Director’s Message

It is a great thrill to welcome you to the 14th annual Clear Lake Chamber Music Festival July 24-28, 2019 

This year we are inviting you on a truly diverse musical journey. Join us for a series of outstanding performances that promise to push the boundaries and expectations of chamber music, from rarely performed gems to reimagined interpretations – here’s your treat to some of the best music Manitoba has to offer!

Our host this year will be Mr. Paul Shore and he will be thrilled to introduce you to this season’s line-up of outstanding musicians which include our artistic directors pianists Alexander Tselyakov, and Daniel Tselyakov; Kerry DuWors, Violin; Michael Cain, Jazz Piano; Erick Platz, Drums; Katie Gannon, Violin; Simon Fryer, Cello; Michael Scholz, Viola; Crystal White, Double Bass; Nancy Hennen, Flute; Chris Byman, Clarinet; Sabina Rzazade, Piano; Diogo Peixoto, Jazz Guitar;and Steve Hamilton, Bass.

We are at our best when among friends, and these incredible musicians and composers who grace our stage are the best tribute to our name. As always, we count you among our circle of friends and invite you to experience our legacy of innovative, evocative programming tailored to please even the most sophisticated ears, as a result of our passion and commitment for presenting the best chamber music and musicians to a very appreciative audience.

A special thanks to our amazing team, devoted volunteers, great partners, passionate musicians, sponsors and to you all, for coming and contributing to the success of this unique Festival in Manitoba. I would like to also highlight the efforts made by Pastor Jim Vickers, Diakon Hilda Vickers and Erickson’s Lutheran Church Team with the fundraising for a new grand piano for the super acoustically Erickson Church. Moreover, we would like to extend our gratitude to the anonymous sponsor that helped with the acquisition of this grand piano. After all, there is nothing better than music to connect a community and to unite generations.

Once again, please accept my warmest welcome and best wishes for a memorable festival.

Let yourself immersed in its extraordinary atmosphere, enjoy every second and let’s make together some great memories!

Alla Turbanova, Director, Piano

 Clear Lake Chamber Music Festival

 

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Press Release: CELEBRATING 14 YEARS OF CHAMBER MUSIC


The fourth week of July marks the fourteen season of the Clear Lake Chamber Music Festival directed by pianists Alexander Tselyakov and Daniel Tselyakov. This year’s Festival is comprised of 6 concerts: five chamber concerts and jazz concert. Performances run from Wednesday, July 24 through Sunday, July 28 and feature a wide variety of musical styles and artists.

The Clear Lake Chamber Music Festival continues to be an important part of Canada’s cultural calendar delighting people of all ages with a powerful musical experience. This year’s ambitious schedule is sure to please and promises to inspire new lovers of classical music as well as satisfy the appetites of seasoned enthusiasts. The large scale roster of talented guest artists includes: Alexander Tselyakov, Piano; Daniel Tselyakov, Piano; Paul Shore, Host; Kerry DuWors, Violin; Katie Gannon, Violin; Michael Scholz, Viola; Simon Fryer, Cello; Crystal White, Double Bass; Nancy Hennen, Flute; Chris Byman, Clarinet; Alla Turbanova, Piano; Sabina Rzazade, Piano; Michael Cain, Jazz Piano; Eric Platz, Percussion; Diogo Peixoto, Guitar; and Steve Hamilton, Jazz Bass.

The wide variety in programming will make for an engaging program, and the exceptional musical talent guarantees an exciting and pleasurable experience for all.

The Clear Lake Chamber Music Festival occupies a special place in music lovers’ hearts, minds and summer plans. Don’t miss out on a wonderful week of outstanding music in the beautiful natural surroundings of Clear Lake and Riding Mountains National Park! 

CELEBRATING 14 YEARS OF CHAMBER MUSIC, the 2019 Clear Lake Chamber Music Festival will bring music to three Manitoba communities:  the Lorne Watson Recital Hall, School of Music, Brandon University (Wednesday, July 24 – Friday, July 26); the Erickson Lutheran Church (Saturday, July 27 – Sunday, July 28); and the Wasagaming Community Arts, Wasagaming in Clear Lake (Saturday, July 27). Details are available at www.clearlakefestival.ca.

For tickets and more information: School of Music, Brandon University (204) 727-9631

Clear Lake Chamber Music Festival (204) 571-6547

Alla Turbanova, Director

Event Details:  

WEDNESDAY, JULY 24, 7:30 PM   Lorne Watson Recital Hall, Brandon University

OPENING NIGHT

We are thrilled to open the Festival with Mozart’s brilliant Piano Concerto No. 23 and with one of the most popular piano concertos ever written, Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 featuring Master Soloist, Alexander Tselyakov. After the concert, mingle with all Festival artists at a complimentary wine and cheese reception sponsored by Brandon University.

THURSDAY, JULY 25, 7:30 PM   Lorne Watson Recital Hall, Brandon University

MASTERWORKS I

An evening of superb program selections includes one of Dmitri Shostakovich’s best-known chamber works, the Piano Quintet in G Minor, Opus 57. Artists will include virtuoso musicians Daniel Tselyakov, soloist; Kerry DuWors, violin; Kathy Gannon, violin; Michael Scholz, viola and Simon Fryer, cello.

FRIDAY, JULY 26, 7:30 PM   Lorne Watson Recital Hall, Brandon University

MASTERWORKS II

The evening program will include one of Saint-Saëns most famous works, Carnival of the Animals, which was written as a musical joke for an all-ages audience and one of the monuments to the young Mendelssohn’s tremendous gifts, his Piano Sextet, Opus 110.

SATURDAY, JULY 27, 11:00 AM   Erickson Lutheran Church

COFFEE CONCERT: SERIOUS FUN!

Come and relax with a complimentary coffee and pastries while enjoying our surprising concert full of humour and entertainment from light classical works to musicals, tangos, and a jazzy style concerto.

SATURDAY, JULY 27, 7:30 PM   Wasagaming Community Arts

SATURDAY JAZZ EVENING

Each summer the Clear Lake Chamber Music Festival features some of Canada‘s most celebrated jazz musicians. This year jazz pianist Michael Cain and percussionist Eric Platz will be joined by Steve Hamilton, bass, and, from Brazil, guitarist Diogo Peixoto.

SUNDAY, JULY 28, 3:00 PM   Erickson Lutheran Church

FESTIVAL GRAND FINALE

The Festival’s Grand Finale will impress with the excellent and exciting selections of Saint-Saëns, Gershwin and Tchaikovsky’s music featuring Nancy Hennen, flute; Chris Byman, clarinet; Daniel Tselyakov and Alexander Tselyakov, pianists. Sensitivity, depth, emotional intensity and technical brilliance come together in this fabulous FESTIVAL GRAND FINALE.

Concert Locations: 

July 24-26:

Lorne Watson Recital Hall, School of Music, Brandon University, Queen Elizabeth II Music Building

July 27: 

11:00 am  Erickson Lutheran Church, 30 – 3rd Street SW, Erickson, MB

7:30 pm  Wasagaming Community Arts, (Clear Lake) Riding Mountain National Park, 110 Wasagaming Drive

July 28:  Erickson Lutheran Church, 30 – 3rd Street SW, Erickson, MB

Ticket Prices: 

Adult Festival Pass $90 

Seniors 65+ Pass $70 

Student Festival Pass $35

Adult Tickets $25 (at the door $30)

Senior Tickets $20 (at the door $25)

Student Tickets $15 (at the door $20)

Where to Buy Tickets: 

Brandon University School of Music • (204) 727-9631

Clear Lake Chamber Music Festival • (204) 571-6547

Ted Good Music, Brandon • (204) 728-1110 

Surridge’s Music Centre, Brandon • (204) 727-3322

Wasagaming Community Arts Gallery, Wasagaming (Clear Lake) • (204) 848-2993

Poor Michael’s Bookshop, Onanole • (204) 848-0336

The Green Spot Home & Garden, Brandon • (204) 727-5884

The Green Spot Cottage Country, Onanole • (204) 848-3516

Payments: 

Payment may be made by Visa, MasterCard or Cheque

Mail cheques made payable to Clear Lake Chamber Music Festival with details of concert order to:  Clear Lake Chamber Music Festival

School of Music 

Brandon University 

270-18th Street  

Brandon, MB R7A 6A9

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Director’s Notes

We have great pleasure in announcing the dates of the 14th Clear Lake Chamber Music Festival: July 24-28, 2019.

I would like to extend a warm and hearty thank you to all our sponsors who have made the Clear Lake Chamber Music Festival possible this year. This exciting Festival has become an important part of Canada’s cultural calendar delighting people of all ages with a powerful musical experience.

This year (July 24-28) we will present 6 wonderful concerts: jazz and five chamber programs. I am delighted with the line up of musicians and with the musical content which includes the widest range of programming ever undertaken.

This third week of July will be overflowing with diverse music that is “full of life”. Please come and enjoy the experience. I look forward to seeing you there.

Alla Turbanova, Director
Clear Lake Chamber Music Festival

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