Performing Arts Series
Welcome to the 2015-16 season
of the Acadia Performing Arts Series!
Our series opens in September with the crisp sounds of the Maritime Brass Quintet, followed in October by the Amadeus Guitar Duo featuring Wolfville native Dale Kavanagh.
In November, it’s The Judgment of Paris, a unique combination of theatre, cabaret and music, written and narrated by Tom Allen. The fall term will conclude with a Saturday afternoon at the opera, Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette.
The Tom Regan Concert will open the second half of the season with a display of talent from the Acadia School of Music. Symphony Nova Scotia offers a special treat: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and other baroque masterpieces with Robert Uchida, leader and violin solo. The young and exciting Afiara String Quartet will perform quartets by Haydn, Schumann and Christos Hatzis, and the season will wrap in April with a lively program by Quartetto Gelato.
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Season opener presented by
Saturday, September 19 2015 at 7:30 pm
Maritime Brass Quintet
Comprised of five of Canada’s finest brass players: Curtis Dietz and Richard Simoneau (trumpet); Gina Patterson (horn);
Eric Mathis (trombone); and Bob Nicholson (tuba & bass trombone), since 2011, the Maritime Brass Quintet is recognized as a leading ensemble in Canada and internationally.
“The sonorous rich timbre of Maritime Brass Quintet’s playing is a delight to the ears and the soul.“
- Lynette Wahlstrom,
Music Director, First Baptist Church, Halifax
Thursday, October 8 2015 at 7:30 pm
Amadeus Guitar Duo
They are counted among the top international guitar duos with
enthusiastic reviews from all over the world. Canadian Dale Kavanagh and her German partner Thomas Kirchhoff have made up the Duo since 1991.
They have appeared in more than 1,300 concerts in some 60 countries, regularly playing with many European orchestras.
“Surely one of the most innovative duos in the world”
– Gitarre & Laute, Germany
Saturday, November 14 2015 at 7:30 pm
The Judgment of Paris
Written/narrated by Tom Allen: trombone, voice; Lori Gemmell harp, trumpet, piano, voice; Bryce Kulak: piano, voice, accordion; Kevin Fox (cello, voice, guitar); Patricia O’Callaghan: voice, piano, and percussion.
The Judgment of Paris – a mix of cabaret, history and story-telling with timeless music by Debussy and Ravel, as well as original songs by the performers. It is new and old, heroic and tragic, history and fiction – and may the best composer win!
“ ...beautiful arrangements of works by both composers as well as evocative new compositions.”
Saturday Afternoon at the Opera!
Saturday, November 28 2015 at 2:00 pm
Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette
Jeunesses Musicales du Canada
Saturday, January 23 2016 at 7:30 pm
Tom Regan ConcertAcadia School of Music students, faculty, alumni and friends. Our annual showcase of the diversity and depth of the musical talent at Acadia. Always a special evening!
Friday, February 26 2016 at 7:30 pm
Symphony Nova Scotia
Saturday, March 19 2015 at 7:30 pm
Afiara String Quartet
Valerie Li, violin; Timothy Kantor, violin; Eric Wong, viola; Adrian Fung, cello After residencies at The Juilliard School and San Francisco State University, the dynamic Afiara Quartet is currently the Fellowship ensemble at the Royal
Conservatory of Music. They have performed throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia.
“A revelation...their musicality and maturity...placed the Afiara amongst the best of current quartets...”
- La Presse
Saturday, April 9 2015 at 7:30 pm
tours one-of-a-kind concerts combining classical masterworks with Argentinian tangos, gypsy ballads and Latin love songs. Boasting a Cirque de Soleil acrobat, a four-time world champion accordionist and a brilliant tenor, they perform at a high level of skill and artistry.
“Quartetto Gelato has the stuff. Dry humor and occasional clowning are part of the quartet’s arsenal, yet first it meets the requisite virtues of skilled music-making.”- Los Angeles Times
A subscription saves 25% compared to single ticket prices, the equivalent of two performances free! Plus, subscribers have first choice of seats, and they’re yours for the season.
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2014-15 subscribers have until May 15 to renew their seats for 2015-16. The cost of a subscription is 25% less than single tickets, the equivalent of seeing two concerts free! Help us keep our costs down by placing your order now. As a renewing subscriber, you have the option of keeping the same seats or requesting a change. Changes will not be processed until after May 15. Renew here!
New subscribers are also encouraged to sign up now. As a new subscriber, your seat selection will begin after current subscribers have renewed. New subscribers will be assigned seats in the same sequence that their orders are received, so don’t delay, sign up now!
Any remaining seats will be available on the day of the performance one hour before the start for half the regular price. Student ID required for each student ticket.
Subscriptions or tickets for individual performances may be purchased at the Acadia University Box Office at the Arena Complex. Subscriptions only until August 15; individual performances go on sale August 16.
Regular hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 12 noon until 6 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 1 until 4 pm. The box office at the performance venue is open one hour before the start of the concert.
8 Performances (All prices include HST)
Single Ticket Prices: On sale August 16, 2015 (All prices include HST)
Call 542-5500 or 1-800-542-TICK (8425). A service charge applies to telephone orders and mailing of tickets. The Acadia University Box Office accepts cash, debit cards, Visa, MasterCard & American Express.
To order tickets (after August 16), click the following link: http://boxoffice.acadiau.ca
To order subscriptions to the Performing Arts Series, click the following link: https://go.acadiau.ca/PAS/pas.jsp
To Inquire or Comment
Call 585-1282 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or talk to a member of the Performing Arts Committee:
Chair: Murray Phillips, Community Volunteer
By e-mail: email@example.com
By telephone: (902) 585-1282
Performing Arts Series,
Acadia University, Wolfville, NS B4P 2R6
THE FINE PRINT
Scents and Sensibility: In consideration of the comfort of others, please refrain from using scented products when attending the Performing Arts Series.
We regret that babes-in-arms are not permitted at these performances.
Programs, artists and venues are subject to change without notice.