Rabih Abou-Khalil Arabian Waltz
Aleksandr Glazunov Rêverie orientale
Osvaldo Golijov Levante
George Gurdjieff Armenian Song, Sayyid Song & Dance No. 29, Sayyid Song and Dance No. 10
John Farah Ah ya Zayn
Sergey Prokofiev Overture on Hebrew Themes, for clarinet, string quartet & piano, Op. 34
Marko Tajcevic Seven Balkan Dances
Gayane Tchebodarian Piano Trio
Solhi al-Wadi Trio for piano, violin and cello
Lara St. John
Amici Chamber Ensemble
Considered one of the most distinguished clarinetists of his generation, Toronto Symphony Orchestra Principal Clarinetist Joaquin Valdepeñas makes appearances as a soloist, chamber musician and conductor, at festivals & concert series throughout the world. A prolific recording artist, he is a two-time Juno award winner and GRAMMY®-award nominee.
David Hetherington, for years the assistant principal cellist with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, performs regularly as a chamber musician as well as working frequently with contemporary music ensembles such as New Music Concerts and Soundstreams Canada. Mr. Hetherington plays his 1695 cello made by Giovanni Grancino of Milan “with rare delicacy and clarity”.
Juno-winning and Grammy-nominated pianist and composer Serouj Kradjian is hailed as a “keyboard acrobat” of “crystal virtuosity” by the press. He has established himself as a versatile artist whose readiness to break boundaries and explore different styles has made him an exciting voice on the international music scene. He is regularly invited to appear as soloist and chamber musician in North America and Europe.