Chagall's Musical World:
Koffler Chamber Orchestra presents Chagall's Musical World
Featuring Music Director, Jacques Israelievitch and soloists Andrew Burashko, Semyon Pertsovsky and Martin van de Ven
Sunday, November 20, 3:00pm
Included with admission
Under the direction of acclaimed violinist, Jacques Israelievitch, the Koffler Chamber Orchestra is the only one of its kind in Toronto, comprising some of the city’s most well regarded professional musicians performing with community members and advanced music students. The program is inspired by the exhibition Chagall and the Russian Avant-Garde and features Chagall’s favourite composers, Mozart and Tchaikovsky in addition to composers who share the painter’s Russian Jewish background. Chagall often depicted klezmer musicians and the milieu of Eastern European Jewish culture, reflected in the original composition – Klezmer Dance Suite – created especially for the Koffler Chamber Orchestra by Toronto clarinetist, Martin van de Ven.Like Chagall, Alfred Schnittke draws upon both tradition and modernity. Schnittke’s Piano Concerto is reprised byRussian-born Toronto musician Andrew Burashko who gave its Canadian premiere.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Divertimento
Alfred Schnittke, Piano Concerto with soloist Andrew Burashko
Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky, Serenade
Martin Van De Ven, Klezmer Dance Suite
Presented with the Koffler Centre of the Arts. The Koffler Chamber Orchestra is made possible thanks to Leslie Dan and Family.