Dazzling violinist Lara St. John leads a programme of the best of classical-jazz fusion. Hear the influence of jazz on Copland, Bernstein, Ravel and others with toe-tapping improvisation from our special guests.
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.
La Création du Monde, Op. 81 for piano and string quartet
Elegy, Op. 96 for cello and piano
Sonatine for clarinet and piano
Sonata for clarinet and piano
Movement for String Quartet
Sonata “Blues” for violin and piano
Stephane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt
Mazzoleni Hall, in The Royal Conservatory building is called the TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning, located at 273 Bloor Street West. We are on the south side of Bloor Street, between the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) and Varsity Stadium. We are only a block southwest of Yorkville, half a block west of Avenue Road, and five blocks east of the Annex area