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.
Saturday December 4th 2010,7:30 p.m.
Kingston Road United Church
975 Kingston Road,
Glenn Gould Studio: Sunday, June 6, 2010 at 3PM
For Immediate Release – April 15, 2010: Toronto cellist Winona Zelenka, recognized for her warm and luminous tone, celebrates the launch of her two-CD recording, J. S. Bach: Six Suites for Solo Cello on Marquis Classics with an exclusive performance. On Sunday, June 6 (note the 3PM starting time), Winona Zelenka takes centre stage at Glenn Gould Studio to perform Bach’s hauntingly beautiful Suites 1, 2 and 6.
“My journey with the Bach Suites has been at the very heart of my odyssey as a musician”, explains Zelenka. “With this recording, I feel I have expressed the search for my artistic soul that began as a child and continues, as a servant of music who wishes above all else to tell a story. With this as my greatest desire, I continue to believe that there is nothing that can’t be said with this amazing music.”
Summer Bach at Sharon Temple
Suites 1, 3 and 6 for solo cello
Sunday, June 10th, 2012 at 2p.m.
WINONA ZELENKA, Cello
New York Recital Debut
New York Chamber Music Festival
Sunday, September 18, 3:00 pm
WINONA ZELENKA, Cello
Bach- Suite No.5 in C Minor
Britten- Suite No.1, Op.72
Cassadó- Suite per Violoncello
Thursday, August 4, 12:00 pm
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
Michael Pepa, Founding Artistic Director
Lynn Kuo, Chef de l’ensemble
NEXT CONCERT at GALLERY 345
345 Sorauren Avenue, Toronto - M6R 2G5
[South of Dundas West, Between Lansdowne & Roncesvalles]
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Admission: Adults $20 / Seniors $15 / Students $10 -
(Meet the artists at the reception after the concert.)
II - Tuesday, February 2, 2010 - 8:00 p.m.
"...their swords were bows..."
Lynn Kuo & Winona Zelenka
Photo credit: David Leyes
Photo credit: Elaine Ling
Maurice Ravel: Sonata for Violin and Cello (1920-22)
II. Très vif
IV. Vif, avec entrain
William Bolcom: Suite for Violin and Cello (1997)
I. Prelude – Very free and fast
II. With Energy
III. Stately, slow
IV. Very fast and skittish
V. Street dances
- INTERMISSION -
Please join me and Winona on Groundhog's Day where we match bows for swords!
Contemporary *duels* for violin and cello.
Wine and cheese reception to follow.
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