121 Joel Quarrington, Double Bass, 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.

Read John Mayo’s Notes HERE


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


Tuning Your Mind | 12.15 pm | Walter Hall

Artistic Director Simon Fryer introduced the 122nd Season.

In consideration of those with allergies or sensitivities, please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne, or other scented products at concerts. We share the air: go scent free.

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