CMC Presents: Elinor Frey

Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Event Title: CMC Presents: Elinor Frey
  • Region: Ontario
  • Venue / Location: 20 St. Joseph Street, Toronto, ON
  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Price: $10-20
  • Genre: --
  • External Link: Click here to purchase tickets

Montreal-based virtuoso Elinor Frey presents a program of new music for Baroque cello. The concert features work by Linda Catlin Smith, Isaiah Ceccarelli, Ken Ueno, Scott Godin, Lisa Streich, and David Jaeger.


Advance $15, Door $20 | CMC Members and Arts Workers $12, Door $15 | Students $10


Linda Catlin Smith (b. 1956)
Ricercar (11.5 min) 4-string cello (2015)

Isaiah Ceccarelli (b. 1978)
With concord of sweet sounds (11.5 min) 5-string cello (2015)

Scott Edward Godin (b. 1970)
Guided By Voices (11:30) 5-string cello (2014-15)

David Jaeger (b. 1947)
Constable’s Clouds (2018)**

Lisa Streich (b. 1985)
Minerva (8 min) 4-string cello (2018)

Ken Ueno (b. 1970)
Chimera 5-string cello (2017)


Fascinated by the cello’s origins and the creative process of new music, Elinor Frey plays both period and modern instruments. Her recent release on the Belgian label Passacaille, Berlin Sonatas with Lorenzo Ghielmi on fortepiano, was nominated for a Juno award for Best Classical CD, Solo & Chamber Music and won the 2015 Québec Opus Prize for Early Music CD of the year. Her first Baroque CD, La voce del violoncello, was praised for its “careful scholarship and brilliant layering of moods and tempos” (Toronto Star) and for the “honest, reflective beauty of her music making” (Strings). Her performance of this program was the winner of the public prize at the 2013 Utrecht Early Music Festival Fringe. In Summer 2017, she released Fiorè, the world premiere recording of the sonatas of Angelo Maria Fiorè and various unknown Italian arias the, performed alongside Lorenzo Ghielmi and Suzie LeBlanc.

Generously supported by the Canada Arts Presentations Fund and The McLean Foundation.