2019 Festival Performances

 

ENSEMBLES IN RESIDENCE


Program

En songe je t’ai vu

  • Jeanne Landry Songs

  • Mendelssohn: op. 44 #2

  • Dompierre “Par Quatre Chemins”

  • Dvorak: Piano Quintet No. 2, in A Major

Saturday, July 27 7:30pm

St. Mary Magdalene
355 Main Street, Picton, ON KOK 2T0

Quatour Saguenay

with pianist AlLison Gagnon & soprano Becca Keneally

The Quatuor Saguenay, composed of violinists Marie Bégin and Nathalie Camus, violist Luc Beauchemin, and cellist David Ellis, has developed a reputation for excellence throughout Canada and internationally. The quartet’s originality, contagious enthusiasm, unique sonority, and remarkable cohesion have all contributed to its long-term success, both on stage and in recording. The four instrumentalists are also the first chairs of their respective sections of l’Orchestre symphonique du Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean.


Program

Freedom and faith

  • Middleground - Shelley Washington

  • Clara Schumann: Nocturne in F Major

  • Robert Schumann: Novelette in f-sharp minor

  • A-Tisket, A-Tasket - Ella Fitzgerald

  • Sancta Femina improvisation on the music of Hildegaard, Caccini, Cozzolani

  • Get into the Now - Jessica Meyer

Saturday, August 3 7:30pm

St. Mary Magdalene
355 Main Street, Picton, ON KOK 2T0

PUBLIQuartet

with pianist, Andrea Botticelli

Applauded by The Washington Post as “a perfect encapsulation of today’s trends in chamber music,” and by The New Yorker as “independent-minded,” PUBLIQuartet’s creative programming lends a fresh perspective to the Classical music scene.  Dedicated to presenting new works for string quartet, PUBLIQuartet was selected as Concert Artists Guild’s New Music/New Places Ensemble at the 2013 CAG Competition, and then garnered Chamber Music America’s 2015 ASCAP Adventurous Programming Award for outstanding and innovative approaches to contemporary classical, jazz, and world chamber music.  PQ’s genre-bending programs span the classical canon and also feature open-form improvisations that expand the techniques and aesthetic of the traditional string quartet.


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Program

For earle

  • Haydn: “Bird” op. 33 #3

  • Julius Engelbert Röntgen: Trio No. 1 in D Major

  • Mahler: Adagietto from Symphony No. 5 in c-sharp minor

  • Brahms: Sextet in B-Flat Major

Saturday, August 10 7:30pm

St. Mary Magdalene
355 Main Street, Picton, ON KOK 2T0

Port Milford Ensemble

with Adrian Fung & Min-Jeong Koh

Veterans of orchestral and chamber music performance and members of Port Milford's core Artist Faculty, the Port Milford Ensemble (Marie Berard, Rohan Gregory, Angela Rudden and Paul Widner) come together each summer to coach young musicians and to perform in concert with technical distinction and a sensitive rapport.

Marie Berard, Rohan Gregory, Rachel Handman, violins

Angela Rudden, viola

Paul Widner, cello


Program

music for the joy of it

  • Byrd: Fantasia

  • Walton: String Quartet in a minor

  • Martinu: Madrigal No. 1

  • Mendelssohn: Viola Quintet op. 87

Saturday, August 17 7:30pm

St. Mary Magdalene
355 Main Street, Picton, ON KOK 2T0

Tokai String Quartet

with Catherine Cosbey & Andréa Tyniec

Praised for their “emotional investment” and “decisive” interpretations (Toronto Star) and “intense” and “hot-blooded” performances (Globe and Mail), the Tokai Quartet is one of Canada’s leading string quartets. In September 2007, the quartet became prizewinners at the Banff International String Quartet Competition, the first Canadian group to do so since 1992. The vibrancy that this exciting young ensemble brings to their performances is gaining them enthusiastic audiences across Canada, and has earned the Tokai Quartet a growing demand for performances at concert series across the country.


SUNDAY STUDENT MATINEES

Music at Port Milford students perform chamber, choral and orchestral works

Free Admission (Donations Appreciated)

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Sunday, July 28, 2pm "On the Deck"

Music at Port Milford, 89 Colliers Road, Milford, Ontario

Sunday, August 4, 2pm

St Mary Magdalene, 335 Main Street, Picton, Ontario

Sunday, August 11, 2pm "On the Deck"

Music at Port Milford, 89 Colliers Road, Milford, Ontario

Sunday, August 18, 2pm

St Mary Magdalene, 335 Main Street, Picton, Ontario