C o n c e r t s

Finding Home: Creating Concerts That Matter
Through the Looking Glass: On a Wintery Night

Ernest Chausson was a great supporter of fellow musicians, and yet his own compositions are equally sublime. Chausson’s piano trio comes to life along with Poème, written for his friend the violinist, Ysaÿe, in the form of the symphonic poem, based slightly on a short story Song of Love Triumphant by Turgenev. Also featured on tonight’s program, Debussy’s Poissons d’or and César Franck’s Prelude Chorale and Fugue for piano solo.

Featuring:

Anita Dusevic Oliva, violin

Olena Kilchyk, cello

Kathleen van Mourik, piano

Charles Foreman, piano  

Saturday, December 21, 2019  8:00 pm

Sunday, December 22, 2019  8:00 pm

Southern Alberta Pioneers Memorial Building

3625 4th Street S.W. Calgary, Alberta 

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Exploring Migrations: Westward Bound
Icelands History in Western Canada

The International Festival of Song and Chamber Music Society presents a three day festival of musical and literary connections between Iceland and Western
Canada featuring Iceland’s Trio Sírajón presenting two unique concerts.


Also featured:

Icelandic film, Tears of A Stone, an intimate look at the life of composer Jón Leif
World premiere of songs by Alberta composer Cheryl Cooney based on the         poetry of Alberta’s most famous Icelandic poet, Stephan G. Stephansson,
who lived in Markerville, Alberta (www.stephanssonhouse.ca)

Panel discussion: Migrant art, music and literature
(time to be announced – check back again soon for more details) 

 

Saturday, May 2, 2020, 8:00 pm

Trio Sírajón will be performing music by Poulenc, Darius Milhaud, Menotti, Arutiunian, and Icelandic composers.  

Laufey Sigurðardóttir, violin, is a long standing member of the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra and has performed extensively as a soloist and in various chamber music formations both in Iceland and abroad. She is the artistic director of “Músík í Mývatnssveit” and “Afmælisdagur Mozarts”.


Einar Jóhannesson was the leading clarinettist of the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra for decades and has performed as a soloist with international renown. He was a founding member of the Reykjavík Wind Quintet and is a member of the vocal ensemble Voces Thules that specialises in medieval music.

 

Anna Áslaug Ragnarsdóttir, pianist, is one of several prominent musicians originating from Ísafjörður in the Westfjords. She has had an international career as a soloist and in chamber music and divides her time between Reykjavík and Munich.

Sunday, May 3, 2020, 7:00 pm

Icelandic Film "Tears of a Stone", an intimate look at the life of composer Jón Leifs. World premiere: premiere of songs by Alberta composer Cheryl Cooney based on the poetry of Alberta’s most famous Icelandic poet, Stephan G. Stephansson, who spent most of his life farming  in Markerville, Alberta.

 

Monday, May 4, 2020, 8:00 pm

Trio Sírajón presents music by Khachaturian, Ives, Piazzolla and a selection  of Icelandic composers.

Southern Alberta Pioneers Memorial Building

3625 4th Street SW Calgary, Alberta

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(Festival Pass and individual tickets available)

Farewell to the Muses: Through the Lens of Lee Miller

The Women of the Surrealist Movement struggled to define their own identities as artists, poets, musicians, photographers. Surrounded by strong, influential male influence, their artistic achievements were remarkable feats of rising feminine independence. Our final event this season takes place at beautiful historic Lougheed House, an impressive sandstone mansion built in 1891, considered to be one of the finest residences in the Canadian northwest during its cultural heyday. 

Featuring:

Jason Nedecky, baritone

Olga Primak, actor

Kathleen van Mourik, piano

Charles Foreman, piano  

 

Thursday, June 11, 2020  8:00 pm

Friday, June 12, 2020  8:00 pm

Lougheed House

707 13th Avenue S.W. Calgary, Alberta

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