MCC proudly presents our December concert:
"Tapestry"Islington United Church
Saturday December 9th, 2023 at 3 pm
25 Burnhamthorpe Rd, Toronto, ON
“Arbutus Tree,” 1922. Emily Carr, Public domain, via Obelisk Art History
Immerse yourself in a heartwarming musical afternoon that will bring you on a journey through the cultures and heritages that define our home of Mississauga. Our choristers will be paying homage to the rich cultural tapestry of our beloved homeland through music from Eastern Europe, South Asia, South Africa, India, and beyond. As we unite with loved ones for the holidays, our shared traditions come alive in a harmonious blend of music. MCC continues to share our concert space with artists in the community, and we welcome the Odin Quartet as our guest artists for this concert.
Odin Quartet (left to right): Matt Antal, Alex Toskov, Tania Charles Iveniuk, Samuel Bisson
Passionate about chamber music, the Toronto-based Odin Quartet represents the diversity and the promise of youth in Canada. Named after the one-eyed Norse god, seeker of knowledge and holder of the wisdom of the world, the Odin Quartet explores the role of classical music in modern-day storytelling. Since 2015, the ensemble is also dedicated to making classical music accessible to new generations of listeners, by promoting modern Canadian compositions, including those of cellist Samuel Bisson, alongside classical music literature. In June 2015, the Odin Quartet took part in the Luminato Festival's epic production of R Murray Schafer's 1980 oratorio Apocalypsis. Since their 2017 debut at the opening gala of the Music Niagara Festival, the Quartet has been a recurring performer at the summer festival, in 2019 and 2021. Other festival appearances include the University of Toronto's New Music Festival, Midday Music with Shigeru, the Ottawa Valley Music Festival, Guelph Connections, and Music Mondays Toronto. The Odin Quartet has enjoyed multiple collaborations with the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra as its ensemble-in-residence since 2018; most recently, the quartet premiered a new piece for string quartet and symphony orchestra by Samuel Bisson, under the baton of Maestro Ron Royer.
Please join us as we celebrate the joy of the season in this musical homecoming where the spirit of the holidays transcends borders. Let the music of this concert, "Tapestry," warm your soul, bringing you closer to the heart of our culturally diverse and richly woven home.
Adults: $35 (plus $1.05 convenience fee)
Children ages 6 to 17: $10 (plus $0.35 convenience fee)
Children under 6 admitted for free