Barrie Concerts & Georgian Music


Sinfonia Toronto with Dmitri Levkovich

April 13, 2024, 7:30pm - Hiway Church

Sinfonia Toronto with Dmitri Levkovich

Nurhan Arman, Music Director

Nurhan Arman, Music Director

During the 2022-23 season Nurhan Arman continues as Music Director of Sinfonia Toronto and guest conducts orchestras in Canada, Italy, Germany, Greece and Georgia. Recent engagements have included a four-concert tour in Italy with Orchestra I PomeriggiMusicali, the Festival Udine Castello, National Chamber Orchestra of Armenia and return engagements with the Kammerorchester Arpeggione in Austria and San Remo Philharmonic in Italy. In the last four seasons he has led Sinfonia Toronto in a South American tour with concerts in Peru, Argentina and Uruguay as well as a three-week tour in China.

Maestro Arman has conducted throughout Europe, Asia, South America, Canada and the US, returning regularly to many orchestras in Europe. Among the orchestras Maestro Arman has conducted are the Moscow Philharmonic, DeutschesKammerorchester, l’Orchestre Regional d’Ile de France, Hermitage Orchestra St. Petersburg, Hungarian Symphony, Orchestra Milano Classica and Belgrade Philharmonic. During the 2022-23 season he will guest-conduct in the Georgian Republic, Germany, Greece and Italy.

Born to Armenian parents in Istanbul, he played his first violin recital at the age of 13. After arriving in the US on a Disney Foundation scholarship, he concertized from coast to coast, performing across the US and at the Tanglewood, Spoleto, New York and Florida music festivals. After several seasons of leading US orchestras as concertmaster, he began a conducting career that has taken him all over the world.

Dmitri Levkovich, Piano

Dmitri Levkovich, Piano

Canadian-Ukranian pianist and composer Dmitri Levkovich was born into both vocations. He honed his piano technique and interpretative powers under the guidance of Sergei Babayan for 11 years and studied composition at the Curtis Institute of Music. He has been praised for "artistic sophistication far above the ordinary" (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung) and "understanding of the music far beyond most young pianists” (American Record Guide).

Between 2005 and 2013 Dmitri earned top awards at more than a dozen international competitions, including the Cleveland, Jose Iturbi, Gina Bachauer, China Piano Competitions and the Vendôme Prize in Lisbon. Dmitri has earned ‘audience favorite’ awards and special recognition for his performances of Chopin’s works. After his 2013 International German Piano Award he appeared in both the Grand Hall and Chamber Music Hall of the Berlin Philharmonie, the Grand Hall of Frankfurt’s Alte Oper, Fazioli Concert Hall in Sacile, and in Shanghai, Qatar and Tbilisi. His debut recording of Rachmaninoff’s 24 Preludes was met with worldwide critical acclaim and earned a nomination for the 2016 International Classical Music Award.

Recent performance highlights include the Grieg Concerto with Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra, Liszt Piano Concerto No. 1 at the Great Hall of the Berlin Philharmonie, his Ravinia Festival debut, and the second International Mariinsky Far East Festival. In the fall of 2021, Dmitri toured Switzerland with Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto, performing at the Basel and Bern Stadtcasinos. The same season, his performances of Chopin’s Concerto No.1 with Sinfonia Toronto and Rachmaninoff’s Second Concerto with Baden-Baden Symphony Orchestra (Frankfurt’s Alte Oper) have been streamed worldwide.

Dmitri’s performing credits include solo engagements with the Cleveland Orchestra, Sinfonia Toronto, China National Orchestra, Dresden Philharmonic, Gulbenkian Orchestra, Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Slovak Philharmonic, and Utah Symphony. In recital he has performed at Carnegie Hall, Théâtre des Champs Elysées, the Great Halls of the Moscow Conservatory and the Gulbenkian Foundation, Beijing’s National Center for the Performing Arts, Warsaw Philharmonic Hall, and the Mariinsky Theater’s Concert Hall. He has participated in festivals including Deer Valley, New Contemporary Piano Faces at Mariinsky, Gergiev Festival in Rotterdam, Salzburg Whitsun, Ravinia and Ravello.

Sinfonia Toronto

Sinfonia Toronto

Now in its 24th season, Sinfonia Toronto has toured in Europe, the US, South America and China, and performs in cities across Ontario. The orchestra has released four cd’s, including the JUNO winner Flanders Fields Reflections cd of works by Ontario composer John Burge.

Sinfonia Toronto’s Digital Inclusion Project shares concert livestreams and videos free for the residents of 40-plus long-term care homes in Ontario and students attending non-profit community music schools.

Recent performance highlights include the Grieg Concerto with Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra, Liszt Piano Concerto No. 1 at the Great Hall of the Berlin Philharmonie, his Ravinia Festival debut, and the second International Mariinsky Far East Festival. In the fall of 2021, Dmitri toured Switzerland with Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto, performing at the Basel and Bern Stadtcasinos. The same season, his performances of Chopin’s Concerto No.1 with Sinfonia Toronto and Rachmaninoff’s Second Concerto with Baden-Baden Symphony Orchestra (Frankfurt’s Alte Oper) have been streamed worldwide.

The orchestra’s extensive repertoire includes all the major string orchestra works of the 18th through 21st centuries. It has premiered many new works, especially music by Canadian composers. Under the baton of Music Director Nurhan Arman, the orchestra’s performances present outstanding international guest artists and prominent Canadian musicians.

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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

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True North Brass

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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

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Collectif9

Collectif9 - spectacular 9 person Montreal string ensemble


PIANIST SHENG CAI

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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

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SINFONIA TORONTO

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


BRETT POLEGATO and ROBERT KORTGAARD

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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

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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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