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October 2011 Archives

Symphonie Fatastique! Gros Morne Summer Music

This year musicians at Gros Morne Summer Music executed their most ambitious and creative feat to date; they reduced the score of the "Symphonie Fantastique" - Berlioz' epic orchestral masterpiece - to a chamber work for seven players. This new arrangement, by Canadian composer Jason Nett, enabled them to perform Berlioz' musical love story of hot-blooded love and desire for audiences in Corner Brook and small communities in Gros Morne National Park. The ensemble is Rosanne Wieringa (flute), Marie-Julie Chagnon (clarinet), Mintze Wu (violin), Bernard Kane (viola), Diederik van Dijk (cello), David Humphry (percussion) and David Maggs (piano)
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Guitar Quartet plays Brazilian music

A quartet of local guitarists makes its broadcast debut with an all Brazilian programme on Musicraft. Under the guidance of professor Sylvie Proulx, the guitar studio at Memorial University's School of Music is thriving. Sylvie re-unites with 3 of her former students: Steve Cowan, Adam Batstone and Andrew Wicks for this dynamic recital from the PetroCanada Hall.

Glory Days of Ryan's Fancy - Fergus O'Byrne

It's nearly 30 years since Ryan's Fancy disbanded but during its time together this legendary Irish/Newfoundland folk group, consisting of Denis Ryan, Fergus O'Byrne and Dermot O'Reilly, connected with fans throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. Their national TV show, filmed throughout the province, is now an archival snap shot of a bygone era. In music and stories from the glory days of Ryan's Fancy, Fergus O'Byrne takes us on the road with the band and we'll hear music from their 2 CD compilation retrospective "What A Time! A Forty Year Celebration."

Marc David and Neil Edwards bring news of the NSO

The Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra's Music Director and Conductor, Marc David, and CEO Neil Edwards bring news of the orchestra's up-coming season which includes great symphonies, dazzling concertos, virtuoso guest soloists, chamber music masterpieces, the Messiah, a glitzy gala, a big band tribute to Elton John and much more!  

Innismara and Zara from Festival 500, 2011

A fertile choral culture in St. John's is sprouting a profusion of small vocal ensembles. Musicraft continues its coverage of Festival 500 with Innismara and Zara from their final performance at the D.F.Cook Hall as they demonstrate the fine art of small ensemble singing. And we'll hear a couple of valuable tips for aspiring vocal groups from mentors in Festival 500's Small Ensemble Programme: members of Rajaton and Bob Chilcott formerly of the Kings Singers.