We are celebrating Canada Music Week this year with a special concert on Sunday, November 27, 2:00 PM at the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts. This concert will be a collaborative event with the Contemporary Showcase Festival, Maritimes and we are delighted to join forces and to be able to perform in the lovely Lilian Piercey Concert Hall.
The first part of the concert will be performers from the Festival entries that are chosen by the adjudicators of that event, which happens November 20-23.
After that, our guest artist, Jennifer King, a well known pianist, educator and recording artist, will introduce and perform selections from her latest recording - “O Mistress Moon: Canadian Edition.” This recording features 12 contemporary piano works, some of which Jennifer commissioned from Atlantic Canadian composers. The pieces are linked to the monthly full moons and their names in both Mi’kmaq culture and folkloric tradition. We are very excited to have Ms. King introduce us to her album Canadian music which has received a nomination for Classical Album of the Year with Music Nova Scotia.
After Jennifer King’s presentation, we will hear students of Halifax Chapter teachers performing Canadian or original compositions. We will also hear some winners of the Nova Scotia Student Composer Competition.
Please come join us in celebrating Canadian composers!