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Barry Shiffman,
Executive Artistic Director

Dear Friends,

Welcome to Music in the Morning’s 2012-13 season.

Music in the Morning, now in its 28th season, is a cherished celebration of the arts and community. Yours to discover are the many artists invited to our special series; artists eager to share their gift of music with you.

The main concert series introduces many new faces to Music in the Morning, including the distinguished ensembles: Artists of The Royal Conservatory, the Art of Time Ensemble, and the dynamic piano trio, Latitude 41.

June Goldsmith’s popular Composers & Coffee Series explores music that ranges from J.S. Bach to George Gershwin.

Our commitment to young audiences and families continues via the stunning artistry and crazy antics of Mexico’s Metales M5 brass quintet.

The season concludes with the return of the much-loved St. Lawrence String Quartet.

It promises to be a great year, so get your subscriptions early and be sure to share the experience of Music in the Morning with your friends.



Barry Shiffman
Executive Artistic Director



About Barry Shiffman, Executive Artistic Director

Canadian violinist and violist Barry Shiffman has a rich and varied career as a performer, recording artist, teacher, and creator of special projects. Shiffman made his debut with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra at the age of 15 and co-founded the St. Lawrence String Quartet in 1989. During his 17 years with the quartet he appeared in over 2,000 concerts in venues around the globe, and recorded several critically accliaimed discs under an exclusive contract with EMI Classics. The SLSQ won the 1992 Banf International String Quartet Competition and were participants in many of the programs at The Banff Centre.

 In addition to his role as executive artistic director of Music in the Morning, Mr. Shiffman is a sought-after violin and viola teacher and chamber music coach. From 2006 to 2010, Barry Shiffman was director of music programs at The Banff Centre, and he currently is executive director of the Banff International String Quartet Competion. He is also Associate Dean of the Glenn Gould School and Dean of the Young Artists Performance Academy at the Royal Conservatory.


About June Goldsmith, C.M., O.B.C., Founder and Former Artistic Director

Twenty-nineyears ago, June Goldsmith, a musician, music educator, and entrepreneur, founded Music in the Morning. She believed classical music that challenged, educated, as well as entertained, would find a following at 10:30 in the morning. Goldsmith is revered in the community for her willingness to share her love of music and she is a regular contributor to CBC Radio’s North by Northwest with Sheryl MacKay.


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