CBC Newfoundland and Labrador

with Francesca Swann

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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