Sunday, March 26, 2017

Cecilia Concerts presents Suzie LeBlanc, soprano in Le Jongleur de Notre-Dameon April 9, 2017 at 2 p.m. in Halifax

Cecilia Concerts presents

April 9, 2017 – 2:00PM
Suzie LeBlanc, soprano - Cecilia Concerts

Le Jongleur de Notre-Dame

Suzie LeBlanc, Soprano

Suzie LeBlanc, Soprano; with Opera Nova Scotia Chorus and Musicians under the direction of Dr. Walter H. Kemp
Highlights from Massenet’s opera, presented in concert opera format, features Suzie LeBlanc in the male title role of Jean. Based on medieval Miracle plays, it is a quaint mixture of the purely mundane with the supernatural.
Presenting Partner
Cecilia Concerts | Halifax, Nova Scotia | Partner | Opera Nova Scotia
Concert Location
Lilian Piercey Concert Hall
Maritime Conservatory of the Performing Arts
6199 Chebucto Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia
For more information please go to Cecilia Concerts' website: 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Claire Ahern is one of the winners of the Dal Concerto Night Competition. Performing on Thursday, Feb 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Sir James Dunn Theatre.

Claire Ahern is one of the
winners of the Dal Concerto Night Competition. Congratulations Claire!

She will be performing with the Dalhousie Orchestra on 
Thursday, Feb 16 
at 7:30 p.m. 
at the Sir James Dunn Theatre, Halifax

Claire won the 2014 NSTT Raymond Simpon Award. 

The Dalhousie Orchestra is conducted by Peter Allen another former NSTT scholarship recipient. (smile)


Cost
$15 / $10

Additional Information

All performances at 7:30 pm. Tickets available at the Dalhousie Arts Centre Box Office and at the door. Tel. 902.494.3820 or 1.800.874.1669. $15 / $10 for individual tickets or purchase a 5-event package and save! See details in our Season brochure or contact the FSPA office.


Mark Morton touring with Architekt Percussion for Debut Atlantic's Concert Season from March 10-26, 2016

Photo: Debut Atlantic website
Architek Percussion is committed to the development and presentation of new Canadian music. The quartet has premiered over 20 new works by composers such as Eliot Britton, Christos Hatzis, Nicole Lizée, and Lukas Ligeti. The quartet’s current repertoire reflects the cultural and stylistic diversity of North American contemporary music. Architek Percussion consists of Ben Duinker, Mark Morton (former NSTT scholarship recipients), Ben Reimer, and Alessandro Valiante.

Architek Percussion is a Montreal-based quartet specializing in the performance of experimental, minimalist, multi-disciplinary, and electroacoustic chamber music. Founded in early 2012, the quartet has quickly established itself as a dynamic force in Canada’s vibrant new music community; equally comfortable in performing classic repertoire and exploring new terrain through commissions and premieres. In addition to self-producing a concert series in Montreal, Architek Percussion has recently appeared as guests of Ottawa New Music Creators, live@CIRMMT, Innovations en Concert, Cluster Festival, and toured Canada’s maritime provinces. Appearances in 2014-15 include PASIC Focus Day (Indianapolis), New Music Edmonton, Codes d’Acces, Groundswell (Winnipeg),The Music Gallery (Toronto), and Scotia Festival of Music (Halifax).

To find out more go to: http://www.debutatlantic.ca/artist/architek-percussion-percussion-quartet#audio-tab

Monday, January 30, 2017

The Music of Peter Allen with Peter Allen and the Blue Engine String Quartet on February 12, 2017 at 2 p.m.

Peter Allen, Piano;
Patricia Creighton, Flute; Richard Hornsby, Clarinet; and Blue Engine String Quartet (Jennifer Jones, violin and Hilary Brown, cello are former scholarship recipients as well)

Sunday, February 12
at 2 p.m.

Lilian Piercy Concert Hall
6199 Chebucto Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Peter Allen is one of Nova Scotia's best-known pianists and one of our most noted composers. This concert will feature his music for string quartet, clarinet, flute, and of course, piano.


Photo of Peter Allen: stcecilia.ca

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Eszter Horvath to perform with Helios Vocal Ensemble on January 29, 2017 at the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts

Photo and information from Cecilia Concerts website

Cecilia Concerts
January 29, 2017 – 2:00PM


Helios Vocal Ensemble

Eszter Horvath, Elisabeth Stones, Andrew Pickett, Garth MacPhee, and John Mark Dawson

Helios is Atlantic Canada’s premier vocal ensemble, performing sacred and secular music, specializing in Renaissance polyphony, a fluid and unifying musical language defining its time. The group’s classical a cappella concerts have been a hit across the Maritimes.

Eszter Horvath won the 2016 NSTT Kenneth Elloway Award. 

Concert LocationLilian Piercey Concert Hall
Maritime Conservatory of the Performing Arts
6199 Chebucto Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Open Waters Festival with Gina Burgess and Janice Jackson from January 6-10, 2017

Open Waters Festival

January 6-10, 2017
Saturday, Jan. 7: 
Gina Burgess Trio, 10:45 PM at the Company House.
Sunday, Jan. 8: 
Vocalypse Productions Janice Jackson, PROTEST, 7:30 PM at Dunn Theatre.
The Open Waters Festival of New and Improvised Music celebrates the confluence of musical traditions, the mixing of the spontaneous and the calculated, the spray between the traditional and experimental.
Dalhousie Arts Centre Box Office: https://kil-dacweb-3.cohn.dal.ca/online
Further information for all 14 events can found at: http://www.upstreammusic.org/

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Eszter Horvath to perform Dec 17, 2016 with Helios Vocal Ensemble in Halifax

Helios Vocal Ensemble presents An Illuminated Christmas
on 
Saturday, Dec 17, 7:30 pm 
at 
St. George's Round Church, 
2222 Brunswick St, Halifax. 
Admission is by donation.

"An Illuminated Christmas" offers an evening of beauty and calm within the busy holiday season, in the warm, bright acoustics of Saint George's Round Church. This year’s programme will feature Renaissance polyphony by Byrd, Gabrieli, Praetorius and others, as well as carols ancient and modern from the Old and New Worlds. 

Founded in 2015, Helios Vocal Ensemble is Atlantic Canada’s premier vocal ensemble, performing sacred and secular music from the Renaissance and beyond. Its members include Eszter Horvath, former music director at All Saints Cathedral, Halifax; Elisabeth Stones, National Youth Choir alumna; Andrew Pickett, former lay clerk at Manchester Cathedral; Garth MacPhee, music director at St George’s Round Church, Halifax; and John Mark Dawson, former boy chorister at Christ Church Cathedral, Ottawa. They made their Indian River Festival début in 2016, and will perform for Cecilia Concerts and the Three Churches Festival in 2017. 


Eszter Horvath is the 2016 Kenneth Elloway Award winner.