Caledon Chamber Concerts presents fundraiser

November 23, 2016   ·   0 Comments

Caledon Chamber Concerts will present a fundraising concert next Sunday at St. James’ Anglican Church, Caledon East.

The featured artists are violist Arkady Yanivker and harpist Heidi Van Hoesen Gorton. Works by Spohr, Ravel, Saint-Saëns and Massenet will be presented. Proceeds from the concert will be shared by Caledon Chamber Concerts and the church.

Much in demand as a violin soloist and ensemble performer, Arkady Yanivker made his first major solo appearance at the age of 13 with the Odessa Symphony Orchestra in the U.S.S.R.

After his graduation, he was engaged in concerts both as a chamber musician and solo violinist throughout the concert halls of Russia, and became concertmaster of the Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theatre, during which time he also became member of the Faculty of Music. Yanivker came to the Toronto Symphony Orchestra in 1978, where he became well-known on the music scene as a violin soloist and chamber player.

During his tenure as a member of the Toronto Symphony, he served as concertmaster of the Toronto Philharmonia Orchestra, and guest concertmaster for the Kitchener Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Huntsville Festival Orchestra and the New Canadian Chamber Orchestra. He has appeared as soloist and chamber musician at home and in Europe. Yanivker is founder of chamber music group the Serenade Ensemble, which is highly acclaimed and enjoyed by all audiences.

Recently hailed by the Pittsburgh Post Gazette as a performer who plays “with a flair that we are coming to know well,” Heidi Van Hoesen Gorton has been described as one of the most outstanding solo, chamber and orchestral musicians of her generation.

She has been presented in solo recitals everywhere from New York to Los Angeles, Vancouver to Vienna. She is currently Principal Harp with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and has performed with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and the Hartford Symphony Orchestra. She earned two degrees in harp performance from the The Juilliard School of Music.

Actively competing in domestic and international competitions, the harpist has won many awards including first place in the Young Professional Division of the American Harp Society (AHS) National Competition in June of 2009. Also active as a teacher, Van Hoesen Gorton has presented master-classes in Los Angeles (Colburn and University of Southern California), Pittsburgh (Carnegie Mellon University), New Orleans (Tulane University), Toronto (University of Toronto), Charlotte, Denver, San Francisco, Syracuse and Milwaukee.

The concert will be at 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for students 16 years and younger and may be purchased at the door.

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