Chooi brothers, MCO


The Chooi Bros with the MCO

Please note there are no door sales for the immediate future — all tickets must be purchased online or over the phone (204-783-7377).

There’s something sport-like about classical music’s soloist arena, with its emphasis on young prize-winners performing super-human feats of speed and dexterity. In the brilliant Chooi brothers (Timothy & Nikki) we have Canada’s musical equivalent of the NFL’s Manning brothers; decorated virtuosos who will go down as being among the most talented Canadian siblings in the classical music arena.

Perhaps you saw them when they brought the house down at our September 2019 concert, or maybe you caught Timothy playing under the baton of Itzhak Perlman in Juilliard’s virtual group performance of Elgar. In any case, we hope you won’t miss this incredible duo at our March 22 and 23 concerts, where they perform on a program that runs the gamut from Baroque to contemporary. One of those works is Michael Oesterle’s Snow White. Michael has arranged the piece, written originally for our Guest Artist-in-Residence, Aisslinn Nosky, for two violins. We premiere the new arrangement at this concert.

On the baroque menu is Geminiani’s La Folia and Vivaldi’s double violin concerto in A minor from his L’estro armonico collection. About this monumental works for strings, The Guardian writes that the collection disproves “the accusation that Vivaldi wrote the same concerto hundreds of times.” The A minor double violin concerto is, in any case, a piece that deserves to be heard at least a hundred times. Another baroque piece we’ve had on repeat is Corelli’s fiery La Folia, which Evelyn Glennie performs on marimba on the MCO’s acclaimed Mirage? album. At this concert we present the concerto grosso in its most familiar form, as a heated dialogue between string soloists and baroque orchestra.

An evening of rousing music and soaring talent from some of Canada’s top musicians.


There are no door sales for the immediate future; all tickets must be purchased online or over the phone (204.783.7377). We ask that you take a look at our ticket and social gathering policies, by clicking here, before purchasing tickets to or attending our concerts. Click links below to add ticket to cart, adjust quantity in cart. In-person tickets entitle you to a seat at our Westminster concert as well as access to our online presentation of the same concert roughly a week later. Online-only tickets give you access to the online presentation only, which will be viewable for two weeks after the online concert’s premiere. Buyers of in-person tickets will not receive a physical ticket. Once you arrive at our concert, please check in with our Box Office, as they will have an audience list. We will email all ticket-holders (online-only and in-person) a link for accessing the online concert a week or so before its premiere.

• Buy March 22nd in-person ticket (incl. online) | $36 Adult | $34 Senior | $15 Under-30
• Buy March 23rd in-person ticket (incl. online) | $36 Adult | $34 Senior | $15 Under-30
• Buy April 6th online-only ticket | $20 Household ticket

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Manitoba Chamber Orchestra
Anne Manson, Music Director
Karl Stobbe, Concertmaster
Westminster Church in Wolseley
Tuesday & Wednesday, 22 & 23 March 2022
Online presentation 6 April 2022

Antonio Vivaldi
Concerto for 2 Violins in A minor, RV 522

Johann Sebastian Bach
Harpsichord concerto No. 5, in F minor BWV 1056

Michael Oesterle
Snow White
World premiere performance of this arrangement, commissioned by the MCO with the assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts

Francesco Geminiani
Concerto Grosso in d minor, H. 143 ‘La Folia’

JS Bach
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048

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