The history of the arts is liberally laced with the tales of practitioners whose lives and careers were cut unnaturally short. For today’s concert, we take inspiration from the words of Ian A.C. Dejardin, Executive Director of the McMichael, who describes Tom Thomson, Canada’s pre-eminent modern painter thus: “… because the career is so brief—really less than four years—it is less of an arc and more of an explosion.”
Our program includes works by three composers who shared with Thomson the fate of short but explosive working careers: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1792), Hyacinthe Jadin (1776–1800), and Franz Schubert (1797–1828). The balance of the program is drawn from four stars of the late 18th century whose lights burned more steadily, but brightly just the same: Luigi Boccherini, Felice Giardini, Giovanni Battista Noferi, and Joseph Bologne, Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges.
Julia Wedman, violin
Patrick G. Jordan, viola
Michael Unterman, violoncello
Schubert Trio in B-flat Major, D.471
Mozart Movements from Divertimento in E-flat Major, K.563
Noferi Trio in E-flat Major, op. 15, no. 3
Boccherini Trio in A Major, op. 14, no. 3
McMichael Members: $40
Tafelmusik Subscribers: $40
General Public: $50
CABIN will be open for dinner and drinks before the show.
No reservations required. First come, first served.