Music students take their talents outside of Sackville Music students at Mt. A have numerous performance opportunities to showcase the many hours they have spent in rehearsals and practice rooms refining their craft. Students have the chance to do this in both ensemble and solo performance settings, while also attending guest or faculty performances to […]

Many familiar musicians perform in annual weekend of early music at Mt. A This past weekend, the Mount Allison department of music welcomed guest musicians for the 15th annual Festival of Early Music in Sackville. The performers, many of whom performed on period-based instruments, included several ensembles who were returning to the Sackville Festival of […]

Ensemble performs varied range of 20th century chamber music The End of the Beginning Faculty and Guest Recital featured a unique combination of musical instrumentation and soundscapes, creating an intimate evening of chamber music in Brunton Auditorium. Last Friday, Mount Allison music professors Karin Aurell (flute), Joel Cormier (percussion) and guest double bassist Andrew Reed […]

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 […]