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April, 2007 - Nr. 4


The Editor
Return of Spring
Hoffnung im Frühling
Der Osterspaziergang
Let Us Be Lovers
Paul Bernhard Berghorn
An Austrian Delight
K-W & Beyond
Musings of a "Schulleiter"
The Club
Herwig Wandschneider
50th Treaties of Rome
Dick reports...
Sybille reports
Ham Se det jehört?
Alicier Arts Concert
The Merry Widow
Mooredale Concert Season Concludes
CanStage Presents
Orchestra Toronto
Backstage Toronto 2007
Kristine Bogyo
Living Arts Centre
Deborah Voigt, soprano
Combat Climate Change
Glass Sky Bridge

Mooredale Concerts Season

Concludes Sunday, April 15

With Romantic Sextet, TRANSFIGURED NIGHT

Schoenberg's lushly romantic sextet, Transfigured Night, concludes the Mooredale Concerts season

Sunday, April 15, 3 p.m.

at Walter Hall, University of Toronto,
80 Queen's Park Crescent,
(south of the R.O.M.; Museum subway).

Single tickets are $25; seniors and students, $20.

To reserve or obtain more information, phone 416-922-3714, ext. 103. More information is also available at

Actor Mike Petersen reads and discusses the poem by Richard Dehmel that inspired the work. Award-winning violinist Olivier Thouin ("the highest mastery...a real violinist and above all a real musician" - La Presse, Montreal) leads the performance. Joining him are violinist Min-Jeong Koh, violists Carolyn Blackwell and Eric Paetkau, and cellists Igor Gefter (of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra) and Rafael Kuerti.

Rafael Kuerti, the featured Young Artist, also performs the Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 65, by Frederic Chopin. Pianist is TBA.

The son of cellist Kristine Bogyo, Artistic Director of Mooredale Concerts, and pianist Anton Kuerti, Rafael Kuerti began his cello studies at age five with his mother. He progressed as a member of the National Academy and Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestras, and as principal and soloist with the Mooredale Youth Orchestra. He has participated at the Scotiafest in Halifax, the chamber music program at the Banff Centre, the Festival of the Sound and the Greenwood Chamber Music Camp in Massachusetts. In 2006, he was a scholarship student at Indiana University under renowned cellist Janos Starker. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Music Degree at the University of Calgary under John Kadz.

Transfigured Night (Verklärte Nacht): Schoenberg's tone poem in one movement differs from other tone poems in that it restricts itself to portraying nature and internal emotions rather than external action or drama. The composer commented, "The heightened emotional states it depicts are primarily those of the 19th century confession of sin, forgiveness, and transfiguration through love. Its expressive qualities are psychologically and musically so effective that its solid construction guarantees its integrity as 'pure' music." Schoenberg had not yet evolved his 12-tone theory, and the idiom of this work pushed Wagnerian chromaticism to new extremes.

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Kristine Bogyo

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