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FOUNTAIN 2016 SCHOOL of 2017 PERFORMING SEASON ARTS


fountAIn school of performing arts 2016 - 2017 Season WELCOME FROM THE DIRECTOR The performing arts allow us to break free from the everyday and to inhabit other worlds and experiences. Through this year’s season, Fountain School of Performing Arts students will explore worlds ranging from a claustrophobic New York boarding house to an eighteenth-century London orphanage, a decaying midwestern town, and the magical dream lands of Shakespeare and Mozart. Through our stage and concert productions, audiences can gain insight into the lives of others, sharing their struggles and triumphs and breaking through the boundaries that separate us. We invite you to join us! Dr. Jacqueline Warwick Director, Fountain School of Performing Arts

WELCOME FROM THE DEAN “Breaking free” brilliantly captures the Fountain School’s new production season and I cannot imagine a better list of reasons to break free from our daily routines to enjoy the hard work of our faculty, students and staff. This year’s wonderful concerts and stage productions will highlight, yet again, the School’s valuable contributions to performing arts in the city and region, and I look forward to celebrating their achievements and sharing the experience with you. Dr. Frank Harvey Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

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INSIDE

WELCOME TO THE 2016-17 SEASON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 ■ THEATRE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 ■ MUSIC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 ■ OPERA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 ■ STUDENT PERFORMANCES and RECITALS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 ■ FACULTY CHAMBER SERIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 ■ DAVID SCHROEDER MUSIC & CULTURE SERIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 ■ COMMUNITY OUTREACH EVENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 ■ MASTERCLASSES and WORKSHOPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 ■ FILM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 WHERE TO FIND US and VENUE INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 SEASON SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . See Insert CALENDAR OF EVENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Back Cover

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THEATRE BREAKING FREE... Whether in the

hardscrabble world of downtrodden America, the unequal society of 18thcentury London, or the fantastical dreamscapes of Shakespeare and Mozart, this season’s characters are tied down by laws, by poverty, or by their own hearts. How will they break free from the shackles that bind them?

OCTOBER 11 - 15

NOVEMBER 29 - DECEMBER 3

THE RIMERS OF ELDRITCH

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

By Lanford Wilson Directed by Rob McClure David Mack. Murray Theatre

By William Shakespeare Directed by Philip Akin Sir James Dunn Theatre

“You fall down, you bruise, you run into things, you’re old.” When a Midwest small town loses its industrial core, the American Dream turns into a nightmare. The once thriving Main Street is now lined with abandoned businesses and dilapidated buildings, and the only dream left to the remaining townspeople is that one day they will manage to escape, either physically by moving away, or emotionally by finding love. In Lanford Wilson’s modern classic, the characters gradually discover the unpleasant secrets that inevitably accompany a nation’s unfettered pursuit of happiness.

“And to that place the sharp Athenian law cannot pursue us!” In Athens, love is restricted by unfeeling men and by the harsh edicts of the law. But beyond the walls, the wild woods beckon to the lovers who seek to break free. Freedom has its own dangers, though, for in the forest are spirits of another sort. In the unchained, shifting world of the Fairy King and Queen, true love can die, clowns can become monsters, friends can become enemies, and cues can be misunderstood. In Shakespeare’s fantasy of escape, we learn how a night in the forest can transform the city forever.

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MARCH 28 - APRIL 1

coram boy Adapted by Helen Edmundson from the novel by Jamila Gavin Music by Adrian Sutton Directed by Linda Moore Sir James Dunn Theatre

FEBRUARY 7 - 11

STAGE DOOR By Edna Ferber and George S. Kaufman Directed by Jure Gantar David Mack. Murray Theatre “Without a job and those lines to say, an actress is just an ordinary person, trying not to look as scared as she feels.” There is no greater freedom than becoming someone else, if only for a few hours. This is what the young women living together in New York’s Footlights Club, a rooming house for aspiring actresses, hope to achieve. Edna Ferber and George S. Kaufman’s 1936 play is a heartfelt account of the everyday struggles and failures which pave the way to the rare stories of success and fame on the stage and screen. This production will introduce you to our thirdyear Acting class who, like their characters, are about to begin their performing careers.

“I want to go soon. Tomorrow or the day after... I’m going to find my mother.” In Gloucester, in 1742, a young aristocrat longs to defy his family’s expectations and pursue his love of music. In London, in 1750, two boys - one saved from an African slave ship, the other abandoned on English soil - grow up together in the Coram Foundling Hospital, both dreaming of their lost parents. Their stories are linked by a mysterious young gardener, by the music of Handel, and by a fierce desire to break free of social structures to find happiness. Helen Edmundson’s touching “play with music” invites us to reconsider our own understandings of responsibility, freedom and joy. All evening shows at 7:30 pm Matinees Saturday at 2:00 pm Tickets available at the Dalhousie Arts Centre Box Office Tel: 902.494.3820 or 1.800.874.1669 dal.ca/artscentre $15 / $10 for individual tickets or purchase a 5-event package and save! See details on insert 4


MUSIC

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19

Dalhousie Chorus

ALL A CAPPELLA From Pitch Perfect to Pentatonix, a cappella singing is today’s cross-over craze that brings choir music into contemporary culture. The Dal Chorus, directed by Christina Murray, celebrates the rich history of a cappella - from Hildegard, to barbershop, to today’s contemporary a cappella hits! St. Matthew’s United Church

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1

Wind Ensemble

Jazz Ensemble

partners in swing

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6

The Dal Wind Ensemble, conducted by Jacob Caines, takes the audience on an immersive journey from Bach’s BWV 478 to Jupiter II/VI Europa by Nova Scotian Lucas Oickle. The program features compositions that challenge the ear, as well as those that surround listeners and players with lush, rich sound.

The Dal Jazz Ensemble is joined by the Halifax All-City Senior Jazz Ensemble for an evening of classic big band sounds performing a variety of swinging standards, featuring the vocal stylings of Marcia Swanston. These talented musicians are under the direction of Chris Mitchell and Nathan Beeler.

SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

478/II/VI

Cathedral Church of All Saints 5

St. Andrew’s United Church

FRENCH CONNECTIONS Conducted by Peter Allen, the Dalhousie Symphony Orchestra explores the “French connection” of three pieces: Mozart’s Paris Symphony, Berlioz’s Le Corsaire (Overture) and Gershwin’s An American in Paris. St. Andrew’s United Church


THURSDAY, APRIL 6

Wind Ensemble

Colour and Light Take whatever you thought about a wind ensemble concert or its repertoire and forget it. Play a part in a multidisciplinary exploration of sound, colour, and space as the ensemble dives into works by Schwantner, Beethoven, and several local artists. Sir James Dunn Theatre

FRIDAY, MARCH 10

GUITAR ENSEMBLE

GUITARS GALORE This entertaining concert will include a wide variety of guitar music spanning classical, celtic and jazz, including works by Bach, Beethoven, Georg Tintner, Scott Macmillan and more. Directed by Scott Macmillan. The Music Room

SATURDAY, MARCH 25 THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16

CONCERTO NIGHT This musical extravaganza features outstanding student soloists with the Dalhousie Symphony Orchestra. Popular concerti and arias are performed under the direction of Peter Allen. Mark your calendars for our most popular concert of the year! Sir James Dunn Theatre

DALHOUSIE CHORUS AND CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

VIVALDI’S GLORIA

The Dalhousie Chorus and Chamber Orchestra present Vivaldi’s iconic Gloria. The effervescent and intense music marks the joy and the sorrow of this well-known text. The Chorus and soloists will also present smaller Baroque works.

St. Matthew’s United Church

MONDAY, APRIL 10

Jazz Ensemble

rhapsody in blues & boogie An exhilarating evening of music featuring piano sensation Michael Kaeshammer with the Dalhousie Jazz Ensemble directed by Chris Mitchell. The DJE joins forces with this musical powerhouse debuting Michael’s original music arranged for big band. Rebecca Cohn Auditorium

All concerts at 7:30 pm Tickets available at the Dalhousie Arts Centre Box Office Tel: 902.494.3820 or 1.800.874.1669 or dal.ca/artscentre $15 / $10 for individual tickets or purchase a 5-event package and save! See details on insert 6


OPERA

THE MAGIC FLUTE FEBRUARY 2- 5

©Nicola Betts Photography

“THEY WHO WALK UPON THIS PATH, FULL OF HARDSHIP, WILL BE MADE PURE.” Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder Adapted and translated by Brent Krysa Additional lyrics and musical editing by Peter Tiefenbach

Prince Tamino is charged with the task of rescuing Princess Pamina from the clutches of an evil sorcerer—but as he strives to fulfill his task, he discovers that the situation may not be what it seems. Journeying through a land of wonder and magic, Tamino, Pamina, and their companions must break free from their fears and weaknesses. Respected director Brent Krysa returns to Dalhousie to direct his own 90-minute adaptation of The Magic Flute. This surrealistic and whimsical reduction celebrates creativity and ensemble acting while embracing the imaginative scope and musical vision of Mozart’s masterpiece. Sir James Dunn Theatre 7

All evening shows at 7:30 pm Matinee Sunday at 2:30 pm Tickets available at the Dalhousie Arts Centre Box Office Tel: 902.494.3820 or 1.800.874.1669 or dal.ca/artscentre $15 / $10 for individual tickets or purchase a 5-event package and save! See details on insert


student performances & Recitals shakespeare

in performance final presentation The second-year Acting class presents a studio workshop of scenes they have been preparing in their year-long studies. Wednesday, April 5 at 2:35 pm Studio Two Dalhousie Arts Centre

noon hour recitals Enjoy live music on your lunch hour! Each Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 12:15 throughout the academic year, our talented students perform at the Dalhousie Arts Centre in a free recital. Everyone welcome.

THIRD-YEAR AND GRADUATION RECITALS Free student concerts every spring. See the web for schedules. Recital schedules are subject to change, so please visit dal.ca/fspaseason or call 902.494.3772 for details. 8


FACULTY CHAMBER SERIES Dalhousie’s Faculty Chamber Series continues our collaboration with the Music Room Chamber Players Series. Four Dalhousie concerts are presented within the twenty-concert series. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25

romantic potpourri

wind songs

Over 100 years of Romanticism in the creative writings of Brahms, Elgar, R. Strauss, Glière and Gounod, with Lynn Stodola, piano, David Parker, horn, and Philippe Djokic, violin. Brahms’ fiery Horn Trio Op. 40 and Elgar’s noble Violin Sonata, along with enchanting miniatures for horn by Gounod, Glière and Strauss.

Virtuoso flutist Patricia Creighton is joined by pianist Peter Allen and oboist Brian James in a recital for winds and piano. This diverse program will feature works by Schumann (Fantasy Pieces) and this year’s Scotia Festival composer-in-residence, Peteris Vasks (Landscape with Birds), with the wonderful Muczynski Sonata for Flute and Piano.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29

russian feast

THE SAGE AND HIS APPRENTICE

Come savour great Russian composers on one special night: Rachmaninoff, Tschaikovsky, Prokofiev, and Shostakovich. Join bass baritone Greg Servant, cellist Shimon Walt, violinist Mark Lee, and pianist Peter Allen in some of the most passionate music ever written for these instruments. Along with a couple of favourites, the program also includes the rarely performed first piano trio by Shostakovich.

Marcia Swanston, mezzo soprano and novice jazz singer, performs with Chris Mitchell and his fabulous Quartet in an evening of jazz standards and a few of our new favourites. Fountain School voice students provide harmonic back up. All concerts at 7:00 pm The Music Room 6181 Lady Hammond Rd. For more information please call 902.429.9467 or visit

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DAVID SCHROEDER MUSIC & CULTURE SERIES OCTOBER 13

DYLAN ROBinson

Queen’s University éwe xwelitemlh xwelálá:m - AGAINST HUNGRY LISTENING

Dylan Robinson is a Stó:lō scholar who holds the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Arts at Queen’s University. His current research project documents the history of contemporary Indigenous public art across North America. The project involves working with Indigenous artists and scholars to collaboratively imagine new forms of public engagement and create new public works that speak to Indigenous experience. FEBRUARY 9

nicholas mathew

University of California (Berkeley) CIRCULATING HAYDN: SYMPATHETIC COMMERCE AND GLOBALIZED MUSIC IN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY LONDON

Born in the UK, Nicholas Mathew studied piano at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, while completing his undergraduate program at Oxford. During his PhD (Musicology) at Cornell University, he studied period pianos with Malcolm Bilson. Dr. Mathew’s research focuses on the relationships between music and politics in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. APRIL 6

suzie leblanc Where have all the curves gone? Musical notation and its influence on phrasing

Acadian soprano Suzie LeBlanc is one of the most sought after early music sopranos of her generation. Concert engagements and opera roles have led her around the world and produced more than 50 recordings. Recently appointed to the Order of Canada, she is the Artistic Director of Le Nouvel Opéra, which produces chamber operas and gives workshops in Baroque opera at the Orford Arts Centre. All lectures at 12:00 noon on Thursdays in Room 406 of the Dalhousie Arts Centre. Free Admission. 10


COMMUNITY OUTREACH EVENTS

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

tur malka: tHE OTHER SIDE OF THE POEM Gilsig Series in Jewish Arts and Culture Music by Henri Oppenheim Staging by Pierre Labbé

In this multi-media performance event, composer Henri Oppenheim and an exceptional team of artists pay tribute to the Yiddish poets of 20th-century Montréal. Oppenheim’s resolutely modern work melds traditional Jewish influences with strains from popular, folk, rock, and electronic music. It evokes both the everyday moments and the great dramas in the lives of Jewish immigrants, while also celebrating the vibrant city—Tur Malka, or “Royal Mountain,” in Yiddish—in which they put down new and lasting roots. 7:30 pm, Sir James Dunn Theatre Tickets are free but space is limited. Please arrive early to ensure your space. 11

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29 SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11 TUESDAY, APRIL 11

DALHOUSIE COLLEGIUM CANTORUM Dalhousie Collegium Cantorum is a 90-voice mixed voice choral ensemble directed by Gary Ewer, accompanied by Tara Scott. November 29 at 7:30 pm: Masterworks of English and French Baroque - Charpentier’s Messe de Minuit pour Noël; Purcell’s Come Ye Sons of Art. December 11 at 3:00 pm: Christmas in Song - an afternoon of Christmas carols and other special music, with special guests, the famed Children’s Quiz, and a visit from Santa! April 11 at 7:30: Carmina Burana - the 2-piano, 6-percussion version of this powerful cantata. All concerts at St. Andrew’s United Church For ticket pricing please contact the Fountain School or ewer.laurie@gmail.com


JANUARY 7-10

OPEN WATERS FESTIVAL 2017 The Open Waters Festival of New and Improvised Music presents artists from across the spectrum of the improvised and the through-composed. From improvising and traditional orchestras to electroacoustic chamber music, non-traditional approaches to global traditions and forward looking improvisation, the OWF is an upstream tributary into the ocean of sound. This year’s festival will feature Halifax’s improvising Upstream Orchestra, new vocal works by Derek Charke (NS) and Rachel Devorah Trapp (USA), and piano+ electroacoustic improviser Sebastian Lexer (UK). The OWF is proud to feature new compositions and improvisations by students of the Fountain School of Performing Arts, both in the Dunn Theatre and various venues around Halifax. For more info visit www.upstreammusic.org

Sunday night at the opera Film screenings of great operas, hosted by Dr. Michael Parker. Subtitles in English. Admission is free but you must reserve a seat. For more info please visit our website or email michael.parker@dal.ca SUNDAY, JANUARY 15

STUDENT MUSICALE Presented by the Women’s Division of the Dalhousie Alumni Association, Fountain School of Performing Arts students perform as soloists and in chamber groups to raise funds for graduation medals and prizes in the Performing Arts. Enjoy some of the literature’s finest works and support academic achievement. Followed by an open reception. 3:00 pm, Room 406, Dalhousie Arts Centre Tickets available at the door: $10 ($5 for students). Please note there is no senior’s discount for this event. 12


MASTERCLASSES & WORKSHOPS We invite community and student auditors to attend workshops and masterclasses for FREE! TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

ensemble made in canada, Composition Masterclass Ensemble Made In Canada is rapidly gaining recognition as Canada’s premier piano quartet. Awarded the 2006 CBC Galaxie Stars Award from the Banff Centre for the Arts, EMIC was featured in 2008 Chatelaine Magazine’s 80th anniversary issue as “Women to Watch” and is an ensemble that is leading the next generation of classical musicians. ensemblemadeincanada.com 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, Room 121, Dalhousie Arts Centre Music Room performance: September 21, 7:00 pm

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

solawa, Composition Workshop Moe Clark, Métis artist, vocals, and spoken word; Éveline GrégoireRousseau, harpist and singer; Damian Nisenson, composer, singer, saxophonist, lover of Jewish, Argentinian and jazz music; Jean Félix Mailloux, double bassist with diverse influences from jazz to world music; and Ziya Tabassian, Iranian percussionist, specializing in Baroque, Persian and Mediterranean music. solawamontreal.com World Music - 1:30-3:00 pm, Room 111; Songwriting - 3:00-4:30 pm, Room 409, Dalhousie Arts Centre Prismatic Arts Fesitval performances: September 22-24

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1

JERI BROWN, Oral Traditions of West Africa Chanteuse/songwriter/actress/producer Jeri Brown has performed in theatre, film, and television in Europe and North America over the course of an illustrious career. This one-day workshop on oral traditions focuses on Africa and the way Africans are portrayed in films, narratives and music made for western audiences vs. their indigenous communities. jeribrown.com 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Room 406, Dalhousie Arts Centre FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14

janina fialkowska, Piano Masterclass Canadian concert pianist Janina Fialkowska has received many awards including the Governor General’s 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award in Classical Music. She passes on her wide musical experience in master classes and at her annual “International Piano Academy” in Bavaria, and she makes frequent appearances as a juror of the world’s most prestigious piano competitions. 2016 marks her 65th birthday which she will celebrate by giving a year-long “Birthday Celebration Tour”, including performances in the UK, Germany, Poland, Japan, Spain, Portugal, Austria and Canada. 11:30 am - 1:30 pm, Room 406, Dalhousie Arts Centre Symphony Nova Scotia performance: October 13, 7:00 pm

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14

THE RUBY TRIO, Chamber Music Masterclass Ruby Trio members violinist Terri Croft (Dal BMus 2011), cellist Amahl Arulanandam, and pianist Alex Seredenko are accomplished artists with multi-faceted musical backgrounds. Through their work together, they find the diversity of their experiences in life and music lends them new and fresh perspectives on older repertoire. https://www.facebook.com/therubytrio/ 2:30-4:30 pm, Room 406, Dalhousie Arts Centre Cecilia Concerts performance: October 16, 2:00 pm

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15

DARRYL EDWARDS, Voice Masterclass Prof. Darryl Edwards, University of Toronto, is Artistic Director of the Centre for Opera Studies in Italy and COSA Canada, dedicated to “Extraordinary Opera Training!” His students are regularly performing on international stages. In 2016-17 Dr. Edwards will be visiting faculty at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and has been invited to do a teaching tour of China. darryledwards.ca 2:00-4:00 pm, Room 121, Dalhousie Arts Centre THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27 AND FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28

MARVIN BLICKENSTAFF, Piano Workshop & Masterclass Pianist/pedagogue/clinician Dr. Marvin Blickenstaff teaches at The College of New Jersey (Ewing), the Westminster Choir College and Conservatory of Rider University, and The New School for Music Study (Princeton). Several events are presented with the NS Registered Music Teachers Association. Fees apply, please email lwanzel@bellaliant.net › Warm up? Who me? and Honeymoon or Havoc (technical routines and new repertoire), Thursday, Oct 27, 11:30 am -1:30 pm, Room 406 Dalhousie Arts Centre › Pedagogy Workshop and Piano Masterclass, Friday, Oct 28, 9:30-11:45 am and 1:00-2:30 pm, Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4

dennis cahill, Improvisation Masterclass

Dennis Cahill is the Artistic Director and founding member of The Loose Moose Theatre in Calgary, Alberta. He has developed, directed, and appeared in numerous productions over the past 38 years. Mr. Cahill is on Faculty at the Citadel/Banff Centre Professional Theatre Program and is a principal instructor at the International Improvisational School in Calgary. He has toured extensively, performing and teaching improvisation around the world. denniscahill.com 3:00-4:30 pm, Studio Two, Dalhousie Arts Centre NOVEMBER 14-17

EMMA RUSH, Guitar Masterclass & Workshops Award-winning Dalhousie graduate Emma Rush is an unstoppable performer touring across continents. We are thrilled to have her here to share her expertise with our students in a series of events at the Dalhousie Arts Centre. emma-rush.com › Make a Million Playing Guitar, Mon, Nov 14, 6:30-7:30 pm, Room 406 › Stagecraft, Thu, Nov 17, 12:30-1:30 pm, Room 409 › Guitar Masterclass, Thu, Nov 17, 4:30-6:30 pm, Room 406 Debut Atlantic (Halifax performance): November 9, 7:00 pm

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17

JOHN PENNOYER, Transformation - Discussion and Q&A Transformation, the difference between life and art...; Metamorphosis and how it can flourish under financial restraint...; Deadly sins committed in theatre; how envy, covetousness, and rude behavior make theatre work...For forty years, designer John Pennoyer’s ephemeral visions have come to life in theatres and opera houses in Canada, the UK and the USA. Mr. Pennoyer trained as a designer at the Stratford Festival. 6:30-8:00 pm, Room 406, Dalhousie Arts Centre FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18

philip akin, Specificity in Theatre - Discussion and Q&A Philip Akin has been acting and directing for over 30 years. As the Artistic Director of Obsidian Theatre, Canada’s leading Black theatre company, he has spoken on many panels, particularly in the area of cultural diversity in the arts. He has received numerous awards: Life Membership Award from Canadian Actors Equity Association, the Mallory Gilbert Leadership Award, the Bras D’Or Award from the Playwright’s Guild of Canada, and the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts Silver Ticket Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Arts. obsidiantheatre.com 1:00-2:30 pm, Studio Two, Dalhousie Arts Centre THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24

david pomeroy, Voice Masterclass Newfoundland-born tenor David Pomeroy enjoys an international career that has placed him in the spotlight on many of the world’s most important stages. Since his Metropolitan Opera debut in 2009 opposite Anna Netrebko in Les Contes d’Hoffmann with conductor James Levine, he has continued to appear in leading roles with companies across North America and Europe. davidpomeroy.com 11:30 am - 1:30 pm, Room 121, Dalhousie Arts Centre Dartmouth Community Concerts Series performance: November 25, 7:30 pm

TUESDAY, JANUARY 10

nicole Lizée, Composition Workshops (Open Waters) JUNO-nominated composer Nicole Lizée creates new music from an eclectic mix of influences including the earliest MTV videos, turntablism, rave culture, Hitchcock, Kubrick, 1960s psychedelia and 1960s modernism. She is fascinated by the glitches made by outmoded and well-worn technology and captures these glitches, notates them and integrates them into live performance. nicolelizee.com 10:00-11:30 am, Room 121, Dalhousie Arts Centre Symphony Nova Scotia peformance: January 10, 7:30 pm

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27

rebecca cainE, Voice Masterclass Internationally acclaimed soprano Rebecca Caine has enjoyed a unique career divided between opera and musical theatre. Since her London West End debut in Oklahoma at 19, she created the role of Cosette in Les Misérables, played Christine in the original casts of Phantom of the Opera in London and Toronto, and has also appeared on major operatic stages. rebeccacaine.com 11:30 am - 1:30 pm, Room 121, Dalhousie Arts Centre Cecilia Concerts Series performance: February 26, 1:30 pm

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THURSDAY, MARCH 2

jane archibald, Voice Masterclass

Nova Scotia-born soprano Jane Archibald has a career trajectory that has taken her from major opera and concert stages in Toronto to San Francisco to the Vienna State Opera and beyond. Selections from her 2016/17 season include performances with the COC (Ariodante), Vienna (Don Giovanni), Toulouse (L’Enlèvement au Sérail), Munich (Ariadne auf Naxos), Zurich (Orlando Paladino) and Santa Fe (Die Fledermaus). janearchibald.com/biography 11:30 am - 1:30 pm, Room 121, Dalhousie Arts Centre TUESDAY, MARCH 21

annamaria popescu & julien leblanc

Reinventing the Voice Recital, Concert and Lecture McGill University faculty, mezzo soprano Annamaria Popescu and collaborative pianist Julien LeBlanc, perform Hahn’s Venezia, 4 Canzoni d’Amarante by Tosti and Mélodies de Venise by Fauré, and then discuss how to build a themed voice recital. annamariapopescu.com | julienleblanc.com 7:00-9:00 pm, Room 406, Dalhousie Arts Centre SUNDAY, APRIL 9

MICHAEL KAESHAMMER, Performance Workshop Michael Kaeshammer is a Canadian jazz & boogie-woogie pianist, vocalist, composer, arranger, and producer. During this engaging and interactive workshop, Unleashing Your Original Voice, he will take you on a journey that will identify some of the unique challenges faced in realizing one’s performance personality. kaeshammer.com 3:30-5:00 pm, Sir James Dunn Theatre, Dalhousie Arts Centre Fountain School performance: April 10, 7:30 pm

Thank you to the community organizations that make these opportunities possible for our students.

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FILM

NEW FRONTIERS IN DOCUMENTARY: EUROPEAN AND CANADIAN PERSPECTIVES Screening and masterclass series sponsored by the Canada Research Chair in European Studies (Dalhousie University), in cooperation with Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative (AFCOOP)

SEP 10-11 Nov 5-6 DEC 10-11

THE ACADEMY OF THE MUSES

FURTHER AFIELD

QUEBEC MY COUNTRY MON PAYS

Film by José Luis Guerin (2015, 92m) Trailer: goo.gl/j6rCQ7

Film by Joe Lawlor and Christine Molloy (UK/Ireland, 2016, 89m) Trailer: goo.gl/J9qEka

Film by John Walker (2015, 92m) Trailer: goo.gl/MsDoY4

SCREENING: Sep 10 @ 7PM José Luis Guerin’s documentary work about a Spanish philosophy professor (Raffaele Pinto) who teaches at University of Barcelona, and his obsession with the nature of the muse. ➳ University of King’s College

SCREENING: Nov 5 @ 7PM Further Afield uses the life of Ambrose O’Higgins, an 18thcentury Irishman who became a military hero in Chile, as a starting point to explore the experiences of the Irish all over the new world. ➳ Carbon Arc Cinema Museum

SCREENING: Dec 10 @ 7PM John Walker’s latest film is a meditation on his identity as a Quebecer and the transformation of the society since the Quiet Revolution of the 1960s. ➳ University of King’s College

KTS Lecture Hall, New Academic Bldg., 6350 Coburg Road Free admission.

MASTERCLASS: Sep 11 @ 11AM with José Luis Guerin, widely acclaimed documentary, experimental and feature filmmaker. Among his bestknown works is the feature film In The City of Sylvia (2007).

➳ Centre for European Studies Dalhousie University 1376 LeMarchant Street

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of Natural History 1747 Summer Street Tickets: www.CarbonArc.ca

MASTERCLASS: Nov 6 @ 11AM with Christine Molloy, who as one half of the Desperate Optimists has spent the last three decades creating a unique body of documentary, experimental and feature films with her partner Joe Lawlor.

➳ Centre for European Studies Dalhousie University 1376 LeMarchant Street

KTS Lecture Hall, New Academic Bldg., 6350 Coburg Road Free admission.

MASTERCLASS: Dec 11 @ 11AM with John Walker, one of the leading documentary voices of English Canada. He has won two Genies and his 2014 film Arctic Defenders won Best Feature at the Atlantic Film Festival. ➳ Centre for European Studies Dalhousie University 1376 LeMarchant Street

Masterclasses are free for Dalhousie students, $10 for AFCOOP members, and $20 for the general public. Enrolment limited to 12 participants. For registration details contact Martha Cooley, Director, AFCOOP: 902.405.4474 / Director@AFCOOP.Ca Further details: Jerry White, Canada Research Chair in European Studies, 902.494.3628 / Jerry.White@Dal.Ca


WHERE TO FIND US

Fountain School of Performing Arts Room 514, Dalhousie Arts Centre 6101 University Avenue PO Box 15000 Halifax, NS B3H 4R2 Tel. 902.494.3772 Fax. 902.494.2801 E-mail: performingarts@dal.ca dal.ca/performingarts dal.ca/fspaseason Find us on Facebook and Twitter

VENUE INFORMATION DALHOUSIE ARTS CENTRE 6101 University Avenue DAVID MACK. MURRAY THEATRE SIR JAMES DUNN THEATRE REBECCA COHN AUDITORIUM

The Music Room 6181 Lady Hammond Road

St. Andrew’s United Church 6036 Coburg Road

ST. MATTHEW’S UNITED CHURCH 1470 Barrington Street

CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ALL SAINTS 1330 Cathedral Lane

Illustration, Dreamwalker, by John Pennoyer Photography by Nick Pearce and Nicola Betts

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2016 - 2017 CALENDAR OF EVENTS SEPTEMBER 2016 ■ 10-11 ■ 13

7:30 pm

■ 20

9:00 am

■ 26

1:30 pm

José Luis Guerin Film Screening & Masterclass Tur Malka: The Other Side of the Poem (Gilsig Series) Ensemble Made in Canada Composition Masterclass Solawa Composition Workshop

OCTOBER 2016 10:00 am ■ 1 ■ ■ ■ ■ ■

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Jeri Brown Oral Traditions of West Africa 11-15 7:30 pm The Rimers of Eldritch 2pm Sat mat (Theatre) 13 12:00 pm Dylan Robinson Schroeder Music & Culture Series 14 11:30 am Janina Fialkowska Piano Masterclass 14 2:30 pm The Ruby Trio Chamber Music Masterclass 15 2:00 pm Darryl Edwards Voice Masterclass 19 7:00 pm Romantic Potpourri (Faculty Chamber Series) 27-28 Marvin Blickenstaff Piano Masterclass & Workshops

NOVEMBER 2016 ■ 4 3:00 pm

■ 5-6

Dennis Cahill Improvisation Masterclass Christine Molloy Film Screening & Masterclass Emma Rush Guitar Masterclass / Workshops

■ 14-17 ■ 17

6:30 pm

John Pennoyer Transformation - Discussion and Q&A

■ 18

1:00 pm

Philip Akin Discussion and Q&A

■ 19

7:30 pm

Dalhousie Chorus All A Cappella

■ 23

7:00 pm

Russian Feast (Faculty Chamber Series)

■ 24

11:30 am

David Pomeroy Voice Masterclass

■ 25

7:30 pm

Dalhousie Wind Ensemble 478/II/VI

■ 29-3

7:30 pm A Midsummer Night’s Dream 2pm Sat mat (Theatre)

■ 29

7:30 pm

DECEMBER 2016 7:30 pm ■ 1

■ 6

7:30 pm

■ 10-11 ■ 11

3:00 pm

Dalhousie Collegium Cantorum, Masterworks of English and French Baroque Dalhousie Jazz Ensemble Partners in Swing Dalhousie Symphony Orchestra French Connections John Walker Film Screening & Masterclass Dalhousie Collegium Cantorum Christmas in Song

JANUARY 2017 ■ 7–10

Open Waters Festival 2017

■ 10

10:00 am

Nicole Lizée Composition Workshop

■ 15

3:00 pm

Student Musicale

■ 25

7:00 pm

Wind Songs (Faculty Chamber Series)

FEBRUARY 2017 7:30 pm The Magic Flute ■ 2-5 2:30 pm Sun mat (Opera)

■ 7-11

7:30 pm 2pm Sat mat

Stage Door (Theatre)

■ 9

12:00 pm

Nicholas Mathew Schroeder Music & Culture Series

■ 16

7:30 pm

Concerto Night

■ 27

11:30 am

Rebecca Caine Voice Masterclass

MARCH 2017 11:30 am ■ 2

Jane Archibald Voice Masterclass

■ 10

7:30 pm

Dalhousie Guitar Ensemble: Guitars Galore

■ 21

7:00 pm

Annamaria Popescu & Julien LeBlanc Concert and Lecture

■ 25

7:30 pm

Dalhousie Chorus and Chamber Orchestra Vivaldi’s Gloria

■ 28-1

7:30 pm 2pm Sat mat

■ 29

7:00 pm

Coram Boy (Theatre) The Sage and His Apprentice (Faculty Chamber Series)

APRIL 2017 2:35 pm ■ 5

Shakespeare in Performance

■ 6

12:00 pm

Suzie LeBlanc Schroeder Music & Culture Series

■ 6

7:30 pm

Dalhousie Wind Ensemble Colour and Light

■ 9

3:30 pm

Michael Kaeshammer Performance Workshop

■ 10

7:30 pm

Dalhousie Jazz Ensemble Rhapsody in Blues & Boogie

■ 11

7:30 pm

Dalhousie Collegium Cantorum Carmina Burana

■ THEATRE ■ MUSIC ■ OPERA ■ FILM

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SCHROEDER SERIES FACULTY CHAMBER SERIES STUDENT PERFORMANCES AND RECITALS COMMUNITY OUTREACH EVENTS MASTERCLASSES & WORKSHOPS

DAL.CA/FSPASEASON


become a patron Become an honoured Patron of the Fountain School of Performing Arts with a donation of $100 or more. You will receive a tax receipt for all but the subscription price of your 5-event package. Your name will be listed in programs and you will be invited to Opening Nights of Theatre and Opera productions, including the Post-Show Reception where you can meet students and faculty. Yes, I (we) wish to become a Fountain School supporter: # _____ # _____ # _____ # _____

x x x x

$_______ $_______ $_______ $_______

Bring an additional Guest for the subscription price: Additional Guest at $65 (regular) # _____ x $65 Additional Guest at $35 (student/senior) # _____ x $35 TOTAL ENCLOSED

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$__________ $__________ $__________ $__________

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$__________ $__________

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$__________

Name:

________________________________________________________

Address:

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City, Province: ______________________ Postal Code: _________________________ Email: ____________________________ Phone:____________________________ MASTERCARD or VISA (Circle one) Card Number: ________________________________________________________ Expiry: ______/______ Signature: ________________________________________________________ PATRONS: Please make cheque or money order payable to Dalhousie University (FSPA). Credit card orders may be faxed to 902-494-2801 or mailed to the address below. Please send this form with your payment to: Lesley Brechin, Administrative Officer, Fountain School of Performing Arts Room 514, Dalhousie Arts Centre, 6101 University Avenue P.O. Box 15000, Halifax, NS B3H 4R2

CHOOSE 5 EVENTS for your PATRON SUBSCRIPTION ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏

The Rimers of Eldritch (Theatre), Oct 11-15* All A Cappella (Dal Chorus), Nov 19 478/II/VI (Wind Ensemble), Nov 25 A Midsummer Night's Dream (Theatre), Nov 29-Dec 3* Partners in Swing (Jazz Ensemble), Dec 1 French Connections (Orchestra), Dec 6 The Magic Flute (Opera), Feb 2-5* Stage Door (Theatre), Feb 7-11* Concerto Night, Feb 16

Tue 7:30 Wed 7:30 Thu 7:30 Fri 7:30 Sat 2:00 Sat 7:30 Sun 2:30

❏ Guitars Galore, Mar 10 ❏ Vivaldi's Gloria (Dal Chorus & Chamber Orchestra), Mar 25 ❏ Coram Boy (Theatre), Mar 28-Apr 1* ❏ Colour and Light (Wind Ensemble), Apr 6 ❏ Rhapsody in Blues & Boogie (Jazz Ensemble), Apr 10 * Select dates for Theatre and Opera below ** All evening shows at 7:30 PM

The Rimers of Eldritch

A Midsummer The Night's Dream Magic Flute

Stage Door

Coram Boy

❏ Oct 11 ❏ Oct 12 ❏ Oct 13 ❏ Oct 14 ❏ Oct 15 ❏ Oct 15 n/a

❏ Nov 29 ❏ Nov 30 ❏ Dec 1 ❏ Dec 2 ❏ Dec 3 ❏ Dec 3 n/a

❏ Feb 7 ❏ Feb 8 ❏ Feb 9 ❏ Feb 10 ❏ Feb 11 ❏ Feb 11 n/a

❏ Mar 28 ❏ Mar 29 ❏ Mar 30 ❏ Mar 31 ❏ Apr 1 ❏ Apr 1 n/a

n/a n/a ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏

Feb 2 Feb 3 n/a Feb 4 Feb 5


subscription ticket order form To become a Fountain School Patron, please use form on reverse page

PURCHASE A PACKAGE OF 5 EVENTS AND SAVE! $65 PER SUBSCRIPTION ($35 SENIORS/STUDENTS) # _____ 5-event Fountain School subscription # _____ 5-event Fountain School subscription Additional donation (tax receipts for $10 or more)

x $65

= = =

$__________ $__________ $__________

TOTAL ENCLOSED

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$__________

Non-subscription, single tickets are also available at the Box Office for $15 each ($10 seniors/students). Name:

________________________________________________________

Address:

________________________________________________________

City, Province: ______________________ Postal Code: _________________________ Email: ____________________________ Phone:____________________________ MASTERCARD or VISA (Circle one) Card Number: ________________________________________________________ Expiry: ______/______ Signature: ________________________________________________________ Credit card orders can also be called into the Box Office, 902-494-3820, or mailed to the address below. Send this form with your payment to: Dalhousie Arts Centre Box Office, 6101 University Avenue PO Box 15000, Halifax, NS B3H 4R2 Please indicate: ❏ Mail my tickets

❏ Hold at Box Office (for Arts Centre events only)

CHOOSE 5 EVENTS for your SUBSCRIPTION ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏

The Rimers of Eldritch (Theatre), Oct 11-15* All A Cappella (Dal Chorus), Nov 19 478/II/VI (Wind Ensemble), Nov 25 A Midsummer Night's Dream (Theatre), Nov 29-Dec 3* Partners in Swing (Jazz Ensemble), Dec 1 French Connections (Orchestra), Dec 6 The Magic Flute (Opera), Feb 2-5* Stage Door (Theatre), Feb 7-11* Concerto Night, Feb 16

Tue 7:30 Wed 7:30 Thu 7:30 Fri 7:30 Sat 2:00 Sat 7:30 Sun 2:30

❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏

Guitars Galore, Mar 10 Vivaldi's Gloria (Dal Chorus & Chamber Orchestra), Mar 25 Coram Boy (Theatre), Mar 28-Apr 1* Colour and Light (Wind Ensemble), Apr 6 Rhapsody in Blues & Boogie (Jazz Ensemble), Apr 10

* Select dates for Theatre and Opera below ** All evening shows at 7:30 PM

The Rimers of Eldritch

A Midsummer The Night's Dream Magic Flute

Stage Door

Coram Boy

❏ Oct 11 ❏ Oct 12 ❏ Oct 13 ❏ Oct 14 ❏ Oct 15 ❏ Oct 15 n/a

❏ Nov 29 ❏ Nov 30 ❏ Dec 1 ❏ Dec 2 ❏ Dec 3 ❏ Dec 3 n/a

❏ Feb 7 ❏ Feb 8 ❏ Feb 9 ❏ Feb 10 ❏ Feb 11 ❏ Feb 11 n/a

❏ Mar 28 ❏ Mar 29 ❏ Mar 30 ❏ Mar 31 ❏ Apr 1 ❏ Apr 1 n/a

n/a n/a ❏ ❏ n/a ❏ ❏

Feb 2 Feb 3 Feb 4 Feb 5

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