Faculty Chamber Series
Music faculty of the Fountain School present four concerts within the Music Room's 2020-21 Chamber Players Series. Please contact the Music Room for tickets and other audience information.
Christina Raphaëlle Haldane, soprano; Carl Philippe Gionet, piano
December 2, 2020, 7:30 pm, St. Andrew's United Church
This performance unites classical hits and musical gems from the modern day in a festive celebration of song and arias, including two of Carl’s newly re-imagined Acadian folklores arranged especially for Christina. We will premiere two song arrangements for soprano and piano by Jérôme Blais’ (from his multimedia piece Mouvance - 2019) set to words by Acadian writers Léonard Forest and Herménégilde Chiasson. The program will also feature the quintessential American lyricism of Samuel Barber, with a performance of his sensuous and witty song cycle Op. 13, composed in 1938. In these unprecedented times full of collective challenges, it is a hope that all faiths can unite, and we turn to the music of Handel, and the power of spirituality and reflection depicted in his The Messiah. ‘Behold, I tell you a mystery...'
Peter Allen, piano; Leonardo Perez, violin; Shimon Walt, cello
December 9, 2020, 5:30 and 7:30 pm, The Music Room
Join Dalhousie faculty members Peter Allen, Leonardo Perez, and Shimon Walt in a celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday. Featuring the monumental and majestic "Archduke" Piano Trio in B-flat Major Op. 97, one of the great chamber music works of all time.
Patricia Creighton, flute; Karen Rokos, harp; Leonardo Perez, violin; Elizabeth Upson Perez, viola
January 27, 2021, 5:30 and 7:30 pm, The Music Room
Music to warm a winter’s eve! Experience a virtuosic blend of sound and culture, featuring Beethoven’s sunny Serenade for Flute, Violin, and Viola, the ambiguous but dreamy tones of Debussy’s Trio for Flute, Viola, and Harp, and music from the Medieval Era. Take a musical escape with these iconic works!
Peter Allen, piano; selected Dalhousie piano students
February 24, 2021, 5:30 and 7:30 pm, The Music Room
Come celebrate the master’s belated 250th birthday with pianist Peter Allen, and as special guests, members of Peter’s piano class! This exciting program contains some familiar works, as well as lesser performed pieces.