Queen’s Choral Ensemble and Polyhymnia Choir Concert

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The Choral Ensemble is a large mixed voice ensemble rehearsing throughout the year, performing several public concerts annually. The ensemble has had the opportunity to sing regularly with the Kingston Symphony Orchestra, Queen’s Symphony Orchestra, and last year had the chance to participate in a workshop with the Canadian Chamber Choir.

Queen’s Chamber Ensembles Concert

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Ranging from duos and trios to our trumpet sextet, these chamber ensembles display a variety of genres and styles presented by DAN School students.  Coached by DAN School faculty members, these students actively learn and practice chamber ensemble skills including playing without a conductor!

Queen’s Small Ensembles Concert

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Performances by the Queen’s Flute and Clarinet Choirs and the Percussion and Cello Ensembles.  A special performance by the Clarinet Choir includes a performance of “At Daybreak” written by BMus student Freddy Baker.  The Clarinet Choir will be performing with members of our Puppetry class for an extra special visual experience.

Imagine Online Arts Festival: DAY 4 - EAST MEETS WEST

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The Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts asked itself, “What CAN we do that would amplify the voices and creativity of artists, students, creators, and educators in a rapidly-evolving multi-platform world?”   Supported through the Ballytobin Foundation, the Isabel created its new IMAGINE Project Creation @ the Isabel program that supported Kingston artists and beyond in their creation-based artist and creator residencies, online arts education initiatives, film creation, audio recording creation, and high-fidelity streaming.

 

Wind Ensemble Performance

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The Queen’s University Wind Ensemble (winds, brass & percussion), directed by Dan Tremblay, is open to all members of the University community by audition.  In past years, conjunct concerts with other high-calibre Canadian wind ensembles and conductors was encouraged.

CHOPIN & RAVEL

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Canadian pianist Charles Richard-Hamelin stands out today as one of the most important pianists of his generation. To mark the 6th anniversary of his Silver Medal that he received at the prestigious Chopin Competition in Warsaw, pianist Charles Richard-Hamelin is our guest for a magnificent piano recital.  He will perform works by Ravel, Medtner, and of course Chopin.

                              

Chopin - Nocturne op. 27 no. 1 in C sharp minor

 

N. Medtner - Forgotten Melodies, Book II op. 39

            1          Meditazione

Imagine Online Arts Festival: DAY 5 - KINGSTON JAZZ

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The Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts asked itself, “What CAN we do that would amplify the voices and creativity of artists, students, creators, and educators in a rapidly-evolving multi-platform world?”   Supported through the Ballytobin Foundation, the Isabel created its new IMAGINE Project Creation @ the Isabel program that supported Kingston artists and beyond in their creation-based artist and creator residencies, online arts education initiatives, film creation, audio recording creation, and high-fidelity streaming.

 

Imagine Online Arts Festival: DAY 6 - MINERVA BY SUZANNE PASTERNAK

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Join us for the book launch, reading, and concert celebrating Suzanne Pasternak’s new book Minerva, a dramatic and true cross-border story that tells the tale of a young 17-year-old ship’s cook from 1878. Minerva McCrimmon was a famous heroine in both Oswego, New York and Prince Edward County, in Canada.  The evening includes a reading of the story, and excerpts from Suzanne Pasternak’s folk opera Minerva. Suzanne is joined by Tom Leighton, keyboard, Jenica Hammett, singer and Sandra Lean-Leighton, reader.

 

Kingston Chamber Choir

Kingston Chamber Choir - Finding Hope

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Reconnecting through beautiful choral music on World Choral Day 2021

Join the KCC in their return to singing with a beautiful selection of seasonal and non-seasonal music. Livestreamed directly from the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts on December 12th at 2:30PM ET, this concert centres around finding hope during our unprecedented times, and gathering with community as we return to singing and pre-pandemic activities.

Imagine Online Arts Festival: DAY 7 - CLASSICAL AND BEYOND

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The Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts asked itself, “What CAN we do that would amplify the voices and creativity of artists, students, creators, and educators in a rapidly-evolving multi-platform world?”   Supported through the Ballytobin Foundation, the Isabel created its new IMAGINE Project Creation @ the Isabel program that supported Kingston artists and beyond in their creation-based artist and creator residencies, online arts education initiatives, film creation, audio recording creation, and high-fidelity streaming.

Isabel Quartet with Sadaf Amini, Santur

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The Isabel Quartet returns to the stage with the premiere of a new work for santur and string quartet by Queen’s composer, John Burge, featuring Kingston virtuoso santur performer, Sadaf Amini. Titled, Shiraz, this one movement work is truly a multi-cultural fusion of the santur’s middle eastern hammered-dulcimer-like qualities, within the traditional framework of classical string quartet writing and includes opportunities for Sadaf to display her phenomenal talents as an improvisor.

"Righteous Babe" - A Flute and Piano Recital

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A concert of expressive, scintillating and virtuosic music for flute and piano with flutist Sarah Yunji Moon and pianist Younggun Kim, both Queen’s University faculty members at the DAN School. This concert will take you on a musical journey exploring the rich modern flute and piano repertoire connecting the past with the present. This program highlights music that communicates modern ideas with various influences from pop culture, new techniques, electronics and mashup of genres, such as Lipstick by Jacob TV, and Righteous Babe by Randall

Saxtravaganza: The Quasar Saxophone Quartet with Peter Freeman and Jeffrey Leung

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The Dan School is thrilled to host Montreal’s Quasar Saxophone Quartet for a three-day visit which in addition to today’s concert, includes presentations, performance masterclasses and readings of student composers’ saxophone quartets. Known for their bold innovation, the four members of Quasar have been exploring the innumerable facets of musical creation since the group's founding in 1994. Whether solo or accompanied by a symphony orchestra, acoustic or plugged-in, Quasar offers its audience unique and highly original programming.

Isabel Quartet Plays Brahms, and Szczesniak

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The Isabel Quartet is pleased to present the premiere of String Quartet No. 3 by Queen’s composer, Michel Szczesniak on this concert. The number “3” resonates in the remaining work on the program which is the third and final quartet composed by Brahms.

Michel Szczesniak: String Quartet No. 3

Johannes Brahms: String Quartet No. 3 in B Flat Major, Opus 67