Aeolian Singers Announce New Season

Aeolian Singers 2018-19 Season Opens with Northern Lights Theme

The Aeolian Singers open their 2018-19 season under the artistic leadership of Heather Fraser with a focus exploring the themes of sea and sky. The women’s choir will present a pair of concerts in November and another in May, with a Victoria Day weekend road trip to PEI planned in conjunction with PEI vocal ensemble, Sirens (sirenschoir.com).…

MUSICIAN OF THE MONTH: CHRISTIANNE RUSHTON


After a short hiatus, we’re happy to be back with another spectacular Musician of the Month for you – none other than the wonderful Christianne Rushton!

Mezzo-soprano Christianne Rushton delighted audiences with her engaging presence and versatility on both the operatic and concert stages. Dr. Rushton is a first prize winner of the Canadian National Music Festival, a prize winner at the prestigious Eckhardt-Gramatté Competition, a two-time grant recipient from the Canada Council for the Performing Arts, and a winner of the Canada Council’s Bernard Diamant Prize in Voice.…

Forecasting the Canadian Wind Workshop

 

Fifth Wind Presents Forecasting the Canadian Wind Workshop


Wind Quintet International is excited to present a free workshop with Nova Scotian wind quintet Fifth Wind Halifax-born composer Emily Doolittle on Wednesday, May 23 at 1:00 p.m.  The workshop will take place at the MacAloney Rom (Room 406) in Dalhousie University’s Fountain School of the Performing Arts. 
 
The event includes the unveiling and workshopping  one of five newly-commissioned Canadian pieces of music for the Forecasting the Canadian Wind project, an initiative of Fifth Wind and Wind Quintet International.

Composer Phillip Glass to Headline Scotia Festival of Music 2018

Building on the success of last year’s Scotia Festival with violin superstar James Ehnes, this year’s Festival promises to be another exciting event, featuring American composer and performer Philip Glass (philipglass.com).
 
Said Managing and Artistic Director, Chris Wilcox,  “I’m excited about this year’s Festival newcomers:  violinist Axel Strauss playing Strauss, young hot-shot Cameron Crozman lugging his million dollar Stradivarius cello around, and the amazing Andrew Armstrong performing Rachmaninoff’s monumental Piano Sonata No.

MUSICIAN OF THE MONTH: JENNIFER KING


February may be the shortest month of the year, but our February Musician of the Month certainly isn’t short on talent. This month, we are proud to welcome pianist Jennifer King to the site!

Energetic and insightful, Jennifer King is a versatile pianist who is equally at home on the concert stage, and in the classroom.…

MUSICIAN OF THE MONTH: LUKAS PEARSE


What better way to kick of a new year than getting to know a new Musician of the Month? We know you’ll be as excited as we are to learn more about bassist and composer Lukas Pearse.

Lukas Pearse is a bassist was born, raised and lives in central Halifax Nova Scotia, with his wife Melissa Andrew (also a bassist in the PEI Symphony), their children Zella and Lila, and two rambunctious cats.

MUSICIAN OF THE MONTH: JACK CHEN


December is by nature a busy month, which means our final Musician of the Month for 2017 is being introduced to you a little bit late (our apologies!). We’ve heard that most good things are worth waiting for, though, and this is no exception – our December MOTM is none other than Halifax favourite Jack Chen!…

MUSICIAN OF THE MONTH: JEFF REILLY


Been wondering who you’d see as our November Musician of the Month? Well, wonder no more: We couldn’t be happier to introduce you to clarinetist-composer-conductor Jeff Reilly.

Jeff Reilly leads a multifaceted life as a bass clarinetist, composer, conductor, a CBC radio music producer, and as a radio documentary maker. A recording artist for the prestigious German label ECM and the Montreal based label ATMA Classique, he has performed with choirs, orchestras and chamber groups, in music festivals, cathedrals and concert halls around the world – with his trio Sanctuary he has performed in Shanghai, Paris, London, New York, St Petersburg, Moscow, Riga, Sochi, Toronto, Montreal and more. …

To Dream of Silence Video Released

Jeff Reilly’s music surges from a river so deep, so real and so strong it will carry you with it. To Dream of Silence is the culmination of a lifetime navigating that river and it is a beautiful journey.”  (Tom Allen, writer/storyteller and host of Shift on CBC Radio 2)…

Something Is Always on Fire: My Life So Far
By Measha Brueggergosman
Harper Avenue, 310 pages

Measha Brueggergosman’s cross-country book tour comes to Halifax on Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. at Chapters Halifax in Bayers Lake Business Park, 188 Chain Lake Dr.


If confession is good for the soul, Maritimes soprano Measha Brueggergosman is earning rich dividends with her new memoir Something Is Always on Fire: My Life So Far.