Classical World Artists 2016-2017

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 2016-17 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.


Tickets are on sale now - order early to get the best seat.


  • Adult - $88
  • Students - $55 (with valid full-time student ID)

All performances are held in the Mike Lazaridis Theatre of Ideas at Perimeter Institute.


Angèle Dubeau & La Pietà
String Orchestra and Piano


Canada’s premiere piano and string orchestra, Angèle Dubeau & La Pietà is composed of all top-ranking female musicians, amongst the best in the country.

Their individual excellence, precision, and strength, combined with the closeness that they have with each other, grants them an exceptional ensemble sound and contributes to the communicative pleasure that the orchestra imparts.  Perimeter is proud to have this phenomenal ensemble grace its stage.

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 7:30 pm

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS) is one of eleven constituents of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the largest performing arts complex in the world.  The society presents chamber music of every instrumentation, style, and historical period in its extensive concert season in New York and its national and international tours.

For Perimeter, David Finkel (co-director of CMS and a good friend of the Institute) has recommended the “Fauré and Brahms” programme. The remarkable young pianist, Alessio Bax, praised by Gramophone for the “hypnotic intensity” of his playing, is joined in this not-to-be missed program by esteemed violinist Ani Kafavian, the brilliant Yura Lee on viola, and the incomparable artistry of Paul Watkins on cello.  We are so excited to welcome this talented group to Perimeter.

Christian Tetzlaff, violin
and Lars Vogt, piano

Monday, February 13, 2017 at 7:30 pm 8:00 pm (changed due to artist delay in travel)

Acclaimed world violinist Christian Tetzlaff is back by popular demand! His solo performance several years ago completely entranced our audience and left us wanting more. Knowing how busy his schedule is, Perimeter jumped at the opportunity to book him again, this time with his long-time collaborator pianist, Lars Vogt.

An artist known for his musical integrity, technical assurance, and intelligent, compelling interpretations, Tetzlaff is internationally recognized as one of the most important violinists of his generation.

This concert will be a night to remember. Join us.

David Fray, piano

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 7:30 pm

After being named “Newcomer of the Year” in 2008 by BBC Music Magazine, French pianist David Fray has embarked on an active career as a recitalist, soloist, and chamber musician worldwide.  Described as “perhaps the most inspired, certainly the most original Bach player of his generation,” with his natural elegance and exquisite musicality, Fray’s performance and skill must be experienced.  Please join us for this exciting evening.

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.