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on June 25, 2018

Classical piano competition for our young pianists in the GTA and only one uniquely remarkable pianist, in each category, may claim to be a Phoenix. Come and listen to the sound of our future virtuoso piano players. If not by family ties, come as a fan. They will enjoy having you!​

Our objective is to offer the younger generation an experience to perform in front of a live audience. Although this is a competition, 3 of our finalists will also be offered a chance to perform in our "Peace" concert.

Saturday, April 14, 2018
Event Title: Brahms' Ein Deutsches Requiem - SOLD OUT
  • Region: British Columbia
  • Venue / Location: New Westminster Christian Reformed Church - 8255 13th Ave, Burnaby BC
  • Time: 8:00pm
  • Price: $SOLD OUT
  • Genre: Choral (9+ Voices)
  • External Link: http://www.amabilissingers.org
Description:

BRAHMS: EIN DEUTSCHES REQUIEM: 1871 London piano version

A performance by the Amabils Singers, featuring distinguished Canadian pianist, Jane Coop; Ingrid Verseveldt, piano; Magdalena How, soprano; George Roberts, baritone; Dr. Ramona Luengen, Artistic Director.

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by wilbeau
on July 20, 2016

I believe we have to rehearse differently depending on our state of mind. In order to process lots of data effectively we must be alert and have the necessary energy to do so. For this reason learning new pieces or new habits requires more energy while reviewing older pieces takes less.

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by wilbeau
on May 9, 2016

I have been thinking this week about finger stability [which has been discussed here before] because of a need to improve my playing for a concert on Saturday night. When moving our fingers quickly, we think about getting from one note to the next. It is hard to think of anything else, speed is one of those things that create many worries for even the advanced guitarist. To visualize either hand changing notes seven times a second, for example, is a formidable task.

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by wilbeau
on April 23, 2016

Sometimes there is a bit of shame, in the last few weeks I have been practicing and recording improvisations. When you are trying ideas for the first time peculiar things happen. Today for example, playing along with my eyes closed I could have sworn my fingers were at the 2nd fret but they were really at the 5th. Other times I began to play a line that was clear for the first few notes then got fuzzy, resulting in lots of clicks and confusion. At times I have taken the Miles Davis approach – “there are no mistakes”. I just repeat the click and try to make it a feature of the passage.

Friday, May 1, 2015
Event Title: ANTONIO VIVALDI’S THE FOUR SEASONS
  • Region: British Columbia
  • Venue / Location: Chan Centre for the Performing Arts - 6265 Crescent Rd. Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1
  • Time: 8:00pm
  • Price: $16
  • Genre: Orchestra / Large Ensembles (10+)
  • External Link: Tickets
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Description:

Early Music Vancouver presents Vivaldi’s delightful Four Seasons suite on Friday, May 1 at 8pm at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. A perennial classical music favourite with audiences everywhere, its signature delicate melodies for violin vividly portray the four distinctive seasons of the year. The evening also includes additional works by Vivaldi and from fellow seventeenth century Baroque composers, Italy’s Pietro Locatelli and England’s Matthew Locke.

Sunday, October 19, 2014
Event Title: Canadian Carnival
  • Region: Ontario
  • Venue / Location: George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. Toronto
  • Time: 3:00pm
  • Price: $Adults 43 Senior 37 Child 15 OTopus (19-29) 15
  • Genre: Orchestra / Large Ensembles (10+)
  • External Link: Orchestra Toronto 2014-15 Season Concerts
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Description:

Sunday October 19th, 2014 at 3:00pm
“Canadian Carnival”
Featuring the Canadian Carnival Overture by B. Britten
Pictures at an Exhibition by M. Mussorgsky arr. By M. Ravel
And Beethoven’s Emperor Piano Concerto with guest artist Francine Kay
Pre-concert chat at 2:15
You can purchase tickets at ticketmaster.ca or by calling 1-855-985-2787
Season Subscriptions, Pick 3 subscriptions and Group sales are available by calling 416-250-3708 (press 2)

Sunday, February 24, 2013
Event Title: Hexaphone: Byrds and B’s
  • Region: British Columbia
  • Venue / Location: Lutheran Church of the Cross, 3787 Cedar Hill Road, Victoria
  • Time: 4:00am
  • Price: $18, free for 18 years and under
  • Genre: Five to Eight Voices
  • External Link: Hexaphone
Description:

Hexaphone, Victoria’s six-member a cappella ensemble, presents “Byrds and B’s”, a concert inspired by Valentine’s Day and devoted to composers whose names begin with the letter “B”. There will be motets of William Byrd, partsongs of Johannes Brahms, a wonderful English story set by Benjamin Britten, and light-hearted songs of William Billings, Dave Brubeck and Irving Berlin. Hexaphone won the Elmer Iseler Prize for the Best Performance of a Canadian Composition and enjoyed enthusiastic audiences this past summer at the Kathaumixw International Choral Festival in Powell River.