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Córdoba: Romances for Cello and Guitar

3 images: a guitar, a portrait of Steven Peacock & Emily Kennedy, and a cello

Wednesday | Sept. 12, 2018 | 7:30 pm

Steven Peacock (guitar) and Emily Kennedy (cello) perform a rare and highly-evocative combination of cello and classical guitar with a distinctly Spanish flavour. This performance features mostly 20th-century works of de Falla, Azuma, Cordero, Marchelie, and Piazzolla.

Free concert. No tickets required.

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Quintet + One

2 images: Ventus Machina, Richard Hornsby

Wednesday | Sept. 26, 2018 | 7:30 pm

Janacek’s Mladi (Youth) is considered to be one of the real gems of the wind repertoire. Rarely heard because of its unusual instrumentation, it is paired here with Darius Milhaud’s Scaramouche. This performance features James Kalyn as saxophone soloist and Richard Hornsby on clarinet, along with the quintet by hungarian Endre Szervansky. Join us for stunning music written for the wind chamber ensemble!

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Highlights of the German Baroque

2 images: Les Songes Ensemble, Baroque style ballroom

Wednesday | Oct. 17, 2018 | 7:30 pm

With a strong Canadian flavour, Les Songes Ensemble presents the works of the three most celebrated German composers of the baroque era: Johann Sebastian Bach, Georg Philipp Telemann, and Georg Friedric Händel. They will also be performing a new piece influenced by German history and composed by Halifax-based composer Jérôme Blais.

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The New Baroque

3 images: Nadia Francavilla, Richard Hornsby, Helen Pridmore

Sunday | Nov. 18, 2018 | 7:30 pm

Motion2 Ensemble, a leader in new music, presents new and existing works for violin, clarinet, and voice in a concert curated by Toronto-based composer Martin Arnold. Nadia Francavilla, Richard Hornsby, and Helen Pridmore perform alongside images of paintings by Belgian visual artist Nele Boudry, who shares an interest with the composer in new works inspired by the baroque period. Indulge your senses with an evening full of musicality and art.

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Golden Bach

2 images: Peter Allen, piano

Wednesday | Nov. 21, 2018 | 7:30 pm

The landmark Goldberg Variations by Johann Sebastian Bach is one of the most renowned keyboard pieces of all time. On one level, this iconic piece is a beautiful work, and on another, it’s a rubik’s cube of invention and musical architecture. Peter Allen, performs this important work in its entirety, with his personal technical flair in full display.

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High complexity

3 images: Nadia Francavilla, music graphic, and Joel Cormier

Sunday | Jan. 13, 2019 | 7:30 pm

A high wire act without a net, but with click-tracks, headphones, and recorded tape. Musician-in-Residence Nadia Francavilla and percussionist Joel Cormier perform works known for their technical difficulty and rhythmic complexity. From Piazzolla’s L’histoire du Tango to Alejandro Viaño’s Tumblers and Emmanuel Séjourné’s Attraction Duet, be prepared for musical intricacy that will leave you wanting more.

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1917: Music for Violin and Piano

3 images: Stephen Runge, Kerry DuWors, and a piano with violin

Wednesday | Feb. 6, 2019 | 7:30 pm

Violinist, Kerry DuWors, and pianist, Stephen Runge, perform a recital of works written in 1917. From the late Romanticism of Elgar and Rachmaninoff, to the rarely heard second sonata of Fauré, this recital offers a fascinating glimpse into the year 1917 in which composers responded with passion and intensity to a Europe that was crumbling around them.

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Love’s Sorrow: Music of Heartbreak and Longing

3 images: 2 portraits of classical composers and Heather Fyffe

TBD | TBD | 12 pm

In this performance, Heather Fyffe will perform romantic and melancholy piano works by famous composers including Liszt, Brahms, and Rachmaninov.

Free concert. No tickets required.

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3 images: Marc Labranche, Carl Gionet, and Nadia Francavilla

Wednesday | Feb. 27, 2019 | 7:30 pm

Can you hear a composer’s writing develop? What if a contemporary composer took excerpts from Mozart and wrote an entirely new piece? Musician in Residence Nadia Francavilla, cellist Marc Labranche, and pianist Carl Gionet attempt to answer these questions as they perform a classical program of Mozart and Beethoven trios.

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Folk Songs

3 images: Nadia Francavilla, Stephen Runge, and Monette Gould

Wednesday | March 13, 2019 | 7:30 pm

Singer Sally Dibblee and Musician-in-Residence Nadia Francavilla, join pianist Stephen Runge for their first musical collaboration. They come together to perform works by influential composers of the early 20th-century, including Vaughan Williams, Britten, Ives, and Bartók. Each musician brings their country’s musical traditions to their compositions.

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East Meets West

3 images: an erhu, Nicole Ge Li and Corey Hamm, and a piano

Wednesday | March 20, 2018 | 7:30 pm

Dynamic duo, Nicole Ge Li (erhu) and Corey Hamm (piano) explore an exciting combination of Eastern and Western music through their expressive playing and virtuosic performances.

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Northern Lights

2 images: Atlanic Sinfonia and Northern Lights

Wednesday | March 27, 2019 | 7:30 pm

The countries of the northern hemisphere, which have a kinship and share a common identity based on their geographical similarity, have produced some great composers that do not always get the recognition they deserve. Atlantic Sinfonia will feature the music of composers from northern countries including Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Latvia, and Canada.

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Classical Cabaret

Atlantic Sinfonia

Wednesday | April 10, 2019 | 7:30 pm

Atlantic Sinfonia's wind ensemble will be performing works by Mozart for wind octet and soprano. Food and refreshment options will be available. Come eat, be merry, and listen to classical music in a relaxed atmosphere!

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Moving Images

2 images: photographic film, Nadia Francavilla

*This concert has been postponed to 2019. A new date and time will be announced later.*

Music, film, and video have been partners since the advent of moving pictures. More recently, musicians have exploited the visual medium as inspiration and collaboration. In this performance, our resident musician, Nadia Francavilla, explores the intersection of these three art forms. The music is a combination of improvisation, pre-written content, and live direction.

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9 Bailey Drive
Fredericton, N.B.
E3B 5A3
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