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Elinor Frey & Accademia de’Dissonanti Masters Series #4 Concert Schedule
SUNDAY, MARCH 3 CONCERT
6:15 PM Pre-Concert Talk for Ticket Holders with Cellist Elinor Frey in the CIBC Hub Room, Rozsa Centre
7:00 PM Elinor Frey and Accademia de’Dissonanti Concert Begins (1 Intermission)
8:45 PM Post-Concert Reception and CD signing in the Rozsa Centre Lobby
MONDAY, MARCH 4 MASTERCLASS
2:30 PM – 4:30 PM All-Bach Strings Masterclass with Elinor Frey at the University of Calgary’s SCPA Doolittle Performance Space
MONDAY, MARCH 4 CONCERT
6:45 PM Pre-Concert Talk for Ticket Holders with Elinor Frey in the CIBC Hub Room, Rozsa Centre
7:30 PM Elinor Frey and Accademia de’Dissonanti Concert Begins (1 Intermission)
9:15 PM Post-Concert Reception and CD signing in the Rozsa Centre Lobby
*Tickets for the Elinor Frey concerts are $45 for adults and $35 for seniors and students. Buy individual tickets online.
* $5 Student Rush Tickets will be available for purchase up to one hour before each concert.
* Last chance! For this season only, subscribers are eligible for one complimentary “bring a friend” ticket to use for our Masters or Horizons Series concerts. We have three eligible concerts remaining: Elinor Frey, the Isidore String Quartet and the Doric String Quartet. To request a complimentary ticket (one per subscription for the entire 2023/24 season), please contact our office at [email protected] or 403 244 8277.
Visit our Plan Your Trip page for information about travel to the Rozsa Centre. We recommend parking in the University of Calgary Art Parkade.
We thank our generous concert co-sponsors John & Susan McWilliams and Robin Terentiuk.
For the past three seasons, Alex has provided audio and video recording for nearly every Calgary Pro Musica concert. He was the Assistant Sound Engineer in Elinor Frey’s Juno Award-winning album “Early Italian Cello Concertos” which was recorded in the Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall in September 2021. CPM’s Community Engagement Manager Lisa Tkalych interviewed Alex earlier this month. Read about Alex’s experiences making this special album and his behind-the-scenes work with Calgary Pro Musica’s visiting artists
Wesley O’Brien, the son of Calgary Pro Musica’s Artistic Director Dean O’Brien, had the extraordinary opportunity to attend the 2023 Danish String Quartet Academy. He was the only participant from Canada! From concerts and chamber music coachings to soccer matches and tree planting, Wesley shares his experiences and his insights into what makes the Danish String Quartet so special.
Musically, this was the most amazing week of my life. The members of the Danish String quartet had an amazing energy that I felt so lucky to be a part of… With its musical variety and unbelievable talent, it is a group unlike any other. Not to mention the musicians are wonderful human beings who are truly doing music out of love and passion, and this is abundantly clear through their performing. – Wesley O’Brien
For 10 years, cellist Elinor Frey has been searching for the most beautiful Baroque cello music from Italy, the country where cello music first appeared. Her ensemble, Accademia de’ Dissonanti, performs various sonatas from the famous Venetian composer Antonio Vivaldi to the little-known music for the early cello by Giuseppe Clemente Dall’Abaco, Antonio Vandini, and Angelo Maria Fiorè, all cellists famous in their time, but now nearly forgotten. Elinor’s CD of Early Italian Cello Concertos, with Rosa Barocca conducted by Claude Lapalme, won a 2023 JUNO Award for Classical Album of the Year (Small Ensemble).
“In her hands, the possibilities of the Baroque cello are endless…”— Electric Review
inners of the 14th Banff International String Quartet Competition in 2022, the New York City-based Isidore String Quartet was formed in 2019 with a vision to revisit, rediscover, and reinvigorate the repertory. The quartet is heavily influenced by the Juilliard String Quartet and the idea of approaching the established as if it were brand new, and the new as if it were firmly established.
“Exquisite poise and balance…the Isidore projected the infinite variety that Beethoven mines. Time stood still…exceptional”— Chicago Classical Review
Come and enjoy an afternoon listening to stories and some of Canada’s finest musicians. Storyteller/Musician Samantha Whelan Kotkas and her friends will entertain you and your children with musical interactive tales of child accessible hikes in the Rocky Mountains.
Recommended for children aged 5 to 12 but created with the entire family in mind.
The Young Artists Development Program is intended to discover, nurture and promote young Calgary musicians. The resources of Calgary Pro Musica allow us to offer unique opportunities for emerging musicians in Calgary. Participants in the Program receive exclusive instruction from the prestigious CPM visiting artists, prepare and perform a series of school concerts, receive career development instruction and scholarship support. Many of our alumni are already enjoying successful music careers of their own.
Come hear Calgary’s finest young talent showcased in this special event concert.
Firmly established as one of the leading quartets of its generation, the Doric String Quartet receives enthusiastic responses from audiences and critics across the globe. With repertoire ranging from Haydn through to Bartok, Ades and Brett Dean, the Quartet’s schedule takes them to the leading concert halls around the world including Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Vienna Konzerthaus, Berlin Konzerthaus, Hamburg Elbphilharmonie, Louvre, Carnegie Hall and Kioi Hall Tokyo as well as regular performances at Wigmore Hall.
Doric String Quartet led a spellbinding series of concerts, rich in variety, impeccable in execution.— The Guardian
The Danish String Quartet celebrated its 20th Anniversary in 2022-23, and the GRAMMY®-nominated quartet continues to assert its preeminence among the world’s finest string quartets. Formed when they were in their teens, they are renowned for impeccable musicianship, sophisticated artistry, exquisite clarity of ensemble, and, above all, an unmatched ability to play as one.
“There are simply two kinds of string quartets: the Danish, and the others.”— Boston Classical Review
Charting a sonic odyssey, the award-winning Eunice Kim and Xavier Foley perform a sparkling mix of violin and bass duos and solos. Inventive and engaging together on stage, the pair began their journey while students at the famed Curtis Institute, playing and improvising in exploration of their two stringed
“Together, the two musicians become much more than a duet.”— Columbus Dispatch
Canada’s Gryphon Trio is firmly established as one of the world’s preeminent piano trios and has earned acclaim for and impressed international audiences with its highly refined, dynamic, and memorable performances.
Gryphon Trio celebrates 30th Anniversary!
“A Day with Suzanne” by Joel Frederiksen and Ensemble Phoenix Munich is a special homage to Cohen, establishing an intimate connection between the Cohen songs, the chansons of the French Renaissance and early English music.
“a triumph in creative play and thoughtful synthesis…an extremely rich listening experience”— Gramophone Magazine
Now in its second decade, the Israeli Chamber Project is a dynamic ensemble comprising strings, winds, harp, and piano, that brings together some of today’s most distinguished musicians for chamber music concerts and educational and outreach programs both in Israel and abroad.
“These players have to be heard to be believed.”— American Record Guide