2022 - 2023 Season

Based in Chicago, this brass quintet is known for innovative programming and world-class
musicianship. They combine a serious commitment to music-making with a crystalline beauty of
tone to create joyful performances.
Heidi Krutzen, Principal Harp of the London Philharmonia Orchestra, and Ariel Barnes, First
Solo Cellist of the Nürnberg Symphony, have combined to create a uniquely creative and award-
winning duo.
Owain Park directs this British a cappella vocal consort. Formed at Cambridge, the ensemble has
become known for its imaginative programming and impeccable blend. Their repertoire ranges
from early Renaissance and Baroque to new commissions.
The quartet shot to prominence after winning first prize at the Banff International String Quartet
Competition in 2019. They have been praised for their huge dynamic range, their spontaneity,
and their magically blended sound.
In performances that range from solo recitals to opera, Bell’s tenor voice has been described as
clear and smooth as silk. His artistic talents include poetry as well as creating and directing
diverse productions.
Ranked by the CBC among the top fifteen Canadian pianists of all time, Jalbert’s playing is
remarkable for its sweep, confidence, sensitivity, power and colour. Now a professor at the
University of Ottawa, his recordings have earned multiple Juno nominations.

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