Presented by The Gordon Jeffery Music Foundation

The Jeffery Concerts
2022/23 Season

Arthur Rowe, Artistic Director

November 25 to April 29, 2023
Wolf Performance Hall (251 Dundas St) & St John the Evangelist Church (280 St James St)

Purchase Options

  • 4-Concert package (choose any 4 concerts): $140
  • Single tickets: $40
  • Student tickets: FREE with valid student ID (available at the door or by emailing jefferyconcerts [at] gmail.com)

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The Jeffery Concerts

Upcoming Shows & Tickets

The Jeffery Concerts is a series of exceptional chamber music concerts presented by the Gordon Jeffery Music Foundation. Featuring Canadian and internationally renowned artists, concerts are held in the intimate Wolf Performance Hall and St John the Evangelist Church. 

Due to the current rise of COVID-19 cases in the London area and in order to keep our patrons and artists safe, the Jeffery Concerts will require the wearing of masks until further notice.

The Jeffery Concerts will follow the most recent Ontario Public Health Measures which allow businesses and organizations to implement their own rules and policies related to masking within their settings.

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Dear Friends of the Jeffery Concerts,

We are delighted to once again be presenting a full season of exciting musical events here in London in the 2022/23 season! As Wolf Hall is in great demand next season, we are excited to present four of our concerts in the lovely acoustic of St John’s Church...

The series begins and ends with past winners of the Banff International String Quartet Competition. We welcome back the Dover Quartet to open the series, and our final concert features the Viano String Quartet. I look forward to joining the Vianos in Dvorak’s gorgeous piano quintet.

Between those events, Jonathan Crow and I will complete the cycle of Beethoven Violin Sonatas, and new London residents - organist Yulia Draginsky and cellist Susan Millar Boldissar - present a joint concert. We also have an increased focus on music of our time in several concerts this season. The fabulous percussion ensemble TORQ returns, as does award-winning cellist Cameron Crozman in an exciting program of very old and very new music, all for solo cello. Finally, we welcome back the New Orford String Quartet together with pianist Philip Chiu and mezzo-soprano Marion Newman.

Arthur Rowe
Artistic Director

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Yulia Draginda, organ and Susan Millar Boldissar, cello
Fri. November 25, 2022 | 7:30PM

St John the Evangelist Church
280 St James St

On pipes and strings: European music for organ and cello

Some featured works:
J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in A minor BWV 543 for organ solo
A. Vivaldi-J.S. Bach: Concerto in A minor BWV 593 for organ solo
O. Wermann: Allegro from Sonata op. 58 for organ and cello
A. Pärt: Spiegel im Spiegel (arrangement for organ and cello)
J.S Bach: Cello Suite No. 2 in D Minor BWV 1008

New Orford String Quartet, Marion Newman, mezzo-soprano, and Philip Chiu, piano
Fri. January 13, 2023 | 7:30PM

Wolf Performance Hall
251 Dundas St

Edward Elgar: Piano Quintet in A minor, Op. 84
Ian Cusson: "Five songs on Poems of Marilyn Dumont" for mezzo-soprano, piano, and string quartet
Maurice Ravel: String Quartet in F major

Cameron Crozman, cello
Fri. March 3, 2023 | 7:30PM

St John the Evangelist Church
280 St James St

The first half of this concert will feature recently commissioned Canadian works by Alexina Louie, Kelly-Marie Murphy, and Jordan Pal each paired with a Gabrielli Ricercari. The second half will be a wonderful piece by Kaija Saariaho called "Sept Papillons" and end with the J.S. Bach Suite no. 3 in C major.

"The whole idea of these commissions is to "search out" (the word ricercari means "to search for") the expression of the voices of our time through the medium of the cello, and put into perspective with the "search" that was happening at the very beginning of the history of the cello as a solo instrument."

TorQ Percussion Quartet
Sat. April 1, 2023 | 7:30PM

Wolf Performance Hall
251 Dundas St

A variety of works for pitched percussion instruments will be highlighted in the first part of the TorQ concert. In the second half, they will present "Light Years-Dark Matter" - an immersive, spatial program involving projections, videos, lighting with the audience being centred in the experience.

Viano String Quartet and Arthur Rowe, piano
Sat. April 29, 2023 | 7:30PM

Wolf Performance Hall
251 Dundas St

Dvořák: Allegro scherzando from Cypresses for String Quartet, B. 152
Bartók: String Quartet no. 3, Sz. 85
Shaw: The Evergreen
Dvořák: Piano Quintet in A major, Op. 81