On the evening of Monday, April 22nd I had the privilege of bringing my four year old daughter to a one-hour cellist concert featuring the Four Cellos: Julian Armour, Denise Djokic, Paul Marleyn and Stéphane Tétreault. The idea behind the one hour concert held at the historic St. Andrew’s Church on Kent Street from 6 to 7 p.m. was to invite music lovers to stay downtown and enjoy a concert after work as opposed to fighting rush hour traffic.
My daughter loves listening to live music and after introducing her to the sound of the Four Cellos through various videos on YouTube, she was excited to hear them play live. As the music of Antonio Vivaldi, Julius Klengel, Joseph Jongen, and Tchaikovsky filled the otherwise quiet air of St. Andrew’s Church, many music-lovers closed their eyes and let the music take over their thoughts. For the nearly packed church, the flawless short chamber music masterpieces played by the Four Cellos was a perfect way to end their work day.
The evening was made complete with the delicious free appetizers and discounted dinner offered to all concert ticket holders by nearby Carmello’s Italian Restaurant. We were able to mingle with friends who were also attending the concert as well as discuss the wondrous talents of the Four Cellos following the concert. The concert was an ideal length for an otherwise restless four year old, who sat surprisingly still and listened in awe the entire time. There is nothing negative I can say about the Four Cellos concert – it really was the perfect way to end the day. Both my daughter and I look forward to hearing the Four Cellos play again and plan to attend the Coffee Concert: Chamber Music with Harp on May 28th to experience more talent from The Chamber of Players.
For more information on where you can see the Four Cellos or to learn more about other concerts and events by The Chamber Players of Canada, call the box office directly at 613-241-0777 ext. 505 or visit their website: www.chamberplayers.ca for more details and to purchase tickets.