Concerts

WEDNESDAY, JULY 24, 7:30 PM OPENING NIGHT

Lorne Watson Recital Hall, Brandon University

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 MASTERWORKS I

Lorne Watson Recital Hall, Brandon University

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 MASTERWORKS II

Lorne Watson Recital Hall, Brandon University

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 COFFEE CONCERT: SERIOUS FUN!

Erickson Lutheran Church

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 SATURDAY JAZZ EVENING

Wasagaming Community Arts

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 Matt Kozicki, bass, and, from Brazil, guitarist Diogo Peixot.

SUNDAY, JULY 28, 3:00 PM FESTIVAL GRAND FINALE

Erickson Lutheran Church

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