2021-2022 Season

We are excited to welcome our guests back to Off Centre Music Salon! The safety of our performers, staff and patrons is our top priority. Click here to learn about the COVID-19 audience safety measures we have in place.

June 5, 2022


We often romanticize the image of the creative genius toiling away in an attic, alone. And yet musical creativity is collaborative in nature, and inspiration arises from an intersection of creative forces. Our program explores some of the most vibrant musical intersections of the 19th and 20th centuries and includes inspired exchange between composers and their librettists, patrons, friends, adversaries, and teachers.

Composers: Antonín Dvořák, Johannes Brahms, Valentyn Bibik (Canadian premier) and Volodymyr Nalyvayko (Canadian premier), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Giacomo Puccini and Dmitri Shostakovich.
Artists: Andrew Haji, tenor; Andrea Ludwig, mezzo-soprano; Rachael Kerr, piano; Lauren Margison, soprano; Inna Perkis, piano; Rosebud String Quartet; Giles Tomkins, bass-baritone; Boris Zarankin, piano, Ilana Zarankin, soprano.
Host: Dr. Julia Zarankin

Concert Sponsor: Anna & Leslie Dan, and Flavia Morden

In normal times we strive to include as much collegial chamber music making as possible - we love the collaborative process, the musical conversations that arise, the shared laughter and tears. And so do you!

Together with YOU, this season is our opportunity to get to know one another better:

  • We will have fewer artists on stage. That means you will hear each of them better and see each of them more clearly.

  • Fewer audience members in the hall means that we will see you more clearly and we will play and sing for each of you in a way that is perhaps more intimate.

You'll lean in. We'll lean in.

This is our challenge for the season: we are all being asked to be more actively engaged in the concert experience than ever before. After our long hiatus we can’t wait for this kind of interaction.

2021-2022 Season Sponsor: Horatio Kemeny