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may, 2018

sat05may1:00 pmJames CAMPBELL & FRIENDS: Plus "Meet the Stradivarius" Pre-concert Talk with Cameron CrozmanNew date & time1:00 pm


(Saturday) 1:00 pm


Event Details

cancellation due to power outage; rescheduling information

Due to a power outage at the Centre on the evening of Friday, May 4, we have been obliged to postpone tonight’s concert. The concert & talk have been rescheduled for Saturday, May 5. The pre-concert talk will take place at 1 pm sharp, and the concert will start at 2 pm.  Tickets purchased for today’s concert are valid for the May 5 event.

We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this has caused, and appreciate your understanding to these events which are beyond our control. We sincerely appreciate that James Campbell, Cameron Crozman and Leo Erice were all able to adapt their schedules to ensure we are able to present this concert to our audience. We look forward to welcoming you to this event on Saturday.

Further updates as required will be posted first on our Facebook and Twitter feeds.

Individual Concert Tickets:
$35 Advance  |  $40 Day of Concert: Includes special “Meet the Stradivarius” Pre-Concert Talk with Cameron Crozman, Cello (details at bottom of listing)
HST Included on all tickets

To order tickets:
In-person: 22 Church Street, Aurora
Telephone: 905 713-1818

All ticket sales final; no refund or exchange

James Campbell is Canada’s premier clarinetist, and is the recipient of the Order of Canada. Winner of  the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal, he has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in over 30 countries with string quartets and orchestras such as the Boston Pops, London Symphony, St. Lawrence Quartet, as well as with Glenn Gould and Aaron Copland. Since 1984, Campbell has been Artistic Director of the Festival of the Sound, an annual chamber music gathering in Parry Sound, Ontario. Under his direction, the Festival has travelled to England, the Netherlands and Japan, and been featured in documentaries by the BBC, TVO and CBC.

And Friends! 

Cameron Crozman joins the trio tonight, playing the ca. 1696 ‘Bonjour’ Stradivarius Cello and the ca. 1830 “Shaw” Adam cello bow on loan through the Canada Council for the Arts Instrument Bank. Crozman is one of Canada’s leading young cellists. An avid chamber musician, Cameron is frequently invited to perform with world leading artists and ensembles, including James Ehnes, André Laplante, Huw Watkins, Gérard Caussé, and members of the Ébène, New Zealand, St. Lawrence, and Penderecki String Quartets. He regularly appears at festivals in Canada and Europe including the Ottawa Chamberfest, Toronto Summer Music Festival, Montreal Chamber Music Festival, Helsinki Musica Nova, Beauvais Cello Festival and Birmingham Frontiers Festival. His performances have been broadcast on CBC, Radio France, Radio Classique, and He was the youngest recipient of the Canada Council Michael Measure’s Prize and was one of only 12 cellists chosen to compete at Kronberg Academy’s 2014 Grand Prix Emanuel Feuermann.

Leopoldo Erice joins the trio at the Centre’s Yamaha C7 piano. Erice enjoys a performing and teaching career, which has brought him to Europe, the two Americas, Asia, and Africa. As a Fellow of the prestigious “la Caixa” Foundation Fellowship Program (Spain), he studied at the Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University (Bloomington, USA) under Leonard Hokanson, Menahem Pressler, and Emile Naoumoff.  Among his performances, the recitals with cellist Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, clarinettist James Campbell, the Cecilia, Quiroga, Vega, and Penderecki String Quartets, and the Orquesta Sinfónica de Radio Televisión Española are especially noteworthy. He is a faculty member at the University of Ottawa.


Beethoven Trio for clarinet, cello, piano
Ravel: Habanera
Fauré: Sicilienne, Papillon
Saint-Saens: The Swan
Weiner: Hungarian Dances
Brahms Trio for clarinet, cello and piano.

Free, Pre-Concert Talk & Demo with Cameron Crozman: Saturday, May 5 at 1 pm

Join us at 1 pm sharp in Brevik Hall for a pre-concert “Meet the Stradivarius” Talk and Demo with cellist Cameron Crozman. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to understand what makes this ca. 1696 “Bonjour” Stradivarius Cello such a special experience for Crozman. Talk starts promptly at 7 pm; sorry, no latercomers. Hall will be open again at 1:30 pm to prepare for the 2 pm concert. This talk is offered at no extra charge to ticket holders.

Here’s a sneak peek on CBC….

This series is made possible through the generous support of Bonnie and Norbert Kraft.
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