JUST AS SIBLING VIRTUOSOS like tennis’ Williams sisters burst onto the sports world, sibling performers have a way of conquering classical music. The MCO has a history of introducing local audiences to talented young soloists, and with this concert we welcome the spectacular Bruno sisters, Yolanda (violin) and Carmen (cello) performing a Vivaldi concerto for violin and cello.

Yolanda Bruno, a violinist with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, has been praised for her “total control of her instrument” (La Presse) and was recently named on CBC’s 30 Canadian Classical Musicians under 30. Carmen, a cellist with Quebec Symphony Orchestra, is one of Canada’s most exciting emerging artists: a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player who’s performed across Europe and the Americas.

At this concert, the sisters perform Charles Cozens’ Eligie and Vivaldi’s Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Strings, a scintillating example of why Vivaldi is still considered one of the greatest composers of string concerti. Also on this program, we’ll hear Bach’s bombastic Brandenburg Concerto No. 1, Stravinsky’s bold, mischievous Pulcinella Suite, and a reprise performance of Julian Grant’s riveting Jump Cuts.

The concerts begin at 1.00pm and 7.30pm on Wednesday, September 28th, in Westminster United Church, 745 Westminster at Maryland. There will be no intermission for this concert. Casual tickets will be available 10 August 2022 here and on MCO’s Ticketline at 204-783-7377.

Click below for an info sheet on The Wild Swans, a CD release from Yolanda Bruno and pianist Isabelle David. The Wild Swans is a contemporary classical album, with elements of folk music as well as fusions of Eastern and Western musical traditions. Buy it here!