with Scott St. John, violin; Peter Longworth, piano
NOVEMBER 24, 2016 | 1.30 PM
- Vivian Fung – Bounce – Premiere of WMCT Commission for Horn, Violin and Piano
- Brahms – Horn Trio Op.40
- Dukas – Villanelle
- Gounod – Mélodies
- Marcel Bitsch – Variations sur une chanson française
- Poulenc – Elegie
James Sommerville is Principal Horn of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, a position he has held since 1998. The winner of the highest prizes at the Munich, Toulon, and CBC competitions, Mr. Sommerville has pursued a solo career that has spanned 25 years, and has brought critically acclaimed appearances with major orchestras throughout North America and Europe. His disc of the Mozart Horn Concertos with the CBC Vancouver Orchestra won the JUNO Award for Best Classical Recording in Canada.
Violinist Scott St. John, a member of the St. Lawrence String Quartet from 2006-2013, continues an intense touring schedule. Maintaining an ongoing relationship with the Marlboro Music Festival, Scott plays an enormous variety of concerts across North America, including solo appearances with orchestras, recitals and chamber music.
Pianist Peter Longworth performs as soloist and chamber musician in major venues around the world and with orchestras such as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Fairbanks Symphony, and the Vancouver Symphony. Peter is a founding member of the Duke Piano Trio and regularly collaborates with many of today’s finest instrumentalists.
Tuning Your Mind pre-concert lecture – Nov. 24, 12:15 pm, Walter Hall
University of Toronto professor of Music Theory
Acting Dean, Associate Dean, Academic and Student Affairs
Topic: “On Convention and Memory in Brahms’s Horn Trio”
Concert sponsor: WMCT Foundation