November 2016

Mason Home Concerts

“Sin & Salvation”

Sunday, November 13 at 4PM

Sit back and let the piano's siren song draw you into a world of mysterious beauty and power. Pianist Brendan White will use his maniacally flying fingers! to face evil gnomes, and demons, and sin itself in a fight to achieve joyous rebirth in the monumental cathedral of Bach. 

Brendan1Ravel - Gaspard de la nuit (1908)

Albeniz's Iberia - El Puerto and El Albaicín (1905-1908)

Scriabin - 6th Sonata (1911)

Bach/Busoni - Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C (1900)

A returning guest to Mason House, Mr. White is known for his remarkable technique and vast knowledge of the piano repertoire. White performs throughout the U.S. and in Europe, both as a solo pianist and chamber musician. White studied at the Eastman School of Music and USC's Thornton School of Music.

Concerts made possible by the Robin Mason Chamber Music Fund

“Salon Romance”

Sunday, November 20 at 4PM

Join us for an afternoon in the style of a Parisian salon, focused around lush pieces from the German and English romantic tradition. Works by Mahler, Brahms, Clara Schumann and Vaughn Williams form the centrepieces of the program, with poetry, short asides and conversation pieces by living composers functioning as musical aperitifs. A bit like a musical wine tasting, we’ll offer a palate cleanser between main events, to open our ears and offer fresh ways of listening to these great works.


Two premieres for Oboe and Mezzo-Soprano

by Conrad Freiburg, and Kerrith Livengood

Ralph Vaughan Williams - Ten Blake Songs (1957)

Clara Schumann - Drei Romanzen Op. 22 (1853)

Johannes Brahms - Zwei Gesange, Op. 91 (1885)

Gustav Mahler - Kindertotenlider - excerpts - (1905)


Zachary Pulse, oboe & english horn; Jennifer Beattie, mezzo-soprano; Brendan White, piano; Diana Wade, viola.



Mason Home Concerts