Barrie Concerts & Georgian Music


Ladom Ensemble

February 4, 2024, 2:30pm - Bethel Community Church

Ladom Ensemble

Ladom Ensemble

Ladom Ensemble combines piano, cello, accordion, and percussion in a unique blend of acoustic chamber and world music that is passionate, sophisticated, and wild. The group met and formed in 2007 while studying music at the University of Toronto. Individual members hail from Alberta (Michael Bridge - accordion), Toronto (Beth Silver - cello), Prince Edward Island (Adam Campbell - percussion), and Ontario by way of Tehran, Iran (Pouya Hamidi - piano). Pouya, the in-house composer, writes original music for the group inspired by Persian and classical fusion but the Canadian spread of the group also reaches across the world and genres as their all-original repertoire incorporates inspirations from Argentinean tango, Serbian folk and dance traditions, Persian classical repertoire, as well as music from the Classical (Bach, Prokofiev) and progressive rock worlds (Radiohead). Ladom doesn’t pretend to represent any one tradition, but rather expresses an authentically Canadian experience. Ladom’s musical identity is combined from many sources and reflects a beautiful new world with a Western classical toolset. They also commission original music by local, Canadian composers such as Elisha Denburg, Igor Correia, Maziar Heidari, Keyan Emami, Saman Shahi, and Afarin Mansouri.

Accordionist Michael Bridge who is working on his doctorate in accordion at University of Toronto, brings his whole heart and ballooning talent to the Ensemble, despite being extremely active performing around the world, from orchestras to solo recitals. He has been named one of CBC’s “30 Hot Classical Musicians Under 30” and does over 100 concerts per year. Sock-foot on stage, Adam Campbell (MMus) passes around a twinkle-in-the-eye during performances, and always brings the bottles... as part of his hand percussion toolkit! Cellist Beth Silver (MMus) starts spontaneous jams in between takes, with playful sounds that can only be called ‘fiddling around’. Pouya Hamidi (MMus) usually emerges from rehearsals declaring, “They’re such sweethearts!” In performance and composition, the pianist has a deep love for the music, and a profound humbleness that makes bragging impossible, although warranted. All are active, professional musicians in various contexts.

To date, Ladom has toured and enthralled audiences across the provinces of Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Labrador, and Prince Edward Island. They have completed four major tours in Canada alone: completed a 38-day tour of Ontario and Quebec with Jeunesses Musicales Canada (Fall of 2017), a 3 week tour with Debut Atlantic (Spring 2018), a 3 week tour with Prairie Debut (Winter 2019) and finally another 35-day tour with Jeunesses Musicales Canada (March-April 2019). They have also been presented by Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival. CBC, Radio-Canada, the Whole-Note magazine, and the BBC have featured Ladom in print and video media. Ladom has been selected to showcase at multiple arts conferences including CAPACOA, OSAC, Ontario Contact, and Arts Northwest.

The words of Ladom’s reviewers couldn’t be clearer. CBC’s Errol Nazareth gave a glowing review of Ladom’s first, self-titled album: “I can honestly say that this is the first time I have heard such a fascinating mix and it really works well. The music can be very elegant and contemplative and it can also be rocking and fiery... there is no denying the passion of the four musicians investing in their playing.” Grant agencies are in agreement with the press! Both Ontario Arts Council and Canada Council for the Arts have awarded Ladom Ensemble multiple grants. The latest ones were in support of their brand new full-length album called The Walls Are Made of Song, which was released released on January 16, 2019.

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VENUE: Hiway Church,
50 Anne Street North (MAP)
TIME: Saturdays 7:30pm

Toronto Concert Orchestra

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Toronto Concert Orchestra

“A Night at the Opera” - conducted by Marcus Scholtes featuring Soprano Sara Papini and Tenor Romulo Delgado


True North Brass

April 22, 2023, 7:30pm

True North Brass

Fantastic Brass Quintet


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VENUE: Hiway Church,
50 Anne Street North (MAP)
TIME: Saturdays 7:30pm

SPIRIT ‘20

September 30, 2023, 7:30pm

Spirit ‘20

Spirit ’20: Entertaining Sextet featuring Trumpeter Guy Few, Violinist Mark Fewer, Clarinetist James Campbell, Cellist Chloé Dominguez, Pianist John Novacek, and Bassoonist Christian Sharpe performing Duke Ellington, Gershwin and Ravel


COLLECTIF9

November 25, 2023, 7:30pm

Collectif9

Collectif9 - spectacular 9 person Montreal string ensemble


PIANIST SHENG CAI

January 13, 2024, 7:30pm

Pianist Sheng Cai

World-renowned Pianist Sheng Cai Performing “The Romantics”(Tchaikovsky’s “Grand Sonata Opus 37” and Rachmaninoff’s “Sonata no.2 in B flat minor”), and Canadian composer Andre Mathieu’s “Spring” and “Summer”.


PENDERECKI STRING QUARTET

February 24, 2024, 7:30pm

Penderecki String Quartet

Canada’s own Penderecki String Quartet with pianist Ben Smith


Quartetto Gelato

March 23, 2024, 7:30pm

Quartetto Gelato

Kirk Starkey, Violinist Tina Popovic, Accordionist Charles Cozens, and Oboist Colin Maier perform Gypsy Fantasia, Tiger Rag, Under Paris Skies, and other favourites


SINFONIA TORONTO

April 13, 2024, 7:30pm

SINFONIA TORONTO

Fabulous Nurhan Arman conducting Sinfonia Toronto with Ukrainian Canadian pianist Dmitri Levkovich - Mozart


Pianofest

May 18, 2024

Pianofest

Showcasing the skills of young Canadian pianists on the cusp of fame. Featuring Evelyn Liang and Henry From.

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VENUE: Bethel Community Church,
128 St. Vincent Street (MAPS TO VENUES )
TIME: Sundays 2:30pm

Magisterra Soloists Monumental Schubert’s “The Trout” plus more

April 02, 2023, 2:30pm

Magisterra Soloists

Magisterra Soloists Monumental Schubert’s “The Trout” plus more


Canada's Treasure Harpist Judy Loman

April 16, 2023, 2:30pm

Kawartha Trio

Canada's Treasure, Harpist Judy Loman with her daughter and son in law, violist Linda Umbrico and clarinetist Ross Edwards. Mozart, Bruch, Debussy, Glick, Kreisler


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VENUE: Bethel Community Church,
128 St. Vincent Street (MAPS TO VENUES )
TIME: Sundays 2:30pm

piano trio

September 17, 2023, 2:30pm

PIANO TRIO

Trio with violinist Andrew Sords, cellist Joe Johnson, and pianist Cheryl Duvall playing Clara Schumann’s G Minor PianoTrio and Shostakovich


SINFONIA TORONTO

October 22, 2023, 2:30pm

SINFONIA TORONTO

Nurhan Arman and Sinfonia Toronto with Austrian violinist Elisso Gogibedaschwili perform Kulesha + Sarasate


BRETT POLEGATO and ROBERT KORTGAARD

December 3, 2023, 2:30pm

And So It Goes … a Music Theatre Song Cabaret

World famous baritone Brett Polegato and pianist Robert Kortgaard present Sigmund Romberg, Cole Porter


LADOM ENSEMBLE

February 4, 2024, 2:30pm

LADOM ENSEMBLE

Rocking Ladom Ensemble showcase an assortment of Classical Folk Music


VC2

April 28, 2024, 2:30pm

Beethoven Rebooted

Canadian cello duo VC2 playing a variety of amazing classical and contemporary pieces


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