Chamber Music Mississauga @home

Special thanks to the Hazel McCallion Foundation, the Hazel McCallion Fund in the Community Foundation of Mississauga and the City of Mississauga for their support of these “@home” video performances by professional musicians.

Your support is also welcome! To donate, please email Cheryl Duvall.

Penny Johnson, piano.
Still Life: Musings on Renaissance Motets, Dutch Florals and Stillness.
Orlando di Lasso (c. 1532-94):
Ave Regina caelorum (1575)
Exaudi me Domine (1575)

Rebecca Diderrich, viola, performs Telemann Fantasia 1 and 3

Greg Millar and Lisa Raposa perform for us from their piano @home:

  1. Slavonic Dance in E Minor, op. 72, no.2
  2. Slavonic Dance in A Major, op. 46, no. 5
  3. Humoreske in G-flat Major, op. 101, no. 7 (arr. Gregory Millar)

From our living room to yours! Another @home video for you to enjoy. Here is the Azuline Duo Emma Rush (guitar) and Sara Traficante (flute) performing a program of:

  • Danza del molinero – Manuel De Falla arr. Azuline Duo
  • Port ui Mhuirgheasa – Traditional/Gerald Garcia
  • No. 2 from Six Pieces for Flute and Guitar – Annette Kruisbrink
  • Evocacion e Joropo – Jose Luis Merlin

Colin Savage and Alison Melville invite us into their living room for some SUMMERTIME ear candy.
Program includes:
  • Summertime- George Gershwin; arr.C.Savage
  • Jesu meine Freude, Ihr aber seid nicht fleischlich – J.S.Bach; arr.C.Savage
  • Walk Away Renee – Michel Brown, Bob Calili, Tony Sansone; arr.C.Savage

Colin Savage and Alison Melville invite us into their living room for some delightful recorder gems. Program includes:
  • Bach: Gute Nacht o Wesen
  • Lennon/McCartney: Penny Lane
  • P.D.Philidor: Suite
  • S. Robinson: Tracks of my tears
  • S.Wonder/S.Robinson/H.Cosby: Tears of a Clown

Using isolation as an opportunity to explore new ways to record and perform virtually, in this new video Mary Katherine Finch entertains us with her warm, virtuosic and sensitive performance, and that engaging smile.

Angela Schwarzkopf performs some of her favorite harp music that includes:
  • Prelude in C by Bach
  • What a Wonderful World by George David Weiss and Bob Theile
  • The Nightingale by Devorah Henson-Conent
  • Can’t Help Falling in Love by George David Weiss, Hugo Peretti and Luigi Creatore
  • Berceuse by Marcel Tournier
  • Allegro from Spring Concerto by Vivaldi
  • Danny Boy by Frederic Weatherly, arranged by Sylvia Woods

For your Easter Weekend viewing – Colin Savage and Alison Melville invite you into their living room for another @home video from CMSM.

Carla and Jodi are at it again, @home – flanking the fireplace, with the help of the family dog! Here are some light classics and pop duos for clarinet and bassoon for your weekend viewing pleasure.

The Tadioli Duo @home performing:
  • Prelude and Gavotte by Reinhold Glière from Huit Morceaux, Op. 39
  • Lullaby and Grotesque by Rebecca Clarke
  • III. Aires de Tango by Adriana Isabel Figueroa Mañas from Three Argentine Pieces
This ensemble is one of the world’s only examples of a string duo that plays with what they call “sibling instruments”, meaning, they came from the same luthier and from the same time period.

Rebecca Diderrich shares with us the music that is helping her cope with all the stress of COVID. Many professional musicians, like Rebecca, are out of work and are eagerly seeking outlets for their creativity and passion. Here she shares some solo Bach moments to warm our hearts today.

Musicians, home alone like the rest of the world, find solace and companionship in their daily routine of practicing.
Here is Penny Johnson, pianist, in the sanctuary of her home sharing with us some of her favourite pieces.
  • J. S. Bach – Prelude & Fugue #24 in B-minor, WTC I (BWV 869)
  • F. Chopin – Mazurka Op. 17 #4
  • Radiohead (arr. Christopher O’Riley) – Let Down

Richard Moore gives us another glimpse into his studio and he introduces us to a few more of the instruments that he has to play with.

Carla Perrotta, clarinet and Jodi Merritt, bassoon who perform some very engaging repertoire for all of us in isolation.⁣

Rob Wolanski “@home” shares with us some interesting repertoire for the double bass that we seldom have the opportunity to hear.

Angela Schwarzkopf and Kaili Maimets, two beautiful ladies, wonderful musicians and frequent performers with the Chamber Music Society of Mississauga, are the founders of the flute and harp duo The Topaz Duo. Here they are @home, rehearsing and getting ready to launch their new CD.

Richard Moore, a frequent performer with CMSM productions, is an internationally renowned percussionist, drummer, cimbalom, and hammered dulcimer specialist Richard Moore. Here he is @home in his studio sharing with us some of his “toys”.

The Millar Piano Duo – Gregory Millar & Lisa Raposa performing Dolly, Op. 56 by Gabriel Fauré on one piano, four-hands.

The Chamber Music Society of Mississauga offers you another “@home” video from Kristin Day, bassoonist & music educator, who welcomes us into her home to share with us her love of the bassoon.
  • Sonata No 5 for 2 bassoons by Boismortier (unknown composer and favourite of bassoonists; Kristin records both parts)
  • Sarabande from the Partita for solo flute by J.S. Bach (arrangement of well-known composer)
  • Two waltzes for solo bassoon by Francisco Mignone (unknown composer; favourite of bassoonists)
  • Una Voce Poco Fa from the Barber of Seville, arranged for two bassoons (again Kristin on both parts)