Concert 1: Alexander Tselyakov in Recital
Thursday, July 31,2014, 7:30 p.m. at the Lorne Watson Recital Hall, Brandon University
Alexander Tselyakov, hailed for his “technical perfection and intoxicating sound,” will perform an evening of piano masterpieces by composers such as Liszt, Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff. Acclaimed for the sensitivity and depth of his interpretations, the rare emotional intensity and bold energy of his performances and his extraordinary mastery in exploring diverse repertoire, Alexander Tselyakovhas been described as “representing the best aspect of Russian pianism and all its attributes… “(New York Concert Review)
Concert 2: Extravaganza
Friday, August 1,2014, 7:30 p.m. at the Erickson Lutheran Church, Erickson, MB
Hosted by Colette Simonot, this unique and fabulous concert consists of a variety of extravagant repertoire performed by some of Canada’s finest chamber musicians. Our exciting line-up of performers will include Allen Harrington on saxophone, Alexander Tselyakov (piano), Marc Djokic (violin), Kerry DuWors (violin), Heather Wilson (viola), Rafael Hoekman (cello), and Nancy Hennen (flute).
Concert 3: Coffee Concert – Serious Fun!
Saturday, August 2, 2014, 10:30 a.m. at the Erickson Lutheran Church, Erickson
Come relax with a morning cup of coffee and pastry while enjoying our popular coffee concert featuring entertainment from tango and classical music, to humorous musical theatre selections. From Sondheim to Piazzolla, this wide range of repertoire is sure to delight audience members of all ages.
Concert 4: Jazz concert
Saturday, August 2, 2014, 3:00 p.m. at the Erickson Lutheran Church, Erickson
This year our talented line-up of jazz musicians featuring Greg Gatien on saxophone and Eric Platz on percussion, are joined by two new and exciting artists making their festival debut. Our featured jazz vocalist Shannon Chapman, and pianist Mahechver Shunmugam, student of Alla Turbanova will lend their talents for a lively afternoon of jazz classics. Come join us for a fun filled concert that will ignite the jazz lover in all of us!
Concert 5: Romantic Afternoon
Sunday, August 3, 2014, 3:00 p.m. at the Erickson Lutheran Church, Erickson
Get ready for a purely romantic afternoon as we highlight selections from some of the era’s finest romantic composers including Schumann, Faure, and Kuhlau. Also featured is one of Dvorak’s most triumphant and best known chamber works, Trio Dumky No. 4 in E minor, op. 90, B. 166 for violin, cello and piano. These charmingly tender and sensitive melodies are certain to warm your heart and lift your spirit.
Concert No.6: Jazz Cruise Concert
Sunday, August 3, 8:30 p.m.
Take an evening break and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere of ClearLake with the passionate sounds of our outstanding jazz musicians. Be sure to get your tickets early for this popular Jazz Cruise Concert which takes you for a scenic evening tour around the peaceful waters of ClearLake.
Concert No.7: Festival Finale
Monday, August 4, 2014, 3:00 p.m. at the Erickson Lutheran Church, Erickson
Our grand finale is one that you won’t want to miss! The concert begins with early works by Handel and Monteverdi, and the beautiful sounds of Baroque music. A charming girl-power set featuring some of the greatest trios ever written for female voice follows, along with some popular tunes performed by Naomi Forman (soprano), Sarah Hall (soprano), and Chelsea Chimilar (mezzo-soprano), accompanied by Daniel Tselyakov (piano). In addition, the world premiere of Brandon composer Kenneth Nichols, The River Merchant’s Wife: A Letter for low voice, flute and piano will feature Sarah Hall (soprano), Alla Turbanova (piano), and Nancy Hennen (flute). We finish off the afternoon with Schostakovich’s famous Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 75 featuring Kerry DuWors (violin), Marc Djokic (violin), Heather Wilson (viola), Rafael Hoekman (cello), and Alexander Tselyakov (piano).