Atlantic Sinfonia – Music on the Hill
November 22, 2015 @ 2:00 pm
Memorial Hall, UNB

The Atlantic Sinfonia String Orchestra performs music by some of Canada’s best jazz musicians who have also been involved in the classical world. Experience the music of these versatile composers on the jazzier side of classical music.

For more information, please visit http://www.unb.ca/cel/programs/creative/music-on-the-hill/moth-schedule.html or call 453-4697.

Atlantic Sinfonia – Music on the Hill
February 22, 2015 @ 3:00 pm
Memorial Hall, UNB

The Atlantic Sinfonia presents its Wind Octet in a program commemorating the end of the War of 1812. The presentation features a new adaptation of a work, Battle of Trafalgar, that depicts the actual battle in music. The performance will include projected imagery of the battle.

For more information, please visit http://www.unb.ca/cel/programs/creative/music-on-the-hill/moth-schedule.html or call 453-4697.

Atlantic Sinfonia Music on the Hill show re-scheduled for April 27th

Music on the Hill Children’s Corner Concert Bedtime Stories will be held on Sunday, April 27th at 1:00pm at Memorial Hall UNB Fredericton. Come and Listen: children’s stories set to music and narrated by David Perritt for the enjoyment of the young. Tickets—$10 for adults and $5 for students/children—are available at Westminster Books, at Memorial Hall, or at door.

For more information, please visit http://www.unb.ca/cel/programs/creative/music-on-the-hill/index.html, or call 453-4697.

 

PRESS RELEASE

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Atlantic Sinfonia will be touring the Maritimes this Spring: The tour opens at 7:30 pm at the Capital Theatre in Moncton on March the 14th. On the 15th the show will take place 8pm as part of the Antigonish Performing Arts Series at the Immaculata Auditorium and conclude in Wolfville at 7:30 pm as part of the Acadia Performing Arts Series in the Festival theatre.

Show title: Mozart and Friends:

Synopsis: The performance is based on the music of Catherine the Great. While fostering the arts and education in Russia she drew upon the ideas of writers, musicians and artists of the enlightenment in the ‘the west’ including many of the major composers of the day. The program will include works of the enlightenment that may have been heard in Catherine’s court. The music presented is from the repertoire of the traditional wind octet with bass, also called a wind Harmonie. Groups such as this were part of courts throughout Europe in the late 1700s and even were found in North America in the emerging colonies.

Biography:

Atlantic Sinfonia Atlantique, a unique hybrid orchestra with an audience friendly approach to classical chamber music, brings together some of the best professional musicians from the Maritime region.

Under the artistic direction of Richard Hornsby and led by New Brunswick’s David Adams, as concertmaster, the group performs in 18th century style, standing and performing without conductor and often in non-traditional performance settings with fine acoustics. The resulting product is high quality entertainment – performed with freshness and vibrancy.

Atlantic Sinfonia is dedicated to introducing concert-goers to the great repertoire for small orchestra. Traditional pieces and crowd favorites are always on the program, but many will find they enjoy being introduced to new works as well. A close bond with the audience members and an entertaining educational component around the music being performed are always part of the show.

The Atlantic Sinfonia has been in existence for 9 years. Typically the ensemble mounts 3 concerts a season and does each in Fredericton and also sometimes tours the concert to other regions in the Maritimes. In the past three years the organization has made great efforts to bring classical ensemble music to a wider audience, developing special programs for kids, young professionals, and adults.

Recent Accomplishments:

-Atlantic Sinfonia is responsible for the educational book: “A Musical Legacy: A Celebration of Fredericton and New Brunswick Composers” which was created as part of the city of Fredericton’s Cultural Capitals of Canada initiative in 2009.

-Atlantic Sinfonia presented a special concert of music for Congress 2011 of the Humanities and Social Sciences.  The event attracted approximately 6000 delegates.

-Atlantic Sinfonia headlined the official opening of The Richard J. CURRIE CENTER (2011). The wellness facility combines UNB recreation with cutting-edge research for both local residents and the university community.

-Atlantic Sinfonia played at the ECMA’s in Moncton in April of 2012 during the showcase: A Sound Celebration.

-Atlantic Sinfonia recently presented at Contact East 2012 which was held in Fredericton from September 19th-23rd. Contact East is a performer’s showcase bringing the very best of Atlantic Canadian talent, in theatre, music, and dance, to gather and showcase their work for regional, national, and international buyers in attendance. Contact East 2012 marks the event’s 21st edition.

Please note that Atlantic Sinfonia’s upcoming show for UNB’s Music on the Hill Series will be re-scheduled. We will keep you posted as to the new show date.

We are going on tour in the Spring. Details on where we can be seen will be posted soon.

Press Release

Oct 24, 2012

A maritime tour is planned for the Fall of 2013 as part of the celebrations surrounding the War of 1812. The project focuses on the music of one individual – John Carroll who was the band leader at Fort Niagara, and a composer. The music is not known in Canadian or Canadian music history, so it will create a new body of knowledge and awareness adding a new chapter to the social history of the War of 1812. The project has unique regional and national significance and will leave a legacy of resources available to students, the general public and interested musicians. Canadians will, for the first time, learn about an important composer in the history of the country.

This is a research, composition and public performance project that will recreate music from the period of the War of 1812 that would have been heard in Canada during that time. The music would be that of the officers and used for recreation, ceremony and dancing. Music will be reconstructed from archival holdings and will include works such as ‘The Siege of Quebec’ (c. 1795),  ‘The Death of General Wolfe’, ‘How Stands the Glass Around’ (written by General Wolfe) and the ‘Canadian Boat Song’ from the period. These works will be complimented with works from the American perspective including adaptations of ‘Trip to Canada Contre Dance’ and ‘Jackson’s Welcome Home’ (archived music from the Colonial Music Institute).

Shows are generally available for booking throughout the Fall to Spring Season. Contact info@atlanticsinfonia.ca for further information.

Recent Accomplishments:

-Atlantic Sinfonia is responsible for the educational book: “A Musical Legacy: A Celebration of Fredericton and New Brunswick Composers” which was created as part of the City of Fredericton’s Cultural Capitals of Canada initiative in 2009.

-Atlantic Sinfonia presented a special concert of music for Congress 2011 of the Humanities and Social Sciences.  The event attracted approximately 6000 delegates.

-Atlantic Sinfonia headlined the official opening of The Richard J. CURRIE CENTER. The wellness facility combines UNB recreation with cutting-edge research for both local residents and the university community.

-Atlantic Sinfonia recently played at the ECMA’s in Moncton this past April.

-Atlantic Sinfonia recently played at Contact East which was held in Fredericton from September 19th-23rd. Contact East is a performer’s showcase bringing the very best of Atlantic Canadian talent, in theatre, music, and dance, to gather and showcase their work for regional, national and international buyers in attendance. This year Contact East 2012 marks the event’s 21st edition.

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Oct 12, 2012

Atlantic Sinfonia recently played at Contact East which was held in Fredericton from September 19th-23rd. Contact East is a performer’s showcase bringing the very best of Atlantic Canadian talent, in theatre, music, and dance, to gather and showcase their work for regional, national and international buyers in attendance. This year Contact East 2012 marks the event’s 21st edition.

The performance was based on the Music of Catherine the Great who began her reign in Russia 250 years ago this year. While fostering the arts and education in Russia she drew upon the ideas of writers, musicians and artists of the enlightenment in the ‘the west’ including many of the major composers of the day. The program included works of the enlightenment that may have been heard in Catherine’s court.

Recent Accomplishments and Upcoming Events:

-Atlantic Sinfonia is responsible for the educational book: “A Musical Legacy: A Celebration of Fredericton and New Brunswick Composers” which was created as part of the City of Fredericton’s Cultural Capitals of Canada initiative in 2009.

-Atlantic Sinfonia presented a special concert of music for Congress 2011 of the Humanities and Social Sciences.  The event attracted approximately 6000 delegates.

-Atlantic Sinfonia headlined the official opening of The Richard J. CURRIE CENTER. The wellness facility combines UNB recreation with cutting-edge research for both local residents and the university community.

-Atlantic Sinfonia recently played at the ECMA’s in Moncton this past April.

-Sinfonia’s next show will be held Jan 20th with UNB’s Music on the Hill, 3pm, Memorial Hall UNB, 9 Bailey Drive. This project that will re-create music from the period of the War of 1812 that would have been heard in Canada during that time. Music will be reconstructed from archival holdings and will include works such as ‘The Siege of Quebec’ (c. 1795),  ‘The Death of General Wolfe’, ‘How stands the Glass Around’ (written by General Wolfe), and the ‘Canadian Boat Song’. These works will be complimented with works from the American perspective including adaptations of ‘Trip to Canada Contre Dance’ and ‘Jackson’s Welcome Home’ (archived music from the Colonial Music Institute).

-Maritime Tour: A maritime tour is planned for the Fall as part of the celebrations surrounding the War of 1812 which will include music from the January concert as well as the music of one individual: John Carroll, who was the band leader at Fort Niagara, and a composer.

Atlantic Sinfonia Announces 2012-2013 Tour – Sept. 2012

Atlantic Sinfonia Atlantique 2012-13 tour will be based on the Music of Catherine the Great, one of the major figures of the Enlightenment, who began her reign in Russia 250 years ago this year. While fostering the arts and education in Russia she drew upon the ideas of writers, musicians, and artists of the 1700’s in the ‘the west’ including many of the major composers of the day including Hasse, Galuppi, Paisiello, Mozart, Hayden and Cimarosa. The program will include works of the enlightenment that may have been heard in Catherine’s court. Atlantic Sinfonia Atlantique, a unique hybrid orchestra with an audience friendly approach to classical chamber music, brings together some of the best professional musicians from the Maritime region. The group performs in 18th century style, standing and performing without conductor. The resulting product is high quality entertainment – performed with freshness and vibrancy.

To book a show please contact 506-458-3678 or email: nbsmf@unb.ca

Recent Accomplishments and Upcoming Events:

-Atlantic Sinfonia is responsible for the educational book: “A Musical Legacy: A Celebration of Fredericton and New Brunswick Composers” which was created as part of the City of Fredericton’s Cultural Capitals of Canada initiative in 2009.

-Atlantic Sinfonia presented a special concert of music for Congress 2011 of the Humanities and Social Sciences. The event attracted approximately 6000 delegates.

-Atlantic Sinfonia headlined the official opening of The Richard J. CURRIE CENTER. The wellness facility combines UNB recreation with cutting-edge research for both local residents and the university community.

-Atlantic Sinfonia is scheduled to play at the ECMA’s to be held in Moncton this April.

Atlantic Sinfonia performs at 2012 ECMA’s – Apr 24, 2012

Atlantic Sinfonia recently performed at the East Coast Music Association Awards during the showcase: A Sound Celebration, which was sponsored by National Bank. A Sound Celebration. combined members of Symphony New Brunswick, Atlantic Sinfonia, and the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra. The event was staged on Saturday, April 14 at Moncton’s Capitol Theatre. Featured recording artists accompanied by the orchestra included: Matt Andersen, Chris Colepaugh, David Myles, and Samantha Robichaud.

Atlantic Sinfonia appeared thanks to the support of FACTOR.

July 16, 2009

Atlantic Sinfonia launches music history book

Atlantic Sinfonia, Fredericton’s own professional chamber ensemble, has just released a new publication tracing the development of music in Fredericton and the province.

“A Musical Legacy: A Celebration of Fredericton and New Brunswick Composers” is a companion guide to the series of musical legacy concerts presented by Atlantic Sinfonia as part of the city of Fredericton’s Cultural Capitals of Canada initiative.

“Fredericton has a rich history of music making, stretching back over two centuries,” said the book’s editor Richard Hornsby. “From the earliest days of settlement to the present day, it has been the home of a number of talented composers who have contributed to both Fredericton’s and the nation’s musical heritage. We wanted to tell the story of our musical past, especially that of the western tradition of art music that waves of European immigrants and Loyalist settlers brought with them to their new home.”

The book traces the development of music in the region and profiles several notable composers, such as Bishop John Medley, Alexander Ewing, Robin Bayley, Janis Kalnins, and Michael R. Miller. The publication is illustrated with historic images from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, the New Brunswick Museum and the Public Archives of New Brunswick.

Atlantic Sinfonia and a specially formed choir presented the first of the legacy concert series on July 1 at Christ Church Cathedral, where the commemorative companion guide was launched. The concert series continues in October and November and will feature exclusively the music of local and provincial composers.

The project’s artistic director is Richard Hornsby, Director of Music at UNB, and Choral Directors are Dr. Willis Noble, Music Director of Christ Church Cathedral and Björn Runefors, Director of the Fredericton Choral Society and the UNB Conservatory of Music.

“A Musical Legacy: A Celebration of Fredericton and New Brunswick Composers” can be purchased through Westminster Books on King Street, University of New Brunswick Bookstores in Fredericton and Saint John or through Atlantic Sinfonia’s website, www.atlanticsinfonia.ca.