Christmas Chamber Concert 2013

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3:00pm Sunday December 22nd, 2013
Free admission

An annual tradition, please join us for the Nancy Cassels’ Christmas Chamber Concert in the Carnegie Gallery. Music selections include:
Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach, Trio No. 1 for Flute, Viola and Piano, Wq94 H538 (1788)
Anton Dvorak, Rondo, for Viola and Piano, Opus 94 (1891)
Georges Enesco, Cantabile et Presto for Flute and Piano, (1904)
Frédéric Chopin, Frederic Chopin, Polonaise in f# minor, Opus 44 (1840-41)
Michael Glinka, Sextet for 2 Violins, Viola, Cell, Double Bass and Piano

Terence Ball, viola
Caitlin Boyle, viola
Grace Field, violin
Denis Rondeau, double bass
Mark Russom, cello
Roger Scupham, piano
Adam Simpson, violin
Sara Traficante, flute
Nancy Cassels, piano

Cassels and friends returning to Carnegie for annual concert
Nancy Cassels and friends present their annual free Christmas Chamber Concert at the Carnegie Gallery, Sunday, Dec. 22 at 3 p.m.

The chamber music concert has been a Christmas tradition at the Carnegie since 1982, when it was initiated by John Klavins as the Dundas Public Library’s Christmas gift to the town.

As has been the custom, it is presented by pianist Cassels and friends.

This year’s program offers a range of music from 18th century baroque to modern 20th century. It will showcase the talent of violist Caitlin Boyle and flautist Sara Traficante. Roger Scupham also returns for a Christmas visit from Aiglon College in Villars, Switzerland.

The second half of the concert consists of the Grand Sextet by Mikhail Glinka. Considered the founder of Russia’s national school, Glinka was the first Russian composer to be accepted outside Russia.

Joining Cassels at the piano are three members of the Symphony on the Bay – assistant concertmaster and first violinist Adam Simpson, principal violist Terry Ball and principal double bassist Denis Rondeau. Simpson is a veteran of Carnegie concerts, Ball is a teacher and orchestral player in Hamilton and Rondeau comes from Brantford, where he has an active career as a teacher and performer.

On the second violin, Brace Field performs, while Mark Russom returns to play his cello at the Carnegie after almost two decades of developing his music interests.

Dundas Star, Thursday, October 19, 2013; p.16