The 2024 Hodgson Family Foundation NYO Canada Chamberfest

Jennifer Velva Bernstein Performance Hall
National Youth Orchestra of Canada

Experience the National Youth Orchestra of Canada's ChamberFest at the prestigious Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts this summer from June 22 - July 4. 

Enjoy FREE afternoon and evening concerts featuring talented young musicians performing alongside renowned faculty, including the Formosa Quartet and True North Brass. Discover a diverse world of chamber music, from Juno-winning Tanya Tagaq to W.A Mozart. Don't miss this unique opportunity to support the next generation of classical musicians!

Concert Schedule:

(*Schedule and repertoire subject to change. Please check this page one day in advance of the performance you wish to attend.)

  • June 22: 1:30PM (Student Concert) and 7:30PM (Formosa Quartet)
  • June 25: 7:30PM (Student Concert)
  • June 26: 7:30PM (Student Concert)
  • June 27: 1:30PM and 7:30PM (Student Concert)
  • June 28: 7:30PM (True North Brass Concert)
  • June 29: 7:30PM (Blake Pouliot Artist-In-Residence Concert)
  • July 2: 7:30PM (Student Concert)
  • July 3: 7:30PM (Student Concert)
  • July 4: 7:30PM (Student Concert)



Three Madrigals I. Sparge la Morte II. Se vi duol il mio duolo III. Io Pur Respiro in Cosi Gran Dolore, Carlo Gesualdo da Venosa (1566 - 1613) Arr. Ali Yazdanfar: Ludovic Grell, Sonja Swettenham, Étienne Beaulieu-Gaul Benjamin Pastrana Mankovitz, Cameron Breiter, double bass

Silva Caledonia, Gavin Bryars (b. 1943): Cameron Breiter, Sonja Swettenham, Ludovic Grell Étienne Beaulieu-Gaul, Benjamin Pastrana Mankovitz, Dean Chen Charles-Étienne Meloche, Ali Yazdanfar*, double bass

Quartet No. 14 in D Minor ("Death and the Maiden") I. Allegro, Franz Schubert (1797 - 1823): Keshav Srinivasan, Grace Wride, violin Sofia Gabriela Morao Barreto, viola Lexie Krakowski, cello

String Quartet in B-flat major, Op. 130 I. Adagio ma non troppo, Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Tegwen Sak, Sizhan Zheng, violin Rachel Miner, viola, Joseph Wang, cello

String Quartet in B minor, Op. 33 No. 1 I. Allegro moderato, Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809): Jonathan Moellman, Gexuan (Annabel) Zhu, violin Sasha Turgeon, viola, Matthew Sullivan, cello

String Quartet No. 5 I. Allegro, Béla Bartók (1881 - 1945): Robert Mulchrone, Joshua Lin, violin Miriam Elsawi, viola, Joshua Samuels, cello