Barrie Concerts & Georgian Music


Stage & Screen

May 5, 2018, 7:30pm -Hiway Pentecostal Church

- Stage & Screen

Kerry Stratton – Conductor, Toronto Concert Orchestra

Kerry Stratton

Kerry Stratton is conductor of the Toronto Concert Orchestra as well as Wish Opera.

In the course of his international career, Stratton has conducted orchestras in Europe, North America and Asia. Having earned a degree in conducting from McGill University, Stratton later completed graduate studies at the Vienna Conservatory under Sir Charles Mackerras, Academia Chigiana in Siena, Italy, and L’Ecole Pierre Monteux with Charles Bruck.

Stratton’s engagements have included, Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, The Czech Philharmonic, Budapest Concert Orchestra, Hungarian Chamber Soloists, Prague Chamber Philharmonic, Bohemian Chamber Philharmonic, Slovak Radio Orchestra, Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra, State of Mexico Symphony Orchestra, Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic, Prague Radio Orchestra, Zagreb Philharmonic, Janacek Philharmonic. In January 2001, he became the first Canadian to conduct the St. Petersburg Camerata in the Hermitage Theatre at the Winter Palace. In December of 2004 he made his debut with the Beijing Symphony in a concert at the Forbidden City.

For his services to Czech and Slovak culture, Stratton is the 2000 winner of the Masaryk Award and was decorated by the Czech Government in 2007 at Prague’s Cernin Palace with the Gratis Agit Award. Other honourees included former Secretary of State, Madeline Albright and filmmaker, Milos Formann.

He has conducted concert tours for renowned orchestras, such as the George Solti Orchestra, Budapest; the Vienna Concert-Verein, Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra Internazionale d’Italia and, most recently, the Slovak Sinfonietta.

In 2005 Stratton founded ‘Grand Salon’ a palm court orchestra, devoted to music of the early 20th century, which plays original orchestrations to enthusiastic audiences throughout Canada.

Kerry Stratton is also committed to broadening the repertoire of both concert and recorded orchestral music. Included in his discography is the world premiere recording of Franz Liszt’s De Profundis with the Hungarian State Symphony Orchestra on the Hungaroton label. His recording on Dorian Records entitled Celestial Fantasy, features this and other works of American composer Alan Hovhaness. A long-time devotee to Eastern European composers, he recorded a collection of Slavonic Serenades, with the Moscow Symphony on Dorian Records, which the Washington Post called “a delight”.

Universal distributes his Dvorak CD recorded with the Prague Radio Orchestra. In 2006 he recorded an all-Brahms programme with the renowned Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra. Recently released are two new CDs recorded with the Slovak Sinfonietta featuring Beethoven Symphony No 8 and the Emperor piano concerto with Haiou Zhang pianist as well as Mozart’s clarinet concerto and Weber’s Clarinet Concertino with Kornel Wolak. His most recent CD features premiere recordings of music for strings by Jean Francaix and was released on Toccata Classics in the composer’s centennial, 2012.

Younggun Kim – Pianist

Younggun Kim

“…blazing technical capacity and a lush sound supported by a natural phrasing sense” (Timothy Gilligan, New York Concert Review)

Younggun Kim is a pianist known for his blazing technical capacity and a lush sound supported by a natural phrasing sense (Timothy Gilligan, New York Concert Review). He has performed around North America and Europe.

The winner of various prizes including San Antonio International Competition, Concours International de Piano Francis Poulenc and Doctor of Musical Arts Recital Competition at the University of Toronto, he also received various prizes and scholarships from the Canada Council for the Arts, University of Toronto, Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University, the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music, Canadian Music Competition, Shean Competition, the Alice and Armen Matheson Graduate Scholarship, Anne Burrows Foundation and Winspear Fund.

He has also been closely involved since 2011 with the Health Arts Society of Ontario, providing classical music concerts to audiences who no longer can make it to concert halls.

A Toronto-based Canadian citizen from South Korea, he finished his undergraduate degree at the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music with Professor Marietta Orlov and Master’s Degree at Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University under the guidance of Professor Boris Slutsky. He is active as soloist and chamber musician.

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VENUE: Hiway Pentecostal Church,
50 Anne Street North (MAP)
TIME: 7:30pm

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Kerry Stratton conducts the Toronto Concert Orchestra & Pianist Younggun Kim

Highlights from the greatest film & theatre scores including music from ‘The Sound of Music’, ‘Star Wars’, ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’


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VENUES: Vary with concert. see below
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TIME: 2:30pm

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Venue: Hiway Pentecostal Church

Pianist Charles Richard-Hamelin

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Venue: St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church

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Venue: Grace United Church

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Venue: Grace United Church

Penderecki String Quartet & Pianist Stéphane Lemelin

Wolf, Verdi – the Opulent Wolf-Ferrari Piano Quintet


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