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Friday Evening Concerts 2016/ 2017

 

MG3

Guitar

Friday, October 21, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.

 

MG3The three guitarists MARC MORIN, SÉBASTIEN DUFOUR and GLENN LÉVESQUE form MG3 (Montreal Guitare Trio).The program of their concert marries passionate virtuosity with a stealthy sense of humour and includes an interesting mix of rearranged classical pieces, well known covers adapted for three guitars, some original compositions, jazz numbers and world music discoveries. They occasionally add their voices to the guitars when performing great popular classics by The Beatles, Radiohead or Jazz master Luis Bonfi. For more than 15 years, the trio’s virtuosity, rigor, creativity, and dynamic stage presence — they are noted for the wit and warmth of their interactions with audiences — have been winning applause around the world. Winner of the 2011 Opus Award for “concert of the year” in the Jazz / World Music category, the trio have given hundreds of concerts in prestigious venues in North America, Europe, New Zealand, and Australia, including the BB King Blues Club in New York, the Rundetårnet in Copenhagen, and the legendary Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.

MG3 has released six albums. Der Prinz, under the Analekta label, has been launched in February 2014, during the 15th edition of the Montréal en lumière Festival.

Admission: Regular $20 | Seniors (65+) $15 | Student $5

Payments can be made in cash or by cheque, debit, and credit over the phone, in person at TSH 414, or at the doors.

Phone: 905.525.9140 ext. 27671

Email: sota@mcmaster.ca

 

Click here for a copy of the MG3 Concert Programme.

 


 

Bud Roach

Baroque Tenor, Guitar

Friday, November 25, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.

 

Bud RoachHamilton tenor BUD ROACH maintains a busy schedule of performances from the Baroque to the contemporary.  Recent highlights include performances in Venice, as well as with the Toronto Consort, Soundstreams, the role of the Sailor in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas with Les Violons du Roy (Richard Egarr, conductor) in Montreal, Quebec City, and Carnegie Hall, appearances with the Hamilton Philharmonic, and a new recording (along with performances in Toronto and New York) with his ensemble Capella Intima.  Bud’s recordings for the Musica Omnia label have been recognized internationally as ground-breaking achievements in historically-informed performance practice.  “Roach is marvellous throughout….Five stars” (Early Music Today, UK).  Recital performances last season included Toronto (Early Music Centre), the Midtown Concert Series (New York), and the Boston Early Music Festival Fringe Series (“revelatory concerts”- Early Music America, 2013).  Highlights for the 2016-17 season include concert appearances with the Toronto Consort, the Bach Elgar Choir, Nota Bene, the Spiritus Ensemble, Soundstreams, Talisker Players (Cole Porter), and the Menno Singers (St. John Passion– Evangelist), as well as solo recitals in Boston, New York, and Thunder Bay. With Capella Intima, Bud leads programmes in Hamilton, Toronto, and Kitchener. Bud is also the founder and Artistic Director of the successful HAMMER BAROQUE concert series, presenting some of Canada’s finest early music performers.

Admission: Regular $20 | Seniors (65+) $15 | Student $5

Payments can be made in cash or by cheque, debit, and credit over the phone, in person at TSH 414, or at the doors.

Phone: 905.525.9140 ext. 27671

Email: sota@mcmaster.ca

 

Click here for a copy of the Bud Roach Programme.


 

Shoshana Telner & The Penderecki String Quartet

Piano, String Quartet

Friday, January 27, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.

 

ShoshanaTelnerDescribed as an “authentic musician with a sparkling technique” (Le Droit) and “full of fire and warmth” (the New York Times), Canadian pianist SHOSHANA TELNER has performed across Canada and abroad.  She débuted as soloist with the National Arts Centre Orchestra at the age of 16 and has since performed with orchestras including the Québec Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Classical Orchestra, and the National Academy Orchestra. Shoshana received a Bachelor’s degree from Boston University, a Master’s degree from the Juilliard School, and a Doctorate from McGill University. Her recordings include works by Colin Mack (2009), the six Bach Keyboard Partitas (2012), and the Grieg violin/piano sonatas with Jeremy Bell (2015).

Penderecki String QuartetTHE PENDERECKI STRING QUARTET creates performances that demonstrate their “remarkable range of technical excellence and emotional sweep” (Toronto, Globe and Mail). Their recent schedule has included concerts in New York (Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall), Amsterdam (Concertgebouw), Los Angeles (REDCAT at Disney Hall), St. Petersburg, Paris, Prague, Berlin, Rome, Belgrade, Zagreb, Atlanta, as well as appearances at international festivals in Poland, Lithuania, Italy, Venezuela, Brazil, and China.  Described by Fanfare Magazine as “an ensemble of formidable power and keen musical sensitivity”, the PSQ’s diverse discography includes the chamber music of Brahms, Beethoven, Shostakovich, and the Bartok cycle. They enter their 25th year as Quartet-in-Residence at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario.

Admission: Regular $20 | Seniors (65+) $15 | Student $5

Payments can be made in cash or by cheque, debit, and credit over the phone, in person at TSH 414, or at the doors.

Phone: 905.525.9140 ext. 27671

Email: sota@mcmaster.ca


 

Ensemble Caprice

Baroque

Friday, February 17, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.

 

 

 

ENSEMBLE CAPRICE is one of Canada’s leading early music groups on period instruments known for its innovative and adventuresome approach to the repertoire. JUNO Award winner in 2009 for their Vivaldi’s Angels recording, The New York Times wrote “The ensemble has established itself as an immensely thoughtful and progressive force on the musical scene”. Critic Alex Ross of The New Yorker picked their Bach/Shostakovich recording as one of the Notable Classical Performances and Recordings of 2013. Founded and led by acclaimed recorder virtuoso Matthias Maute, the Montreal based ensemble tours extensively across Canada, United States, Europe, and also Asia.

Program iLove baroque creates a lively atmosphere designed to engage the audience in an unusual way. Five musicians, eight short anecdotes, nine roses, two centuries of wonderful music from five countries by composers like J.S. Bach, A. Vivaldi, H. Purcell and others; all these make for a program full of drama, tenderness, joy, humour and melancholy (5 musicians : 2 flutes, cello, guitar and percussion).

Admission: Regular $20 | Seniors (65+) $15 | Student $5

Payments can be made in cash or by cheque, debit and credit card in person at The School of the Arts office at McMaster University (TSH 414) or at the door at the concert. Payments can also be made over the phone with a credit card.

Phone: 905.525.9140 ext. 27671

Email: sota@mcmaster.ca

 


Directions

Click here for directions to McMaster University campus.

Once you have parked (see below), proceed on foot along the pathway between the University Student Centre and Mills Library towards the centre of campus. On the right, behind the rose garden, is University Hall. Convocation Hall is located on the 2nd floor of this building. An accessible entrance is located on the left side of the building.

Parking at McMaster

Please be aware that during the 2016/2017 concert season, parking at McMaster University on-campus lots can be accessed for a fee of $7.00 on weekends and on weekdays after 4p.m.

If driving, be sure to enter the University via Sterling Street. Drive past the unmanned kiosk and turn right, follow this road into Parking Lot B. Proceed on foot along the pathway between the University Student Centre and Mills Library towards the centre of campus. On the right, behind the rose garden, is University Hall. Convocation Hall is located on the 2nd floor of this building. An accessible entrance is located on the left side of the building.

 

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