A look-back at the Summer Solstice Festival 2016

June was brought to a satisfying end in Edmonton this summer, as the annual Summer Solstice Music Festival rounded out yet another program of fine music making. Featuring some of the most gifted names in the world of chamber music (notably The Fine Arts Quartet, cellist Matt Haimovitz, and acclaimed pianist Charles Richard-Hamelin), the 2016 … Read more

Colin Currie and the Miró Quartet: Appreciating Originality

Colin Currie and the Miró Quartet

Bringing this year’s concert season to a satisfying close, the audience at Convocation Hall spent the evening with the renowned Miró Quartet, appearing alongside the formidable percussionist-genius, Colin Currie. Theirs was a collaborative program which should be applauded not only for its hair-raising display of instrumental pyrotechnics, but also for its honest aim of presenting … Read more

Tafelmusik and the House of Dreams

It was clear that Tafelmusik’s March 11th presentation of Allison Mackay’s multimedia program House of Dreams was intended to reach beyond what one might expect of a conventional concert. The ensemble, under the always capable direction of Jeanne Lamon, once again delivered an evening of first-rate music making, the sort of which has, for years, established the … Read more