Wolf Performance Hall, 251 Dundas St

The Jeffery Concerts

Presented by the Gordon Jeffery Music Foundation

THE JEFFERY CONCERTS - 2022/23 Season

Arthur Rowe, Artistic Director

Presented by the Gordon Jeffery Music Foundation

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. 

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The Jeffery Concerts welcomes you back to our 2022-23 season. Although the wearing of masks is no longer mandatory, we strongly recommend that our patrons continue to wear masks out of consideration for the more vulnerable members of the audience as well as for the safety of our performers. We would also request that patrons have respect for the needs of others regarding safe distancing.


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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 most recent winners - 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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The Beethoven Project Concert no. 3 - Jonathan Crow & Arthur Rowe
Sat. October 29, 2022 | 7:30PM

St John the Evangelist Church
280 St James St

The third concert in the Beethoven Project series. Program includes:

Sonata Op. 12 no. 3 in E flat major
Sonata Op. 23 in A minor
Sonata Op. 30, no. 1 in A major

 

The Beethoven Project Concert no. 4 - Jonathan Crow & Arthur Rowe
Sun. October 30, 2022 | 3:00PM

St John the Evangelist Church
280 St James St

The fourth concert in the Beethoven Project series. Program includes:

Sonata Op. 30 no. 2 in C minor
Sonata Op. 96 in G major

 

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

 

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