Barrie Concerts & Georgian Music


A Christmas CELEBRATION

November 24, 2018, 7:30pm -Hiway Pentecostal Church

Double-Double Duo

Double-Double Duo

Double-Double Duo is about much more than coffee; each duo member is a ‘double threat’ on two instruments: Kornel Wolak (clarinet/piano) and Michael Bridge (accordions/piano). Classically trained international soloists, they use comedy, virtuosity, and musical sensitivity to bring their broad repertoire to life; “Double-Double Duo is the best of new, young ‘classical’ musicians… bringing their own style of intellect, expertise, and talent to a new 21st century audience.” (Barrie Examiner)

Actively touring in Poland, France, Ecuador, and across Canada, DDD performs their all- original arrangements of classical showpieces, sensitive jazz ballades, and fiery folk music from around the globe.

Of Polish origin, Dr. Kornel Wolak performs on clarinet and piano; “Control and a smooth expressivity are what make Wolak shine” (Toronto Star). He is currently pioneering collaborative research in oral articulators with the department of Speech Language Pathology, University of Toronto. He is an internationally renowned soloist, teacher and touring chamber musician.

Originally from Alberta, Michael Bridge (accordions and piano) was named one of CBC’s “30 Hot Classical Musicians Under 30” in 2016, and is a winner of the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Emerging Artist Medal and the Canadian Digital Accordion Championships. Active in new music, he has over 30 world premieres to his credit. He is a graduate student in accordion performance at the University of Toronto studying with Joseph Macerollo.

Wolak and Bridge began their collaboration in 2011. They have since performed across Canada for arts organizations as diverse as the music they play – from the Ontario Philharmonic to the Calgary Stampede. On the occasion of an international music festival in Loja, Ecuador, they met their future collaborator, Professor Guillaume Tardif (violin) from the University of Alberta, with whom they toured Europe in summer 2016 as a trio. Cementing an international reputation, DDD will returned to Poland in January 2017, for their second bi-annual tour.

www.DoubleDoubleDuo.com

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

That Choir

October 27, 2018, 7:30pm

Craig Pike Conducts the Amazing That Choir

from “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” to “Abide With Me”


Time to Remember

November 24, 2018, 7:30pm

Double Double Duo returns - A Christmas CELEBRATION

Kornel Wolak, clarinet & piano Michael Bridge, accordions & piano - Tchaikovsky’s Astounding “1812 Overture”


Pianist Sheng Cai

January 26, 2019, 7:30pm

Armenian Pianist Sofya Melikyan

performs Mendelssohn’s captivating Second Piano Concerto with Nurhan Arman and Sinfonia Toronto


Schubert’s Great Sonata Duo

February 23, 2019, 7:30pm

Beyond The Pale

Three-time Canadian Folk Music Award winners - An Instrumental Tour De Force


Sublime Dvořák

March 23, 2019, 7:30pm

Sublime Dvořák

Penderecki String Quartet & Pianist Benjamin Smith - The Slavonic String Quartet - The Two Piano Quintets - Music that leaves you Happy


Gershwin Greats

April 27, 2019, 7:30pm

Gershwin Greats

Soprano Alyssa DiMarco - Kerry Stratton Conducts the Toronto Concert Orchestra Summertime…Cheek to Cheek…The Man I Love…Embraceable You - Ukrainian Pianist Anna Shalaykevych performs Rhapsody in Blue


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VENUE: Bethel Community Church,
128 St. Vincent Street (MAPS TO VENUES )
TIME: 2:30pm

Cabaret with Patricia O’Callaghan

October 14, 2018, 2:30pm

Cabaret with Patricia O’Callaghan

Soprano Patricia O’Callaghan, Bassist Andrew Downing & Pianist Robert Kortgaard… Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah!


Songs of Norway

November 4, 2018, 2:30pm

Songs of Norway

Violinist Jeremy Bell & Pianist Shoshana Telner - Grieg’s Three Violin sonatas


Duo Turgeon - “Rhapsodies and Variations”

January 13, 2019, 2:30pm,

Duo Turgeon - “Rhapsodies and Variations”

pianists Anne Louise-Turgeon and Edward Turgeon - Performing two Pianos - Lutoslawski’s Variations on a Theme of Paganini; Rachmaninoff’s Variations on a Theme of Paganini; Ravel’s La Valse; Dvorak’s Slavonic Dances - Op. 46 - Numbers 1,2,4,6,8; Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess Fantasy


Glorious Strings - Saguenay String Quartet

March 10, 2019, 2:30pm

Glorious Strings

Violinists Laura Andriani and Nathalie Camus, violist Luc Beauchemin, and cellist David Ellis & Lafayette String Quartet - violinists Ann Elliott-Goldschmid and Sharon Stanis, violist Joanna Hood, and cellist Pamela Highbaugh Aloni -- Together for Three Octets Including Mendelssohn’s Octet in E-flat major Op. 20; Niels Gade’s String octet Opus 17; A brand new commissioned piece from the Canadian composer: Airat Ichmouratov


Fifteen Years Old Felix Mendelssohn’s Piano Sextet

April 7, 2019, 2:30pm

Fifteen Years Old Felix Mendelssohn’s Piano Sextet

Angela Park, piano, Elissa Lee, violin, Douglas McNabney, viola, Sharon Wei, viola, Blair Lofgren, cello, Raphael McNabney, double bass. Mozart’s Kegelstatt Trio for violin, viola and piano; Romberg’s Trio for viola, cello and bass in E minor Opus 38 No.1;


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