Family Concert Series – Sunday, January 13

It’s musical fun for all ages with the Rady JCC Family Concert Series!       SOLD OUT

The Rady JCC presents the Family Music Concert Series featuring live and delightful performances by acclaimed artists! The series represent a diverse variety of musical genres. These are interactive, learning and engaging high-spirited concerts for both children and parents alike.

On Sunday, January 13 the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra comes to the Rady JCC with a five string quintet.

Made up of some of Manitoba’s most talented music makers, the quintet, comprised of violinists Bokyung Hwang and Susan McCallum; violist Laszlo Baroczi; cellist Leana Rutt; and bassist Travis Harrison; has worked together for the past four years to bring classical chamber music to schools and communities across Manitoba. As part of the WSO’s education & community engagement program, the group regularly presents an exciting and educational program which includes music from the great old composers such as Mozart and Tchaikovsky, turn-of the century masters like Bartok and Sibelius, and also fantastic Canadian composers such as Mozetich and MacMillan.

Sunday, January 13/2019 – 2:00pm – Berney Theatre – Asper Jewish Community Campus (123 Doncaster St. )

WSO Musician Bios

Violinist Bokyung Hwang is a native of South Korea, and began her musical studies on the violin at the age of six. Since then, she has performed across North America, Asia, and Europe, having won several prizes in competitions and also performed professionally with the Windsor Symphony, the National Academy Orchestra of Canada, and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.

Susan McCallum began her violin studies at the age of five in her hometown of Fergus, Ontario, and after completing a degree in music at Montreal’s McGill University, moved abroad to England to continue her studies. Susan has performed across Canada with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra since 2001, and also appeared in concerts with the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, the Agassiz Chamber Music Festival, the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra, and the National Academy Orchestra of Canada. Both Bokyung and Susan also enjoy spreading their knowledge and love for the violin to students through their private studios and through the Manitoba Conservatory of Music and Art.

Born in Hungary, violist Laszlo Baroczi received his Master of Music Education from the Bela Bartok Music Institute, and has also studied at the Gustav Mahler Academy in Italy. Laszlo’s performances have taken him across Canada, the United States, and Europe. Laszlo also enjoys playing viola in several groups outside the Winnipeg Symphony, including MusicBarock Ensemble and the Azure String Quartet.

Grammy-nominated cellist Leana Rutt has already enjoyed a diverse and exciting career as one of Canada’s most sought-after chamber musicians. Outside of her role of Assistant Principal Cellist of the Winnipeg Symphony, Leana has recently appeared in the festivals at the Lunenberg Academy of Nova Scotia; Music by the Sea in Bamfield, and the Kaimerata Festival of Denman Island in British Columbia; and Toronto’s innovative Pocket Concerts and Echo Chamber music series. Leana has a particular interest in new music, and has given numerous premieres in concert with the Groundswell and Agassiz festivals of Winnipeg; the Lucerne Festival in Switzerland; and during her studies at the Juilliard School in New York and McGill University in Montreal.

Bassist Travis Harrison has been performing as an orchestral and chamber musician, and as a soloist across Canada since he began his studies in Toronto at the age of fifteen. Aside from his playing with the Winnipeg Symphony, he appears regularly in performance with the National Arts Centre Orchestra of Canada; most recently as Principal Bass for the Canadian Opera Company; and can be heard on recordings with the WSO; the NACO; l’Orchestre Francophonie Canadienne; and the rock band Weezer. Travis maintains a private studio of bass students, as well as teaching through the Manitoba Conservatory of Music and Art, Ottawa’s Carleton University, and as a guest clinician at the Universities of Toronto, Ottawa, Manitoba, Winnipeg, and Brandon.