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.

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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.