New Works: Alberta Double Bill

An Alberta double-bill from north and south — Edmonton’s Ultraviolet Ensemble shares the stage with Calgary’s Ensemble Resonance in a 35th anniversary celebration of New Works Calgary.

Ultra Violet Ensemble Comprising pianist Roger Admiral, cellist Amy Nicholson, flutist Chenoa Anderson, and saxophonist Allison Balcetis, UltraViolet’s musicians are forward-thinking, virtuosic, dedicated artists.

Ensemble Resonance, based in Alberta, Canada, is Calgary’s oldest professional chamber ensemble, performing music of the 20th and 21st centuries.

ISC: I Close My Eyes In Order To See

“Je ferme les yeux pour voir.” – Paul Gauguin

Just as Paul Gauguin’s famous quote has inspired artists throughout modern history to explore inner meanings beyond visual images, this beautiful program encourages listeners to close their eyes and experience evocative stories and images through words and music spanning five centuries. Each of the performers in this program takes turn as a narrator with selected texts relating to the music.

PERFORMERS

Arthur Bachmann, composer, narrator, viola

Akiko Tominaga, piano, narrator

Sara Hahn, flute, narrator

Michael Hope, bassoon, baritone, narrator

PROGRAMME

Arthur M Bachmann               The Curmudgeon and The Lark

Maurice Ravel                          Chansons madécasses (Madagascan Songs)

Arthur M Bachmann               “I Close My Eyes in Order To See”

Danielle Baert                           Trio for Flute, Viola and Bassoon (World Premiere commissioned for the ISC)

Ludwig van Beethoven           Trio in G major for Piano, Flute, and Bassoon, WoO 37

WILD ROSE TRIO Presents: Women of Notes

A Special Fundraising concert to celebrate International Women’s Day

Join the celebrated Wild Rose Trio featuring our own Liz Tremblay on Cell in concert on March 8,2019 here at St. Stephen’s. The Wild Rose Trio was formed in the spring of 2016 when Liz, Julie and Mary realized a burning need to get together and play chamber music.  The concert will feature works by women composers and is called Feminine Artistry.  Well known CBC host of In the Key of A, Katherine Duncan will be our host.   Funds raised will go to the Calgary Women’s Shelter.  Come celebrate International Women’s Day, raise funds for a great cause and enjoy a fabulous concert.  Early bird tickets will be available for $15, on-line  Here and after church on Sundays.