2018 – 2019 Season


2018 – 2019 Season Information.

Caledon – Caledon Chamber Concerts next concert takes place Saturday, March 2, 2019 and features the Kayaleh-Kolk Duo. The duo comprises violinist Laurence Kayaleh and classical guitarist Michael Kolk. The program will include works by Paganini, De Falla and Piazzolla.

Laurence Kayaleh has performed as guest soloist with many distinguished orchestras : Zurich Tonhalle, Russian National Orchestra, National Symphony (Washington), Lamoureux (Paris), Montreal Symphony Orchestra, and the major orchestras of Cleveland, St. Louis, Caracas (Simon Bolivar), Basel, Mexico City, under such conductors as Slatkin, Dutoit, Kogan, Pletnev, Nowak, Wakazugi, Carewe, Turnovsky and Venzago. Le Figaro world-renowned critic, Pierre Petit, used the phrase « L’Archet Royal » to describe her golden tone. She performed at the Bolchoï and Tchaïkovsky Halls (Moscow), Pleyel and Gaveau Halls (Paris), Suntory Hall (Tokyo), Victoria Hall (Geneva), Verdi Hall (Milano), Teatro Teresa Carreño (Caracas), Place des Arts (Montreal), The John F. Kennedy Center (Washington), Powell Hall (St. Louis), Pollack Hall (Montreal), and at The Tsu Center for The Performing Arts (Japan). Guest of major festivals – Lucerne, Blossom, Cervantino, Divonne, Ottawa, Parry Sound, Abbey Bach Festival – she shared concerts with Viktor Pikayzen, Ida Haendel and Igor Oïstrakh. Laurence has recorded for NAXOS the complete works for violin and piano by N. Medtner, A. Honegger, and G. Catoire. She plays a magnificent 1742 Pietro Guarneri of Venice which belonged to the eminent violinist and pedagogue, Carl Flesch.

Throughout his young career Michael Kolk has established himself as one of Canada’s most accomplished classical guitarists. He has performed at festivals and concert halls throughout North America and Europe, and has recorded six albums for labels such as Naxos, Alma Records, and Deosonic Music. Selections from these albums have received frequent radio play in Canada and the US. He has collaborated with musicians in both classical and popular genres, and made his debut with orchestra as a soloist with the Toronto Philharmonia. He has also performed with the Canadian Opera Company, Opera in Concert, Tapestry Opera, and CineConcerts, among others. Michael has been a top prize winner at numerous guitar competitions, and holds an ARCT performance diploma from the Royal Conservatory, as well as Master’s degree in guitar performance from the University of Toronto.

All concerts take place at St. James’ Anglican Church, Caledon East at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 for adults and $15 for students 16 years and younger and may be purchased in advance at Forster’s Book Garden, Howard the Butcher and BookLore. A limited number of tickets may also be available at the door on the night of the concert. For more information call 905-880-2445. For details about the other concerts in the 2018-2019 season go to www.caledonchamberconcerts.com.

Caledon Chamber Concerts is a non-profit corporation dedicated to offering the people of Caledon and surrounding communities a series of concerts that present classical music in an intimate setting.  The series of five concerts is presented between October and April.