“A sultry concert of French music” reads the billing for a mid-winter concert at Alliance Française with harpist Caroline Léonardelli and mezzo-soprano Julie Nesrallah. Music from the late 19th/20th century features pieces by Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, Marcel Tournier and Reynaldo Hahn. “Ah! The Symbolists and late Romantics knew how to spin a tune!”
Caroline Léonardelli, along with the Afiara String Quartet, opened this season’s Music in the Afternoon concert season and Julie Nasrallah was MC for the Career Development Award competition last April.
… Read more Impressions De France
The Afiari String Quartet and Caroline Léonardelli concert recorded in Walter Hall on Thursday Oct. 15 will be broadcast on CBC Radio 2 (94.1 FM) *In Concert* this Sunday, Nov. 29 at approximately 12:45 pm.
Enjoy it again.
… Read more Afiara/Léonardelli concert Sunday on CBC
“Exploring the Wonders of the Harp”
“The Afiara String Quartet is celebrated for its performances of the Beethoven quartets, and so it is no surprise that on this occasion the players turned in a nuanced and beautifully realized interpretation.”
“…Léonardelli’s performance of both works was outstanding; she has made a fine recording of El Dorado in the chamber version and certainly makes a strong case for its merits.”
Read Robin Elliott’s review in Musical Toronto here.… Read more Léonardelli – Afiara MT Review
October 15, 2015.
The Afiara, “a quartet for the 21st century”
If you were in the audience for their participation in the Music in the Afternoon opening concert of the 118th season, you may have noticed a few missing page turns. If you were sitting close enough, you may have noticed the iPads on their music stands and the click pedals at their feet, as they read their parts from pdfs rather than paper for some of the pieces they performed – a première of a different sort for the WMCT.
… Read more Afiara…The e-Quartet
Music in the Afternoon
118th Season opening
Oct. 15 at 1:30 in Walter Hall, U of T
Afiara String Quartet and Caroline Léonardelli, harp
(see web page here)
Tuning Your Mind Lecture at 12:15
Erica Goodman, harp
(more info here)
… Read more Concert – Oct 15 1:30 pm – Afiara Quartet and Caroline Léonardelli
Erica Goodman Tuning Your Mind Speaker Oct. 15
World acclaimed solo harpist Erica Goodman is the Tuning Your Mind speaker at the first concert of the 118th season. Her talk will precede the Oct. 15 Music in the Afternoon concert with harpist Caroline Léonardelli and the Afiara String Quartet.
A native of Toronto, Erica Goodman received her training at the Royal Conservatory and the Curtis Institute of Music in Philidelphia.
… Read more Erica Goodman TYM Speaker