Trio Arkel concert Feb. 19
The concert is called String Tapestry and it weaves the traditional with the new – Beethoven, Gubaidulina, Kodaly – it’s presented by Trio Arkel and guests at Trinity St. Paul’s on Feb. 19 at 7 pm.
Trio Arkel is composed of three women at the top of the Canadian classical music scene: Marie Berard, concertmaster of the Canadian Opera Company orchestra, Teng Li, principal violist with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and Winona Zelenka, assistant-principal cellist with the TSO. For the String Tapestry concert they are joined by guest artists; internationally renowned violinist Scott St. John and violist Sharon Wei, who is viola professor at the University of Western Ontario and member of Ensemble Made in Canada who played Music in the Afternoon last May. As well, Winona Zelenka was one of the judges for the Career Development Award competition last spring.
The group’s standard program features classics from the chamber music repertoire, but they also play new music by living composers and this concert is a fine example. Presented will be a string trio by Sofia Gubaidulina, a modern spiritualist from the Soviet Union; the Trio Serenade for Two Violins and Viola (Opus 12) by Kodaly, and Beethoven’s String Quintet in c major, (Opus 29) “The Storm”.
Tickets are $30 – $15 for students and a 20 minute pre-concert seminar about the repertoire, given by Marie Berard begins at 6:30 pm. Trinity St. Paul’s is 427 Bloor St. West.