Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre: 416.964.6337 / www.tafelmusik.org

Toronto Centre for the Arts: 1.855.985.2787 (ARTS) / www.ticketmaster.ca

Website: www.tafelmusik.org / www.facebook.com/tafelmusik.org

The Tafelmusik Chamber Choir celebrates its 30th anniversary March 27 to April 1, 2012 with Choral Spectacular, a concert exploring the power of words and music from the baroque and beyond, specially selected by Choir Director Ivars Taurins: songs of praise and penitence, of love and regret, of joy and celebration. Choral Spectacular includes music by baroque composers Bach, Handel, Charpentier and Rameau, alongside works by 20th and 21st century composers Francis Poulenc, Frank Martin, Morten Lauridsen, John Tavener, Eric Whitacre and James Rolfe, whose new work Garden was commissioned for this special occasion. For a complete programme listing, visit the Tafelmusik website.

Founded in 1981, the Tafelmusik Chamber Choir is one of the jewels in Canada’s choral crown. Described as a contender for “the best period-performance choir anywhere in the world” (The Globe and Mail), the 22-member choir has been under the direction ofIvars Taurins since its inception. Taurins conducts symphonic and choral repertoire with equal expertise. Founding director of the Tafelmusik Chamber Choir, he was also violist of the Tafelmusik Orchestra for its first 23 years. Under his direction, the choir has been praised for its clarity, nuance and brilliance.

“Celebrating the 30th anniversary of my collaboration with the remarkable singers of the Tafelmusik Chamber Choir, I continue to be fascinated with the fusion of words and music, and how these two elements, in the hands of a great composer, can be melded, moulded, and burnished to a wonderful lustre. I look forward to continuing to share this fascination for many years to come,” says Taurins.

Over the years, Taurins and the choir have developed a quality of sound, intonation, word painting and colour that has enabled them to bring a freshness and directness to the music they perform. This was formally recognized in 1991, when the choir was awarded the Healey Willan Prize “in recognition of the consistently high level of achievement by the choir and of its unique contribution to choral art in Canada.”

Over the past 30 years, some 200 individual singers have sung with the Tafelmusik Chamber Choir. Teachers, architects, writers, a baker, a butler, a doctor and a drag queen have all been singers in the Tafelmusik Chamber Choir. Astronaut Julie Payette was a member of the choir from 1989-1992, and took a copy of Tafelmusik’s Messiah recording with her on the space shuttle Discovery in 1999. Among past choristers enjoying successful solo careers further afield are soprano Gillian Keith, mezzo-soprano Laura Pudwell, tenor Michael Colvin and baritone James Westman.

In recent years the choir has expanded its programming to include occasional forays into the music of the

19th, 20th and 21st centuries, including premieres of works by Imant Raminsh, R. Murray Schafer, Omar Daniels, Chan Ka Nin, Paul Frehner, Christos Hatzis, Brian Cherney, Ruth Watson Henderson and most recently, James Rolfe.

Rolfe compiled the lyrics for Garden from various translations of the Biblical text, The Song of Solomon. “If I had to choose desert island words, The Song of Solomon would make the list: it is evergreen, sexy, and tasty to sing. Garden takes the form of a brief dialogue between the sexes. Men and women weave in and out, saucy and vivid, first wooing each other, then singing together. I am delighted to dedicate this new work to a wonderful choir whose singing I have known and loved for many years,” says Rolfe.

The Tafelmusik Chamber Choir is also admired for its annual performances of Handel’s Messiah —“an almost superhuman achievement … one of the best Messiahs I have ever heard.” (Globe and Mail) — and Sing-Along Messiah. In December 2010, a live performance of Sing-Along Messiah was seen by 87,000 viewers when it was telecast nationally on Bravo! and garnered director Ivars Taurins a Gemini Award nomination. A DVD version of Sing-Along Messiah by Canada’s 90th Parallel Productions will be released on the newly-launched Tafelmusik Media label on April 24, 2012, and a CD recording of the complete Messiah will be released in the fall of 2012.

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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Opera In Concert Presents Schubert's Die Freund von Salamanka

DIE FREUNDE VON SALAMANKA BY SCHUBERT

GRAND FINALE TO A SEASON OF Discovery!

Toronto, 15 March 2012… For the finale to Opera in Concert’s 2011 – 2012 season, the company turns to the works of Franz Schubert, the legendary genius of the Romantic movement in music. His Singspiel, DIE FREUNDE VON SALAMANKA will receive its Canadian Premiere at theSt. Lawrence Centre on April 1, 2012 at 2:30 pm. “Our season – Les Huguenots and Oberto so far – have been a revelation to opera lovers in Toronto,” said OIC General Director Silva-Marin, “and I fully expect that Schubert’s entirely unknown opera in the Singspiel format will be equally appealing.”

As Conductor, Opera in Concert welcomes back to the stage Kevin Mallon, leading the Toronto Chamber Orchestra and a stellar cast. Mallon, recently appointed Music Director of Ottawa’s Thirteen Strings has led a number of OIC performances and is Music Director of all three complete OIC recordings: Castor et Pollux, Rinaldo and Griselda. Soprano Shannon Mercer stars in the Schubert work as Countess Olivia. The three friends from Salamanca are tenors James McLean and Michael Ciufo while baritone Matthew Cassils completes the trio of Spanish adventurer students.Maureen Batt, Christina Campsall, Stefan Fehr and Marco Petracchi complete a roster of leading actors in the company of the Opera in Concert Chorus in this much anticipated Canadian Premiere.

Franz Schubert is arguably the greatest of the early German Romantics and his art songs are still regarded as the gold standard in that form. His compositions for the stage have had a more checkered history, though each one is filled with individual melodies of great beauty. In two acts, DIE FREUNDE VON SALAMANKA is a traditional Singspiel, a musical play with spoken dialogue, and is noted for the dramatic coherence of its finales and the range of styles in the ensembles. Spain is the scene and Don Alonso loves Countess Olivia, a noble lady also pursued by Count Tormes. Though the course of true love never runs smoothly, by the final curtain, Alonso, aided by his Salamancan friends, has won the hand of Olivia and the work concludes with not one but three happy pairs. Opera in Concert will use the re-imagined dialogue by Clive Brown, PhD of Leeds, England. The Singspiel was composed in 1815; however, the first known performance was in 1928 in Halle.

Don’t miss the pre-concert chat – THE BACKGROUNDER – with host Iain Scott 45 minutes before each show, a chance to learn about the opera, the composer and the musical culture of the times.

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Stewart Goodyear Climbs the Pianistic Olympus with the Beethoven Marathon


















Stewart Goodyear (Photo: http://stewartgoodyear.com/)




STEWART GOODYEAR: THE BEETHOVEN MARATHON

Pianist Stewart Goodyear Undertakes the Herculean Challenge

of Playing All 32 Beethoven Piano Sonatas in a Single Day

A Co-production Between The Royal Conservatory and Luminato

The Royal Conservatory teams up with Luminato, Toronto Festival of Arts and Creativity, for a very special and unique artistic experience on June 9, 2012. Celebrating the 125th anniversary of The Conservatory, alumnus Stewart Goodyear performs an extraordinary musical and physical feat by playing all 32 Piano Sonatas by Ludwig van Beethoven, in the order that they were composed, all in one day!

Mr. Goodyear’s style has strength and drama, elegant and exquisite technique, and great emotional depth. It will all be put to the test with the 32 sonatas, comprising 103 individual movements, and totaling more than 10 hours of music! A Toronto native now living in New York, Mr. Goodyear first became fascinated with the sonatas at age five and, as a teenager studying at the Curtis Institute, was instructed to learn one sonata per week until, at school year’s end, he had learned all 32. Beethoven’s piano sonatas are the pinnacle of the piano repertoire: mystical and poetic, haunting, romantic, freewheeling, emotional, playful, lyrical, and sparkling with energy, and Stewart Goodyear likens them to Beethoven’s private diary, recognizing them as his most personal works, spanning his entire career.

The marathon will be divided into three separate concerts, giving audiences the opportunity to attend one, two, or all three. In the first concert, Part 1, Mr. Goodyear will perform sonatas 19 & 20, which were written before Sonata No. 1, and sonatas 1 through 11, including Opus 7 – “Grand Sonata” and Opus 13 – “Pathétique.” Part 2 will feature sonatas 12 through 23 (excluding No. 19 and No. 20), including Opus 27 – “Moonlight,” Opus 28 – “Pastoral,” Opus 31 – “Tempest,” Opus 53 – “Waldstein,” and Opus 57 – “Appassionata.” In Part 3, audience will hear sonatas 24-32, including Opus 81 – “Les adieux” and Opus 106 – “Hammerklavier.”

Enhancing the recital on June 9, Luminato has commissioned internationally acclaimed Indonesian performance artist Melati Suryodarmo to create an on-stage performance piece that will extend the full length of Stewart Goodyear’s marathon. Suryodarmo’s three performance sequences will provide subtle, almost motionless visual enrichment to heighten the listening process. Her performance pieces are based on research into Beethoven’s life and examination of the psychological aspects of his composition of the sonatas. She and Goodyear have worked tirelessly to forge this unique, new link between music performance and performance art.

Stewart Goodyear has a long-standing connection with The Royal Conservatory. His talent was recognized early by James Anagnoson, the current Dean of The Glenn Gould School, who recommended that he study with piano legend Leon Fleisher. After Mr. Goodyear graduated from The Conservatory, he went on to the prestigious Julliard School in New York and the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. He has performed with many of the major orchestras of the world, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony, the San Francisco Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Academy of St-Martin-in-the-Fields, and the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, among others. His repertoire ranges from Bach to Messiaen, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, and Gershwin. Known as an improviser and a composer, he has been commissioned by orchestras and chamber music organizations, and often performs his own works. In 2010, Mr. Goodyear performed a sold out recital of Beethoven Sonatas in Koerner Hall. His recording of Beethoven’s The Late Sonatas were released in 2010 as a two-disc set on the Marquis Label, the Middle Sonatas were released on March 13, 2012, and the remainder will be released before the June 9 concert.

Auxiliary events

Before the third portion of Stewart Goodyear’s marathon performance, esteemed neuroscientist and neurologist Dr. Antonio Damasio presents an enlightening discussion about music and the brain. Dr. Damasio is University Professor and David Dornsife Professor of Neuroscience and Director of the Brain and Creativity Institute at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

On June 15, at the Luminato Lounge in David Pecaut Square, Stewart Goodyear will participate in a Lunchtime Illumination in which he will discuss the stamina required to play all of the 32 of Beethoven’s piano sonatas in one day, a momentous artistic feat.

A rising star of Germany’s art scene, Jorinde Voigt, has created a new series of drawings, titled Views on Beethoven, in response to Mr. Goodyear’s performance. Together, the 32 works – one for each sonata – brilliantly complement Mr. Goodyear’s performances with their distinct visual exploration of the emotive power of Beethoven’s music. The works will be on display June 8-17, at a location to be announced at a later date.

Presented in partnership with Luminato.

We thank our sponsor

Stewart Goodyear: The Beethoven Marathon

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Part 1 (Sonatas 19, 20, and 1-11): 10am - 2pm

Part 2 (Sonatas 12-23, except 19 and 20): 3pm - 6:30pm

Part 3 (Sonatas 24-32): 8:30pm - 11:30pm

Koerner Hall

The Royal Conservatory

TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning, 273 Bloor Street West, Toronto

Tickets on sale starting April 14 at noon

Tickets start at $30 per part (including HST and service charges)

Ticket purchasers may purchase tickets to one, two, or all three parts.

15% discount on two parts, 25% discount on all three parts

Tickets will be available online at www.rcmusic.ca, by calling 416.408.0208,

or in person at the Weston Family Box Office

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Monday, March 5, 2012

Mischa Maisky and Moscow Soloists Chamber Orchestra comes to Toronto May 3

Thursday, May 3 at Roy Thomson Hall

SHOW ONE PRESENTS GRAMMY-WINNING MOSCOW SOLOISTS

IN 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR

YURI BASHMET, VIOLA & CONDUCTOR

MISCHA MAISKY’S LONG-AWAITED TORONTO RETURN AS SOLOIST

“... Bashmet is a string player of altogether uncanny powers.” – New York Times

“Romantic, lyrical delivery, a style of playing that is the absolute domain of Mischa Maisky” - The Strad

For 20 years, the Grammy Award-winning Moscow Soloists Chamber Orchestra has been in demand at the world’s most prestigious festivals and concert halls. Show One Productions proudly presents the globe-trotting ensemble with its founder, Yuri Bashmet, as conductor and viola soloist Thursday, May 3, 2012, 8 p.m. at Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe Street, Toronto. Joining them as guest soloist is acclaimed cellist Mischa Maisky, in his first Toronto appearance since 1978.

Tickets, $55-115, are available from the Roy Thomson Hall box office, 416-872-4255, or via www.roythomson.com. More information is also available fromwww.showoneproductions.ca.

The Moscow Soloists perform Schubert’s Quartet in D minor (Death and the Maiden), as arranged by Mahler; and Brahms’ Quintet in B minor for Viola and Strings,arranged for small orchestra, with Maestro Bashmet as soloist. With Mischa Maisky as solo cellist, the orchestra performs Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 1 in C and Tchaikovsky’s Nocturne in D minor for Cello and Orchestra.

Yuri Bashmet (www.icartists.co.uk/artists/yuri-bashmet), the Moscow Soloists’ founder and conductor, is internationally ­renowned as a conductor and the preeminent viola player of the modern age. The London Times calls him “without doubt, one of the world’s greatest living musicians”, while Gramophone Magazine refers toBashmet's status as the most charismatic violist performing today.” Through his vibrant and active solo career – not to mention his strength of personality and high intelligence – Bashmet has given the viola a new prominence, and motivated such leading composers as Shostakovich, Schnittke and Gubaidulina to expand the viola repertoire and to dedicate works to him.

Latvian-born cellist Mischa Maisky (www.mischamaisky.com) established himself early on as truly a world-class musician and regular guest at most major international festivals. He has the distinction of being the only cellist in the world to have studied with both Mstislav Rostropovich and Gregor Piatigorsky, two of the world’s legendary cellists. Rostropovich lauded Mischa Maisky as “one of the most outstanding talents of the younger generation of cellists. His playing combines poetry and exquisite delicacy with great temperament and brilliant technique.” He is a favorite collaborator of an equally legendary artist, pianist Martha Argerich, and has also worked in long-standing partnerships with such outstanding artists as pianist Radu Lupu, violinist Gidon Kremer, and conductors Zubin Mehta, Vladimir Ashkenazy and Daniel Barenboim. As an exclusive Deutsche Gramophone artist, during the last 25 years he has made over 30 recordings with such orchestras as the Vienna and Berlin Philharmonics, London Symphony, Israel Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris and Chamber Orchestra of Europe.

Since its debut in May 1992 in Moscow, the Moscow Soloists Chamber Orchestra (www.mariinsky.ru/en/company/priglashennye_kollektivy/moscow) has remained a remarkable ensemble that collaborates with top musicians. Strad magazine named its Shostakovich and Brahms CD “best recording of the year”. The CD was also nominated for a Grammy, as was the Moscow Soloists’ 2006 recording of chamber symphonies by Shostakovich, Georgy Sviridov and Mieczysław Weinberg. The orchestra’s Stravinsky/Prokofiev CD won it a Grammy in 2007. Audiences in over 40 countries on five continents have thrilled to the orchestra’s vivacious live and televised performances, in wide-ranging repertoire of classics, rarely-performed works from the past, and intriguing premieres.

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SHOW ONE PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS

THE MOSCOW SOLOISTS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

YURI BASHMET, CONDUCTOR & VIOLA SOLOIST

MISCHA MAISKY, CELLO SOLOIST

Thursday, May 3, 2012, 8 p.m. at Roy Thomson Hall

PROGRAM:

Schubert/Mahler: Quartet in D minor, D. 810 “Death and the Maiden”

Haydn: Cello Concerto No. 1 in C major, H. 7b/1

Tchaikovsky: Nocturne in D minor for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 19, No. 4

Brahms: Quintet in B minor for Viola and Strings, Op. 115

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