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Both Aisslinn and Max were in the Diamond Lane ahead of Tuesday night's concert with the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra: Nosky, Mandel, And The Age of Reason. Missed it? Watch Max's gorgeous in studio performance and Simeon's conversation with the both of them here!

AisslinnNoskyMaxMandelSimeonMCODiamond Lane Host Simeon Rusnak, violinist Aisslinn Nosky & violist Max Mandel. Nosky and Mandel perform with the MCO Tuesday night (Oct 17)Goethe once described chamber music, an invention of the Age of Reason, as “rational people conversing.” And arguably no chamber music is as orderly and dialectical as the great works of the baroque and classical eras. At their October concert, the MCO performs three masterworks from these periods with the help of two gifted soloists: violinist Aisslinn Nosky (“Toronto’s Eric Clapton of the violin,” Toronto Star) and violist Max Mandel, who is one of most acclaimed chamber musicians of the day. What a musical exchange it will be!

Recognized as one of today’s foremost baroque violinists, Aisslinn Nosky is also immediately recognizable for her stylish red locks. A fan of Metallica, a player of the banjolele (a cross between the banjo and the ukulele), and a champion of contemporary music, Aisslinn reminds the world that baroque ain’t broke.

Max Mandel, who like Aisslinn has a long history with Tafelmusik, is principal violist of the UK’s Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. He comments: “One of the challenges of our art is that it happens over a given period of time and then disappears. That’s one of the reasons it’s so magical.”


For tickets and more information check the MCO website HERE.