Events for the 30th Anniversary Season 2015

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Tribute to Fritz Kreisler

with Ewald Cheung , violin and Philip Chiu

Friday, February 20 at 6 pm

Musique Royale is pleased to present Tribute to Fritz Kreisler with Ewald Cheung , violin and Philip Chiu , piano at Cecilia’s Retreat, 1199 Oakland Rd in Mahone Bay. An evening meal will be served prior to the performance at 7:30 pm.

Fritz Kreisler was one of the greatest violinists of the twentieth century – an artist of great versatility, breathtaking virtuosity and charisma. Jeunesses Musicales has paired two vibrant, young Canadian talents in a performance that highlights the musical genius of Kreisler as both performer and composer.

Ewald Cheung has performed as soloist with numerous orchestras around Canada, with many distinguished conductors, including James Sommerville, Yoav Talmi, Victor Sawa, and William Eddins. He has also performed in recital series in Trois‐Rivieres, CAMMAC, and Edmonton with pianists such as Philip Chiu, Henry Mokken, and Michael Massey. As a chamber musician, Ewald was a founding member of Geistrio, which has performed at the Toronto Summer Music Festival in the summer of 2011 and at the Canadian Opera Company’s Free Concert Series in May 2012. He was also a founding member of the Roddick String Quartet, which has performed at the Toronto Summer Music Festival in 2008 and at the Montreal String Quartet in 2009, among many others. Ewald is currently records with the Espace 21 label (formerly XXI‐21 Productions). His first recording has been released in the spring of 2013.

An exceedingly sociable pianist, Philip Chiu consistently demonstrates his comfort as a soloist and collaborative pianist, having been widely acclaimed for the brilliance and sensitivity of his playing, as well as for his ability to connect with audiences. This past year included recitals with Radovan Vlatkovic, Regis Pasquier, Matt Haimovitz, and Ian Swensen. He recently recorded a disc of Schubert duos with TSO concertmaster Jonathan Crow (XXI‐21 Productions). A solo Liszt recording is also planned this season, with XXI‐21 Productions as well.

Cecilia’s Retreat, 1199 Oakland Rd in Mahone Bay
Tickets: $35 including evening meal
Reserve by email: barbara.butler@ns.sympatico.ca

Chapel Choir… Unrobed!

March 1 & 8

At the Lunenburg School of the Arts, 6 Prince Street, corner of Prince & Montague, Lunenburg. Showcasing the hidden talents of the choristers of the University of King’s College Chapel Choir: An evening of ingenuities, infamies, and oddities served up with a glass of bubbly and appetizers.

Sunday, March 1, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Lunenburg School of the Arts, corner of Prince & Montague, Lunenburg
Tickets: $30 in advance / $35 at the door.
Limited seating, so reserve your seat now!
Available at Shop on the Corner or by leaving a message at (902) 634-9994.

Sunday, March 8, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Great Hall of the Dalhousie University Club, Alumni Crescent, Halifax
Tickets: $30 in advance / $35 at the door.
902.422.1270 ext. 141
Reserve online

Cookie Concert with Scott Macmillan, John Cuming and John Chiasson

March 7, 2 pm

At the Lunenburg School of the Arts, 6 Prince Street, corner of Prince & Montague, Lunenburg Scott Macmillan: acoustic and electric guitars and banjo; John Cuming: trumpet and flugal horn; and John Chiasson: bass and vocals.

Cookie concerts - combining originality, fun and engaging musical and artistic presentations - are designed for the whole family to enjoy. Our three guest musicians will draw upon Dixie Land favourites along with Celtic tunes on the banjo, some jazz standards on the trumpet and John Chiasson has a vast list of vocal tunes to add to the entertainment. Scott, John and John have collaborated in many kinds of settings and enjoy making music together.

Admission to the performance is $5 at the door (free for toddlers) Advance reservations can also be made by leaving a message 902-634-9994.

Mark these dates in your calendars

Further information to follow

Rebecca Caine, soprano and Robert Kortgaard, piano
Cecilia’s Retreat, 1199 Oakland Rd., Mahone Bay
Saturday, March 7 at 6 pm
Reservations only: barbara.butler@ns.sympatico.ca

Cookie Concert
Lunenburg School for the Arts
Saturday, April 4 at 2 pm

B- Mass ‘Soloist’ Dinner
Cecilia’s Retreat, Mahone Bay
Friday, April 10 at 6 pm
Reservations only: barbara.butler@ns.sympatico.ca

J. S. Bach B-Mass
St. John’s Anglican Church, Lunenburg
Saturday, April 11 at 4 pm

The “New Flute” –
Cecilia’s Retreat, 1199 Oakland Rd., Mahone Bay
Sunday, April 19 at 6 pm
Reservations only: barbara.butler@ns.sympatico.ca

Cookie Concert with Nick Halley
Lunenburg School for the Arts
Saturday, May 2 at 2 pm

Andrew Boudreau Trio
Cecilia’s Retreat, 1199 Oakland Rd., Mahone Bay
Friday, May 8 at 6 pm
Reservations only: barbara.butler@ns.sympatico.ca

Aeolian Singers with guest Laura Smith
St. John’s Anglican Church, Lunenburg
Sunday, May 24 at 7:30 pm

Cookie Concert
Lunenburg School for the Arts
Saturday, June 6 at 2 pm