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FirstOntario PAC, The Recital Hall

St. Catharines

Sunday

2:00pm

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Borodin’s Muse - An Animated Concert

Music and drama converge to illuminate the life of Aleksandr Borodin. Brock University’s Walker String Quartet performs 19th century Russian masterworks with actor Colin Bruce Anthes starring as Borodin in an original play by Anthony Magro.

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This concert is supported by the Niagara Region Investment in Culture programme and Brock University.

  • Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky, Op. 35 - Anton Arensky
  • Quartet #2 in F major, Allegro spiritoso - Mikhail Glinka
  • String Quartet #2 - Aleksandr Borodin
  • Liebestraum #3 in Ab Major - Franz Liszt

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Silver Spire United Church

St. Catharines

Thursday

4:00pm

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The Heart of Christmas Past

Celebrate with Glissandi, and Shaw Festival alumnus Guy Bannerman, at a charming concert of “your” favourite holiday memories, portrayed through stories and song. Our inspiration? – festive reminiscences shared by Gallery Players audience members last season!

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Glissandi with guy no instruments

Grace United Church

Niagara-on-the-Lake

Friday

7:30pm

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The Heart of Christmas Past

Celebrate with Glissandi, and Shaw Festival alumnus Guy Bannerman, at a charming concert of “your” favourite holiday memories, portrayed through stories and song. Our inspiration? – festive reminiscences shared by Gallery Players audience members last season!

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Kristin hoff

Silver Spire United Church

St. Catharines

Sunday

2:00pm

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From Home and Afar - A Journey of Enchantment

Join us and follow a thrilling voice on a compelling musical voyage. Niagara native Kristin Hoff and her gifted friends take you from Germany to Canada - with a festive stop in Argentina!

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  • Two Songs for mezzo, viola and piano Op. 91 - Johannes Brahms
  • Three Songs for mezzo, viola and piano - Frank Bridge
  • Canciones sefardies for guitar and mezzo - Sid Robinovitch
  • Penelope for piano and voice - Cecilia Livingston
  • Histoire du Tango arr. By Timothy Phelan for viola & guitar - Astor Piazzolla

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Julia wedman by sian richards photography 600 x 500

FirstOntario PAC, The Recital Hall

St. Catharines

Sunday

2:00pm

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Songs of Life Year 2 Bach on Turtle’s Back - Death

Creation, destruction and transformation resonate as connective themes of human expression. “Songs of Life” explores these profound truths through performances by solo violinist Julia Wedman of Tafelmusik, the artistic explorations of dancer Brian Solomon (Anishinaabe/Irish), and the transcendent music of J.S. Bach.

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Year two of a three year project, all supported by the Pluralism Fund. Brian Solomon: director, choreographer, dancer Julia Wedman: solo violin Sinéad White soprano and Asitha Tennekoon tenor, vocal soloists.

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FirstOnario PAC, Film House

St. Catharines

Saturday

6:45pm

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Movie Night City Lights Charlie Chaplin 1931, 87 min

One of Chaplin’s best loved and most successful films, considered by many critics one of the finest ever made! City Lights follows the misadventures of Chaplin’s iconic tramp as he falls in love with a blind girl and develops a complex relationship with an alcoholic millionaire. An improvised live score enhances this silent classic.

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6:45pm pre-screen talk with film historian Joan Nicks, followed by a 7pm showtime. A co-production with the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre.

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Eybler 1 quartet by sian richards photography

Silver Spire United Church

St. Catharines

Sunday

2:00pm

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Inside the Music Eybler Quartet with Suzannah Clark

Inside the Music, new for our 25th season, draws the audience deep into a selected piece of music, guiding their listening experience. An intimate conversation with the members of the Eybler Quartet and Suzannah Clark, Professor of Music at Harvard University, reveals essentials such as harmony, phrase structure and the social significance of an intricate work by Haydn. With this context, you’ll hear the music as the cognoscenti from an 18th-century audience would!

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  • String Quartet Op. 54 No. 1 - Joseph Haydn
  • String Quartet Op. 2 No. 6 - Franz Asplmayr
  • White Man’s Cattle - Cris Derksen

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Silver Spire United Church

St. Catharines

Sunday

2:00pm

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Tarantella: Viva Napoli! Vesuvius Ensemble

Enter the dazzling world of timeless Italy! Vesuvius Ensemble’s luminous performance paints a portrait of Naples and its surrounding scenery with spirited popular music of the ages and colourful details of Neapolitan life. Rustic instruments - the tammorra, chitarra battente, ciaramella, and colascione - combine with the more familiar chitarrone, guitars, and lutes to create a unique soundscape.

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