Catching Fire

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Join us virtually for a Sunday afternoon of music as we open Season 8 streamed from Trinity St. Paul's.

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Sunday, November 8, 2020

Livestreamed at 3 pm EST

Brahms - Piano Quartet No.3 in C Minor

Beethoven - Piano Quartet No. 3 in C Major

Jennifer Higdon - String Trio

Join Marie Bérard and Winona Zelenka for a beautiful afternoon of music that will enrich the mind, body, and soul.

Featuring guest artists:

Kevin Ahfat, piano

Victor Fournelle-Blain, Viola

Trio Arkel welcomes Victor Fournelle-Blain back as their guest violist for Season 8.

Victor was recently appointed as the Toronto Symphony Orchestra's principal viola and has won several competitions, including McGill’s 2014 Golden Violin Award, the 2012 Prix d’Europe, and Second Prize winner of the 2010 OSM Competition. A chamber musician at heart, Victor is a founding member of the Grand-Duc Trio and has collaborated with artists such as Vadim Repin, Jean-Philippe Collard and Alexandre Tharaud.

As one of CBC Music's 30 hot Canadian classical musicians under 30 in 2018, Kevin Ahfat brings a "...bold, boundary-pushing, millennial style matched by refined execution” (Vanguard Seattle).

Kevin will join Trio Arkel to perform Brahm's Piano Quartet No. 3 in C Minor, which is also called the Werther Quartet after Goethe's The Songs of Young Werther and Beethoven's Piano Quartet No. 3 in C Major a piece written by the composer at the young age of 15.

For our final piece we turn to Jennifer Higdon's String Trio in which the composer reveals the process to find her own voice through composition.

During this challenging time, we are asking our loyal supporters to pay what you can to access our digital performance.

A contribution of $20 is suggested

We will send you a link 24 hours in advance of the performance.

Your support is critical to our efforts to continue to share the importance of music within our communities.

Please note: We hope you can join us live! However, your ticket purchase includes a 7 day access to concert recording.

Questions about our digital performance? Please contact or 647-229-6918.

Season 8 is generously sponsored by

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