2016-2017 Concert Schedule

Wednesday, Oct. 19th 2016 - 7:30pm
Colours of the World
Memorial Hall, UNB Fredericton
Tickets: $27 adult / $22 senior / $10 student
The Cheng² Duo is a remarkable sibling duo recently named one of CBC’s “30 hot Canadian classical musicians under 30”. Comprised of cellist Bryan and pianist Silvie Cheng, the duo is already in demand on three continents giving performances “infused with a spirit of thoughtfulness and generosity…extend[ing] beyond the familial sphere into the audience, and most importantly, into the music itself" (New York Concert Review). Join these acclaimed artists on a global journey with their ‘Colours of the World’ program featuring composers from Beethoven to Canadian Alexina Louie!


Wednesday, Nov. 2nd 2016 - 7:30pm
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
Memorial Hall, UNB Fredericton
Tickets: $27 adult / $22 senior / $10 student
Experience live music performed to a screening of the classic 1920 silent film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, directed by Robert Wiene and starring Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, Friedrich Feher and Lil Dagover. Written by composer and bass player Andrew Miller, the music for this performance relies on elements of improvisation from each musician, creating an exciting and unique auditory experience for the viewer.


Sunday, Nov 13th 2016 - 2:00pm
Atlantic Sinfonia String Orchestra: Remembering The Great War Through Music
Memorial Hall, UNB Fredericton
Tickets: $27 adult / $22 senior / $10 student
Commemorate the significance of this major event of a century ago, with music written by composers involved in WWI and by those reflecting upon it. This performance features compositions by major figures of the early twentieth century including Elgar, Bridge, MacMillan and Vaughn-Williams.

Saturday, Nov. 19th 2016 - 7:30pm
New Music Series Presents: Road Movies
Memorial Hall, UNB Fredericton
Tickets: $27 adult / $22 senior / $10 student
Embark on a journey through minimalist music from the 1960s to the present. John Adams’ Road Movies is paired with a newly commissioned short film by Fredericton artist Kelly Hill, while Museum Pieces by Canadian composer Jordan Nobles is accompanied by images of the paintings that inspired the works. Following the New Brunswick premiere of Knee Play 2 from Philip Glass’ Einstein on the Beach, invited musical guests from the Fredericton community will close the concert with the large ensemble piece, Terry Riley's In C.


Saturday, Feb 11th 2017 - 7:30pm
New Music Series Presents: Anthèmes 2
Memorial Hall, UNB Fredericton
Tickets: $27 adult / $22 senior / $10 student
As a composer, conductor and teacher, Pierre Boulez made a decisive contribution to the development of music in the 20th century and inspired generations of young musicians with his pioneering spirit. The inclusion of this concert in the 2016-2017 season coincides with his passing on January 5th, 2016 at the age of 90. Resident musician Nadia Francavilla performs his piece Anthèmes 2 for solo violin and live electronics in a concert featuring other well-known 20th century composers from Europe including Calm Like a Bomb by Jesper Nordin.


Wednesday, Feb. 15th 2017 - 7:30pm
Vingt Doigts
Memorial Hall, UNB Fredericton
Tickets: $27 adult / $22 senior / $10 student
One piano, two heads, fours hands….and thousands of notes! That’s what to expect with Duo Fortin-Poirier’s exciting program ‘Vingts doigts et un piano’. Featuring pianists Amélie Fortin and Marie-Christine Poirier, Duo Fortin-Poirier’s artistic intuition, explosive playing style, and dynamic performances has been catching the attention of audiences and critics alike in Canada and abroad. Highlighting wonderful music by Bizet, Grieg, Poulenc and more, you will no doubt be fascinated by the intensity, skill and remarkable complexity of these two artists!


Wednesday, March 1st 2017 - 7:30pm
Music at Versailles: The Chevalier de Saint-Georges
Memorial Hall, UNB Fredericton
Tickets: $27 adult / $22 senior / $10 student
Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges was a champion fencer, a virtuoso violinist and conductor of the leading symphony orchestra in Paris. Born in Guadeloupe in 1745, he was the son of George Bologne de Saint-Georges, a wealthy planter, and Nanon, his African slave. A true Renaissance man and a “super star” in the Paris of King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, today he is best remembered as the first classical composer of African ancestry. Along with his teacher, Gossec, he pioneered the composition of the String Quartet, prompting Mozart to come to Paris to study this new form of music. Closing out Black History Month, this concert will feature selected works of Saint-Georges and his contemporaries.


Wednesday, March 15th 2017 – 12:00pm
A Century Passed: Music for Solo Piano from 1916-17
Memorial Hall, UNB Fredericton
Tickets: FREE!
Pianist Stephen Runge explores music from one hundred years ago.  This music for solo piano from Russian, French, and American composers was written in the midst of the First World War, and is in turn passionate, reflective, angry, and consoling.


Saturday, March 18th 2017 - 7:30pm
New Music Series Presents: Here Begins the Sequence of Sequences
Memorial Hall, UNB Fredericton
Tickets: $27 adult / $22 senior / $10 student
Written between 1958 and 2002, Luciano Berio’s Sequenza series is one of the most remarkable achievements of the late twentieth century – a collection of virtuoso pieces that explores the capabilities of a solo instrument and its player, making extreme technical demands on the performer while developing the musical vocabulary of each instrument. Four of the Sequenzas, one for each instrument, are accompanied by newly commissioned photographs from members of the Fredericton-based Silverfish Photography Collective.


Wednesday, March 22nd 2017 - 7:30pm
Impressions de France
Memorial Hall, UNB Fredericton
Tickets: $27 adult / $22 senior / $10 student
Impressions de France offers you music from a truly delicious and fertile period for French music. Caroline and Julie present the pieces with stories about the composers' love lives, their personalities, as well personal anecdotes, and paint pictures about what they're about to hear. Impressions de France is about recreating a relaxed French salon musical experience filled with stories complementing the beauty and emotion behind each song, bringing each piece to life in an immediate way.


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