The Music Section is happy to launch the eigth annual Heliconian concert series. The 2016-2017 concert series will showcase diversity in its collaborations with musicians, dancers and visual artists, some of whose work is featured here. All concerts will be held at historic Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Avenue, Toronto, (Bay subway)
Concerts begin at 7:30 (doors open at 7:00)
Regular tickets: $25 or $90 for 4 concerts (HST included)
Children under 12 FREE when accompanied by an adult
Buy online or call 416-922-3618
FOLK MEETS CLASSIC
Friday, October 14, 2016
Experience traditional tunes from Canadian and European composers with singers Maria Soulis, Janet Catherine Dea and Paula Arciniega, flutist Alison Melville, violinist Velma Ko, clarinetist Rita Greer and pianists Evelina Soulis, Jane Blackstone and Louise Morley. Two guests, performing the hurdy-gurdy and bagpipes, will add a folk flavour.
Friday, November 25, 2016
Vienna, the Mecca for many composers, is the subject for our Soirée featuring: pianists Nataliya Lepeshkina (Schubert), Lenore Beatty (Haydn) and Jane Blackstone (Brahms); instrumentalists Louise Morley, Velma Ko and Rita Greer (Mozart); singers Maria Soulis, Janet Catherine Dea and Allison Arends (various composers).
VOICES OF SPRING
Friday, March 17, 2017
Enjoy Vivaldis Spring” performed by Jin Lee Youn, violin and Louise Morley, piano, a movement from Beethovens Spring Sonata with Velma Ko, violin and Jane Blackstone, piano. Hear Broadway stylings sung by Janet Catherine Dea and picture Green as Maria Soulis sings Fauré and Debussy.
ALL THAT JAZZ
Friday, April 21, 2017
Enjoy Southams jazz-influenced Five Shades of Blue played by Ruth Kazdan, and Kye Marshalls A Blues in A, Eh? and Metronomics with Louise Morley. A string quartet will set our toes tapping with Marshalls arrangement of In the Mood and Scott Joplin Rags. Hear songs of Rodgers & Hart, Gershwin and Cole Porter.
Mary Rezza Memorial Student Recital
Former Heliconian Mary Rezza (1930-2000) started the tradition of this annual concert in which the talented students of teaching members of the Music Section are given the opportunity to perform.
Young Artist Recital
A young female artist who is on the verge of a professional career is presented in concert on the stage of Heliconian Hall.
For example, 2008′s artist was Soprano, Deanne Hendriks, student of Music Section member Donna Sherman. She was presented in recital on Saturday, January 19th 2008 at Heliconian Hall with accompanist Jennifer Tung, in a program featuring works by Haydn, Handel, Dowland, Purcell, Milhaud, Rodrigo and others.
The Heliconian Club is fortunate to have a number of musician-members with well established performing careers. Many of them present recitals and chamber music concerts with each other and guests from the broader artistic community across Canada and internationally. Please read our blog for the latest news.