"CONNECTIONS", French music for cello and piano with Connie Shih, is now available on Marquis Classics.
"Zelenka teases a seemingly infinite range of sounds from her bow, and both artists display a deceptively easy virtuosity....This record very much deserves to be on any cello lover’s playlist."
Bach Suites 1, 3 and 6 at Sharon Temple, an acoustically and physically wonderful space that also does justice to the master with its history of spiritual freedom and dedication to humanity.
Thursday, August 4, 12:00 pm, 2011
Dominion-Chalmers United Church
Juno® award nominee Winona Zelenka joins Connie Shih for a noon-hour concert of great French music, featuring works for cello and piano by Debussy, Chausson, Franck, and Fauré.
Sonata for Cello and Piano by Claude Debussy
Pièce, Op. 39 by Ernest Chausson
Papillon, Op. 77 by Gabriel Fauré
Sonata for Cello and Piano in A Major by César Franck
Torontonians rule small-ensemble classical category in 2011 Juno Award nominations
Reading the list of nominees in the small-ensemble/solo classical catgory in the 2011 Junos is like reading a who's who of Toronto's music scene: Anton Kuerti, Amici Ensemble, Gryphon Trio and Winona Zelenka.
-John Terauds, Feb.2/11
Works For Solo Cello- Bach, Britten, and CassadoThursday February 24th, 12p.m.Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts145 Queen St. W
Jean Francaix, Trio (1933)
Krysztof Penderecki: Streichtrio (1990-91)
Mozart: Divertimento for String Trio, K. 563
$30 (sr $25; st $20)
About the Program:
We are delighted to have this very distinguished threesome to bring us one of Mozart’s very greatest works in any form, the legendary so-called Divertimento in Eb. As Alfred Einstein writes in Mozart: His Character, His Work (and as excerpted in the notes to a Kennedy Center performance), his only completed string trio (there are fragments) shares with most divertimenti this six-movement format, but from that no lightness of tone should be understood – rather, "it is a true chamber-music work, and grew to such large proportions only because it was intended to offer ... something special in the way of art, invention, and good spirits. ... Each instrument is primus inter pares, every note is significant, every note is a contribution to spiritual and sensuous fulfillment in sound." Einstein called it "one of his noblest works." It is the first substantial work for string trio, and remains the greatest - one of the Everests of chamber music.
Complementing that masterpiece, we have two 20th century works of great interest.
Oct. 21st, 2010, 8:00 PM
THE CELLO SUITES With Eric Siblin and music by Winona Zelenka Southminster United Church, 15 Aylmer Ave. Tickets: $15 / $10 Student or SeniorFree for Festival Members and Carleton Students Join us for an unforgettable evening of words and music.
Part biography, part music history, and part literary mystery, Eric Siblin’s The Cello Suites explores the history and power of Bach’s compositions for cello.
Eric’s words will share the stage with music by Winona Zelenka, renowned cellist with the Toronto Symphony, whose new release is Complete Bach Suites for Solo Cello.