The UPEI Department of Music is pleased to announce their 2013–14 concert season. This year’s series offers an exciting blend of faculty, local, regional, and national artists and several international guests. Highlights include the winner of the 2013 Eckhardt-Gramatté National Competition, pianist Everett Hopfner; the eclectic music of Diomira with accordion, piano, and percussion; the virtuoso guitar playing of Eduardo Menozzi Costa; and an evening of superlative jazz with the Mike Murley Septet.
The season opens on Sunday, September 8 at 7:30 pm in UPEI’s Dr. Steel Recital Hall with Duo :nota bene: featuring violinist Eva Steinschaden and pianist Alexander Vavtar. The two musicians, both graduates of the Mozarteum University, have concentrated primarily on music of the Viennese Classical School.
In 1999, the duo was the only Austrian ensemble to be accepted into the master class of the Trio di Trieste. Since then, they have worked with the world-famous musicians of the Trio di Trieste at the Scuola Superiore di Musica da Camera del Trio di Trieste in Duino/Italy. To date, they have recorded six CDs, all under the Viennese Extraplatte label. Since its inception in 1996, the Duo :nota bene: has performed over 400 concerts in more than 35 countries. In September 2013, the duo will make its first concert tour in Canada, performing in Toronto, Antigonish, St. John’s and Charlottetown.
The duo’s program at UPEI will feature works by Mozart, Schubert, Kreisler, and Nussbichler. The concert tour is made possible with the support of the Austrian Cultural Forum Ottawa.
On Sunday, September 22 at 7:30pm the recital series continues at the Dr. Steel Recital Hall with “A CORNUCOPIA OF MUSIC” featuring David Parker, horn; Frances Gray, piano; and Morgan Saulnier, flute.
Tickets for both recitals are $15 (adults) and $10 (seniors/students) and can be purchased at the Dr. Steel Recital Hall the night of the performance, or in advance as part of a Season Pass which includes 12 concerts and is now available at a 30 per cent discounted rate.
The complete schedule for the 2013–2014 Concert Series can be found at www.music.upei.ca/recital-series
For more information, or to purchase a pass, contact Susan Stensch at 566-0507 or email@example.com.