Welcome to our second season. This year, Classiqu’Arts SDG 2018 Plus expands its programming beyond classical music, from Bach to Bossa Nova. We welcome two National Capital region ensembles, Delphinus Jazz, whose seasoned musicians will perform familiar Bossa Nova and Jazz medleys, accompanied by orchestra, led our returning conductor, Marc David.We also welcome the much praised and recent Juno award nominee, Ottawa Bach Choir, founded and conducted by Lisette Canton. Their performances will transport the audience from early music to familiar jazz favourites and selections from renowned Canadian composers.
Our guest soloists:
- Tara-Louise Montour, considered North America’s foremost classical Aboriginal violinist, distinguishes herself by performing works based on Native North American themes for solo violin.
- Alexandru Sura, a Moldovan cymbalist whose rich repertoire ranges from traditional music, folk performances, pre-classical and classical music also performs creations by 20th century composers.
- Feryn King and her troupe from Akwesasne will once again perform First Nations traditional dances.
The art exhibition, will be officiated by Cornwall’s Cailuan Art Gallery, owner, operator Tracy-Lynn Davies and by Sandra Taylor-Hedges, curator. The exhibition featuring works by recognized SD&G artists will reflect the subtle characteristics of the Seaway Valley and Eastern Ontario.
Being the only event of its’ kind in this area, Classiqu’Arts 2018 SD&G Plus will engage the audience with stunning performances that reflect the beauty this national historic site, the St. Raphael’s Ruins. Our greatest objective is to recognize young talent while strengthening and advancing the presence of the arts within the United Counties of SD&G.
We look forward to seeing you for this 2018 season!