Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 3:00pm
Pre-concert chat at 2:15 with Kevin Mallon
We’re pleased to welcome you to our 64th season with a concert of German favourites, new and old.
The season begins on Sunday, October 22nd with our 3:00pm performance in the George Weston Recital Hall.
We will open the season with a tribute to the music of Germany including Beethoven’s powerful and stirring Symphony No. 5 in C minor.
Kevin Mallon – Conductor
Corey Gemmell – Violin*
On the Program
Maxwell – Fanfare to Canada
Mendelssohn – Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64*
Beethoven – Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67
We hope you enjoyed the concert.
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George Weston Recital Hall
Toronto Centre for the Arts
5040 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M2N 6R8
Corey Gemmell, violinist, has distinguished himself as a soloist and chamber musician across Canada, Germany, the United States and China. Mr. Gemmell is concertmaster for Orchestra Toronto. He also serves as concertmaster of the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir Orchestra, Mississauga Symphony Orchestra, Symphony on the Bay and the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra. He has performed in this role with the Boris Brott National Academy Orchestra, Elora Festival Orchestra and Esprit Orchestra.
An avid chamber musician Mr. Gemmell has toured and recorded extensively as a member of Ensemble Vivant. He is also a member of the Elgin String Quartet and the National Piano Trio. He often performs with New Music Concerts, including their 2016 tour to Beijing, and Array Music.
Michael Maxwell is a professional composer, arranger/orchestrator, producer and performer whose works and services have been commissioned by a variety of individuals and groups around the world. As eclectic as he is prolific, Maxwell has composed and arranged & orchestrated for expanded orchestra, chamber ensemble, chorus, string quartet & quintet, Baroque trio, Woodwind quintet & nonet, Celtic ensembles, concert band, as well as various-sized jazz and contemporary ensembles.
Of particular note, Maxwell produced (and completed the unfinished score of) the world premiere recording of Franz Liszt's 1834 masterpiece for piano & orchestra, De Profundis (Hungaroton HCD31525). His article on De Profundis (published in Clavier Companion, Sep/Oct 2011) provides an in-depth perspective on the entire project; including a visual and audio link to score examples.
He has also arranged & orchestrated and produced & recorded the music of Stravinsky, Debussy, Bartôk and Liszt; his Chopin orchestrations were recorded for broadcast by the London Philharmonic. He composed and produced the score for the acclaimed documentary Worlds Apart, an award-winning film at the Cannes Festival. Maxwell also produced another world premiere recording - Ah, How Sweet It Is To Love (Hungaroton HCD 31602) featuring hitherto unheard theatre music (from the 1690s) of Purcell, Clarke & Eccles.
Maxwell has also been one of the top principal composers, arrangers and producers for Somerset Records for the past twenty years, having produced over fifty CDs for the record company’s various subsidiary labels (Solitudes, Avalon, Reflections), four of which have attained gold & platinum status. He continues to contribute a wide variety of music to their catalogues. Maxwell also diversifies in commercial composition, arranging, production & performance, as well as teaching music theory, arranging, bass, and keyboard harmony.
Fanfare to Canada is his first commission by Maestro Mallon for Orchestra Toronto!