Mooredale Concerts – Toronto’s Best Bargain
We begin our 2016-17 season with a celebrated Canadian string quartet, followed by 20th Century music performed, opera-style. An acclaimed pianist takes us through musical ages, all based on Bach. A young violin virtuoso struts his prize-winning skills. A ground-breaking British string quartet makes their Canadian debut, and a breaking-ground Canadian string quartet returns by popular demand.
Our spectacular season of SIX concerts begins with these THREE:
September 25 – Cecilia String Quartet, Celebrated Canadian Ensemble With a successful European tour followed by a 2016 Juno nomination, this Toronto-based quartet continues to win deserving praise. They will open our season with Mendelssohn’s String Quartet in D, Op. 44 No. 1 plus Haydn’s String Quartet Op. 33 No. 1 in B minor (“Russian”), and Toronto premiere of Canadian composer Emilie LeBel’s Taxonomy of Paper Wings!
November 6 – Nöel Coward – A Talent to Amuse This Toronto-based cast of performers -soprano Monica Whicher, mezzo Norine Burgess, tenor Benjamin Butterfield, and baritone Alexander Dobson are joined by Barry Shiffman, violin, Adrian Fung, cello, and John Greer, piano/arranger, to present a cabaret salute to a 20th century British icon. They will perform operatic versions of I’ll See You Again, I’ll Follow My Secret Heart, and Mad Dogs and Englishmen, and much more.
December 4 – Stephen Prutsman, piano Bach and Forth Hailed for his musicality, glittering virtuosity, and highly individual approach, he is considered amongst the elite of American pianists. Active as an orchestral soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, composer, arranger and conductor, he has recorded 30 CDs. If that’s not enough, he is also an accomplished professional jazz pianist. Stephen will perform a uniquely inventive program based on Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2, weaving piano works from all musical periods in between.
Performances take place in Walter Hall, “one of Toronto’s original fine, small recital halls …” Seating 496 patrons, the hall is especially designed for chamber music and solo recitals. It has perfect acoustics, with no seat further than 14 rows from the artists – intimacy guaranteed. Located in the Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park Crescent (Museum subway), Sundays at 3:15pm (Concert Series) or 1:15-2:15pm (Music & Truffles).
Concert Series subscriptions for SIX events are: adults $140; seniors $130; and for patrons under 30, only $90. Prices include taxes and there are no service charges. Subscribers are not only assured of their seats, but also save up to 47% per cent over single ticket purchases. All seating is general admission so patrons get their personal choice in location.
MUSIC & TRUFFLES – Classical Music for Family Enjoyment
Artists featured in five of the six Concert Series will also perform a one-hour interactive concert for young people ages 6-11 and their parents, grandparents, and friends at 1:15 p.m (there is no concert on November 6th). Adults wishing to learn more about music and music making are welcome. The artists along with our on-stage host Joanna will have fun with the music stimulating a youngsters’ appreciation through performance and entertainment.
Many children who have attended these shows have gone on to discover their own musical abilities. Don’t miss this opportunity for a unique family-oriented classical music experience. Watch samples from our You Tube Playlist.
Music & Truffles celebrates its 14th birthday. Subscriptions are ONLY $75 for FIVE CONCERTS, and include a Lindt chocolate truffle for everyone at the end of each concert.
Join us this season. Enrich your life with the sweet sounds of superb classical music!
Single ticket prices: $30 for adults/seniors, except for premium concerts November 6 and April 23, which cost $40. Tickets for under age 30 for all concerts will be $20. Music & Truffles tickets are $20 each.
Single tickets do not go on sale until September 1st, but those wanting to book can call 647-988-2102 to order in advance. On-line subscription sales are open NOW!