Pieczonka and Andrist give combination of recitals, masterclasses and lectures for music students Over the past few days, Mt. A’s department of music had the delight of hosting Canadian soprano Adrianne Pieczonka and pianist Rachel Andrist. Both of the musicians came with international recognition under their belt and shared their musical knowledge through masterclasses, coaching […]

Last week, Ensemble Made in Canada, an established Canadian piano quartet, made an appearance at Mt. A, their second in recent years. Their visit to Sackville was part of their ambitious project entitled Mosaïque, an idea that began roughly three years ago and the results of which are currently coming to fruition through their cross-country […]

Music department prepares for annual series of student recitals showcasing variety of topics Student recital season is in full swing, with the first of many successful recitals having happened last weekend. Every March and April, music students from different disciplines and years of study display the hard work they’ve put in throughout the entire school […]

Local musicians collaborate with peers from the U de M Last Thursday and Friday, music students from Mount Allison and Université de Moncton participated in an annual joint performance collaboration. Every year since 2004, the two music departments host an evening performance in their respective recital halls, giving students an opportunity to perform outside of […]

Students attend performances by Runge and Sherkin Last Saturday evening, pianists Adam Sherkin and Stephen Runge collaborated in a piano recital that featured works for solo and duo piano. Works by English composer Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) dominated the program, with works by Colin McPhee (1900-1964), one of Britten’s friends, as another main feature. “The concert […]

World-class ensemble presents new learning opportunities for students and community members On Nov. 22, Sackville was treated to a full day of learning and listening from one of the world’s top baroque ensembles. Tafelmusik is a 17-member baroque orchestra based in Toronto, specializing in early music and performing on period-based instruments. Students and community members […]

Choir and guest musicians excited to perform Mendelssohn’s Elijah Every year, the Mount Allison Choral Society prepares large scale works such as Mozart’s Organ Solo Mass, excerpts from Saint-Saëns’ Christmas Oratorio and Faure’s Requiem, featuring guest musicians or student soloists. This term’s selection is considered a highlight in comparison to the recent repertoire selections listed […]

Ontario’s critically acclaimed chamber choir presents a dynamic program to Sackville audience The Elora Singers, led by conductor Noel Edison and accompanied by pianist James Bourne, delighted a full audience in Brunton Auditorium during the second stop of their Canada 150 Maritime Tour. The chamber choir, including singers from the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir’s professional core, […]

Last week, Mount Allison voice majors had the opportunity to learn from established mezzo-soprano Krizstina Szabó. The event included an inspiring and impressive recital, as well as an informative masterclass. The class offered six voice students the opportunities to sing for her and receive insightful advice on stage presence, effective breathing and interpretation techniques. “It […]

The Monday following reading week, the Tesla Quartet performed its third recital of the school year, showcasing again why it is a highly acclaimed chamber ensemble. The program featured string quartets by landmark composers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Jean Sibelius, as well as American composer Kevin Puts’s Dark Vigil, which offered a striking contrast to […]