Saturday, May 27, 2017

Jeff Joudrey takes his choir Halifax Camerata Singers to Edmonton International Choral Festival

Text and Photo: Halifax Camerata Singers press release

The ECMA-nominated Halifax Camerata Singers (HCS) with special guests, Rhapsody Quintet and actor Jeremy Webb are taking Halifax 1917:  From Dreams to Despair to the first Edmonton International Choral FestivalJune 1-4, as invited guests of Pro Coro Canada.


Camerata’s performance is on Friday, June 2 at 8:00 p.m. at All Saints Anglican Cathedral in Edmonton. www.halifaxcamerata.org


Artistic Director Jeff Joudrey commented “We wanted to tell a Nova Scotian story in Edmonton, and were delighted when the Artistic Director of Pro Coro Canada, Michael Zaugg, accepted our suggestion of taking the Explosion show to a Western audience.  We are also so excited to perform with Pro Coro and Sweden’s Voces Nordicae and to work with master choral conductor, Robert Sund.”


Also travelling to Edmonton are Halifax’s award-winning Rhapsody Quintet (Jennifer Jones, violin; Shimon Walt, cello; David Langstroth, bass; Eileen Walsh, clarinet and Diana Torbert, piano) and Halifax’s favorite actor/director/producer Jeremy Webb.  For more information on Rhapsody Quintet, please visit www.rhapsodyquintet.com and on Jeremy Webb:  www.easternfronttheatre.com
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Jeff Joudrey and Jennifer Jones are former NS Talent Trust recipients. 

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Katerina Bakolias Playwright Unit Participant: reading at the Bus Stop on Friday, May 26 at 9 p.m.

Playwright Unit – Off the Page

featured readings at
the BusStop Theatre, Halifax
May 26 at 9 p.m.

from works in progress under the guidance of Eastern Front Theatre’s Writer in Residence, Shelley Thompson. 

This year’s three Playwright Unit participants are: Sam Horak, Katerina Bakolias, Kim Parkhill, Laura Burke, Andrew Chandler, Sarah Jane Blenkhorn, Amy Groening, Dan Bray and Liz Richardson. There will also be an excerpt of Shelley Thompson’s new play, Bloody Jubilee.

The full schedule for this year’s STAGES Festival is available at www.easternfronttheatre.com

Tickets are available through Ticket Halifax www.tickethalifax.com
with prices ranging from $free-$25; they’re available in person at The Coast (2309 Maynard Street).

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

India Gailey, cello and Ellen Gibling, harp will perform music composed by Adam Langille and Lucas Oickle on May 2 at 8 p.m. in Halifax



India Gailey, cello May 2, 2017 at 8 p.m. 1313 Hollis Street, Halifax

This concert of new pieces for cello will present an ethereal selection of musical palettes imagined by emerging composers Liam Elliot, Adam Langille, Lucas Oickle, and India herself. Also featuring Ellen Gibling, harp, and Norman Adams, cello.

Wonderful to see NSTT scholarship recipients to play pieces composed by NSTT scholarship recipients. (smile)


Sunday, April 23, 2017

Claire Ahern, Graduation Recital April 25, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Andrew's Church in Halifax

Claire Ahern, flute Graduation Recital Tuesday, April 25at 7:30 p.m. at St. Andrew's Church in Halifax

Congratulations Claire!

Claire will be accompanied by Danbee Ko, piano and Jacob MacDonald, cello

The recital will take place at St. Andrews Church, 1390 Robie Street, Halifax. 
Free admission. 

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Jennifer Jones to perform with Rhapsody Quintet on April 22, 2017 at 7:30 pm in Dartmouth

Jennifer Jones, violin performs with Rhapsody Quintet on

Saturday, April 22 

at 7:30 p.m. 

Woodlawn United Church, Dartmouth

The concert begins with Youth Performer's The Dartmouth Jazz Choir. 

Woodlawn United Church, 54 Woodlawn Road, Dartmouth, NS

Friday, April 21, 2017

Ambera Wellmann, visual artist Exhibition Opening on April 21, 2017 at Suzanne Biederberg Gallery, Amsterdam

Ambera Wellmann, 2017. Ravenous Night Dour Sins, oil on linen, 90 x 80 cm 

Slipper is an exhibition of new porcelain sculptures by Shary Boyle, and oil paintings by Ambera Wellmann


Exhibition runs from 

22 April to 27 May, 2017

The Canadian artists respond to 18th century European porcelain traditions: seducing through materiality while subverting classical form and subject through uncanny and feminist dialogues. Slipper acknowledges slippage, from surface to shape, from 2D to 3D, and image to object. Dutch artist, filmmaker and writer Ine Poppe will introduce her new freeform ceramic experiments as counterpoint.

Ambera Wellmann (Berlin) is an emerging Canadian artist working in painting, assemblage, photography and video. Wellmann uses porcelain in her paintings as a surrogate for the human form to explore themes of mimesis, violence and affect. She is the recipient of numerous Canadian grants and awards, and has been exhibited widely throughout Canada. The presentation of Wellmann's paintings in our exhibition SLIPPER is her premiere in Europe.

Suzanne Biederberg Gallery
Eerste Egelantiersdwarsstraat 1, Amsterdam 1015 RW 
E: info@biederberg.com
 

W: 
www.biederberg.com
 

Gallery Opening hours: Thursday - Saturday 2 to 6 pm and by appointment 

Application Deadline May 1 at 5 p.m. (ADT) is approaching fast

Supporting Nova Scotians studying in the arts since 1944 with scholarships and special awards. 

We support theatre, dance, new media, visual arts, literary arts, circus arts, music, and film studies.

Application deadline for Fall/Winter studies is May 1, 2017 at 5 p.m. (ADT)


(no age restriction)

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 LizĂ©e, 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/