2015-2016 Classical World Artists

The Classical World Artists series is a staple of Perimeter's Event Horizons programming. In the past, we have brought such world-renowned musicians as
Yo-Yo Ma, Gidon Kremer, the Hagen String Quartet, Joshua Bell, Evelyn Glennie, and Emanuel Ax to Waterloo. Our 2015-16 season will again welcome top, international-calibre artists, exploring classical music traditions from around the world. Whether you're a classical devotee or simply interested in exploring a rich musical experience, we invite you to join us for an intimate evening in the company of innovative, world-class artists.

The Black Hole Bistro is open at 5:30 pm for dinner before each concert. Reservations are required.


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Takács String Quartet

Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 7:30 pm

Winners of the 2014 Wigmore Hall Medal, the Takács Quartet is recognized as one of the world's great ensembles. They play with a unique blend of drama, warmth and humour. Masterful at combining four distinct musical personalities in their performances, the Takács Quartet will bring fresh insights to three integral pieces from the string quartet repertoire.

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Tallis Scholars

The tALlis scholars

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 8:00 pm (changed from 7:30 pm)

The cathedral ceilings of Perimeter Institute’s four-storey atrium will resound with the soaring voices of The Tallis Scholars. Under the directorship of Peter Phillips, the award-winning vocal ensemble has established itself as the leading exponent of Renaissance sacred music throughout the world. This powerful and evocative experience at Perimeter should not be missed.

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David Finckel and Wu Han

David finckel, cello
and Wu han, PIANO

Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 7:30 pm

Musical America’s 2012 Musicians of the Year, cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han rank among the most esteemed and influential classical musicians in the world today. The talent, energy, imagination, and dedication they bring to their multifaceted endeavours as concert performers, recording artists, educators, artistic administrators, and cultural entrepreneurs go unmatched. This husband and wife duo, and co-artistic directors of Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, has forged their musical partnership into an unstoppable entity. Join us and “America’s power couple of chamber music” (The Wall Street Journal) for an unforgettable performance.

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Elina Vahala

Elina Vähälä, violin with Wendy chen, piano

Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 7:30 pm

Since the age of 12, Finnish violin sensation Elina Vähälä has performed on many international stages, winning praise from audiences and musicians alike as "a fluent, stylish and gifted musician whose brilliant technique is matched by abundant spirit, sensitivity, and imagination" (Chicago Tribune). This duo recital will also feature pianist Wendy Chen who reviewers have exclaimed, “having pianist Wendy on the program is a guarantee that sparks will fly.” Perimeter is proud to host this dynamic duo's on our stage.

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These cultural and bistro events are ancillary activities made possible through paid ticketing, private donors, and sponsorships.

Please note: Concert dates and programmes are subject to change without notice. Please check this web page for current information.