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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Violinist Emmanuel Vukovich & Parcival Strings Project plays Haydn Bach and klezmer music


“A great, a real musician. Thank you for this unforgettable moment." – Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor

Brahms’ profound Clarinet Quintet, one of his last and most important works, shares a program with a Haydn quartet, Bach violin sonata and traditional Georgian and klezmer music when the Montreal-based Parcival Strings Project debuts at Mooredale Concerts, Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 3:15 p.m. at Walter Hall, 80 Queen’s Park Crescent (Museum subway), Toronto.

Tickets, $30, or $20 for under age 30are available online, or by calling 416-922-3714 ext. 103. 

The Parcival Project describes itself as an international chamber music collective striving for excellence in music making. It rejoices in collaboration and a search for artistic quality through performances of both traditional and evolving musical tradition.  This group has toured widely and been received with overwhelming responses.  More info is available at

Founder and artistic director Montreal-basedviolinist Emmanuel Vukovich returns to Mooredale Concerts, where he first performed in a violin-piano recital in 2007.  Vukovich has performed around the globe with such artists as violinist Ida Haendel, cellist Matt Haimovitz, and Mooredale Concerts’ artistic director, pianist Anton Kuerti. 

Joining him for the February 23 concert will be violinist Victor Fournelle-Blain (winner, 2012 Prix d’Europe), violist Marina Thibeault(Les Violons du Roy), cellist Julia MacLaine (Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center), and clarinetist Dominic Desautels (principal clarinet, Symphony Nova Scotia; made solo debut in Mozart’s Clarinet Concert at age 21).

Besides the Brahms clarinet quintet, their program features one of Haydn’s “Sun Quartets” – the String Quartet No. 25 in C, Op. 20 No. 2,and Emmanuel Vukovich performing Bach’s Sonata for Solo Violin in A minor, BWV 1003.  Bookending the concert are a traditional Georgian Folk Song set by Hamlet Gonashvili and arranged by Julia MacLaine; and Budget Bulgar by Russian-born composer/violist Lev “Ljova” Zhurbin.

MUSIC & TRUFFLES:  The Parcival Strings Project gives young audiences 6-15 a one-hour interactive and educational version of its Mooredale Concerts performance, at Music & Truffles, Sunday, February 23, 1:15 p.m. at Walter Hall.  Tickets, $13, are available online, or by calling 416-922-3714 ext. 103.  Adults wishing to learn more about music and music-making are also welcome.  Everyone receives a chocolate truffle at the end,

The Parcival Strings Project
Sunday, February 23, 2014, 3:15 P.M. at Walter Hall
Hamlet Gonashvili, arr. by Julia MacLaine: Traditional Georgian Folk Song
Haydn: String Quartet No. 25 in C, Op. 20 No. 2
Bach: Sonata for Solo Violin in A minor, BWV 1003
Brahms: Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in B minor
Lev “Ljova” Zhurbin: Budget Bulgar

Also: performing a one-hour interactive performance at Music & Truffles: a concert for young people 6-15, February 23 at 1:15 p.m.

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