Joel Quarrington and Friends

Joel Quarrington, double bass

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.

Programme:

with David Jalbert, piano:

Robert Schumann – Adagio and Allegro in A♭ major, Op. 70
Erich Wolfgang Korngold – Garden Scene from Much Ado about Nothing
Franz SchubertSonata in A minor, D. 821

Bass Masters through the Ages: with Jeffrey Stokes, host; Yehonatan Berick and Blythe Allers violins; Alisa Klebanov, viola; Carole Sirois, cello; and Gabriel Sakamoto, double bass:

Giovanni Bottesini – Elegy in D major
Franz Anton Hoffmeister – Quartet No. 3 in D major
Serge Koussevitzky – Chanson triste
                                 – Valse miniature
Gioacchino Rossini – Duo in D major: 3. Allegro
Domenico Dragonetti – Quintet No. 18 in C major
Bramwell Tovey – New Work for double bass and string quartet, WMCT Commission

Tuning Your Mind | 12.15 pm | Walter Hall

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