Saturday evening, 14 April 2012, the Summerlea Spring Concert featured pianist
Chad Heltzel and special guest cellist Noémie Raymond-Friset in an evening of
enthralling chamber music. |
Chad Heltzel, a native of Portland, Oregon, received his bachelor degree in piano from the Glenn Gould School in Toronto, studying with renowned American pianist John Perry. He received his graduate performanc degree with Marc Durand at l'Université de Montréal, and has pursued a varied career as a recitalist, conductor and university teacher.
Noémie Raymond-Friset started on the violin at age 4 and became enamoured of the cello at age 7. At age 14 she performed as soloist with orchestra. Since then, she has performed many times with orchestra, including once with the CNA for Canada Day with Pinkas Zinkermann, and another in a children's concert playing a portion of Dvorak's concerto.
Part 1: Piano and cello:
Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 5 in D Major, Op. 102, No. 2 (1815) (Beethoven)
Allegro con brio
Adagio con molto sentimento d'affetto
Fanatasiestucke, Op. 73, (Schumann)
Zart und mit Ausdruck
Rasch und mit Feuer
Part 2: Piano
Fantasie in d minor, K. 397, (Mozart)
Nun, komm' der Heiden Heiland, (Back / Busoni)
Nun freut euch, lieben Christen gmein (Bach / Busoni)
La Cathedral Engloutie (Debussy)
Scherzo No. 2, Op. 31 (Chopin)
The performers spoke not a word, but their music enthralled the audience.
Proceeds from the concert were shared between the performers and the Summerlea roof fund.
Following the concert, refreshments were offered in St. Andrew's Hall.
and to the musicians for the wonderful music they offered.