NBG Ensemble presents works by Kati Agócs, Carmen Braden, Anthony Genge, Monica Pearce, and Abigail Richardson-Schulte. Come celebrate the release of the first Acadia New Music Society self-produced CD ‘Live Wired’. The NBG Ensemble is the resident ensemble of the Acadia New Music Society. The eight members of the ensemble present music in a cabaret setting.
Marjan Mozetich / Baroque Diversions Susan Sayle, viola
Abigail Richardson-Schulte / Inundation Eileen Walsh, clarinet Mark Adam, percussion Susan Sayle, viola
Kati Agócs / Every Lover is a Warrior Ellen Gibling, harp
Carmen Braden / Bedrock Cycles Gillian Smith, violin Norman Adams, cello Jennifer King, electric piano
Monica Pearce / Connotations Derek Charke, flute Eileen Walsh, clarinet Jeff Hennessy, toy piano Gillian Smith, violin Norman Adams, cello Mark Hopkins, conductor
CD Release Event “Live Wired”
LIVE WIRED is the first independent Acadia New Music Society CD release. NBG ensemble and Acadia University Wind Ensemble, conducted by Mark Hopkins, featuring Tristan De Borba, Janice Jackson, and music by Jérôme Blais, Derek Charke, and Anthony Genge. Release date: Tue. Feb. 3, 2015.
Tonight we'll perform one work from the CD:
Anthony Genge / Eastern Passage Derek Charke, flute Eileen Walsh, clarinet Mark Adam, percussion Ellen Gibling, harp Gillian Smith, violin Susan Sayle, viola Norman Adams, cello Mark Hopkins, conductor
NBG is the resident ensemble of the Acadia New Music Society. The NBG Ensemble is the brainchild of conductor Mark Hopkins and composer Derek Charke. Along with some of the finest performers in the Maritimes, (including members of Symphony Nova Scotia and teaching Faculty from two Maritime universities), this ensemble seeks to perform the great chamber music of our time to the highest professional standard. The NBG Ensemble takes particular joy in tackling challenging new works by living composers, striving to entertain and enlighten audiences looking for a 21st Century musical experience. Over the last five years NBG has premiered new works by Jérôme Blais, Anthony Genge, Bob Bauer, and Derek Charke, some of Nova Scotia’s finest artist-composers. In addition, NBG brought the first performances of great new works to Maritime audiences of music by a diverse range of composers like Allan Gordon Bell, Vincent Ho, John Harbison, and John Luther Adams. NBG is the resident chamber ensemble of Shattering the Silence, Nova Scotia’s innovative new music Festival.
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