Louis Lortie performs Chopin

Friday, August 30

PHOTO: Elias Photography

One of the festival’s highlights will be Canadian pianist Louis Lortie’s appearance with an all-Chopin program. Mr. Lortie’s highly acclaimed integral recording of Chopin’s works on the Chandos label secures his rank as an ideal interpreter and true Chopin expert. Widely considered one of the most significant composers for the piano, Chopin’s music fluctuates between exhilarating technical brilliance and deeply moving expression. Interestingly, Chopin preferred performing in smaller venues, leading him to make several arrangements of many of his works. The featured work of this concert is his own arrangement of his first piano concerto for piano and string quintet. In fact, he himself performed this version more often than the version for full orchestra!


Louis Lortie, piano

Elissa Lee, violin
Sheila Jaffé, violin
Annemarie Moorcroft, viola
Mischa Meyer, cello
Trey Lee, cello
Nick Bobas, bass


Frédéric Chopin:
Solo work
Cello Sonata, Op. 65
Piano Concerto No. 1, arranged for solo piano and string quintet

Concert Duration: 2 hours, with intermission
Adults: $55
Seniors & Students: $50


Wellington Music Hall
42 West St, Wellington, ON K0K 3L0  Map

Food & Refreshments

Karlo Estates will be selling their award-winning wines for your enjoyment at this concert.