Winona Zelenka - Cello, Livestream *Fundraiser for St. Michael’s Hospital COURAGE FUND
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Canzona Chamber Players

Winona Zelenka - Cello, Livestream *Fundraiser for St. Michael’s Hospital COURAGE FUND

DONATE NOW https://tinyurl.com/couragefund DOWNLOAD THE PROGRAM: http://tinyurl.com/winonazelenkaprogram   The Courage Fund will provide frontline staff, palliative care patients and the most vulnerable members of our community with the food, clothing, and digital tablets they need to keep going, keep connected and keep safe.   Please help us keep the music - and the courage going by subscribing to our YouTube channel and sharing the donation link to the Courage Fund: https://tinyurl.com/couragefund   WINONA ZELENKA PROGRAM - Sunday May 3rd, 2020, 2pm: J. S. Bach - Suite no. 5 in C minor Prelude Allemande Courante Sarabande Gavotte I Gavotte II Gigue Thomas Demenga - EFEU (2020) John Tavener - Chant György Ligeti - Sonata for Solo Cello Dialogo Capriccio Gaspar Cassadó - Suite for Solo Cello Preludia-Fantasia Sardana Intermezzo e Danza Finale   - - -   Winona Zelenka is one of Canada’s finest cellists on the scene today. As a soloist, she has performed concerti with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Mississauga Symphony, the Toronto Philharmonia Orchestra and many others. She is a dedicated recitalist and chamber musician as well as a champion of new music. In 2006 she formed Trio Arkel with violinist Marie Bérard and violist Teng Li. Since 2013, they have been running a concert series at Trinity St. Paul’s Centre featuring an eclectic mix of chamber music works and internationally famed guest artists. In June of 2010, Winona released her first CD set of the Bach Suites for Solo Cello, a recording on Marquis Classics. It has received international acclaim and, in 2011, was nominated for a JUNO award in the category of solo/chamber music CD. Her second recording, released in 2012, is titled “Connections” and is of sonatas for cello and piano written by French composers with the celebrated pianist Connie Shih. Her films with Moving Head Productions include interviews for BOLD TV and a complete performance of the Cassado Suite for solo cello which has been viewed by many thousands on Youtube.   Winona obtained her Bachelor of Music and Artist Diploma at the University of Indiana, where she studied with Janos Starker. Her other formative teachers were William Findlay, Vladimir Orloff, and William Pleeth. Winona has won orchestral positions in England, Canada, and the United States. Presently Assistant Principal cellist of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, she was acting Principal of that orchestra for five years, and for the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra for two seasons. She is also the lead cellist for the festival orchestra of Classical Tahoe in the summer, performing with top musicians from all over North America. winonazelenka.com   - - -  LIVESTREAM SCHEDULE  Sunday, May 3rd, 2pm Winona Zelenka (Solo Cello) Sunday, May 17th, 7pm: Marie Bérard (Solo Violin) Sunday, May 31st, 7pm: Jessica Tong (Solo Violin)   http://facebook.com/CanzonaChamberPlayers/ Website: http://www.canzona.org info@canzona.org Audio recording - John Gray Video recording - Evan Mitchell
Marie Bérard - Violin, Livestream *Fundraiser for St. Michael’s Hospital COURAGE FUND
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Canzona Chamber Players

Marie Bérard - Violin, Livestream *Fundraiser for St. Michael’s Hospital COURAGE FUND

DONATE NOW http://smh.convio.net/couragefund DOWNLOAD THE PROGRAM: http://tinyurl.com/marieberardprogram   The Courage Fund will provide frontline staff, palliative care patients and the most vulnerable members of our community with the food, clothing, and digital tablets they need to keep going, keep connected and keep safe.   Please help us keep the music - and the courage going by subscribing to our YouTube channel and sharing the donation link to the Courage Fund: https://tinyurl.com/couragefund   MARIE BERARD PROGRAM - Sunday May 17th, 2020, 7pm: FRANCO MANNINO 6 Pezzi per violino solo op. 250-255 Rêverie, Au Revoir, Nostalgie, A Bientôt, Mon Amour, Enchanté JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Partita in E major for solo violin BWV 1006 Louré, Gavotte en rondeau, Menuets 1 & II EDMUND RUBBRA Variations On A Phrygian Theme for solo violin - - -   Marie Bérard is currently the concertmaster of the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra, a sought-after chamber musician, soloist, recording artist and teacher. She is a former member of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and has performed with a variety of smaller ensembles such as Amici, ArrayMusic, and New Music Concerts. She is also a member of Trio Arkel as well as the ARC Ensemble which has toured in Europe, China, and the United States. The ARC Ensemble has been twice nominated for a Grammy Award for their Sony recordings. Highly regarded as an interpreter of contemporary music, Ms. Bérard has released a recording of a concerto by Henry Kucharzyk for violin and brass ensemble on the Opening Day label and can be heard on numerous CBC Records including the Meditation from Thais with the COC orchestra. Ms. Bérard is a regular performer at numerous chamber music festivals, notably the Domaine Forget International Festival, Ottawa’s Music & Beyond Festival, the Blair Atholl festival in Scotland, the Strings Music Festival in Colorado, and the Mainly Mozart festival in San Diego. Marie was the featured soloist in Gubaidulina’s Offertorium and “Figures Hatives” by John Rea as well as Schnittke’s Concerto Grosso with the Esprit Orchestra. Ms. Bérard is a member of the faculty of the Glenn Gould School, the Taylor Academy as well as the music faculty of the University of Toronto. She plays a 1767 Pietro Landolfi violin. marieberard.ca   - - -  LIVESTREAM SCHEDULE  Sunday, May 3rd, 2pm: Winona Zelenka (Solo Cello) Sunday, May 17th, 7pm: Marie Berard (Solo Violin) Sunday, May 31st, 7pm: Jessica Tong (Solo Violin)   http://facebook.com/CanzonaChamberPlayers/ Website: http://www.canzona.org Audio recording - John Gray Vido recording - Evan Mitchell
Jessica Tong - Violin, Livestream *Fundraiser for St. Michael’s Hospital COURAGE FUND
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Canzona Chamber Players

Jessica Tong - Violin, Livestream *Fundraiser for St. Michael’s Hospital COURAGE FUND

DONATE NOW http://smh.convio.net/couragefund DOWNLOAD THE PROGRAM: http://tinyurl.com/jessicatongprogram The Courage Fund will provide frontline staff, palliative care patients and the most vulnerable members of our community with the food, clothing, and digital tablets they need to keep going, keep connected and keep safe. Please help us keep the music - and the courage going by subscribing to our YouTube channel and sharing the donation link to the Courage Fund: https://tinyurl.com/couragefund JESSICA TONG PROGRAM - Sunday May 31st, 2020, 7pm: BELA BARTOK Sonata for Solo Violin, Sz. 117, BB 124 Tempo di ciaccona - Fuga. Risoluto, non troppo vivo - Melodia, Adagio - Presto JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Partita no. 2 for Solo Violin, BWV 1004 - Allemande - Corrente - Sarabanda - Ciaccona - - - Jessica Tong is lauded for her "lyrical intensity" (Baltimore Sun) and her "performances to remember" (Woodstock Times), and has garnered international acclaim as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician. A recipient of a Canada Council Grant for Musicians and a DAAD scholar, she has been a top prizewinner at the Eckhardt-Gramatte, Toronto Symphony, Canadian Music, and Yellow Springs International Competitions, as well as the recipient of the David Ouchterlony Award for Outstanding Artist. A devoted chamber musician, Ms. Tong has served as first violinist of the Vinca and Larchmere Quartets, collaborating with artists such as Leon Fleisher, Pamela Frank, Atar Arad and members of the Cleveland, Concord, Brentano and Borromeo Quartets. She has appeared internationally in venues including Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall at the Kaufman Center, the Kennedy Center, Roy Thompson Hall, les Invalides and the Gewandhaus. Previously the concertmaster of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra and Artist-in-Residence at the University of Evansville in Indiana, she is currently the Chamber Music Director of the Composers Conference at Brandeis University, Artistic Director of Music Beyond the Chamber, and the newly appointed Assistant Professor of Violin at the State University of New York in Fredonia. A pupil of Pamela Frank, Ms. Tong has also studied with Kathleen Winkler, Donald Weilerstein and Zhang yun Zhang. She has been mentored as a chamber musician by members of the Alban Berg, Vogler, Cleveland and Brentano Quartets. https://www.jessicatong.com - - - http://facebook.com/CanzonaChamberPlayers Website: http://www.canzona.org Audio recording - John Gray Video recording - Evan Mitchell
Angela Schwarzkopf - Harp, Livestream *Fundraiser for St. Michael’s Hospital COURAGE FUND
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Canzona Chamber Players

Angela Schwarzkopf - Harp, Livestream *Fundraiser for St. Michael’s Hospital COURAGE FUND

DONATE NOW: http://smh.convio.net/couragefund DOWNLOAD THE PROGRAM: https://tinyurl.com/angelaschwarzkopfprogram The Courage Fund will provide frontline staff, palliative care patients and the most vulnerable members of our community with the food, clothing, and tablet computers they need to keep going, keep connected and keep safe.   Please help us keep the music - and the courage going by subscribing to our YouTube channel and sharing the donation link to the Courage Fund: https://tinyurl.com/couragefund   ANGELA SCHWARZKOPF PROGRAM - Sunday July 12th, 2020, 7pm: HENRIETTE RENIE Contemplation YANN TIERSEN Comptine d'un autre ete: L'apres-midi MARCEL TOURNIER Sonatina for Harp Mov. 2 Calme et expressif ERIK SATIE 1ere Gnossienne BENJAMIN BRITTEN Interlude from the Ceremony of Carols KEVIN LAU Cathedrals in the Wind from Castles in the Sand PATRICK ARTEAGA No, Nothing from A Portrait of Tschamiu MARK NERENBERG Contemplation Canadian native Angela Schwarzkopf performs throughout North America as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral harpist with many top chamber music, choral, and orchestral organizations. These include the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, the London Symphonia, and at the Stratford Festival. The first harpist to receive a Doctorate of Music in harp performance in Canada, she currently teaches at the University of Toronto, the Glenn Gould School, and at McMaster University. Outside of her university teaching, Angela maintains a thriving studio of private students in Toronto and is a newly appointed harp examiner with the Royal Conservatory College of Examiners. Angela is the Director of Development and faculty member at the renowned summer program the Young Artist’s Harp Seminar in the US. In addition, she is a contributor to the international publications Harp Column and the American Harp Journal. She serves on the editorial board of the latter. After serving as President of the Toronto Chapter of the American Harp Society from 2012-2018, she now serves as a Director at Large for the American Harp Society. As an advocate for new music, she has worked on commissioning projects with many prominent composers. Most recently, Angela released her album, detach, presenting new Canadian music on the Redshift Record label. The album has been nominated for a 2020 Juno award. http://www.angelaschwarzkopf.com/ http://facebook.com/CanzonaChamberPlayers/ Website: http://www.canzona.org  Audio recording - John Gray  Video recording - Evan Mitchell
Eric & Roslyn Abramovitz - Livestream *Fundraiser for St. Michael’s Hospital COURAGE FUND
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Canzona Chamber Players

Eric & Roslyn Abramovitz - Livestream *Fundraiser for St. Michael’s Hospital COURAGE FUND

DONATE NOW: https://tinyurl.com/couragefund DOWNLOAD THE PROGRAM: https://tinyurl.com/abramovitzprogram The Courage Fund will provide frontline staff, palliative care patients and the most vulnerable members of our community with the food, clothing, and digital tablets they need to keep going, keep connected and keep safe.   Please help us keep the music - and the courage going by subscribing to our YouTube channel and sharing the donation link to the Courage Fund: https://tinyurl.com/couragefund   Musical Hors d’Oeuvres with Eric & Roslyn Abramovitz Program: Tuesday July 21st, 2020, 7pm: ERIK SATIE ARR. JERRY LANNING Gymnopedie No. 1 FAUSTIN ET MAURICE JEANJEAN Guisganderie JEAN BAPTISTE LULLY ARR. A.H.C. Gavotte PYOTR TCHAIKOVSKY Valse GABRIEL PIERNÉ Canzonetta, op. 19 REINHOLD GLIÈRE Valse Triste, op. 35 No. 7 TRADITIONAL KLEZMER Romanian Hora - JOHN WILLIAMS ‘Viktor’s Tale’ from “The Terminal” (2004) ASTOR PIAZZOLLA Tango Etude No. 3 BÉLA KOVÁCS Hommage à Manuel de Falla CLAUDE DEBUSSY Petite Pièce BÉLA KOVÁCS Hommage à Richard Strauss EUGÈNE BOZZA Aria BÉLA KOVÁCS Sholem-Alekhem Rov. Feidman Born and raised in Montreal, Roslyn Abramovitz got her B.Comm. with a major in Computer Science, and soon after went back into music upon her husband’s encouragement to get her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. Since then, she has enjoyed teaching music to children and young adults. She is also a certified Translator and Copy Editor, and has always loved the flexibility of working from home while raising her four children. With her son Eric on clarinet and her daughter Julie on violin, the three formed a trio called Klezmerized that has been performing at weddings, parties and seniors’ residences for the past fifteen years. “Recording this project with Eric made me so happy, reminiscing about the good old days when Eric and I would perform frequently at music competitions, recitals and music exams.” Eric Abramovitz joined the Toronto Symphony Orchestra in 2018 as Associate Principal and E-flat Clarinet, and was previously a member of the Nashville Symphony Orchestra. Eric was named the Vandoren Emerging Artist of the year in 2017 and a CBC Next! artist in 2013. A first-prize winner at the OSM Standard Life Competition in 2011, Eric has been featured as a soloist with numerous orchestras including the McGill and USC Symphonies, l’Orchestre Symphonique de Québec, and the National Arts Centre Orchestra. Eric was a Sylva Gelber Career Grant recipient in 2016, and toured throughout Japan with the New York Symphonic Ensemble. A Montreal native, Eric obtained his Bachelor’s Degree at McGill University’s Schulich School of Music and pursued graduate studies at the University of Southern California. Eric’s teachers include Zaven Zakarian, Alain Desgagné, Robert Crowley, Simon Aldrich, Jean-François Normand, Kimball Sykes, and Yehuda Gilad. In his free time, Eric enjoys eating, spending time with his family and cats, shooting pool, playing hockey, and cheering for the Montreal Canadiens. https://www.tso.ca/performer/eric-abramovitz https://www.facebook.com/roz.abramovitz http://facebook.com/CanzonaChamberPlayers/ Website: http://www.canzona.org