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Ora - Transformations

On the eve of Sound Symposium XVI, to acclimate listeners to an innovative palette of sound, MUSICRAFT features Ora - a local new music collective that aims to build their audience by bringing new music to unusual venues such as downtown bars. From their concert called "Transformations" we'll hear music by Ann Southam, Haflidi Hallgrimsson and Jim Hiscott played by pianist, Krista Vincent, flautist, Michelle Chermay, violinist Heather Kao and cellist Vernon Regehr.

Kristina Szutor releases "Apres Scarlatti" (Encore Broadcast)

Musical champagne! Pianist Kristina Szutor describes Domenico Scarlatti's keyboard miniatures as musical bubbly. In her new CD "Apres Scarlatti" Kristina toasts Scarlatti's effervescent and pioneering spirit in a set of pieces written by contemporary composers that pay homage to the intrepid baroque innovator. 

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Douglas Dunsmore Prepares to leave Memorial (Part 2 of 2)

After over three decades of choral music at Memorial University, Douglas Dunsmore is preparing to pack up his scores and leave his post as Professor of Choral Activities. In the second of two Musicraft shows, Douglas Dunsmore looks back at a productive university career and we'll find out what's next on his agenda.

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Douglas Dunsmore - Prepares to leave Memorial (Part 1 of 2)

Douglas Dunsmore is preparing to step down from his position as Professor of Choral Activities at Memorial's School of Music. Originally from Regina Saskatchewan, Douglas Dunsmore came to St. John's in 1979. Over the next two weeks Dunsmore re-lives some of the high points in his 33 year university career in St. John's and we'll hear some of the great choral works he's performed with town and gown.
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Shanneyganock's McNulty Family Tribute

Shanneyganock pays tribute to the NcNulty Family with a rapid-fire concert of McNulty favourites at the Arts and Culture Centre in St. John's. The McNultys started visiting Newfoundland in 1953 with a brand of Irish music that scored an instant hit with Newfoundland audiences. Shanneyganock front men Chris Andrews and Mark Hiscock reflect on their own history with the McNulty legacy and explain the music's enduring appeal.
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Gros Morne Summer Music - Like a Ball of Yarn

Gros Morne Summer Music straddles the urban/rural divide with a programme called Like a Ball of Yarn. The ensemble unravels a musical tapestry that ranges from folk songs to tangos that define the contrasts between big city and pastoral life. David Maggs, piano, Mintze Wu, violin, Diederik van Dijk, cello and Yvette Coleman, soprano perform at the Arts and Culture Centre in Corner Brook.
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Karen Bulmer and Krista Vincent - Scenes from Childhood

With a concert aimed squarely at the younger demographic - but appealing to audiences of all ages - tuba player, Karen Bulmer and pianist, Krista Vincent prescribe a dose of Dr. Seuss and a few disarming dancing lessons with Effie the Elephant in their programme called "Scenes from Childhood."

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Mintze Wu - Finding Bach at Gros Morne Summer Music

Minze Wu surprises her audiences by fusing fiddling and violin playing in "Finding Bach" - a programme that she's performed from Taiwan to Woody Point. A member of Gros Morne Summer Music and a classically trained violinist, Mintze Wu acquired her appetite for Newfoundland fiddle tunes at kitchen tables and sessions on the west coast of Newfoundland.
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Rob Gillard and Armondo Fowlow at Trails, Tales and Tunes

Thumbnail image for Rob Gillard and Armondo Fowlow 2Rob Gillard and Armondo Fowlow - two guitarists and vocalists who like to crank up the volume and rock and roll with the heavy metal crowd - reveal their softer, singer-songwriter sides in Neddies Harbour Inn at Trails Tales and Tunes.

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Sylvie Proulx - 100 Greatest Dance Hits

 
Thumbnail image for EnsembleGuitarist Sylvie Proulx and friends at Memorial's School of Music hit the dance floor for "100 Greatest Dance Hits." Dim the lights for a few tangos, a salsa, a slow dance ballad and some disco - but be prepared for some unusual steps. (Sylvie Proulx, Jane Leibel, Jason Caslor, Paul Bendzsa, Rob Power, Nancy Dahn, Ellen Kogut, Chantelle Jubenville and Nathan Cook)

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Vanessa MacArthur and Eric West at Trails, Tales and Tunes

Eric WestFrom Neddies Harbour Inn, Norris Point, Vanessa MacArthur brings her Codroy family's Gaelic heritage alive in song and Eric West remembers the fires of Fogo in his new solo guitar composition called "Fuego." Hosted by Jonny Harris.

 

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Mark Fewer at the Tuckamore Festival

 

Thumbnail image for Mark Fewer at Tuckamore August 17, 2011 002.jpgA man of multiple musical talents, Mark Fewer from St. John's won a Juno this year. He was back in his home town for last summer's Tuckamore Festival. This week Mark displays two sides of his musical persona in classical chamber music recorded by CBC's Musicraft at the Tuckamore Festival and contemporary jazz from his Juno award-winning recording called "Changing Seasons."

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ECMA best classical recording category

In the final countdown to this East Coast Music Awards in Moncton, New Brunswick, we'll sample the five CDs nominated for this year's "best classical recording." They include Newman Sound's "The Green and Salty Days."

Cantus Vocum

Preparations are percolating at Cantus Vocum headquarters for an up-coming tour. The 24 voice community choir from St. John's will be heading to Sweden later this year. Director, Chad Stride explains how the group is polishing up its Canadian music in order to put a shine on Canadian choral repertoire for a surprisingly substantial Scandinavian market.
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Fabian James

Entrepreneur and management consultant, Fabian James returns to his musical roots - the guitar - to develop his own brand of solo guitar music which, with his well-honed business acumen Fabian is releasing to the public in a most unusual way.
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The Specrolite Ensemble - Sean Rice, Vernon Regehr & Patrick Cashin

The Specrolite Ensemble makes its debut at Memorial University's School of Music. This new trio consists of clarinetist, Sean Rice, cellist, Vernon Regehr and pianist, Patrick Cashin. Named after an iridescent rock, this trio reflects the shimmering gradations of specrolite in their sparkling performance.
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James Keane and John Doyle at Gower Street United Church

An addition to the St. Patrick's weekend! Celebrated through his touring days with Ryan's Fancy, Irish accordion player James Keane returns to St. John's after a 28-year absence to astound audiences again with his mastery of the Irish button accordion. Keane couldn't ask for a finer partner for his concert at Gower Street United Church than guitarist, singer and fellow countryman John Doyle.

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

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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."
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"Apres Scarlatti" Kristina Szutor launches her new CD

Musical champagne! Pianist Kristina Szutor describes Domenico Scarlatti's keyboard miniatures as musical bubbly. In her new CD "Apres Scarlatti" Kristina toasts Scarlatti's effervescent and pioneering spirit in a set of pieces written by contemporary composers that pay homage to the intrepid baroque innovator. 

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Kristina Szutor - Apres Scarlatti

Musical champagne! Pianist Kristina Szutor describes Domenico Scarlatti's keyboard miniatures as musical bubbly. In her new CD "Apres Scarlatti" Kristina toasts Scarlatti's effervescent and pioneering spirit in a set of pieces written by contemporary composers that pay homage to the intrepid baroque innovator.

Macabre Music: Symphonie Fantastique and Calvin Powell with Philip Roberts

 

IMG_0193.JPGMusicraft meddles in the macabre with Gros Morne Summer Music's new pocket-sized arrangement of Berlioz' Symphonie Fantastique. And we'll stay on the dark side as baritone Calvin Powell and pianist Philip Roberts execute a spine-chilling set of supernatural and spooky songs.

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Mike Hanrahan and Allan Ricketts from Folk Night at the Ship

Mike Hanrahan and Allan Ricketts unite for Folk Night at the Ship Pub in downtown St John's. Allan introduces an unexpected pedal steel guitar to the mix as they trade original songs and traditional fare.

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The Scruncheons Percussion Ensemble "Breaking New Ground"

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From toys behaving badly after dark in Istvan Marta's "Doll's House Story" to the soothing pattering of raindrops in Alice Gomez "Rainbows," Memorial University's Scruncheons Percussion Ensemble, directed by Rob Power, explores a world of exotic sound in their concert Breaking New Ground. Highlights include world premieres of works by members of their own ensemble: Katie Lawlor's "Ditty for Five" and Andrew Rideout's "Bigfoot."

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Around the Bay at Trails, Tales and Tunes

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MUN School of Music Amateur Chamber Music Competition (Part 2)

Musicraft concludes its coverage of Memorial University's first Amateur ChamThumbnail image for Thumbnail image for IMG_0405.JPGber Music Competition. This week a guitar quartet (Elliot Butt, Marijn Companjen, Steve Hoskins and Andrew Noseworthy) and a piano trio (Carole Bestvater, Rachel Gauntlett and Haeyoung Yoon) perform at the DF Cook Hall in the School of Music.

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MUN School of Music Amateur Chamber Music Competition (Part 1)

Memorial University's School of Music launched a new competition for Amateur Chamber Music Ensembles this year. Over the next two Sundays we'll hear the four groups that made it into the finals. This week the Paddywagon Trombone Quartet (Aaron Good, Aiden Hartery, Stephen Ivany and Jonathan Williams) and a piano quartet (Dominic Greene, Alex Cho, Ben Alstad and Lindsey Wareham).

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Jackie Daley, Aaron Collis, Daniel Payne and Grahams Wells at the Feile Seamus Creagh

Accordion players from Newfoundland and Ireland unite to pay homage to the late Irish fiddle player Seamus Creagh at the Elks Club in St. John's; Irish accordion legend, Jackie Daley, joins local players Aaron Collis, Daniel Payne and Graham Wells.
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Dave Peddle and Angela Brown at Trails, Tales and Tunes

Trails, Tales and Tunes makes it a priority to showcase west coast talent in its programming. MUSICRAFT takes you to one of last year's main stage concerts at the town hall in Norris Point - a platform for the song-writing souls of Corner Brook's Dave Peddle and Angela Brown.
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Julia Harlfyard's Cabaret-colored World

The New Year's Day edition of Musicraft is guest hosted by Julia Halfyard. Julia is a singer, theatre artist and expectant mother who has a knack of seeing the world through cabaret tinted glasses!

Pre-empted for special network Christmas programming

 

Jack and the Manger

Nothing heralds Christmas like massed children's voices singing Christmas songs and a compelling telling of Christ's birth.  Shallaway's annual Christmas concert showcases every tier of their 200 chorister strong choral community - from the older and more experienced "Camerata" singers to the younger boys and girls' choruses. Conducted by Kellie Walsh, the music provides a framework for a fresh take on the nativity story by Andy Jones - this time in the guise of a Newfoundland folk tale. "Jack and the Manger" delivers the action through the eyes of Jack, the hero of many a story, who befriends a young couple on their walk to Bethlehem. There's a bit of 'angel talk', some gravel pit camping, an edge-of-your-seat birth drama, and the low-down on how Caesar Augustus's 'count-and-tax plan' brought them all together. It's a down-to-earth version of a heavenly tale.

Stocking Stuffers

Tune in for a few locally crafted musical gift ideas. Musicraft's annual stocking stuffer special samples classical and folk recordings produced by NL artists over the past year that might make the perfect Christmas gift.

15 young students from the NL Registered Music Teachers' Association

A parade of young students aged 9 - 17 selected by the Newfoundland and Labrador Registered Music Teachers' Association demonstrate their enthusiasm for playing Canadian music. This year's special guest composer is Dean Burry. Born in St. John's, Dean grew up in Gander and now lives in Toronto. This year Dean was awarded the Louis Applebaum Composers Award (for a body of work for young people) and he'll be on the line from Toronto to chat with our young players about their interpretations of his music.

Into the Spotlight - Hodgson, Tranquilla and Bulmer

A trumpet, trombone and tuba blow "Into the Spotlight" at the Music at Memorial concert series. Aaron Hodgson, Jim Tranquilla and Karen Bulmer prove that, in music from Bach to Sting and Spiderman, a trio of brass instruments can shine in the most surprising places. (Also featuring Bill Brennan and Rob Power)

Heather Tuach and the Duo Concertante

Heather Tuach says that it was 'a funny series of coincidences' that led to her recently becoming the cellist of the renowned Fitzwilliam String Quartet in London England. Heather was featured in this year's alumni recital at Memorial's School of Music and, as you'll hear in this concert with the Duo Concertante, Heather's new appointment has more to do with her beautiful playing, chamber music instincts and personality than it does with serendipity.

Sean Rice and Patrick Cashin (Welcome home Sean!)

Next week St. John's clarinetist Sean Rice comes home to perform with his new band - The National Arts Centre Orchestra. This week on Musicraft, as a welcome home gesture, we'll hear Sean Rice in partnership with pianist Patrick Cashin from their recital called "Songs Without Words." Now in their late twenties, Sean and Patrick have been playing music together since they were 10 and 11 years old respectively. This performance, from Memorial University, reunites them in music that capitalizes on the clarinet's lyrical qualities and includes one of the great staples of the clarinet repertoire - Brahm's Sonata No. 2 in E Flat Major.

Bill Rose and Gordon Quinton at the Ship

Bill Rose and Gordon Quinton pool their guitar picking fingers for a magical night of guitar duos at the regular Wednesday night folk club at the Ship Pub. An appetizing set list of familiar classics that range from "Over the Rainbow" to "Bye Bye Blues" turned out finger-picking good! 

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.

Afterglow and AcaBella from Festival 500, 2011

New at Festival 500 this past summer was a focus on small vocal ensembles. Inspired by groups like Rajaton and The Kings Singers, there's a ground swell of enthusiasm for this type of singing and some impressive local results. In the first of two shows from Festival 500, Musicraft begins its coverage with Afterglow from St. John's and AcaBella from Corner Brook.

Music at Memorial orientation

As Memorial University opens the book on a fresh academic year, Ellen Waterman, Dean of the School of Music outlines the school's public concert series Music at Memorial. From classical to world, jazz, contemporary and choral music the season offers music for many tastes performed by faculty, students and visiting artists.

Pre-empted for 9/11 special from

CBC's Musicraft is pre-empted for this Sunday only by a special program from Gander about the momentous events of September 11th, 2001, and their impact on this province. Dozens of planes and thousands of passengers were diverted to Gander when North American airspace shut down that day. Communities throughout central Newfoundland rose to the occasion and provided shelter, food and support for the displaced passengers. The special, live from Gander's airport, will be hosted by Leigh Anne Power. It will talk to some of those passengers, who are returning for the anniversary, and to some of the local people who made them welcome.

Nathan Cook and Krista Vincent perform Schumann and Barber

100 years of Romance (Happy Birthday Robert and Samuel) marks the anniversaries of two romantic composers who were born 100 years apart; Robert Schumann in 1810 and Samuel Barber in 1910. Both knew how to bare their souls in their expressive musical language. What better instrument to lend a voice to the soul than the cello. Music at Memorial presents cellist Nathan Cook and pianist Krista Vincent.

Dan Bursey, George Keeping and Tina Cassell at Trails, Tales and Tunes

The Trails, Tales and Tunes festival is enjoying a well-earned reputation for concerts that champion the best of local and imported talent. Based in Norris Point on Newfoundland's west coast, the festival is a magnet for musicians and audiences keen to bid winter adieu and welcome the Spring in a creative, social and festive environment. From a jam-packed Sunroom at Neddies Harbour Inn, with the view of Bonne Bay and the mountains of Gros Morne beyond, MUSICRAFT presents an intimate singer-songwriter session with George Keeping from Corner Brook, Tina Cassell from White Bay and Dan Bursey from Lewisport.

Colin Carr, Alison Black and Kristina Szutor

Sonatas for strings presented in the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra's Recital Series: cellist Colin Carr evokes the exuberance of Mendelssohn through one of his cello sonatas while violinist Alison Black explores the spirit of Paris through Debussy's music. Both are accompanied by Kristina Szutor.

Katie Baggs and Ben Rigby at the Folk Club

Two young folkies, Katie Baggs and Ben Rigby, are on deck at the Ship Pub in downtown St. John's for the Folk Arts Society's regular Wednesday night folk club. It was elbow room only as Katie and Ben unveiled their new songs and tunes - beer and cheer taking a back seat to Katie Bagg's heart-wrenching vocals and Ben Rigby's creative banjo picking.

Schumann at the Tuckamore Festival

As the Tuckamore Chamber Music Festival launches it's 2011 season, MUSICRAFT brings you some of last year's highlights, including a celebration of the great romantic composer Robert Schumann. Nancy Dahn and Timothy Steeves (the Duo Concertante) perform Schumann's Violin Sonata opus 105 and cellist Vernon Regehr joins them for the world premiere of a CBC commissioned piano trio from Vancouver composer Jocelyn Morlock. Her dream-like work pays homage to Schumann's romantic - and sometimes tragic - spirit in a musical language that Jocelyn liken's to 'Schumann under water.'

NL Folk Festival 2011

Bannerman Park will soon be full of the bustle and excitement of the 35th annual Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival. In preparation, as festival goers dig out deck chairs and blankets, Musicraft samples some of the musicians appearing this year on the main stage and tent venues. They include Sarah Harmer, The Masterless Men, Bernard Felix, Ron Hynes, Catherine MacLellan, Danny Spooner and the Good Lovelies.

Steve Cowan at Cape St. Mary's

The rock scene in downtown St. John's provided Steve Cowan with his formative musical training ground. But 5 years ago, at age 18, he discovered the classical guitar at Memorial University. Now, with a substantial scholarship from the Manhattan School of Music in his pocket, Steve's pursuing his masters in New York. From the opening concert at last year's Cape St. Mary's Performance Series you'll hear why Steve Cowan's classical guitar playing is turning heads.

Anchors Aweigh

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From Trails, Tales and Tunes 2010, Anchors Aweigh entertains a packed house at the Town Hall in Norris Point with wit, one-liners and a hearty dose of down home music. Anchors Aweigh consists of Wayne Parsons, Paul Barry, Wade Jones, Reg Williams and Mike MacDonald.

Festival 500 - A Personal Diary

As a music producer and host for CBC Radio, this week Francesca Swann's life is dictated by Festival 500. She's recording events, hosting concerts, listening to choirs, meeting musicians and choral music fans from around the world. On Sunday Francesca gives you her inside look at the festival and tells you about some of the people she's met and the stories she's heard. To top it off, we'll hear music by choirs in town to 'share the voices.'

Festival 500 - Welcome the Choirs!

For a week in July the population of St. John's swells as choirs from across Canada and around the world join our local choirs for Festival 500 - Sharing the Voices.  Be prepared for an eruption of song from one end of the city to the other. To establish the choral zone, over the next two Sundays, Musicraft samples some of the ensembles that will be here demonstrating the power of united human voices.

Susan Knight's Adventures in Choral Music

Susan Knight's introduction to song started at her father's knee. It developed into a consuming passion for choral music that sparked the creation of Shallaway and Festival 500. Though Susan's not severed her ties with these organizations, earlier this year Susan Knight retired as Artistic Director from both. Nonetheless her choral crusade continues and this week we'll take a look at just a handful of Susan's many adventures in the choral world.
 
 
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Ginny Ryan - Great Wings in Flight

Virginia Ryan - or Ginny as most people call her, realizes the dream of a lifetime and, at age 56, releases her first recording. "Great Wings in Flight" has been in the works for twenty years and captures Ginny's life as a writer and traveler in a mix of original and folk songs that depict places she's lived in and loved - including Norway, St.Pierre, Labrador and the United States.

Opera on the Avalon

Opera on the Avalon is back in full swing and, to give you a sample of the top notch singers who come to this festival, Musicraft seats you at the best possible table for last year's cabaret night. Three vocalists in their early 20's with careers on an upward trajectory, take time out from leading roles in operas presented by Opera on the Avalon to entertain us with a broad interpretation of the cabaret genre. No night club raunch. No whiff of sleaze. But Isaiah Bell, Wallis Giunta and John Brancy bring you a colourful cast of characters in this collection of classy American musical numbers, songs by Korngold and miniatures by Eric Satie.

Provincial Music Festival Part 2

The parade of budding musical talent continues as MUSICRAFT brings you the second and final installment of highlights from this year's Provincial Music Festival at the Sheilagh na Geira Theatre in Carbonear. Musicians include pianist Andrew Gale, soprano, Alicia Gillingham, alto saxophone players, Sarah Tucker and Chris McGee, baritone, Patrick Edison and the Paddywagon Trombone Quartet (Stephen Ivany, John Williams, Aiden Hartery and Aaron Good)

Provincial Music Festival Part 1

A new wave of young talent, recommended by their local music festivals, takes the stage at the 2011 Provincial Music Festival held at the Sheila Na Geira Theatre in Carbonear. Featured today: Lindsay Wareham, Patrick Edison, Laura Murray, Oliver Dingwell, Paddywagon Trombone Quartet and Adam Batstrone. (Part 1 of 2)

Angela Pickett

Angela Pickett makes a brief visit home from her fast-paced musical life in New York to play viola for the hometown crowd. Some of Angela's fans might remember her playing traditional fiddle, but this is her viola persona in a recital accompanied by Taisiya Pushkar that includes one of Brahms' great sonatas and music that blends the baroque with the brand new by Russian composer Alfred Schnittke.

Feile Seamus Creagh

Accordion players from Newfoundland and Ireland unite to pay homage to the late Irish fiddle player Seamus Creagh. Seamus was a good friend to the music community in Newfoundland and honouring him at this inaugural "Feile Seamus Creagh" at the Elks Club in St. John's are, Irish accordion legend, Jackie Daley, with local players Aaron Collis, Daniel Payne, and Graham Wells.

3 Years of Provisions and 2 French Horns - Music of the Moravian Inuit

A re-broadcast of the documentary "Three Years of Provisions and two French Horns - Music of the Moravian Inuit" dedicated to the memory of Makkovik's James Anderson, fondly known as Uncle Jim, who was a passionate music lover and celebrated archivist. Uncle Jim welcomed the MUN Brass Ensemble to his community as it toured Labrador in 2008. The once common sound of brass bands, central to Moravian religious practices has died out in recent years and this tour organized by Memorial University's Tom Gordon re-ignited the sound of brass for the enjoyment of residents of every age in Happy Valley Goose Bay, Makkovik, Nain and Hopedale.

QVE sings Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass

Dedicated to the memory of the late Sister Kathrine Bellamy, a performance of Franz Joseph Haydn's Missa in Angustiis (Mass for Trouble Times) or the Lord Nelson Mass at the Anglican Cathedral in St. John's by the Quintessential Vocal Ensemble. QVE director, Susan Quinn, one of Sister Kathrine's former students, speaks passionately about her inspiring mentor and honours her memory with this concert. The four soloists are Cheryl Hickman, Melanie Jardine, Jonathan Reed and Calvin Powell and they are accompanied by Anglican Cathedral organist, David Drinkell. 

Duo Concertante at the Junos

R Murray Schafer's Duo for Violin and Piano played by the Duo Concertante on their recent CD "Wild Bird" won this year's Juno in the "classical composition" category. The Duo Concertante, violinist Nancy Dahn and pianist Timothy Steeves, talk about their thrilling brush with the Junos in Toronto where they performed the Schafer during a pre-Juno concert at Roy Thompson Hall. Schafer's new piece, written for the Duo Concertante, was a joint commission between the Tuckamore and Ottawa Chamber Music Festivals and CBC Radio and we'll hear the Duo's winning recording, as well as Elgar's rhapsodic Piano Quintet in A minor from the Tuckamore Festival.

Trails, Tales and Tunes with Dave Peddle and Angela Brown

As Norris Point gears up for this year's Trails, Tales and Tunes Festival, MUSICRAFT takes you to one of last year's main stage concerts at the town hall in Norris Point - a platform for the song-writing souls of Corner Brook's Dave Peddle and Angela Brown.

Sean Rice and Patrick Cashin

Shortly after his appointment to the second clarinet chair of the National Arts Centre Orchestra, CBC records Sean Rice in partnership with pianist Patrick Cashin at their recent recital at the DF Cook Hall called "Songs Without Words." Now in their late twenties, Sean and Patrick have been playing music together since they were 10 and 11 years old respectively and this performance reunites them in music that capitalizes on the clarinet's lyrical qualities as well as one of the great staples of the clarinet repertoire - Brahm's Sonata No. 2 in E Flat Major.

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Meredith Hall, Bernard Farley, Calvin Powell and Krista Vincent

Soprano Meredith Hall, accompanied by her husband Bernard Farley on guitar, and baritone Calvin Powell, accompanied by pianist Krista Vincent take us on a voyage back in time at the Cupids 400 celebrations with a set of folk songs that pays tribute to the exploits and legacy of John Guy and his compatriots. The concert was presented at the Sheila NaGeira Theatre in Carbonear in the Minstrels and Muses Early Performing Arts Festival by the Hot Earth Ensemble.