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Concert Review: Trio Grand-Duc

Alex Binkley: “Trio Grand-Duc is a relative newcomer to [the scene] but if their performance at MacKay United Church is any indication of their potential, the three young musicians have a brilliant future ahead.”

Linnebach and/et Bartók

Smetana Overture to The Bartered Bride  Bartók Violin Concerto No. 2  Dvořák Symphony No. 7 Embark on an orchestral journey to Central Europe, in this evening dedicated to three composers who brought the music of peasants to the opera houses of the world. Dvořák, the son of a Bohemian innkeeper, wove the rustic melodies of […]

Storgårds Conducts Rachmaninoff | Storgårds dirige Rachmaninov

Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1 Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 3 Few musicians in the world have the skill to master Dmitri Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1. The original soloist reportedly begged the composer in rehearsal: “For God’s sake Dmitri, give me eight bars of rest, so that I can wipe the sweat off my neck!” Thrill […]

The Firebird | L’oiseau de feu

The internationally-acclaimed Enchantment Theatre Company makes its NAC debut! An enchanted tree with golden apples. An evil magician conjuring a terrible storm. A beautiful princess and her magical unicorn. See and hear the captivating Russian tale of Prince Ivan and the majestic Firebird as Stravinsky’s famous music comes to life, complete with life-sized puppets, masks […]

Rhythm and Dance | Rythmo-danse

From the classic and sophisticated Jazz standard “I Got Rhythm” to the witty and irreverent Beethoven’s Fifth Bossa Nova – which, thankfully for Beethoven’s sake, was arranged long after his death – these five versatile wind players, along with percussionist Kenneth Simpson, will showcase popular dance styles through the ages including ancient Hungary and Spanish […]

Music for a Sunday Afternoon: John Storgårds

MAHLER-SCHNITTKE Piano Quartet in A minor Brahms String Sextet No. 2 in G major  Enjoy intimate chamber music concerts at the National Gallery of Canada, performed by members of the NAC Orchestra and amazing guest artists on this unique series. — Des concerts intimes de musique de chambre réunissant des membres de l’Orchestre du CNA et de formidables […]

Angela Hewitt’s Bach Odyssey | The Bach Odyssey d’Angela Hewitt

J.S. BACH Partita No. 3 in A minor J.S. BACH Partita No. 5 in G major J.S. BACH Partie in A major J.S. BACH Partita No. 6 in E minor Beloved pianist Angela Hewitt performs The Bach Odyssey in recital. Her ambitious exploration of J.S. Bach’s complete solo keyboard works continues with Recital IV. The Bach Odyssey is presented in partnership […]

Shelley and Brahms’s Second | Shelley et la Deuxième de Brahms

BRAHMS Symphony No. 2 VIVIAN FUNG Earworms* SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Concerto No. 2 Shake off the end-of-winter doldrums with this evening of sunny melodies and toe-tapping mischief. Hold on to your hats as the nimble fingers of soloist Boris Giltburg dance their way through Shostakovich’s cheeky Piano Concerto No. 2. Giltburg’s 2017 recording of the concerto won rave reviews for its “dashing […]

Brahms’s First Piano Concerto | Le Premier concerto pour piano de Brahms

BRAHMS, JOHANNES Piano Concerto No. 1 SCHUMANN (ORCH. RAVEL) Selections from Carnaval SCHUMANN Symphony No. 2 Succumb to the tempestuous emotion of Brahms’s most passionate piano concerto. Conceived after the attempted suicide of Brahms’s friend and mentor Robert Schumann, this stormy piece finds fierce expression at the hands of 23-year-old Italian prodigy Beatrice Rana. The youngest winner ever of the […]

Lortie Plays Mozart | Lortie joue Mozart

ROSSINI Overture to L’Italiana in Algeri MOZART Piano Concerto No. 24 BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7  “Ah, we shall never be able to do anything like that!” Beethoven told a friend, when he first heard Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24. Grandly orchestrated, moody, and tumultuous, Mozart’s greatest piano concerto has held audiences spellbound for more than 200 years. Savour the elegant […]

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