MOOREDALE CONCERTS ANNOUNCES ITS 2012-13 SEASON
INTRODUCING NEW SPECIAL PRICE FOR UNDER-30’S
Principal players of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra performing the Schubert Octet.
An outstanding orchestra. Two remarkable string quartets.
Two internationally acclaimed pianists. A festival of song, piano, poetry and mime.
Under the artistic direction of internationally celebrated pianist Anton Kuerti, Mooredale Concerts’ 2012-13 season (its 24th) offers another superlative year of great music performed by outstanding artists.
“The 2011-12 season was our best ever,” says Kuerti. “We had over 400 subscribers. The 500-seat theatre was sold out twice, and the other concerts had only a handful of tickets left. The audience raved about every performance, rewarding the artists with bravos and standing ovations.”
Half of the available seats for the new season have already been bought by subscribers. Concertgoers hoping to join them are urged not to procrastinate!
With one exception, performances take place Sundays, 3:15 p.m. at Walter Hall. On Tuesday, December 4, Mooredale Concerts and the Ontario Philharmonic Orchestra co-present their third Journey Into Brahms at Koerner Hall. Anton Kuerti joins Maestro Marco Parisotto and the Orchestra for Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major.
SUBSCRIPTION SPECIAL: Until April 30, subscriptions are available at the 2011-12 rates: only $125 for six concerts, including HST; $110 seniors – a saving of up to 43% on single-ticket prices.
As a commitment to attract a younger audience, Mooredale Concerts has introduced a new $80 subscription for under-30’s, which represents a saving of 58%.
As of May 1, subscriptions will rise to $130; $120 seniors.
Artists featured in the five Walter Hall concerts will also perform a one-hour interactive concert for children 6-15 at Music & Truffles. Adults wishing to learn more about music and music-making are welcome. Subscriptions are $42 until April 30; and $50 after. A chocolate truffle is included at the end of each concert. Concerts begin 1:15 p.m. at Walter Hall.
Subscriptions may be ordered online at www.mooredaleconcerts.com. Orders may also be sent to Mooredale Concerts, 146 Crescent Road, Toronto M4W 1V2, or phoned in to 416-922-3714 ext. 103.
Single tickets for Mooredale Concerts’ 2012-13 season are $30; $20 for under 30’s. All tickets for the special concert December 4 at Koerner Hall will be $40. Music & Truffles tickets will be $13 each.
Mooredale Concerts subscribers will also receive complimentary tickets for three concerts by the Mooredale Youth Orchestras.
Mooredale Concerts’ 2012-13 season features the following:
Sunday, September 30, 2011 – Stars of the TSO – Nine of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s principal players perform two monumental treasures of the chamber music repertoire: Schubert’s exuberant Octet and the vibrant Nonet by Ludwig Spohr. Taking a break from their usual orchestral obligations will be violinists Jonathan Crow (concertmaster) and Etsuko Kimura; Teng Li, viola; Joseph Johnson, cello; Jeffrey Beecher, bass; Nora Shulman, flute; Sarah Jeffrey, oboe; Joaquin Valdepeñas, clarinet; Michael Sweeney, bassoon; and Neil Deland, horn.
Sunday, October 28 – The New Orford Quartet, hailed for its ravishingly beautiful tone as well as its extraordinary technical skills and musicianship, plays Mozart, Brahms and Jacques Hétu. The Quartet consists of TSO concertmaster Jonathan Crow, Montreal Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Andrew Wan and principal cellist Brian Manker, along with violist Eric Nowlin. “Nothing short of electrifying…listen and weep.” – Toronto Star
***Tuesday, December 4, 8 p.m. at Koerner Hall*** – Pianist Anton Kuerti and the Ontario Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Marco Parisotto perform Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2. The third in the Journey into Brahms series at Koerner Hall, co-presented by Mooredale Concerts and the Ontario Philharmonic, And the orchestra will play the Symphony No. 3. “The great imagination Kuerti brought to the works elevated the performance to an absolutely top level. What perfection!” – Noord-Hollands Dagblad. “(Maestro Parisotto) made the Montreal Symphony Orchestra sound like a marvel…..an artist who stands among the greatest.” – Le Devoir, Montreal
Sunday, February 3, 2013 – Dalí String Quartet – These celebrated graduates of Venezuela’s revolutionary El Sistema offer an enticing mix of traditional string quartet repertoire and Latin American chamber music that promises to take listeners on an eclectic journey of rhythm and sound. “Dalí has a big, lush sound. They captured the elegance and lightness of the Haydn quartet and did not have any difficulty in switching to the dissonant drama of one of Beethoven’s most stormy chamber music works. As expected, they handled the Latin American music with authoritative ease.” – The Morning Call (USA)
Sunday, March 3 – Hung-Kuan Chen, Gold medal-winner of the 1991 Arthur Rubinstein Competition and a top winner in many other major competitions, plays the complete Chopin Preludes. “One of the pianistic giants of our time” – Anton Kuerti. “Once seated at the piano, his enormous presence is remarkable….transported his listeners into two-and-half hour long realm of musical ecstasy.” – Süddeutsche Zeitung
Sunday, April 3 – Pierrot Moonstruck: A Festival of Song, Piano Music, Poetry and Mime – An innovative and engaging program celebrates Commedia dell’arte’s Pierrot in “An Evolution of Character in Four Parts,” featuring music by Schumann, Chopin, Debussy, Ravel, Fauré and others, performed by soprano Allison Angelo (“A fabulous discovery” – Toronto Star), pianists Kathleen van Mourik and Charles Foreman, and mime Olga Primak. “90 minutes of generally divine music-making” – Calgary Herald