June 11, 2015
Door at 5:00 pm
Performance at 5:30 pm
Fancies and Interludes Centrediscs CD Launch
Jacques Israelievitch, Violin
Christina Petrowska Quilico, Piano
Jacques Israelievitch and pianist Christina Petrowska Quilico are featured in their first CD collaboration, Fancies and Interludes (CMCCD 21315), comprising works by four established Canadian composers.
Lyrical, jazzy and complex, Fancies and Interludes is a collection of contrasts – from the lyrical, contemporary classicism of Oskar Morawetz’s Duo to the quirky, minimalist jazziness of James Rolfe’s Drop; and juxtaposing primal rhythms and tonal colours of Raymond Luedeke’s monumental Fancies and Interludes VI. Gary Kulesha’s seductive and passionate ...and dark time flowed by her like a river... (inspired by a line from Thomas Wolfe`s posthumously published novel, The Web and the Rock) also features complex rhythmic structures, along with virtuoso parts for both instruments.
Oskar Morawetz - Duo for Violin & Piano 8:33
James Rolfe - Drop 9:32
Gary Kulesha - ...and dark time flowed by her like a river... 11:23
Raymond Luedeke - Fancies and Interludes VI 39:37
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Jacques Israelievitch (www.israelievitch.com/jacques.html) was the Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s concertmaster for a record-setting 20 years. He has also appeared as soloist with many major orchestras and conductors, and performed chamber music with Emanuel Ax, Yefim Bronfman, and Yo-Yo Ma, and is violinist for the New Arts Trio. As a conductor, he has been music director of the Koffler Chamber Orchestra since 2005. In his discography of more than 100 albums are the first complete recording of Kreutzer’s 42 Studies, and concertos, including ones he has premiered. He is an officer of France’s Order of Arts and Letters, and holds a Lifetime Achievement Award for his distinguished contribution to the performing arts in Canada.
Christina Petrowska Quilico (www.petrowskaquilico.com), hailed by the New York Times at 14 for her “promethean talent,” has appeared at Lincoln Center, and as soloist with orchestras in Canada, the US, Greece and Taiwan; and premiered over 150 new works, including 18 piano concertos. CBC Music named her one of 20 international “not to miss pianists” of 2014 and one of Canada’s “Top 25 Classical Pianists” in 2015. Her CD Glass Houses Revisited was one of CBC Music’s “Top 30 best Canadian classical recordings ever”, included on two other CBC top 10 lists, and is one of Centrediscs’ all-time best-sellers. Her 36 CDs range from contemporary to standard repertoire, four of the titles JUNO-nominated. She was named a Friend of Canadian Music and was one of the Canadian Music Centre’s 50 Ambassadors.
As a duo, Israelievitch and Petrowska Quilico gave a day-long performance of all 28 sonatas and variations for violin and piano by Mozart in a one-day marathon concert in 2014. They have just completed recording them for a series that will be distributed by a major label in the near future. They also collaborated as conductor and pianist when Petrowska Quilico performed two Canadian works in one concert with the Koffler Chamber Orchestra – Violet Archer’s Divertimento for piano and strings and Heather Schmidt’s Piano Concerto No. 3.