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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Armenian Pianist Sofya Melikyan

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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

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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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