Pianist Ratimir Martinovic and bass clarinetist Jeff Reilly will be featured guest artists at Sinfonia Toronto's next Masterpiece Series concert. Music Director Nurhan Aman will conduct a program titled "Gems, Old and New" featuring two premieres by Hatzis and Teehan.
Pianist Ratimir Martinovic will perform Schumann's Piano Quintet while bass clarinetist Jeff Reilly will be featured on the world premiere of the Hatzis Bass-clarinet Concerto. Other works on the program include Beethoven's Quartet in C Minor and the Toronto premiere of Zephyr by Canadian composer Rob Teehan, Sinfonia Toronto's 2011-2012 Composer-in-Residence.
Pianist Ratimir Martinovic is well known as a chamber musician, recitalist, and soloist around the globe. He has performed over five hundred recitals as a chamber musician and soloist since the age of twelve. As a young student, Martinovic enjoyed considerable success in international piano competitions however, withdrew from the competition scene to focus on his concert career and teaching. His performance schedule in 10-11 included performances in Mexico, Portugal, Italy, Brazil, Poland, Canada, Turkey, Thailand, South Korea and in all ex-Yugoslavia countries.
Bass Clarinetist Jeff Reilly has an international reputation as a master of this often unheard instrument. Mr. Reilly is well known for his improvisational solo performances with groups such as the Elmer Isler Singers and Symphony Nova Scotia. His trio Sanctuary has received international praise throughout North America, Europe, Russia and China for its transcendental performances of a unique form of contemporary music. In addition to being one of North America's most sought after bass clarinetists, Mr. Reilly is also a composer, music producer, and an award-winning radio documentary maker.
On their October 2010 to Spain, Sinfonia Toronto received calls for encores at every performance, and performed an astounding four encores at l'Auditori in Barcelona. The chamber orchestra has been praised for it's commitment to performing works by Canadian composers. The orchestra's repertoire includes selections from every stylistic period. Recent recordings include the JUNO winner Flanders Field Reflections, a Marquis Classics (EMI) CD of music by John Burge, and most recently Hollywood Flute, featuring acclaimed flutist Louise DiTullio.
Sinfonia Toronto's Music Director Nurhan Arman's guest-conducting engagements for the 2011-12 season include several special-theme programs: an all-French program with Russia's Hermitage Orchestra for the Tzar's Village Festival in St. Petersburg, an all-Shostakovich program with the Kharkov Philharmonic in Ukraine and an Opera Gala in Prague's National Theatre. He will also conduct the Czech State Philharmonic in Smetana Hall in Prague and return to Brazil to lead the Sergipe Symphony Orchestra.
Tickets are $40 adult; $32 senior and $12 student. They can be purchased from 416-
872-4255 or at http://www.sinfoniatoronto.com
Subscriptions to the 7-concert Masterpiece Series are $189 adult; $169 senior and $99 students
by phone at 416-499-0403, or $10 off each price with the online discount at http://www.sinfoniatoronto.com/
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