Resonance is the debut album of Canadian cello-marimba duo Stick & Bow. These classically trained musicians present original arrangements that span a wide spectrum of musical styles, from Bach to Radiohead. This album transforms the listening of familiar works in refreshing and unexpected ways while introducing the audience to daring new music from active composers.
Orchestrated Neighbours
Propelled by the creativity of African Nova Scotian and Indigenous youth, Orchestrated Neighbours combines Urban contemporary music with the Classical genre. The Orchestrated Neighbours project braids artistic and community goals through outreach, collaboration and partnerships to improve Music Nova Scotia’s representation of African Nova Scotian and Indigenous music communities. These artists, aged 16-28, composed original music in team settings. The songwriting teams collaborated with professional arrangers and the Bela String Quartet to and record four new songs.
The title of this album, Origins, is meaningful to us on many levels. It’s our debut album, recorded in Montreal where we first met in 2012. It reflects our Canadian origins by including music by two of our favourite Canadian composers. It is inspired by the heritage of our instruments, as the traditions of both flute and harp were greatly influenced by French music. And it marks the beginning of our journey towards more recording projects, repertoire commissions, and new collaborations. We hope you enjoy listening to this album as much as we loved making it. --- Le titre de cet album, Origins, est significatif pour nous à plusieurs égards. Il s’agit de notre premier album et il a été enregistré à Montréal, où nous nous sommes rencontrés pour la première fois en 2012. Il reflète nos origines en tant que Canadiennes puisqu’il comporte de la musique de deux de nos compositeurs canadiens favoris. Cet album est aussi inspiré de l’héritage de nos instruments ; en effet les traditions de la flute et de la harpe ont été fortement influencées par la musique française. Il marque le début d’une série de projets d’enregistrement, de commandes auprès de compositeurs actuels, et de nouvelles collaborations. Nous espérons que vous prendrez autant de plaisir à écouter cet album que nous en avons eu à le faire. <img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-1770" src="" alt="" width="300" height="50" /> <img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-1771" src="" alt="" width="300" height="55" />
Into the Stone: Music for Solo Violin by Canadian Women
<iframe style="border: none; overflow: hidden;" src="" width="300" height="56" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe> A dynamic and intuitive performer, Gillian Smith enjoys a varied and exciting performance career as a violinist. Deeply committed to performing music by contemporary composers, she has recorded two CDs with members of the Acadia New Music Society on the Centrediscs label: <i>Live Wired, </i>which features the music of Derek Charke, Jérôme Blais, and Anthony Genge, and <i>I</i><i>n Sonorous Falling Tones</i><i>,</i> which features the music of Derek Charke and which was nominated for an East Coast Music Award for Classical Recording of the Year in 2018.  She can also be heard on a recording of the chamber music of Carmen Braden that will be released in November 2019. Gillian Smith has appeared at such series and festivals as the Acadia Performing Arts Series, the East Coast Music Awards, Inner Space Concerts, the Music Room Chamber Players, Open Waters Festival, Shattering the Silence Festival, and Sunday Music in the Garden Room.  She has also performed and recorded as an orchestral musician with the Minnesota Orchestra, the Winnipeg Symphony, and Symphony Nova Scotia. A dedicated teacher, Gillian Smith serves as instructor of violin and viola at the Acadia University School of Music and as head of the upper strings department at the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts.  Her students have won top prizes and awards in regional and national competitions. Gillian Smith holds degrees in violin performance from the Eastman School of Music (B.Mus.), the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (M.Mus.), and the University of Minnesota (D.M.A).  Her teachers have included Jorja Fleezanis, Camilla Wicks, Peter Salaff, and Philippe Djokic. <div id="jp-post-flair" class="sharedaddy sd-like-enabled sd-sharing-enabled"> <div id="like-post-wrapper-113603533-3-5d4a3e2faf995" class="sharedaddy sd-block sd-like jetpack-likes-widget-wrapper jetpack-likes-widget-loaded" data-src="//" data-name="like-post-frame-113603533-3-5d4a3e2faf995"></div> </div>
Doolittle: Minute Études “Excerpts” (Live)
<iframe style="border: none; overflow: hidden;" src="" width="300" height="56" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" data-mce-fragment="1"></iframe> Energetic and insightful, Jennifer King is a versatile pianist and educator who is equally at home on the concert stage and in the classroom. Her album O Mistress Moon received a 2019 East Coast Music Award nomination for 2019 Classical Recording of the Year. Doolittle: Minute Études "Excerpts" (Live) features excerpts from a series of piano pieces by composer Emily Doolittle. Each pieces explores one idea, whether it's an interval, a rhythmic pattern, or an effect.
Canadian Hits: Unplugged
<iframe style="border: none; overflow: hidden;" src="" width="300" height="56" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe> The Saint John String Quartet continues to make their mark on the Canadian music scene with the release of their new album, Canadian Hits: Unplugged. This album represents a step outside of a string quartet’s norm with 16 pop hits from Canadian icons, including Leonard Cohen, the Arkells, Joni Mitchell and The Tragically Hip. This is the sixth recording release by the Quartet, and follows in the inventive direction of the group's previous offerings. For more than 30 years, the Quartet has stood among Canada’s leading chamber music ensembles. The stylistic and energetic troupe is highly sought after for special collaborations within different musical genres – a reflection of their versatility and flexibility. <h4>Track list:</h4> Knocking at the Door ARKELLS Black Velvet ALANNAH MYLES Adia SARAH MCLACHLAN Francis COEUR DE PIRATE After the Gold Rush NEIL YOUNG These Eyes THE GUESS WHO Brian Wilson BARENAKED LADIES Sunglasses at Night COREY HART Northwest Passage STAN ROGERS Miss Chatelaine K.D. LANG Take This Waltz LEONARD COHEN Spring To Come DIGGING ROOTS River JONI MITCHELL If You Could Read My Mind GORDON LIGHTFOOT Ahead by a Century THE TRAGICALLY HIP Ophelia THE BAND
Skye Consort & Emma Björling
Skye Consort & Emma Björling perform a mix of traditional music from Québec, Sweden, Norway, and Celtic music. Each musician brings their own interpretation to these traditions, creating this awesome collaboration, consisting of voices, fiddle, nyckelharpa, cello, and cittern. An assortment of whirling polkas, groovy reels, passionate love songs, breathtaking hymns, and original compositions. <img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-1833" src="" alt="" width="300" height="96" />
Platti: Flute Sonatas, Op. 3
<iframe style="border: none; overflow: hidden;" src="" width="300" height="56" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe> Known for her spirited and luminous sound, Baroque flute player Alexa Raine-Wright shares her eloquent interpretations with audiences across North America in solo, chamber and orchestral performances. This debut solo recording brings to light a collection of rarely heard works by Giovanni Benedetto Platti (1697–1763), a composer with one foot planted firmly in the Baroque, and the other foot pointed toward the Classical style. Reconnue pour son vif et lumineux, Alexa Raine-Wright partage ses interprétations éloquentes à la flûte traversière baroque avec le public nord américain lors de concerts solo, de musique de chambre et d'orchestre. Ce premier disque solo de Mme. Raine-Wright présente six sonates de Giovanni Benedetto Platti (1697–1763), un compositeur qui, bien qu’ancré dans le baroque, ouvre la voie vers le style classique.
Kreüsser: Quintettos, Op. 10
<iframe style="border: none; overflow: hidden;" src="" width="300" height="56" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe> Montreal-based Infusion Baroque draws new audiences to early music by integrating chamber music performance with other artistic media. The ensemble has performed across Canada and the United States. Their debut album 1747: C.P.E. Bach was released in 2017 and reached #3 on iTunes Canada Classical chart. Infusion Baroque's second album is the debut recording of six rare quintets by Georg Anton Kreüsser. Joyful and elegant, these pieces for flute, violin, viola, cello, and basso continuo feature the instruments engaged in a lively musical conversation that are sure to delight and charm listeners. <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-1771" src="" alt="" width="436" height="80" /><em>We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 153 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-1770" src="" alt="" width="1205" height="200" /></p>
Haydn: Cello Concertos Nos. 1 & 2
<iframe style="border: none; overflow: hidden;" src="" width="300" height="56" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe> Robert deMaine is an American virtuoso cellist who has been hailed by The New York Times as "an artist who makes one hang on every note". He has distinguished himself as one of the finest and most versatile instrumentalists of his generation, performing to critical acclaim as soloist, recitalist, orchestral principal, recording artist and chamber musician. He is currently Principal Cellist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and is in demand around the world as a soloist, chamber musician and clinician. This recording is a collaboration with New York conductor Joel Eric Suben and the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra recorded at Reduta Conceret Hall in Olomuc, Czech Republic. It was in this spirit of personalized composition that Haydn wrote his Cello Concerto in C major, Hob. VIIb:1, for the Esterházy family. The piece was unknown to modern audiences until 1961, when a copy of the score was uncovered. Since that time, it has become a staple of the cello repertoire, championed by many of the world’s greatest cellists. Robert deMaine adds his name to that list with this lush recording. Haydn’s Cello Concerto in D major, Hob. VIIb:2 was written for the Esterházy orchestra’s principal cellist Antonín Kraft, who is said to have had a beautiful singing tone, expressive phrasing, and an explosive technique, especially in the cello’s upper register. All of this is realized once again in this fresh performance from Robert deMaine.

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Ex Tempore , the title track from the début album of the same name
by Charke Cormier Duo has been named "Classical Composition of the Year"