STUDIO ‘S’ 2020

The Thousand Islands Playhouse has suspended the 2020 season, including the Studio ‘S’ series, as a result of the ongoing uncertainty regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you for your understanding and support. Read here >

 

Pianist SIMONE DINNERSTEIN
Tuesday, July 7 at 7:30pm
Program: Couperin, Schumann, Glass, Satie

Simone Dinnerstein is a commanding and charismatic artist, known as one of the most compelling pianists performing today.

 

 

 

Baritone BRETT POLEGATO with pianist Robert Kortgaard
Monday, July 20 at 7:30pm
Program: “And So It Goes: Music of Broadway and the American Theatre”

Described as “serious and seductive” by the Globe and Mail, Brett Polegato is considered one of Canada’s most sought-after lyric baritones on stage today. 

 

 

 

Pianist JAN LISIECKI with the Andara Quartet and bassist Joe Phillips
Tuesday, July 28 at 7:30pm
Program: Beethoven Concertos 3 & 4

Canadian pianist Jan Lisiecki is widely admired for his dazzling technique, distinctive sound, and exceptional musical maturity. The New York Times has called him ‘‘a pianist who makes every note count.’’

 

 

 

Rising Star Concert: Cellist STEPHANE TETREAULT with pianist Philip Chiu
Monday, August 10 at 7:30pm
Program: Beethoven Cello Sonatas

Montreal cellist Stephane Tetreault is considered one of the most-watched young musicians on the international scene. His exquisite sensitivity and flawless technique is not to miss.

 

 

 

Violinist MARK FEWER with pianist John Novacek and bassist Joe Phillips
Monday, August 17 at 7:30pm
Program: Beethoven/Brubeck

Described as ‘‘genre-bending’’ by the National Post, and ‘‘intrepid’’ by the Globe and Mail, Mark Fewer is a world renowned violinist with relaxed style and honest interpretations.

 

 


ABOUT THE HOST

Eric Friesen hosts this intimate concert and conversation series featuring world-renowned classical musicians. Friesen is an internationally renowned music writer and past host of the long-running CBC Radio series “Studio Sparks.” Friesen makes the evening an engaging and enlightening experience as he speaks with the artists about their experiences and their relationship with classical music.