Faculty Chamber Series

Music faculty of the Fountain School present four concerts within the Music Room's 2022-23 Chamber Players Series.  Please contact the Music Room directly to purchase tickets:

The Fountain School of Performing Arts will require masks for all audience members attending any of our performances, masterclasses, or workshops.


We respect Dalhousie University's current Covid protocols in educational spaces intended to create a safe and welcoming environment for all students.


Chamber Series I:  October 26, 2022
Betty Allison, soprano; Peter Allen, piano

Travel’s End

Music: Robert Schumann, Hugo Wolf, Franz Liszt, and Florence Bea Price

Selections from Liederkreis, Op. 39 by Robert Schumann
Selections by Florence Bea Price
Vier Mignon Lieder by Hugo Wolf
Schubert Song transcriptions by Franz Liszt

Travel on four musical journeys with soprano Betty Allison, and pianist Peter Allen as they explore art songs (and art song transcriptions) by Robert Schumann, Hugo Wolf, Franz Liszt, and Florence Bea Price. The poems by Eichendorff, Goethe, Langston Hughes, and Mary Hoisington all reflect a journey through the heart and its connection to the natural world. The selected songs delve into what connects us to our past as we journey beyond our childhood homes to find adventure, peace, and love – always with a sense of nostalgia for where we first began, yet full of hope for what might be at the travel’s end.


Chamber Series II:  December 7, 2022
Peter Allen, piano; Eileen Walsh, clarinet; Leonardo Perez, violin

Contrasting Voices

Music: Robert Schumann, Hugo Wolf, Franz Liszt, and Florence Bea Price

Duo op. 14 no. 1 for clarinet and violin- Georg Frederic Fuchs
Clarinet/piano piece TBA
Suite for clarinet, violin and piano- Alexander Arutiunian
Sonata for solo violin- Sergei Prokofiev
Trio for violin, clarinet and piano- Aram Khachaturian

While the timbral and registral contrasts of the clarinet-violin-trio weren’t explored by composers until the 20th century, the unusual nature of the instrumentation it also its greatest asset. Explore the beautiful 2-part harmonies of Fuchs’s lovely Duo for clarinet and violin, followed by two works that highlight these two instruments as soloists. The highlight of the evening is the culmination of all three instruments together, beginning with Arutiunian’s darkly melodic Suite for Clarinet, Violin, and Piano. This performance concludes with Khachaturian’s hauntingly beautiful Trio for Violin, Clarinet, and Piano.  


Chamber Series III:  January 25, 2023
Daniel Macneil, guitar; Scott Macmillan, guitar; Douglas Roach, guitar

Guitar Trio

The Fountain School of Performing Arts, Dalhousie University guitar faculty make their debut performance as one of Canada's newest and most exciting guitar trios. While each member specializes in music unique from one another, they blend together seamlessly to bring you classical music, flamenco, jazz, celtic and premieres of original works. In this one-of-a-kind concert, you'll hear music that is clear, crisp, luscious, and at times even a little wild.


Chamber Series IV:  March 8, 2023
Peter Allen, piano; Leonardo Perez, violin; Elizabeth Upson Perez, viola; Shimon Walt, cello

From Spain to Latin America

Selections from music for violin and piano- Luis A. Delgadillo
Piano Quartet- Joaquin Turina
La Soirée dans Grenade (Evening in Granada), Estampes, No. 2- Debussy
Oblivion and Libertango for string trio- Piazzolla
Selections from the Four Seasons of Buenos Aires- Piazzolla (arranged for piano quartet by Clint Edwards)

Colourful, passionate, and spirited - words often associated with Spanish and Latin American music. Join us and expand your horizons with the Canadian premiere of music by Nicaraguan composer Luis A. Delgadillo. Steeped in Andalusian flavor, you will also enjoy the wonderful piano quartet of Spanish composer Joaquín Turina, take a short sojourn to Granada with Claude Debussy, and conclude with Argentine tango master Astor Piazzolla’s popular Four Seasons of Buenos Aires.