Schedule


Mar
2
7:30 PM19:30

The Seer

The Wind Ensemble is excited to be joined by Ian Hopkin. As principle bassoon of the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra, Ian has become known across Canada as one of the most exciting and talented young bassoonists. A Dalhousie University graduate in Neuroscience (before pursuing music degrees), Ian makes his return to the east coast with the ensemble to perform the Canadian Premiere of Luke Ellard’s concertoThe Seer. This wonderfully ethereal work is programmed with orchestral transcriptions of the works of Beethoven, Greig, and Bach, as well as wind works by Enescu.

St. Matthews - Halifax

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Dec
1
7:30 PM19:30

Ba Yin

Join the Fountain School of Performing Arts Wind Ensemble for a celebration of Female Composers and the BaYin. The show will feature works by Alex Shapiro, Ida Gotkovsky, Nancy Galbraith, and the exciting concerto for Saxophone Quartet, Ba Yin by Chen Yi. The ensemble is proud to present this program by some of the most talented yet rarely heard composers working today. From traditional symphonic writing, to electronic and experimental, come hear the sounds of the eight BaYin.

All Saints Cathedral - Halifax

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Apr
7
7:30 PM19:30

Espacées in Sydney with the Victoria Regional School Board

Experience wind music in an entirely new format. Wander from room to room and explore a variety of ensembles, sounds, mediums, and art forms. The Wind Ensemble will be joined by the FSPA Improvisation class to perform a newly commissioned modular work by Nova Scotian James Irvin. The evening will also feature spoken word and performances by several local indigenous artists as well as film by Lynn Matheson and Andrew Coll. Be immersed in sound, space, poetry, and ambiance for this innovative concert concept. The concert will take place at the Highland Centre for the Arts. 

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Mar
17
7:30 PM19:30

Spring Fair - Dalhousie Wind Ensemble - VIA Rail Station Halifax

In celebration of the 200th Anniversary of Dalhousie University, the Wind Ensemble will transport you to a spring fair circa 1918. The program will include wind works written between 1818 and 1918 with classics from Holst, Dvorak, Schmitt, Grainger, and Sousa. Come enjoy the music with a glass of lime cordial, a handful of popcorn, and century old fair games.

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Feb
10
7:30 PM19:30

Espacées in Fredericton with the Dalhousie Wind Ensemble and Fredericton High School

Experience wind music in an entirely new format. Wander from room to room and explore a variety of ensembles, sounds, mediums, and art forms. The Wind Ensemble will be joined by the FSPA Improvisation class and the musicians from Fredericton High School to perform a newly commissioned modular work by Nova Scotian James Irvin. The evening will also feature spoken word by Lucas Crawford as well as film by Lynn Matheson and Andrew Coll. Be immersed in sound, space, poetry, and ambiance for this innovative concert concept. The concert takes place at the Charlotte Street Centre for the Arts. 

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Nov
28
to Dec 2

The Man of Mode - Dalhousie Theatre Production

"Forms and ceremonies, the only things that uphold quality and greatness, are now shamefully laid aside and neglected." So complains the fashionable charmer Dorimant, but with biting irony. For in this early comedy of manners from Restoration England, appearance matters more than truth; style matters more than substance; and, above all, social success depends on the ability to manipulate language. In this world of surfaces, disguises, and inconstancy, it is only through wit that George Etherege's men and women can remake themselves and find their true place in society.

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Nov
16
7:30 PM19:30

Espacées - Dalhousie Wind Ensemble - Waegwaltic Club Halifax

Experience wind music in an entirely new format. Wander from room to room and explore a variety of ensembles, sounds, mediums, and art forms. The Wind Ensemble will be joined by the FSPA Improvisation class to perform a newly commissioned modular work by Nova Scotian James Irvin. The evening will also feature spoken word by El Jones, Killa Atencio, and Deirdre Lee as well as film by Lynn Matheson and Andrew Coll. Be immersed in sound, space, poetry, and ambiance for this innovative concert concept. 

 

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May
18
7:30 PM19:30

Rhizome - A New Commission by Lucas Oickle

In Celebration for the 130th Anniversary of The Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts, we have commissioned Nova Scotian Composer Lucas Oickle to write a trio for Violin, Flute, and Bass Clarinet. 

 

The Work will be performed at The Conservatory's Annual Birks Cup on May 18th, at 6:30pm at The Conservatory on Chebucto Rd. in Halifax. The concert is free and will culminate with the performance of Rhizome. 

 

Performers - Dr. Gillian Smith, Jennifer Publicover, Jacob Caines

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May
13
7:00 PM19:00

Come Sing A Choral Work With Strangers

Come sight-read through a major choral work with drinks, friends, food, and laughs. There will be scores provided and we will be accompanied by the phenomenal pianist Jennifer King. Just Us Cafe on Spring Garden Road. There will be a $15 admission to cover rental costs and printing of scores. 

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