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Via Salzburg


James Crabb, The Seiler String Quartet, and Steven Isserlis
Appear in Toronto’s Most Distinctive Chamber Music Series

August 30, 2004, (Toronto, ON) - Via Salzburg, Toronto’s premier chamber music series, embarks on its sixth season on October 28, 2004, to the accompaniment of the folkloric beauty and contemporary tension of Astor Piazzolla’s innovative works for accordion and string orchestra. The season premiere on October 28, 2004, and repeated on October 29, at 8 p.m. at Glenn Gould Studio features acclaimed accordion virtuoso James Crabb with the Via Salzburg Chamber Orchestra.

"The incomparable talent of James Crabb sets the standard for an extraordinary season created with our audience in mind," says founding and current artistic director and internationally renowned violinist Mayumi Seiler. "With programming choices inspired by our audience’s enthusiasm, this season will hopefully exceed their expectations and elevate them to exceptional musical heights."

Founded in 1999 by Ms. Seiler, Via Salzburg brings together the finest Canadian and international performers in programmes of varied repertoire and uncompromised quality. The intimate Glenn Gould Studio at the Canadian Broadcasting Centre plays host to this five-concert series featuring the Seiler Strings Chamber Orchestra, made up of Toronto’s top professional musicians and its best young talent, with international guest artists and some of Canada’s finest musicians performing with Ms. Seiler.

This season, audiences will have more opportunities to experience Via Salzburg’s brand of top-caliber chamber music with an international touch: each concert will be held twice, once on Thursday night, with a repeat performance on Friday. In addition, Via Salzburg will mount a spectacular "Black Tie or Leather" fundraising gala, February 3, 2005, sponsored by BMW Toronto.

Season Premiere

Thursday, October 28, 2004 and Friday, October 29, 2004

A memorable performance with James Crabb, one of the world’s leading accordion virtuosos, joining the Via Salzburg Chamber Orchestra for a selection of Piazzolla’s innovative works for accordion, Suk’s Serenade for Strings, and Rossini’s String Sonata No. 6 in D Major.

Christmas Via Salzburg

Thursday, December 9, 2004 and Friday, December 10, 2004

The Via Salzburg Chamber Orchestra celebrates the season with a journey from Baroque to Contemporary, including a world premiere commissioned by Michael Oesterle. Programme includes: Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, Britten’s Simple Symphony, Bach’s Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in E Major and Vivaldi’s Concerto for Four Violins.


Via Salzburg "Black Tie or Leather" Fundraising Gala

Thursday, February 3, 2005

Sponsored by BMW Toronto.


Steven Isserlis with The Via Salzburg Chamber Orchestra

Thursday, March 10, 2005 and Friday, March 11, 2005

Steven Isserlis, one of the most unique and accomplished cellists of our time, returns for an evening with the Via Salzburg Chamber Orchestra, performing both as a soloist and with members of the ensemble. Programme includes: C.P.E. Bach’s Symphony No. 2 in B Flat Major, Bloch’s "From Jewish Life", Tchaikovsky’s Andante Cantabile for Cello and String Orchestra, Bargiel’s Octet for Strings, and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 7 in D Minor.

The Four Sisters

Thursday, April 28, 2005 and Friday, April 29, 2005

The Seiler String Quartet (Mayumi Seiler, violin; Midori Seiler, violin; Naomi Seiler, viola; Yuri Seiler, violoncello) is back by popular demand. The remarkable quartet of four sisters returns to enchant the audience with a programme that includes Haydn’s String Quartet Op.54, No. 1, Ligeti’s String Quartet No. 1, and Schumann’s String Quartet No. 3.

Phantasies and Crysanthemums

Thursday, June 2, 2005 and Friday, June 3, 2005

Mayumi Seiler, violin, Caroline Palmer, piano, and Joel Noyes, cello, celebrate spring with dancer Denise Fujiwara. Programme includes lyrical pieces by Ravel, Takemitsu and Schubert.


For more information about Via Salzburg visit www.viasalzburg.com.


Via Salzburg gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the following sponsors:

TD Canada Trust, Classical 96.3, The Globe and Mail, and Fairmont Royal York Hotel.



Subscriptions available until
SEPTEMBER 27, 2004

To subscribe, please call 416-972-9193

Single tickets on sale October 5, 2004

Ticket information:

Single tickets $43 (Adults) $38 (Seniors) $29 (Students).
To purchase tickets call
416-972-9193 or 416-205-5555 or
email viasalzburg@sympatico.ca
and for more information visit

All concerts begin at 8 p.m. at
Glenn Gould Studio,
Canadian Broadcasting Centre,
250 Front Street West, Toronto

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