Aspects of Love: Florence Price piano concerto with the York Ensemble

March 25th; 7:30pm - St. Paul's Anglican, Newmarket

227 Church St. Newmarket, ON L3Y 4C5

"Aspects of Love"

Musical inspiration comes in many forms, but none is so compelling as the influence of love. Join the York Chamber Ensemble on March 25, 2023 at 7:30pm, St. Paul’s Anglican, Newmarket, and explore the Aspects of Love. Highlighting world-renowned pianist and Member of the Order of Canada, Christina Petrowska Quilico, Music Director Michael Berec conducts the ensemble in a concert featuring the music of Bach, Wagner, Rachmaninoff, and the ground-breaking African-American composer Florence Price. Music Director: Michael Berec

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Order of Canada Investiture Ceremony

December 14th; 11:00am - Rideau Hall

1 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Order of Canada Investiture Ceremony Christina Petrowska Quilico, C.M. OOnt, FRSC  (official citation) Christina Petrowska Quilico has been enchanting audiences with her techniques and talent over the last five decades. With more than 50 albums to her credit, this internationally acclaimed pianist and interpreter of both classical and contemporary music is renowned for performing the most challenging music, in collaboration with leading orchestras and composers worldwide. A champion of Canadian composers and the music of women, she is also a respected York University professor and mentor to the next generation of artists.   [caption id="attachment_556" align="alignnone" width="300"]Christina Petrowska Quilico and the Governor General of Canada, Mary Simon Christina Petrowska Quilico, C.M., OOnt, FRSC and the Governor General of Canada, Mary Simon.[/caption]  

Admission is free

Order of Ontario Investiture Ceremony

November 21st; 4:30pm - Royal Ontario Museum

100 Queen's Park, N5S 2C6

Official Citation Celebrated pianist, Christina-Petrowska Quilico has opened the ears of music lovers through numerous performances of classical and contemporary repertoire with orchestra and as soloist and on over 50 internationally acclaimed recordings. She is considered one of Canada’s best 25 classical pianists and distinguished for her technical mastery of the keys and unique musical interpretations, and with an unrelenting promotion of Canadian music. A towering virtuoso who interprets works from any compositional aesthetic with world-class execution in seemingly inexhaustible efforts,  Professor Petrowska-Quilico was named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. The New York Times hailed her as a “promethean talent” giving solo and chamber recitals at many of the city’s venerated recital halls including Carnegie Hall, garnering superlatives from critics deeming her “an extraordinary talent with phenomenal ability”. Professor of Musicology and Piano at York University, she has received esteemed Research Awards and as a benefactor established The Christina and Louis Quilico Award at the Ontario Arts Foundation and the Canadian Opera Company.   [caption id="attachment_562" align="alignnone" width="300"]Christina Petrowska Quilico, C.M., OOnt, FRSC with the Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdesell at the Investiture Ceremony. Christina Petrowska Quilico, C.M., OOnt, FRSC with the Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdesell at the Investiture Ceremony.[/caption]  

Admission is free

Celebrating Christina Petrowska Quilico in recital

September 29th; 7:30pm - Tribute Communities Recital Hall, York University

York University, 4700 Keele Street Tribute Communities Recital Hall Accolade East Building, 83 York Blvd, North York, ON M3J 2S5

Celebrating Christina: Christina Petrowska Quilico in Recital A virtuoso and versatile pianist whose repertoire ranges from Bach to countless present-day premieres, a passionate advocate for new music, and an artist whose performances and more than 50 recordings (four of them JUNO-nominated) have been lauded internationally, Christina  Petrowska Quilico has been showered with honours over her 60 years of performing and 40 years in teaching. In 2021, she was named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada “for outstanding scholarly, scientific and artistic achievement”, a year after being inducted into the Order of Canada “for her celebrated career as a classical and contemporary pianist and for championing Canadian music.” In this same two-year period, CBC Radio 2 inducted her into the In Concert Hall of Fame, celebrating the greatest Canadian classical musicians of all time, past and present. As a professor in York University’s Faculty of Arts, Media, Performance & Design, she has consistently drawn rave reviews from her students – among them singer-songwriter Sarah Slean – who have found her an inspiring and influential teacher. She performed and recorded the complete Mozart violin and piano sonatas with her late York colleague, violinist Jacques Israelievitch, garnering highest praise from such notable publications as Gramophone and American Record Guide. Another York colleague, astronaut Steve MacLean twice took her recordings into space with him.  A third, David Mott, wrote his chamber piano concerto Eclipse for her. York University in 2021 and 2022 presented her with its esteemed Research Awards and is now proud to showcase Christina Petrowska Quilico in recital. She plays dazzling and virtuosic selections, interlaced with meditative and soothing pieces, from Rivers by Ann Southam, with whose music Christina has been closely associated.  Rivers is a large collection of pieces that represents all the tempi of running water and reflects Ann’s love of nature, a passion that Christina shares.  

Tickets $20/$15 students and senior. box office: (416)736-5888