Italian for "Morning Music", Mattina Musica is a 6-concert series of classical music taking place on select Monday mornings. Patrons are warmly invited to meet in the Sid lobby at 9:45 am for tea, coffee, and conversation before the 10:30 am concert.
Co-presented by the Sid Williams Theatre Society and pianist Sarah Hagen, the series includes performances by cellist Ariel Barnes (September 14), a solo recital by Sarah Hagen (October 26), clarinettist François Houle (December 7), violist Marcus Takizawa (February 1), a "jazsical" programme with jazz pianist Søren Bebe (March 7), and a grand finale of duets with soprano Anne Grimm and tenor Benjamin Butterfield (April 18). The musicians, all known for their perceptive, eloquent and entertaining commentary, will take time to offer personal insights into the music.
This concert features fabulous violist Marcus Takizawa.
Beethoven: Notturno for Viola and Piano in D-Major, Op. 42
Bridge: Two Pieces for Viola and Piano
Mendelssohn: Sonata No. 1 in B-flat major, Op. 45
Marcus Takizawa is the assistant principal viola with the Vancouver Opera Orchestra, a core member of the Turning Point Ensemble and performs in the Onyx Trio with Joy Yeh, harp, and Mark Takeshi McGregor, flute.
He is known for his exceptional skill, artistry and unique versatility. He can be seen playing classical music engagements, contemporary music, and performing his own compositions using electronics and live instruments.
As a viola and violin teacher, Marcus Takizawa specializes in music lessons for adults and advanced students. His teaching studio is located above Our Town Cafe in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood of Vancouver.