Evening Showcases

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

6:30 PM

Location: Various Venues



1. Canadian New Music Network

Nova Scotia Ballroom, Hotel

6:30 PM

Spotlight on Canadian New Music

Creativity, imagination and audacity are the keys to the future of classical music, and what better way to explore bold new musical ideas than by discovering the work of some of Canada’s most talented composers and performers? Canadian living art music comes from many cultural traditions and musical practices. The Canadian New Music Network showcases Eve Egoyan, the Saint Petersburg duo, and the Quatuor Bozzini – extraordinary musicians performing music by a range of composers from across the stylistic spectrum. The CNMN invites you to enjoy the showcases, a bowl of seafood chowder and a drink.

Eve Egoyan

solo piano / The meeting of two works of art become more than the sum of their parts in this spellbinding performance. Anne Southam’s solo piano work “Simple Lines of Enquiry” alongside the video work “Machine for Taking Time” by media artist David Rokeby.

Eve Egoyan (Toronto)

Eve Egoyan has firmly established herself as an internationally recognized interpreter of contemporary piano concert music, appearing as a solo recitalist in North America, Europe and Asia. She has released nine critically acclaimed solo discs including "Simple Lines of Enquiry", music by Ann Southam, which was selected as one of 2009's top ten discs by The New Yorker magazine’s music critic Alex Ross.

David Rokeby (Toronto)

David Rokeby is an installation artist. For the first part of his career he focused on interactive pieces that directly engage the human body, or that involve artificial perception systems. In the last decade, his practice has expanded to included video, kinetic and static sculpture. Accolades include a Governor General’s Award, the Prix Ars Electronica Golden Nica, and a BAFTA award.


Saint Petersburg

Norm Adams (cello) and Tim Crofts (piano) / Bach, Shostakovich and Bartok had an immense impact on the evolution of music. Listen as two of Canada’s most imaginative improvisers create music informed by these iconic composers.

Saint Petersburg (Halifax)

Saint Petersburg duo with Tim Crofts (piano) and Norman Adams (cello) plays classical repertoire through the eyes and ears of an improviser, making music that is both familiar and fresh. Their music builds a bridge between the spontaneous musical and human interactions of improvised music, and the history and familiarity of the great composers of the past, and along the way create new Canadian music born from the classics.

Norman Adams (Halifax)

Principal Cellist of Symphony Nova Scotia, the Artistic Director of suddenlyLISTEN, and is busy exploring a broad variety of music. Norm has performed across Canada, the US, the UK and France, collaborating with many leading artists, including Joelle Léandre, Pauline Oliveros, Gerry Hemingway, and Marilyn Crispell.

Tim Crofts (Halifax)

Tim Crofts is a true 21st Century pianist. He performs a wide variety of music in concerts, clubs and recordings often with the Upstream Orchestra, Symphony Nova Scotia, and with such creative music luminaries as Gerry Hemingway, Evan Parker and Dave Douglas. Tim is an instructor at the Creative Music Workshop directed by Jerry Granelli, and is also a faculty member of the Fountain School for the Performing Arts at Dalhousie University.


Quatuor Bozzini

string quartet / A snapshot of the quartet’s vast repertoire, with a focus on their dedication to interpreting and disseminating the music of Canadian composers. On the programme: Claude Vivier’s legendary Pulau Dewata, and Ana Sokolović ‘s evocative Commedia dell’arte.

Building an uncompromising and diverse repertoire, the Quatuor Bozzini has commissioned over 130 works since 1999. They are guests at many international festivals and their label Collection QB features various composers from Canada and abroad. Also integral to their work is collaboration with the next generation of composers through workshops, notably Composer’s Kitchen.


2. Onelight Theatre

Chess with The Doomsday Machine

A Onelight Theatre production

Presented by Prismatic Arts Festival

Alderney Landing

7:30 PM

“truly awed… unlike any play I've seen… Brilliant. Breathtaking. Heartbreaking… pure magic” The Coast Magazine

“Powerful, nothing else like it” Media Co-Op

“a beautiful, lyrical journey… intimate, disturbing and deeply affecting” Chronicle Herald

Imagine that your hometown is attacked by an enemy army; how would this change the city and the people who live there? Chess with the Doomsday Machine is an intimate, entrancing play that examines the challenges faced by a young soldier as he balances his duty to defend his home with the need to protect a band of misfits who have stayed in the city.

Developed as an international co-production with artists in Iran and Canada, Chess with the Doomsday Machine, is an original adaptation of Iranian author Habib Ahmadzadeh’s novel of the same name.


3. Near North Music & Magnum Opus Management present: Pan Can Revue!

The Carleton

8:30 PM

Annie Lou (BC)

Annie Lou is Anne Louise Genest, an artist who carries the spirit of an old storyteller, creating songs rooted in older traditional mountain and country music. Touring with Annie Lou are Andrew Collins, Max Heineman, and Sarah Hamilton - a tight ensemble offering superb musicianship and joyful energy.

Diyet (YT)

Born in a tent, raised in a two room cabin, classically trained in opera, now an alternative folk artist, Diyet’s northern and traditional life is on full display in her music. She tours with Bob Hamilton on guitar/mandolin and multi-instrumentalist Robert Van Lieshout.

Stephen Fearing (NS)

"Rugged, edgy, unapologetic, all the while tender, intuitive and genuine!" (Earshot) Indeed both 'Blackie & The Rodeo Kings' and 'Fearing & White' do keep Stephen Fearing very busy, but decades of intimate solo performances has earned him that treasured place within the hearts and minds of us all.

April Verch (ON)

April blends the traditions of roots music and step-dancing with her own artistic voice in a high-energy show that puts her award-winning fiddling and songwriting talents out front. A JUNO nominee, April tours with bassist and claw hammer banjo player Cody Walters and guitarist Hayes Griffen.

Speed Control (YT)

Straight out of -40 degrees in Canada’s Yukon, Speed Control invites audiences into their rock music universe! They are multi-instrumentalists, energetic musicians, and skilled teachers who love nothing more than to share their passion for music in concerts, schools and rock camps. Introducing Speed Control Acoustic @ CAPACOA!


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