Mooredale Concerts 27th Season Toronto’s Best Bargain for Great Classical Music
Our extraordinary 2015-16 season features Canadian and international talents performing in SIX highly individual concert experiences. We begin with legendary piano variations, followed by young legends on violins. A rare and exquisite a capella vocal quintet grace our stage. Two acclaimed string quartets perform Haydn, Beethoven, Mendelssohn and are joined by a clarinet and a bass. If that’s not enough, there’s an eleven player ensemble that will dazzle us with exquisite piano chamber works.
September 27 – Toronto’s Stewart Goodyear performs the Goldberg AND Diabelli Variations
November 1 – Victoria B.C.’s sensational Chooi Brothers – Nikki and Timothy
December 13 – Europe’s vocal quintet Calmus Ensemble sing Christmas Carols of the World
January 17, 2016 – London Haydn Quartet “the quartet’s quartet” perform on period instruments
March 13 – Denmark’s boundary-pushing Strings/Winds/Piano Ensemble MidtVest
April 17 – Canadian’s Afiara String Quartet joined by Joel Quarrington, bass
Artistic director Adrian Fung (founder and cellist of Afiara String Quartet) has announced the lineup, saying, “Our audience loves classical music, and is accustomed to hearing it performed by top-level artists. They also enjoy fabulous musicians they may never before have heard of, and the best of our home-grown talent. We are giving our audiences what they crave, and enjoy, at a very affordable price.”
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. All 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.
Extended deadline for Zoomer readers: Until midnight May 2nd, subscriptions may be purchased at the 2014-15 prices of $130; $120 for seniors; and $80 for under-30s. Don’t delay – order NOW!
MUSIC & TRUFFLES – Classical Music for Family Enjoyment
Five events running November 1, 2015 – April 17, 2016
Artists featured in five of the six Concert Series will also perform a one-hour interactive concert for young people ages 5-11 (and their parents, grandparents, and friends) at 1:15 p.m. Adults wishing to learn more about music and music-making are welcome. Subscriptions are ONLY $50 for FIVE CONCERTS, and include a Lindt chocolate truffle for everyone at the end of each concert.
As well, most of the artists in our new season will give master classes or devote time to coaching and performing with the Mooredale Youth Orchestras. As examples, bassist Joel Quarrington, will hold a master class for cello and bass players, and Calmus Ensemble singers will teach string players techniques in breathing that will help their execution at the instrument.
A subscription to Mooredale Concerts not only guarantees your seats at the lowest possible price, but also helps to support our youth programs. Orders will not be processed until September 1, allowing subscribers to keep their money until tickets are ready for mailing.
We anticipate great interest in this splendid season! Help us build our subscription base by joining us this year! We guarantee NOT to disappoint ……or money back.
Single tickets – which go on sale September 1 are $30 for adults and seniors, except for premium concerts September 27 and December 13, which cost $40. Tickets for under age 30 for all concerts will be $20. Music & Truffles tickets are $13 each.