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Mon, Nov 15, 20217:30 pm
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  • Patricia O’Callaghan
    Patricia O’Callaghan

GRYPHON TRIO With singer Patricia O’Callaghan and violist Ryan Davis

A special program that evokes both intimate cafés and open skies featuring Gryphon Trio, singer Patricia O'Callaghan, and guest violist / looping artist Ryan Davis a.k.a. RADIA -  one CBC's top 30 under 30. From Astor Piazzolla to Antonin Dvorãk, Edith Piaf to Randy Newman, these are songs where nostalgia and hardship walk comfortably hand in hand. A tango by Carlos Gardel next to a pop ballad by Nick Drake leaves one feeling the beating global heart of music. 

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Gryphon Trio: Violin, Annalee Patipatanakoon

Cello, Roman Borys

Piano, Jamie Parker

with Patricia O’Callaghan, vocalist

and special guest Ryan Davis “Radia”, viola


Gardel/La Pera            Volver                                                          Patricia O’Callaghan,

                                     (Arrangement – Roberto Occhipinti)            Gryphon Trio


Lhasa de Sela             La Confession                                            Patricia O’Callaghan,

                                      (Arrangement – Roberto Occhipinti)           Gryphon Trio


Tomas Mendez           Cuccurucucu Paloma                                 Patricia O’Callaghan,

                                     (Arrangement – Hilario Durán)                     Gryphon Trio


Leonard Cohen           If it be your Will                                          Patricia O’Callaghan,

                                                                                                          Gryphon Trio


Piazzolla/Ferrer          Yo Soy Maria                                               Patricia O’Callaghan,

                                     (Arrangement – Andrew Downing)               Gryphon Trio, Ryan Davis


Paul Schoenfield       Café Music – II – Rubato. Andante Moderato  

                                                                                                        Gryphon Trio


Antonin Dvorak          Piano Quartet in E flat Major, Op 87 – Finale 

                                                                                                          Gryphon Trio,

                                                                                                           Ryan Davis


Ryan Davis                 Colour You Like                                           Ryan Davis


Pink Martini                 Hang on Little Tomato                               Ryan Davis,

                                     (Arrangement – Ryan Davis)                        Patricia O’Callaghan


Nick Drake                  River Man                                                     Patricia O’Callaghan,

                                     (Arrangement – Roberto Occhipinti)             Gryphon Trio, Ryan Davis


Piaf/Monot                   Hymne a l’Amour                                        Patricia O’Callaghan,

                                     (Arrangement – Peter Tiefenbach)               Gryphon Trio, Ryan Davis


Sarah Harmer             Lodestar                                                        Patricia O’Callaghan,

                                     (Arrangement – Roberto Occhipinti)             Gryphon Trio, Ryan Davis


Traditional American Oh, Watch the Stars                                     Patricia O’Callaghan,

                                     (Arrangement – Andrew Downing)                Gryphon Trio, Ryan Davis


Gryphon Trio is firmly established as one of the world’s preeminent piano trios and is the Ensemble in Residence at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. For more than 25 years, it has earned acclaim for and impressed international audiences with its highly refined, dynamic, and memorable performances. The Trio’s repertoire ranges from traditional to contemporary, and from European classicism to modern-day multimedia. It is committed to redefining chamber music for the 21st century. Violinist Annalee Patipatanakoon, cellist Roman Borys, and pianist Jamie Parker are creative innovators with an appetite for discovery and new ideas. They have commissioned over 85 new works, and they frequently collaborate with other artists on projects that push the boundaries of Classical music. The Trio tours regularly throughout North America and Europe. It enjoys longstanding relationships with prominent arts incubators and presenters like Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Orford Music Academy, Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, Music Toronto, Ottawa Chamberfest, and Festival del Lago International Academy of Music in Ajijic, Mexico. Gryphon Trio often performs triple concerti with the world’s major symphony orchestras and smaller chamber orchestras.


Patricia O’Callaghan’s twenty-year career has taken her across genres, continents, and a range of disciplines and passions. Her recording career spans seven solo albums and many interesting visits along the way as a guest on other artists’ CDs. A speaker of French, Spanish, and German, her early recordings focused on European cabaret, and she is considered a specialist, most significantly, in the music of Kurt Weill. Patricia has performed his Threepenny Opera, Seven Deadly Sins, and Kleine Mahagonny with Soulpepper Theatre Company, Edmonton Opera, Vancouver Opera, and others. One of Patricia’s most unique talents is the ability blend a variety of languages and musical genres seamlessly together in her concerts and embody whatever style she is singing at any given moment. She has sung with some of the world’s great ensembles and artists (Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Don Byron Quartet, Bryn Terfel), and has performed in venues that range from London’s Royal Opera House to New York’s Le Poisson Rouge. Patricia also writes songs and has had the honor of premiering many new compositions from both the classical and pop worlds.  She has worked with R. Murray Schafer, Dennis Lee, Christos Hatzis, Steve Reich, David Braid, and Steven Page. As a Resident Artist at Toronto’s Soulpepper Theatre Company for six years, her responsibilities included conducting, teaching, mentoring, producing, curating, performing, and developing new work. Her newest albums are Dark Butterflies, Deepest December, and the recently JUNO nominated Corona Divinae Misericordiae, by David Braid.


Hailed as a “lovely violist” (The WholeNote), Ryan Davis is swiftly emerging as a singular creative voice. A sought-after artist in solo, chamber music, and orchestral performances, he finds himself seamlessly blending in between creative spaces. His concertizing has brought him to many of the finest halls throughout Canada, the United States, and numerous European countries. Ryan was named one of “30 Hot Canadian Classical Musicians Under 30” by CBC Music in 2021. Ryan is an innovative composer-performer under the moniker Radia, combining inspiration of classical, folk, electronic, and hip-hop music with a loop pedal. In 2014, Ryan completed a Bachelor of Music with “Outstanding Achievement in Viola” at McGill University as a scholarship student of Andre Roy. He graduated as a Master of Music at the Yale School of Music in 2016 as a student of Ettore Causa, and in 2019 received an Artist Diploma from The Colburn School under the tutelage of Paul Coletti. In 2019, he was chosen as the first ever violist in the Rebanks Family Fellowship & International Performance Residency Programat the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.

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    • In accordance with the Province of Ontario COVID-19 regulations, all audience members must show proof of vaccination plus photo ID in order to enter the Isabel.
    • Any audience member without proof of vaccination will NOT be allowed to enter the Isabel.


    • SEATING DISTANCES: We have provided clear markings for open and closed seating to have some spacing between patrons. Switching seats is not permitted.
    • REDUCED CAPACITY: Capacities within the Isabel will be monitored to ensure everyone’s ability to maintain safe distances and in accordance with provincial guidelines.
    • REDUCING CONGREGATING: To reduce congregating and follow best practices we will not be offering any coat check services, food and beverage, or merchandise sales at this time.
    • NO INTERMISSION: The format of our programming will not offer an intermission at this point to reduce congregating.
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    • All staff and patrons are asked to wear a face covering at all times – covering your nose, mouth, and chin.


    • We have installed multiple hand sanitizing stations throughout the building to ensure they are easily accessible for your use at any time.


    • Our custodial team is hard at work, with increased cleaning and sanitizing practices, ensuring particular attention is paid to commonly touched surfaces such as handrails and door handles.


    • We will have additional staff available to assist with directions, answer your questions, and make this new process as smooth as possible for everyone.




PALENAI DUO - Ballytobin Concert 1/7/2021

2020, the year of the piano! Thank you, Joan Tobin and the Ballytobin Foundation.

Created by Joy Innis and Adrienne Shannon of the Palenai Duo, who were instrumental in choosing the Joan Tobin Hamburg Steinway piano.

CLICK HERE to view the video!