Sinfonia Toronto's 2009/2010 Masterpiece Series continues, highlighting romantic pianism at its best. This concert features Toronto's own piano virtuoso Yuval Fichman.
Yuval Fichman made his debut with the Montreal Symphony and the Toronto Symphony in 1982, and has continued to appear as a guest soloist with orchestras throughout Canada and the US, and performed with the MSO on its 1984 European tour and with the Vancouver Symphony on its 1985 Japanese tour. He has also performed for several film soundtracks including Don McKellar's "Last Night" (music by Oscar winning composer Howard Shore), Francois Girard's 32 Short Films About Glenn Gould and Larry Weinstein's Beethoven's Hair. In addition, Yuval has recorded a CD with cellist Yo-Yo Ma for Kabuki artist Tamasaburo Bando.
Sinfonia Toronto is comprised of thirteen virtuoso string players. "A world-class ensemble," according to Germany's Russelsheimer Echo, they perform standing, in the tradition of great chamber orchestras, under the direction of Music Director and conductor Nurhan Arman. A roster of Toronto's finest woodwinds, brass and percussion joins the strings for select programs, drawn from the full range of chamber orchestra repertoire. The Toronto Star writes of "a remarkable range of colour," "ample eloquence" and "gripping authority," while La Scena Musicale declared: "Nurhan Arman and his orchestra literally conquered us." Their most recent CD, "Flanders Fields Reflections," features the 2009 Juno Award winner for Classical Composition of the Year, a Sinfonia Toronto commission composed by John Burge.
The programme for the evening consists of the late Canadian composer Harry Somers' North Country, Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 2, and Ravel's Sinfonia in F Major.
Tickets for this concert are $12 - $40 and are available through the Roy Thomson Hall box office, 416-872-4255. Visit our website for more information.
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