Joel Quarrington and Friends

Joel Quarrington, double bass; David Jalbert, piano; Yehonatan Berick, violin; Jethro Marks, viola; Carol Sirois, cello

February 28, 2019 | 1.30 pm | Walter Hall, U of T

Joel Quarrington has been Principal Bassist with the Canadian Opera Company, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, National Arts Centre Orchestra and London Symphony Orchestra, UK. A Toronto native, he graduated from the University of Toronto, with the Eaton Scholarship as the school’s most outstanding graduate. Joel is a winner of the Geneva International Competition and the CBC Talent Competition, and has made solo appearances across Canada, the United States, Europe and China. Awards for his recordings include a JUNO and the Prix Opus. He brings some of his favorite musicians to present a fascinating program of works written originally for the bass, as well as arranged for it. This event is further notable for the premiere of a new work for String Quintet with Bass, commissioned by the WMCT from musical luminary Bramwell Tovey.


Giovanni Bottesini – Elegy for double bass and piano in D major
Erich Wolfgang Korngold – Garden Scene from Much Ado about Nothing
Franz Schubert – Sonata for piano and arpeggione in A minor, D. 821
Franz Anton Hoffmeister – Quartet No. 3 for double bass, violin, viola, and cello in D major
Gioacchino Rossini – Duo for cello and double bass in D major
Bramwell Tovey – New Work for double bass and string quartet, WMCT Commission
Domenico Dragonetti – Quintet for double bass, violin, 2 violas, and cello in G minor

Tuning Your Mind | 12.15 pm | Walter Hall

Artistic Director Simon Fryer will announce the 122nd season, 2019-2020

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