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Friends of Music 43rd Season 2017-2018

Concert Descriptions and Dates – 43rd Season 2017-18

Subscription and Ticket Prices – 43rd Season 2017-18

Remaining Concerts – 42nd Season 2016-17

NEW – Program for Charles Richard-Hamelin April 23

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Concert Descriptions and Dates – 43rd Season 2017-18

Welcome to Friends of Music’s 2017/18 Season

Friends is moving up – to larger ensembles, and moving out – out of the Capitol Theatre, which can no longer accommodate us, to two of the Northumberland’s most glorious architectural and acoustic treasures: Port Hope United Church and Trinity United Church in Cobourg. Select a Subscription package or a Concert online, and receive your tickets immediately by email.

Quartango

Body and Soul – Quartango (with Argentinian Tango Dancers)

Sunday, September 10, 2017 – 3:00 pm
Trinity United Church, Cobourg

A treat for both the eyes and the ears! When Quartango teams up with Argentine tango dancers Roxana and Fabian, audiences are spellbound by the intricate, sensual dance steps and the spirited music. Tangos that draw on classical works, jazz standards, Celtic melodies and popular tunes provide the setting for Roxana and Fabian’s terpsichorean pyrotechnics. Dancers and musicians share their passion for the tango in an exceptional performance where melody and movement are in perfect harmony.

The Toronto Concert

Stage and Screen

Sunday, November 5, 2017 – 3:00 pm
Trinity United Church, Cobourg

The Toronto Concert Orchestra, Kerry Stratton, Conductor and Music Director

Hear some of the greatest film scores in Hollywood history including highlights from John Williams’ music from Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark and ET. This performance also includes highlights from Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera and West Side Story. Don’t miss this sensational concert featuring some of the greatest music from stage and screen! Favorite orchestral conductor Kerry Stratton brings a new world dynamism to classical music. His performances are featured on some of the world’s top labels. He regularly visits Europe and Asia, performing & touring with many of its orchestras, and brings some of the best of them to Canada on tour.

Ensemble Vivant

Christmas Tidings – Ensemble Vivant

Sunday, November 26, 2017 – 3:00 pm
Port Hope United Church

Performing some of the world’s most beloved seasonal music, Ensemble Vivant, an internationally acclaimed group, together with a local choir will present a special family concert. Come and experience beautiful music that will warm your heart and soul in celebration of love, caring and sharing with family and friends at the most wonderful time of the year.

Rejoice in the heavenly sounds of piano and strings and the spirited joyful voices of young choral singers. It will surely lift your spirits and warm your hearts and souls. You will delight in fresh, original renditions of traditional Christmas carols and other seasonal gems, including selections from Ensemble Vivant’s timeless recording Christmas Tidings.

Ensemble Vivant’s members include Catherine Wilson, piano/artistic director; Corey Gemmell, violin; Sybil Shanahan, cello; Jim Vivian, bass and Norman Hathaway, viola.

Alcan and Lafayette Quartets

A Mare usque ad Mare (From Sea to Sea)

Sunday, March 18, 2018 – 3:00 pm
Port Hope United Church

The Alcan String Quartet from Quebec and the Lafayette String Quartet from British Columbia combine more than a half century of chamber music making. Their joint program was created especially for the Celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary and includes:

  • Mendelssohn’s octet in E-flat major op. 20
  • Niels Gade, String octet opus 17
  • Kelly-Marie Murphy (Canadian) Blues and the principles of excitation
  • A brand new commissioned piece from the Canadian composer: Airat Ichmouratov

The Alcan String Quartet – violinists Laura Andriani and Nathalie Camus, violist Luc Beauchemin, and cellist David Ellis – has developed a reputation for excellence throughout Canada and internationally. Celebrating 25 years, the quartet’s originality, contagious enthusiasm, unique sonority, and remarkable cohesion have all contributed to its long term success.

The Lafayette String Quartet – violinists Ann Elliott-Goldschmidt and Sharon Stanis, violist Joanna Hood and cellist Pamela Highbaugh Aloni. Since 1986, the Lafayette String Quartet has divided their time between entertaining audiences all over North America and Europe and teaching some of Canada’s finest young string players. Their residency at the University of Victoria is rich in local performances and community involvement. Their concerts in Canada and abroad are hailed as “Passionate, riveting, and with flawless ensemble.”

Weston Silver Band

Weston Silver Band – Music of the British Isles

Sunday, April 15, 2018 – 3:00 pm
Trinity United Church, Cobourg

Fresh from the appearance at the North America Brass Band Championship we’re proud to present Two-time North American Brass Band Champions Weston Silver Band, in a concert celebrating the music of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales.

Featuring a varied program of audience favourites, don’t miss this acclaimed ensemble, renowned for their exciting concerts and dazzling soloists!

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Subscription and Ticket Prices – 43rd Season 2017-18

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Early Bird Prices are available only until May 31, 2017

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All Concerts are General Seating at either the Port Hope United Church or Trinity United Church Cobourg
Student (13-20 years old) Price is $23.00 per concert. There is no Subscription or Early Bird discount.
Children (12 years old and younger) accompanied by an Adult are Free.
LJYO members are Free; Accompanying Adult Coach or Parent is half-price

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Remaining Concerts – 42nd Season 2016-17

Charles Richard-Hamelin


Charles Richard-Hamelin

Sunday, April 23, 2017 – 3:00 p.m.
Capitol Theatre, Port Hope

Twenty-six year old Québec pianist Charles Richard-Hamelin is the silver medalist and laureate of the Krystian Zimerman award for the best sonata at the International Chopin Piano Competition in 2015. Press reviews extol his “mesmerizing” presentation and “emotional depth”. See, and hear, for yourself! Download (PDF) the Program for the Friends of Music Concert by clicking here >>  Richard-Hamelin_Program_2017-04-23.  Buy Tickets from the Capitol Theatre http://capitoltheatre.com/?p=7112  Tel 905-885-1071
Visit the artist’s website  www.charlesrichardhamelin.com

Gryphon Trio

 

Gryphon Trio

Sunday, May 7, 2017– 3:00 p.m.
Capitol Theatre, Port Hope

The Gryphon Trio redefines chamber music of the 21st century with a repertoire ranging from the traditional to the contemporary and from European classicism to modern-day multimedia. James Parker (piano), Annalee Patipatanakoon (violin) and Roman Borys (cello) regularly tour throughout North America and Europe, and have 17 recordings to their name. A highly refined, vibrant performance is guaranteed!
www.gryphontrio.com  Buy Tickets from the Capitol Theatre  http://capitoltheatre.com  905-885-1071

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