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Sep 29, 2016

Behind the Musik: The Eloquent Cello

Here are the official program notes for The Eloquent Cello

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Directed by Christophe Coin, cello
Oct 5-9, 2016, Jeanne Lamon Hall, Trinity-St. Paul's Centre

Sep 23, 2016

A Midnight Story: Haydn C-Major Cello Concerto

By Charlotte Nediger Every once in a while, there is a piece of music that has a specific connection to something in one’s life. That is the case for me and the Haydn C-Major Cello Concerto. Our younger daughter, Madeleine, went through a period of a few weeks shortly after she was born during which she would wake at 1:00 am in great distress. She wasn’t hungry or suffering from colic, nor did diapers need changing. She simply needed to cry. She’d had a difficult birth, and my theory was that she somehow needed to work that out, and this was her chosen hour. The rest of the day and night she was quite happy.

Sep 22, 2016

Behind the Musik: Handel Water Music

Here are the official program notes for Handel Water Music

Directed by Elisa Citterio, violin

Sep 12, 2016

Handel's Water Music: next time, we’ll do it on a boat

By Tim Crouch, Marketing Manager With the (still-humid) September air, the words ‘Season Opener’ seem to be everywhere in Toronto’s cultural scene. We’re adding an extra word – ‘Festive Season Opener,’ because there’s no better description for Handel’s perennial favourite, Water Music. This classic was so popular at the time of its original performance, it was reportedly requested by King George that the musicians play it three times – all in the same night!