FRIDAY, AUGUST 8 ANYTHING GOES: THE COLE PORTER SONGBOOK – 7:30 pm
Augustfest V opens with an evening of dazzling lyrics and unforgettable melodies from
Cole Porter whose wit and sophistication are captured in sparkling new arrangements by
Laura Jones. Cellist Jones is joined by violinists Joan Dillon and Sandra Smith, violist
Greg Hay, tenor James McLennan, and mezzo-soprano Laura McAlpine.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 9 AUGUSTFEST PIANO QUARTET: THE TROUT QUINTET – 7:30 pm
Pianist Donna Laube, violinist Joan Dillon, cellist Laura Jones, and violist Greg Hay
are joined by bassist Crystal Tait in performing Franz Schubert’s Piano Quintet in A major, the joyful pinnacle of the composer’s lifelong pursuit of beauty and the sublime.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 10 GALA FIFTH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION – 2:30 pm
In a celebratory afternoon concert, a number of artists with “homecoming” connections to Brandon gather to salute Augustfest’s fifth anniversary season. Pianists
David Rogosin and Mary Jo Carrabre team up to perform music for two pianos;
five cellists gather to perform music for cello ensemble; Toronto tenor James
McLennan takes us into the world of opera and art songs; and the Augustfest Piano Quartet reprises Zelenski’s Romanza, the audience favourite from last year’s Augustfest.
MONDAY, AUGUST 11 DAVID ROGOSIN IN RECITAL – 7:30pm
Dr. David Rogosin returns to his native Brandon to perform a wide-ranging
program of piano repertoire. Now a resident of Sackville, New Brunswick where he
teaches at Mount Allison University, Dr. Rogosin has performed extensively
throughout Canada, the United States, the Caribbean, and France. He has been
praised for “the brilliance, clarity and passion” of his performances.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 12 THE MUSIC OF THE ECHO BOOMERS: SEASON II – 7:30pm
Those who attended the Echo Boomers 2013 concert are still talking of the
electric atmosphere and excitement in the hall the night these emerging artists
took to the stage. Violinist Gillian Carrabre, cellist Ariel Carrabre, clarinetist
Christopher Byman, are joined by pianist/composer Luis Ramirez for an evening
of works by Shostakovich, Hatzis, and the world-premiere of a composition for
clarinet, piano, violin, and cello by Ramirez himself. A don’t miss evening!
Watch www.augustfest.ca for details. Tickets go on sale the first week of July 2014.