Violinist James Ehnes Headlines the 2011 Clear Lake Chamber Music Festival

August 8, 2011

Monday, August 8, 2011

 

BRANDON, MB — The sixth annual Clear Lake Chamber Music Festival (CLCMF), under the artistic direction of concert pianist, Alexander Tselyakov, will run from Tuesday, August 23 to Sunday, August 28. This seven-concert Festival is an important part of Canada’s summer cultural calendar and in previous years, has entertained people of all ages.

 

Headlining the roster of top-notch guest artists is James Ehnes, whose international reputation precedes him and who makes his first appearance at the Clear Lake Chamber Music Festival.

The other talented musicians who are involved this year are Joyce Lai and Tomomi Brennan, violin; Ian Clarke, viola; Rafael Hoekman , cello; Naomi Forman, soprano; Joel Brennan, trumpet; Catherine Wood, clarinet; Alexander Tselyakov, Daniel Tselyakov and Kara Dixon, piano; Greg Gatien, saxophone; Michael Cain, jazz piano; Eric Platz, percussion; Crystal Tait, double bass; and host, Colette Simonot.

 

Some of the CLCMF’s highlights include the opening night offering — James Ehnes and Alexander Tselyakov in Recital — which is scheduled for the evening of Tuesday, August 23. The two world-class musicians will showcase compositions for violin and piano that originate from Russia, Norway and Belgium. Another festival feature will be the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Franz Liszt, one of the greatest Romantic composer of the 19th century. The evening of Saturday, August 27, dubbed Salut d’amour, will be dedicated to this composer and his chamber, vocal and piano masterpieces. Along with wide-ranging and other appealing programming, this year’s edition will conclude with a jazz cruise aboard the Martese tour boat on Clear Lake.                                            


 
All concerts will be held at the Onanole Community Centre, with the exception of the Jazz Cruise Concert (August 28, 8:30 p.m.) which will take place on “The Martese”, which starts off at the Marina in Clear Lake. All in all, this dynamic combination of artists and variety in programming will guarantee an exciting and pleasurable summer experience for all in attendance.


EVENT DETAILS

 

Tuesday, August 23, 2011,

Concert 1: Opening Night — James Ehnes and Alexander Tselyakov in Recital

Onanole Community Centre, Onanole, 7:30 p.m.

James Ehnes, violin; Alexander Tselyakov, piano — Schnittke: Suite in the Old Style; Grieg: Sonata for violin and piano No. 3 in C minor; Ysaÿe: Sonata No. 3 “Ballade” for solo violin; Prokofiev: Sonata for violin and piano No. 2

 

Wednesday, August 24, 1022

Concert 2: James Ehnes and Alexander Tselyakov with Friends — Inimitable Inventiveness

James Ehnes, violin; Rafael Hoekman , cello; Alexander Tselyakov, Daniel Tselyakov, piano

Onanole Community Centre, Onanole, 7:30 p.m.

Kreisler: Liebesleid; Liebesfreud; Haydn: Piano Trio No. 39, Hob.15: 25 “Gypsy Trio”; Shostakovich: Trio No. 2 in E minor, op.67

 

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Concert 3: James Ehnes and Alexander Tselyakov with friendsPurely Romantic Night

James Ehnes, Joyce Lai, Tomomi Brennan, violin; Ian Clarke, viola; Rafael Hoekman , cello; Alexander Tselyakov, Daniel Tselyakov, piano

Onanole Community Centre, Onanole, 7:30 p.m.

Dvorák: Piano Quintet No. 2 in A major, op.81, B.155; Chausson: Concerto for violin, piano and string quartet in D major, op.21

 

 Friday, August 26, 2011

Concert 4: An evening of jazz

Onanole Community Centre, Onanole, 7:30 p.m.

Greg Gatien, saxophone; Michael Cain, Eric Platz, percussion

 

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Concert 5: Salut d’amour – Franz Liszt’s 200th Anniversary Celebration

Alexander Tselyakov, Daniel Tselyakov, piano;

Catherine Wood, clarinet; Joyce Lai, Tomomi Brennan, violin; Ian Clarke, viola; Rafael Hoekman , cello; Crystal Tait, double bass; Naomi Forman, soprano; Colette Simonot, Host   

Onanole Community Centre, Onanole, 7:30 p.m.

Liszt: Romance oubliée; Consolation #3; Réminiscences de Don Juan; Tristia; La vallée d’Obermann; Liebestraum; Années de pélerinage #3, S.163: Angélus! Prière aux anges gardiens; Am Grabe Richard Wagner, S.135; S’il est un charmant gazon; Enfant, si j’étais roi; Oh! Quand je dors; Mephisto Waltz

 

Sunday, August 28, 2001

Concert 6: Festival Finale: Serious Fun!
Joel Brennan, trumpet; Greg Gatien, saxophone; Catherine Wood, clarinet; Joyce Lai, Tomomi Brennan, violin; Ian Clarke, viola;
Rafael Hoekman , cello; Alexander Tselyakov, Daniel Tselyakov, Kara Dixon, Michael Cain, piano; Eric Platz, percussion; Naomi Forman, soprano; Colette Simonot, Host

Onanole Community Centre, Onanole, 3 p.m.

Haydn: String Quartet, op.33 No. 30, “The Joke”: Finale, Presto; Gershwin: 3 Preludes; Anthony Plog: Animal Ditties No. 2; Piazzolla: Libertango; Dick Scanlon: The Girl In 14G; Bernstein: West Side Story, “Somewhere”; Jason Robert Brown: Climbing Uphill; William Bolcom : Little Suite of Four Dances; Wolfgang Schröder: Eine kleine Lachmusik

 

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Concert 7 : Jazz Cruise Concert

Greg Gatien, Saxophone; Michael Cain, Jazz Piano; Eric Platz, percussion

On “The Martese” at the Marina, Clear Lake, Riding Mountain National Park, 8:30 p.m.

 

SINGLE TICKETS

Adult tickets: August 23, 24, 25 (at the door $30) $ 25

Adult tickets: August 26, 27, 28 (at the door $25) $ 20

Student tickets: August 23, 24, 25 (at the door $25) $ 20

Student tickets: August 26, 27, 28 (at the door $20) $ 15

Jazz Cruise Concert (at the door $35) $ 30

 

SUBSCRIPTIONS

Adult Festival Pass $80

Student Festival Pass $55

Jazz Cruise Concert is not included in the Festival Pass

 

Festival subscriptions and individual tickets can be purchased at the School of Music, Brandon University (204) 727-9631; Elkhorn Resort 1-866-ELKHORN (1-866-355-4676); Poor Michael’s Bookshop (204) 848-0336; Marina (Clear Lake), The Nature Shop (RMNP Visitor Centre), Wasagaming, Clear Lake (204) 848-2771; Surridge’s Music Centre, Brandon (204) 727-3322; Home Hardware, Hwy 10, Onanole (204) 848-4663; Marina, Clear Lake, RMNP (204) 867-7299; or through www.clearlakefestival.ca .

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For more information, please contact:

 

Alla Turbanova, Director

Clear Lake Chamber Music Festival

204-571-6547

www.clearlakefestival.ca