The Gallery Players of Niagara perform intimate and informal chamber music concerts for music lovers!
"...one of Niagara's most distinguished presenters of classical chamber music." - Tourism St. Catharines
NEWS: The Gallery Players are presenting a combination of in-person and virtual events. With a ticket pledge of $50 or more, you can attend all the in-person concerts (space is limited) and/or view the online virtual concerts too!
For tickets and more information visit www.galleryplayers.ca
#1. Sunday November 22, 2pm & 4pm 2020, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, Partridge Hall (both live concerts sold out, but virtual still available)
Eybler Trio Performs Mozart!
Join the Eybler Trio for a performance of Mozart's longest piece of chambermusic! A sublime trio, K563 was written by the creative genius at his best!
Performers: Julia Wedman - violin, Patrick Jordan - viola, Margaret Gay - cello
#2. Sunday December 20, 2pm & 4pm 2020, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, Partridge Hall
Glissandi & Guy Bannerman with “Celtic Gems and Carols of Christmas Past”
A mix of Christmas Traditionals (Huron Carol, The Angel Gabriel, & Greensleeves) with some of our Celtic Favourites (Cape Breton Medley, Wexford Carol, Bells of Dublin)
Performers: Guy Bannerman – narrator, Deborah Braun - harp, David Braun - violin, Douglas Miller - flute
#3. Sunday February 21, 2pm & 4pm 2021, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, exact hall TBA
Join the Eybler Quartet for string quartet selections from Joseph Haydn’s Op. 54, Cris Derksen’s “White Man’s Cattle”, and Pedro Ximénez Abril Tirado’s Op. 68 - a newly rediscovered work from the little-known19th century Peruvian composer!
Performers: Aisslinn Nosky - violin, Julia Wedman - violin, Patrick Jordan - viola, Margaret Gay - cello
#4. Sunday March 28th, 2pm & 4pm 2021, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, Partridge Hall
Award winning Canadian baritone Brett Polegato joins the Gallery Players for a unique programme of new transcriptions written by Canadian Trevor Wagler. It’s extremely exciting to be able to offer works of Ravel, Mahler and Brahms in a new intimate format.
Performers: Brett Polegato - baritone, Julie Baumgartel - violin, James Mason - oboe, Peter Shackleton - clarinet, Margaret Gay - cello, Anna Ronai - piano.
#5. Saturday April 17, 1:45 & 6:45pm 2021, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, The Film House
Movie Night - A Co-production with the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
The General (Buster Keaton 1926, 78 min)
1:45 & 6:45 pre-screening talks. 2pm & 7pm screenings.
We continue our fascinating journey with improvised music accompanying silent films. All music will be improvised by the three musicians below.
Performers: Douglas Miller – flute, Eric Mahar - guitar, Penner Mackay – percussion, Joan Nicks - film historian and emcee
#6. Sunday May 2nd, 2pm 2021, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, exact hall TBA
Songs of Life Year 3 - Bach on Turtle’s Back: Rebirth
Birth, death and rebirth resonate as universal topics of human expression. Using the violin Sonatas and Partitas of J. S. Bach, performed by Julia Wedman, the solo choreography of Brian Solomon, and selected Bach cantatas, Songs of Life explores and reconciles these profoundly human concerns within a uniquely Canadian context.
#7. Sunday June 6, 2pm 2021, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, exact hall TBA
A concert curated by Timothy Phelan - Classical Guitar meets Flute, Clarinet, Cello & Percussion for a vibrant South American tour from Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro! Featuring Astor Piazzolla’s “The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires”, Maximo Diego Pujol’s “Buenos Aires Color Pastel”, and toe-tapping Bossa Nova tunes by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Luiz Bonfá.
Performers: Timothy Phelan - guitars, Douglas Miller - flutes, Michele Jacot - clarinet, Margaret Gay - cello, Mike Phelan – percussion.
Programming and performers subject to change.