Faculty Chamber Series

Music faculty of the Fountain School present four concerts within the Music Room's 2023-2024 Chamber Players Series.  Please contact the Music Room directly to purchase tickets:

Chamber Series I:  October 25, 2023
7:30pm Joseph Strug Concert Hall
In partnership with The Music Room

Patricia Creighton, flute; Peter Allen, piano

Autumn Gold

Featuring flautist Patricia Creighton and pianist Peter Allen, this concert explores several iconic works of the flute and piano repertoire;  JS Bach’s Partita in A minor for solo flute, Bartok’s Suite Paysanne Hongroise, a sparkling Haydn Piano Sonata and the epic Prokofiev Sonata in D. Expect to be transported into another world by Patricia’s and Peter’s sublime interpretations.

Patricia Creighton was Principal Flautist with Symphony Nova Scotia, from 1984 to 2022. During that time, she played over 3,000 orchestral concerts and hundreds of chamber and solo concerts.  She is celebrated for her ravishing tone, deep natural musicality and great interpretative intuition.

Peter Allen has long been a concert pianist, composer, teacher and conductor in the Maritimes and abroad.  He has performed hundreds of solo, chamber and concerto performances as well as written over 200 works for various combinations. He is currently Associate Professor of Piano at Dalhousie’s Fountain School of Performing Arts and has several compact discs to his credit.  His gripping interpretations of large virtuosic piano works have stunned audiences for decades.  


Chamber Series II:  Jan. 31, 2024
7:30pm Joseph Strug Concert Hall

Leonardo Perez, violin; Peter Allen, piano

Dynamic Duos and Solos

Join Fountain School faculty Leonardo Perez and Peter Allen in an evening of mesmerizing music for violin and piano. Prokofiev’s haunting and colourful Five Melodies opens the program, followed by a sublime solo Sonata for violin by Bach and piano music from the Romantic period. The recital concludes with Franck’s monumental Sonata for Piano and Violin, composed as a wedding present for the great Belgian violinist Eugène Ysaÿe.


Chamber Series III:  February 28, 2024
7:30pm Joseph Strug Concert Hall

Nicole Jordan, soprano; Tim Crofts, piano; TBC, djembe; Christine Feierabend, flute

Goddess of the Wind: An encounter with the Orisha

Canadian soprano Nicole Jordan was born in the Caribbean nation of Trinidad & Tobago where Orisha, an ancient spiritual tradition of the African Yoruba people is still proudly practiced. While the roots remain unchanged, like the people of the Trinidad & Tobago themselves, Orisha has been mixed and blended to include many influences from all over the world, creating a unique spiritual and cultural tradition. Nicole continues this tradition of change by transforming the familiar song recital into a creative new world. Presenting classical and traditional songs and music from Trinidad, France, Spain, India, and the Americas, as well as her own poetry and prose, Nicole tells of her personal encounter with the power and influence of Oya, the Orisha Goddess of the Wind.  With music by Gabriel Faure, Olivier Messiaen, Leslie Adams, Jeff Enns, Dominique Le Gendre, and others. 


Chamber Series IV:  March 6, 2024
7:30pm Joseph Strug Concert Hall

Chris Mitchell, woodwinds; Tom King, piano; Jamie Gatti, bass; Tom Roach, drums

From the Page and Beyond

For generations, improvisation has served as a catalyst to great composition and subsequently, performers have frequently drawn on these works as a source for spontaneous musical creation.

From the Page and Beyond explores music both from its origins on the page to hidden musical possibilities that lie in the moment.