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Via Salzburg's Christmas Concert Travels from the Baroque to 20th Century Canada With Music for String Orchestra
By: Marketwire .
Nov. 30, 2012 12:22 PM
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 11/30/12 -- Via Salzburg Chamber Ensemble continues its 2012/13 season on Friday, December 7th, 2012 at 8:00 PM with A Warm Place, a program of lush and beautiful music for string orchestra.
Artistic Director Mayumi Seiler takes us over the world and through the centuries with music from some of the world's best known and loved composers. Come with us as we hear the strains of France and Italy in the Baroque period, listen to one of Germany's best loved sons of the Romantic era, then travel to Canada in the modern day for the exquisite sounds of one of our own. The spirit of the season is sure to visit and inspire!
A Warm Place will be held at 8PM at Rosedale United Church, 159 Roxborough Drive, Toronto. The program is: Georg Muffat - Concert no.6, "Quis Hic?" Marjan Mozetich - Postcards from the Sky Felix Mendelssohn - Symphony no.9 in C major, "Swiss" Antonio Vivaldi - Concerto for Violin and Cello in B-flat majot, RV547
Now in its fourteenth season, the critically acclaimed Via Salzburg Chamber Ensemble returns to the very heart of the chamber music experience by embracing the intimacy between string ensemble and audience in an acoustically wonderful setting. Via Salzburg features Canada's finest young musicians and guest artists under the direction of Mayumi Seiler, skillfully blending diverse musical genres and art forms into the chamber concert form and moving the audience into exciting new musical waters.
Tickets: $40/25/10 through Via Salzburg (416) 972-9193 or at www.viasalzburg.com.
The Via Salzburg Chamber Orchestra was created in 1999 by violinist Mayumi Seiler, with the mission of presenting high caliber chamber music concerts with an emphasis on strings. The orchestra boasts some of Toronto's top professional musicians and the best young talent in a group that plays to consistent critical acclaim. The Globe and Mail has hailed the Via Salzburg Chamber Orchestra as an "elite band of string players, that performs with passion and dedication," while The Toronto Star has lauded its "ebullience and glowing tone". John Terauds of Musical Toronto praised Via Salzburg's most recent concert in October, 2012, with the words, "Thank goodness for organizations like Via Salzburg for not only programming rarities alongside well-known works, but playing them as well as anyone else in the world." This dynamic and virtuosic chamber orchestra is comfortable in any repertoire. Each piece and every performance reflects the attention to detail and energy that is the signature of this group.
Artistic Director Mayumi Seiler began her musical upbringing in Osaka, Japan, where she was born of Japanese/German parentage. Wedded to the violin from the age of three, Ms. Seiler received her musical education at the renowned Mozarteum during the formative years of her childhood in Salzburg, Austria. She is currently based in Toronto, Canada.
With a busy schedule as a soloist and chamber musician throughout Europe, the Far East and North America, Ms. Seiler is also the Artistic Director and founder of Via Salzburg Chamber Music, a Toronto based chamber music organization whose chamber orchestra Ms Seiler leads from the first desk. Via Salzburg is now in its 14th season, featuring wonderfully imaginative programming and international guest artists performing with the best Canadian talent.
Ms. Seiler has performed with numerous renowned orchestras and conductors including Neville Marriner, Christopher Hogwood, Maxim Vengerov, Peter Oundjian, Sandor Vegh and has been the featured soloist with orchestras such as the City of London Sinfonia, the Royal Philharmonic, the Berlin Symphony, the Moscow Symphony, the Hong Kong Philharmonic, the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Camerata Academica Salzburg and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and has performed to critical acclaim in such major venues at Toronto's Roy Thompson Hall, New York's Carnegie Hall, Amsterdam's Concertgebouw and Vienna's Musikverein, the Barbican and the BBC Proms in London.Ms. Seiler has recorded many of the violin concertos and chamber repertoire for such labels as Virgin Classics, JVC Victor, Hyperion, and Capriccio.
Ms. Seiler's faithful partner in her musical travels is an exquisite J.B. Guadagnini violin, circa 1740.
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