Oct classical songs calendar brings a cat-nappy harpist, an Easter Island pianist and a beer-making harpsichordist

Mahani Teave

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Mahani Teave performs at Toronto’s Koerner Corridor on Oct. 1.Handout

It was not until finally conclude of the 20th century that the volcanic Chilean territory of Easter Island in Polynesia gained its very first piano. So, we can contemplate pianist Mahani Teave a uncommon eruption of Western classical tunes in a place recognised for its stoic stone monuments. An international tour delivers her to Toronto for a system that contains Bach, Chopin, Liszt and Rachmaninov, as nicely as the Canadian premiere of Alejandro Arevalo’s Suite Rapa Nui, based on the island’s historical chants. Oct. 1, Koerner Corridor, Toronto

Zlatomir Fung

The younger American cellist Zlatomir Fung 1st heard Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No.1 as a preteen, just when he had decided to attempt a occupation in songs. It was a recording of the piece by Mstislav Rostropovich, who premiered it in 1959 and for whom it was composed. “Every time I perform this piece I remember the joy that arrives with identifying this tunes for the very first time and its astounding energy,” Fung stated this summer right before a performance with the Cleveland Orchestra. Hear a single of the most demanding parts of the cello repertoire from the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and a broad-eyed phenom of the instrument. Oct. 12, Centennial Concert Corridor, Winnipeg

Invoice Eddins

With orchestras out of perform in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, the American conductor-pianist Bill Eddins uncovered himself with time on his hands rather of a baton. He opened a microbrewery in St. Paul, Minn. – the MetroNOME Brewery, obviously – with a head to quench thirsts and increase funds for audio devices and instruction. Raise a glass to the music director emeritus of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, who not only conducts a application but attempts out the Winspear Centre’s new harpsichord (named Olga) in a application of double Bach and additional. Oct. 12 and 13, Francis Winspear Centre for Songs, Edmonton

Noel Wan

This summer time the Taiwanese-American harpist Noel Wan won an award in Philadelphia for her plucking abilities. Some months afterwards, she posted an Instagram video of a housecat resting easily on her arm as she practised. You can imagine which of these items obtained additional attention. But what the kitties never know, the harp fans comprehend – that Wan is not to be slept on. Oct. 14, Woodlawn United Church, Dartmouth

Christina Petrowska Quilico

Previous week the pianist Christina Petrowska Quilico extra the Oskar Morawetz Award for Excellence in Music General performance to a prize portfolio that includes Order of Canada and Order of Ontario memberships and a Royal Culture of Canada fellowship. Right before her piano major is cluttered with too a lot of trophies, she performs Witold Lutoslawski’s Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in a software titled War and Peace for the Kindred Spirits Orchestra’s season opener. Oct. 21, Flato Markham Theatre, Markham, Ont.

Rachel Fenlon

“Let’s assistance the audio, let us services the art, and all the other conditions can come second.” An operatic soprano who is also an completed pianist, the Berlin-primarily based Canadian Rachel Fenlon has even been acknowledged to perform a cycle by George Crumb that requires manipulating the piano’s strings. While she considers that to be overall performance art, other folks just see it as an artist passionately next her muse. Oct. 22, Lunenburg Academy of Songs General performance, Lunenburg, N.S.