Faculty Chamber Series

Dalhousie's Faculty Chamber Series continues our collaboration with the Music Room Chamber Players Series. Four Dalhousie faculty concerts are presented within the Music Room's series.  

All concerts are held on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm in The Peggy Corkum Music Room, 6181 Lady Hammond Road, Halifax. For more information please call 902.429.9467 or visit http://scotiafestival.ns.ca
October 17

Expressions Through the Centuries

The Fountain School welcomes our newest faculty member, violinist Leonardo Perez, to the Halifax musical community. He takes us on a stringed musical journey from the genius of J.S. Bach's Partita No. 1 for solo violin to the raw intensity of Czech master Leoš Janáčk's Sonata for Violin and Piano, closing with the monumental Piano Quintet of Johannes Brahms. Joining Leo are pianist Peter Allen, violinist Philippe Djokic, violist Elizabeth Upson Perez, and cellist Ben Marmen.

November 7

Impressions of Debussy, 100 years on ...

A musical tribute to Claude Debussy, who dies 100 years ago this year. Leonardo Perez (violin), Peter Allen (piano), Michael Donovan (baritone), Marcia Swanston (mezzo soprano), and Shimon Walt (cello) share an evening of Debussy's well-loved music from across his compositional lifetime. Among the works to be performed are his Violin Sonata, Piano Trio, and his settings of Paul Verlaine's evocative poetry, Fêtes galantes I and II.

February 13

Trombone, She Wrote: Music by Canadian Women Composers

Experience the expressive versatility of the trombone from a Canadian perspective, with works by F. Jane Naylor, Monica Pearce, Barbara Pentland, Elizabeth Raum, and Barbara York, with world premiere performances of new works by Jocelyn Morlock and Nova Scotia composer Amy Brandon. Featuring Dale Sorensen (trombone), D'Arcy Gray (percussion), and Lynn Johnson (piano).

March 20

United in Song!

Join us for a lively program of song repertoire performed by voice faculty Marcia Swanston (mezzo soprano) and Michael Donovan (baritone), with our amazing collaborative pianists Lynette Wahlstrom and Greg Myra. Ranging from Beethoven's ode to love in An die ferne Geliebte and Ravel's revolutionary Histoires Naturelles, to settings by Bertholt Brecht, Cole Porter, George Gershwin, and finishing off with rollicking piano four-hand arrangements of vocal music such as Rossini's Largo al factotum, this primises to be a highly enjoyable evening!