Experience fine music as you never heard it before — by the great players of the world and up close in the Art Gallery of Hamilton. All concerts at 2pm, generally on Sundays.
It is a pleasure to welcome you to another season of great music with players brought to Hamilton from around the world.
Michael Schulte Artistic Director
On November 4, 2018, 2pm at the AGH, we hear Amici, the Juno Award winning clarinet, cello and piano group with a 30 year history of concerts. These players from the upper echelons of the Toronto music establishment will begin with a Romantic trio from 1896 by Alexander von Zemlinsky. From a century earlier, we then hear one of two trios Beethoven wrote for this combination. They’ll finish with the trio by Nino Rota, the Italian composer and score writer with 179 music credits in movies since 1933. He scored The Godfather trilogy. Doesn’t his theme come to mind at the thought of those movies? The trio is one of his very popular ensemble pieces.
A. von Zemlinsky – Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano in D minor
L. van Beethoven – Trio in B flat major, op. 11
Nino Rota – Trio for Clarinet, Cello, Piano
D.Shostakovich -Two String Quartet Pieces L. Janacek – Quartet No.1 “Kreutzer Sonata” J.Brahms – String Sextet No.2 in G major
consort from a far-bygone time. The closest modern equivalent to a viol consort is, indeed, the string quartet. Purcell would never have experienced his music from such refined musicians and instruments.
J.Haydn – Quartet in C major, Op.33, No.3 “The Bird”
B.Bartok – Quartet No.3
H.Purcell – Fantasias for String Quartet C.Debussy – Quartet in G minor, Op.10
Caroline Shaw – Entr’acte
L.v.Beethoven – Quartet in C-sharp Minor, Op.131
Classics from the African American, Latin American, Old-time music, the Great American Songbook, and the American composition school. Dvorak to Copland to Adams, Joplin to Dixie to Jazz, Ellington, Porter, and Weill to Bernstein.
On June 23, 2pm at the AGH, we do our annual production, the Special Feature. This time, with Aaron Schwebel — Concertmaster with the National Ballet of Canada, Caitlin Boyle — violist of the Banff International Competition winning Cecilia Quartet, Cameron Crozman — fine young cellist with an international performance career who amazed us with his performance of the Elgar Concerto on HPO’s opening night, and myself on violin. The theme is one I have wanted to do for a while: Sources and Survey of the American sound. We sample the genealogy of the American sound from beginnings to the particular sophistication of The Great American Songbook in wonderful pieces and arrangements for string quartet.