The Music Room Chamber Players Season 7

The Music Room Chamber Players - Season 7

As sounds of Philip Glass and Scotia Festival of Music 2018 fade away, with a “mad rush,” we have gathered 44 musicians to play 21 concerts for our 7th Music Room Chamber Players series, programmed primarily by Simon Docking. There is a refreshing mix of old friends and soon to be.

Nestled among the familiar are some jolting exceptions, such as Guy Livingston’s “Dada at the Movies,” and George Elliott Clarke’s “Achieving Disaster, Dreaming Resurrection.”

The series begins with a special concert by award-winning piano quartet Ensemble Made in Canada, who are touring their Mosaïque project.

We hope you are able to join us!

 

Series subscription: $300 (includes all 21 concerts)

Individual tickets: $30

To view all of the concert programming please CLICK HERE

Tickets

Sept. 26 - Ensemble Made In Canada
  • Sept. 26 - Ensemble Made In Canada
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Elissa Lee, violin;Sharon Wei, viola; Rachel Mercer, cello; Angela Park, piano

Brahms Piano Quartet in C minor, Op. 60

The Mosaïque project We open The Chamber Music Players series, season 7 with the award-winning piano quartet, Ensemble Made in Canada. Two of its members are well-known to audiences of Scotia Festival: Elissa Lee and Sharon Wei. In addition to Brahms’s stormy masterpiece, they will play music from their extraordinary new Mosaïque project, a newly-commissioned suite of piano quartets, by 14 Canadian composers, each inspired by a region of Canada. Works by David Braid, NWT; Barbara Croall, Gichigami-ziibi miinawaa Nayanno-nibiimaang Gichigamiin (St. Lawrence Seaway and Great Lakes); Julie Doiron,NB; Andrew Downing, MB; Vivian Fung, AB; Nicolas Gilbert, QC; Kevin Lau, YT; Nicole Lizée, SK; Richard Mascall, ON; Samy Moussa, NU; William Rowson, NS; Darren Sigesmund, PEI; Sarah Slean, NL; Ana Sokolović, BC The Mosaïque project is made possible in partnership with Western University and Chamber Factory, and with generous support from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, the Toronto Arts Council, FACTOR, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and private donors.

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Oct. 10 - Ian Mardon & Danbee Ko
  • Oct. 10 - Ian Mardon & Danbee Ko
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Ian Mardon, violin and Danbee Ko, piano

Mozart: Sonata in B-flat Major, K 454 Suk: Four Pieces for violin and piano, Op. 22 Debussy: La Plus Que Lente; Première Arabesque; Beau Soir; Golliwog’s Cake Walk Mardon: Little Angel

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Oct. 17 - Expression through the centuries
  • Oct. 17 - Expression through the centuries
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Leonardo Perez, violin; Philippe Djokic, violin; Elizabeth Upson Perez, viola; Ben Marmen, cello; Peter Allen, piano

Join us to welcome our newest Fountain School faculty member, violinist Leonardo Perez, as he takes us on a stringed musical journey from the genius of J.S. Bach’s Partita no.1 for solo violin to the raw intensity of Czech master Leoš Janáček’s Sonata for Violin and Piano, closing with the monumental Piano Quintet of Johannes Brahms. Come out and welcome Leo to our Halifax musical community!

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Oct. 24 - Dada at the Movies
  • Oct. 24 - Dada at the Movies
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Guy Livingston, piano

On July 8, 1923, the Parisian Dadaists organized their most famous event ever. It included a play by Tristan Tzara, films by Man Ray and Hans Richter, live music by George Antheil, Erik Satie, and Darius Milhaud. During the show, a riot broke out and the poet Paul Eluard was thrown off the stage. The gendarmes were summoned, and the soirée was memorialized as one of the great art scandals of all time. Pianist Guy Livingston brings us back to that evening, re-creating the music together with the films in a new interdisciplinary performance.

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Nov. 7 - Impressions of Debussy
  • Nov. 7 - Impressions of Debussy
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Leonardo Perez, violin; Shimon Walt, cello; Michael Donovan, baritone; Marcia Swanston, mezzo soprano; Peter Allen, piano

Fountain School music performance faculty join together to pay a musical tribute to one of the seminal composers of the 20th century who died 100 years ago this year: Claude Debussy. Share in an evening of Debussy’s well- loved music from across his compositional lifetime. Among the works to be performed are his Violin Sonata, Piano Trio and Fêtes Galantes I and II which are settings of Paul Verlaine’s evocative poetry.

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Nov. 14 - Stolen Art Songs
  • Nov. 14 - Stolen Art Songs
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Beth Silver, cello; Jenna Richards, piano

Vaughan-Williams - Songs of Travel Dvorak - Gypsy Songs Rachmaninoff - Oh, never sing to me again Poulenc - Sanglots Faure - Apres un rêve; Au bord de l’eau Debussy - Beau Soir Gershwin - selections from Porgy and Bess

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Nov. 21 - Pascale Beaudin & Simon Docking
  • Nov. 21 - Pascale Beaudin & Simon Docking
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Pascale Beaudin, soprano; Simon Docking, piano

Debussy - Ariettes Oubliées Hahn - selected songs Mahler - Rückert-Lieder Selected cabaret songs

Pascale Beaudin joins us at Scotia Festival 2019 to sing, amongst other things, the soprano solo in Mahler’s Symphony No. 4. When you hear her in this beautiful program, you will see why we are so excited!

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Dec. 5 - George Elliott Clarke
  • Dec. 5 - George Elliott Clarke
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George Elliott Clarke’s Achieving Disaster, Dreaming Resurrection: The Halifax Disaster of Dec 6, 1917

George Elliott Clarke, spoken word; Tim Crofts, piano

On the eve of the 101st anniversary of the Halifax Explosion, Parliamentary Poet Laureate George Elliott Clarke reads his magisterial work on the disaster, its context and aftermath, with the atmospheric piano of master improviser, Tim Crofts.

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