Cecilia Concerts | Classical Music | Halifax, Nova Scotia | Recent News

Soprano Odéi Bilodeau
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Odéi Bilodeau, a Montréal-based soprano specializing in Baroque repertoire, has appeared on stages in North American and Europe. In Montréal, she has performed with various ensembles including… Read More

Tenor Sebastian Haboczki
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Halifax audiences last heard lyric tenor Sebastian Haboczki’s rich vibrant voice in our presentation of La Traviata last year, when he sang the role of Alfredo. Locals can again hear him perform in Halifax… Read More

Mozart’s Donna Anna
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Soprano Susan Elizabeth Brown debuted as Mimi with Pellegrini Opera in La Boheme. She has since sung Adina in Elisir D’amore (Opera Inside Out) and Gilda in Rigoletto (Pellegrini Opera). She participated… Read More

Baritone Geoffroy Salvas
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Baritone Geoffroy Salvas sings the lead role of Don Giovanni in our Sunday 7pm contemporary staging of the classic opera at the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts in Halifax. Winner of the… Read More

Soprano Cécile Muhire
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Montreal-based soprano Cécile Muhire is one of eight cast members of our staging of Mozart’s classic opera Don Giovanni this Sunday 7pm in Halifax. Cécile studied at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal… Read More

“Gypsy Tales” Programme
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The Parcival Project’s Gypsy Tales features Stravinsky’s quasi-gypsy Suite from L’Histoire du Soldat; Bartok’s multi-faceted Hungarian folk-music-infused Contrasts trio, commissioned by iconic… Read More

Cecilia Concerts | Classical Music | Halifax, Nova Scotia | Explore Our 2017/18 Season

Cecilia Concerts | Classical Music | Halifax, Nova Scotia | Mozart & da Ponte's Don Giovanni

Mozart & da Ponte’s Don Giovanni

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19 2017 – 7PM  |  dimanche 19 novembre 2017 – 19h

Maritime Conservatory of the Performing Arts

Performances by Jeunesse Musicales

Mozart's timeless opera tells the tragic-comic story of the notorious rake Don Juan, featuring Canada's finest young vocal talents and one of Quebec's finest young directors, Oriol Tomas.

L’intemporel Don Giovanni de Mozart est l'un des opéras majeurs de l'art lyrique, grâce à son mélange parfaitement équilibré d’effets comiques et tragiques. Présenté avec une mise en scène d’Oriol Tomas, la production regroupera les meilleurs jeunes chanteurs canadiens du moment.

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Cecilia Concerts | Classical Music | Halifax, Nova Scotia | Dominic Desautels with The Parcival Project

Gypsy Tales – The Parcival Project

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25 2017 – 7PM  |  samedi 25 novembre 2017 – 19h

Maritime Conservatory of the Performing Arts

Dominic Desautels, clarinet; Emmanuel Vukovich, violin; Tina Chong, piano

Our 2017/18 Musician-In-Residence Dominic Desautels leads members of his internationally recognized chamber music ensemble in music at times rousing and at times tender. Stravinsky, Bartok, Ravel, Srul Irving Glick, and the world premiere of a John Plant Sonata.

Musicien en résidence Dominic Desautels et l'ensemble Parcival Project: mène les membres de l'ensemble de musique de chambre autour de Stravinsky, Bartok, Ravel, Srul Irving Glick, et de la première mondiale d'une sonate de John Plant.

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Cecilia Concerts | Classical Music | Halifax, Nova Scotia | Inuk Soprano Deantha Edmunds

Inuk Soprano Deantha Edmunds

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS |  Présentations spéciales

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14 2017 – 6:30PM
jeudi 14 décembre 2017 – 18h30

First Nations Circle, Halifax Central Library

Artist’s Talk with Inuk Soprano Deantha Edmunds
Deantha Edmunds, soprano

Deantha Edmunds shares stories of her background, the history of sacred classical music in Nunatsiavut, along with her influences and inspirations. This event takes place on the third floor within the First Nations Circle. FREE EVENT - RSVP on Facebook

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16 2017 – 3PM
samedi 16 décembre 2017 – 15h

Paul O'Regan Hall, Halifax Central Library

Inuktitut Arias for All Seasons
Deantha Edmunds, soprano; Tara Scott, piano;  Jack Chen, flute; and Reuben Bauer, trombone

Deantha Edmunds performs a solstice-inspired afternoon concert featuring works from her award-winning album Pillorikput Inuit: Inuktitut Arias for All SeasonsFREE EVENT - RSVP on Facebook

La soprano inuite Deantha Edmunds offrira deux concerts gratuits inspirés par les solstices et reprenant des morceaux de son album Pillorikput Inuit: Inuktitut Arias for All Seasons. 

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17 2017 – 2PM
dimanche 17 décembre 2017 – 14h

Paul O'Regan Hall, Halifax Central Library

Finding Herself: Harmonies for Her
Deantha Edmunds, soprano

Deantha Edmunds is proud to present a collection of original poems and songs with a lost and found theme. These works are meant to honour and bring about awareness to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. These works also include personal elements of embracing one’s Indigenous identity. FREE EVENT - RSVP on Facebook

Cecilia Concerts | Classical Music | Halifax, Nova Scotia | Jennifer King O Mistress Moon

O Mistress Moon – Jennifer King, Piano

SUNDAY, JANUARY 21 2018 – 2PM  |  dimanche 21 janvier 2018 – 14h

Maritime Conservatory of the Performing Arts

Jennifer King, piano

Popular Halifax pianist Jennifer King provides a refreshing afternoon of evenings, with two centuries of Nocturnes featured on her new album “O Mistress Moon”.

Jennifer King, pianiste bien connue à Halifax, offrira un après-midi des plus rafraîchissants qui reprendra deux siècles de Nocturnes de son nouveau CD intitulé « O Mistress Moon ».

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Cecilia Concerts | Classical Music | Halifax, Nova Scotia | Heemin Choi

Heemin Choi Recital

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 4 2018 – 2PM  |  dimanche 4 février 2018 – 14h

Maritime Conservatory of the Performing Arts

Heemin Choi, violin

Multi-award-winning violinist Heemin Choi has performed extensively and has appeared as soloist with Symphony Nova Scotia. Currently on a full music scholarship in Texas, he brings a bit of southern warmth to this mid-winter recital.

Récipiendaire de nombreux prix, le jeune violoniste s'est déjà produit sur de nombreuses scènes dont notamment celle de l'orchestre symphonique de la Nouvelle-Écosse. Il poursuit présentement des études de musique au Texas et nous apportera un peu de chaleur du sud au beau milieu de ce récital hivernal.

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Cecilia Concerts | Classical Music | Halifax, Nova Scotia | Duo Palladium's Faune & Naïades

Faune & Naïades – Palladium Duo

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18 2018 – 2PM  |  dimanche 18 février 2018 – 14h

Maritime Conservatory of the Performing Arts

Ariane Brisson, flute; Olivier Hébert-Bouchard, piano

Dive into a legendary world where mythical figures from Antiquity are brought to life through the music of Debussy, Bartok and Vivier.

Plongez dans l’univers fascinant des personnages mythiques de l'Antiquité et de la littérature à travers la musique de Debussy, Vivier et Bartók.

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Cecilia Concerts | Classical Music | Halifax, Nova Scotia | Ladom Ensemble

Ladom Ensemble

SATURDAY, MARCH 10 2018 – 7PM  |  samedi 10 mars 2018 – 19h

Maritime Conservatory of the Performing Arts

Michael Bridge, accordion; Adam Campbell, percussions; Pouya Hamidi, piano; Marie-Cristine P. St-Jacques, cello

Critics call them “elegant and contemplative,” and “rocking and fiery”. A Maritimer, a Quebecker, a prairie boy and an Irani-Canadian provide a joyous and authentically Canadian musical fusion.

« La musique rassemble les peuples » : venant des quatre coins du Canada, cette formation inusitée - regroupant piano, violoncelle, accordéon et percussions - interprète à sa façon arrangements et compositions originales. Fraîchement étonnant !

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Cecilia Concerts | Classical Music | Halifax, Nova Scotia | Dominic Desautels

A Celebration of Spring – Dominic Desautels

SATURDAY, MARCH 24 2018 – 7PM  |  samedi 24 mars 2018 – 19h

Maritime Conservatory of the Performing Arts

Dominic Desautels, clarinet; Pascale Beaudin, soprano; and Walter Delahunt, piano

Our 2017/18 Musician-In-Residence clarinetist Dominic Desautels is joined by acclaimed Acadian soprano Pascale Beaudin and pianist Walter Delahunt for a celebration of spring featuring works by Schubert, Mozart and Schumann.

C'est aux côtés de la soprano acadienne Pascale Beaudin et du pianiste néo-écossais Walter Delahunt que Dominic Desautels célèbrera le printemps avec des œuvres de Schubert dont Le Pâtre sur le rocher, ainsi que des œuvres de Mozart et de Schumann.

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Cecilia Concerts | Classical Music | Halifax, Nova Scotia | Jeanne Amiele & Simon Lariviere | Red Piano

Red Piano – Amièle-Larivière Duo

SUNDAY, APRIL 8 2018 – 2PM  |  dimanche 8 avril 2018 – 14h

Maritime Conservatory of the Performing Arts

Jeanne Amièle, piano; Simon Larivière, piano

Come visit one of the world's richest musical eras, Tsarist Russia, where Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff and their peers created enduringly popular evocative masterpieces.

Véritable orchestre à 4 mains mettant en musique l’Histoire chevaleresque de la grande Russie des tsars, ce duo vous fera voyager à travers les œuvres infiniment évocatrices, entre autres, de Tchaïkovski et Rachmaninov, et les histoires éternelles du folklore russe.

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Cecilia Concerts | Classical Music | Halifax, Nova Scotia | Jane Archibald, Soprano

Jane Archibald Recital

SPECIAL PRESENTATION  |  Présentation spéciale

SUNDAY, APRIL 29 2018 – 7PM  |  dimanche 29 avril 2018 – 19h

Maritime Conservatory of the Performing Arts

Jane Archibald, coloratura soprano; and Liz Upchurch, pianist

Jane Archibald has generated excitement across Europe and North America, debuting many coloratura roles which she continues to perform. Renowned for her extraordinary technical abilities, Jane won the JUNO Award for Classical Album of the Year for her debut solo album. Jane is joined by esteemed pianist Liz Upchurch.

Jane Archibald a généré beaucoup d'enthousiasme en Europe et en Amérique-du-Nord lors de ses débuts et ses interprétations de nombreux rôles coloratures, toujours présents dans son répertoire. Réputée pour sa technique extraordinaire, Jane a remporté un prix JUNO pour l'album classique de l'année. Elle sera accompagnée par la pianiste Liz Upchurch.

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Cecilia Concerts | Halifax, Nova Scotia | Honourary Patron - The Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia

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Cecilia Concerts | Halifax, Nova Scotia | Partner | Canadian Heritage | Canada Arts Presentation Fund | Canada 150

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Cecilia Concerts | Halifax, Nova Scotia | Partner | AGNS - Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

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