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.
“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.
Arthur Bachmann, composer, narrator, viola
Akiko Tominaga, piano, narrator
Sara Hahn, flute, narrator
Michael Hope, bassoon, baritone, narrator
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
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.