Acadia Performing Arts Series Announces 2018-19 Season

Acadia Performing Arts Series Announces 2018-19 Season
By François Côté

The eight-performance series features wonderful vocal and instrumental music performed by some of our nation’s best ensembles, and by artists visiting Wolfville from the USA and Ireland.

The season opens in September with The Rose Ensemble and their performance of “The Land of Three Faiths,” featuring music that is at once sacred, secular, folk, and classical from the Jewish, Muslim and Christian traditions. In October, two ensembles from Quebec, collectif9 and Architek Percussion, join forces to present “My Backyard, Somewhere,” a multi-media experience featuring the works of five talented composers from across Canada.

In November, the CBC’s Julie Nesrallah, wearing her mezzo-soprano hat, will captivate our audience with her rich, expressive voice. She will be joined by pianist Robert Kortgaard, a favourite collaborator of many of Canada’s finest soloists. In December, our special Christmas concert features The Celtic Tenors. This charismatic, globe-trotting trio is certainly the most successful classical crossover act to emerge from Ireland.

In January 2019, the New Year begins with the annual Tom Regan Memorial Concert, presenting the musical works of Acadia students, faculty, alumni, and friends. In February, we welcome the young and dynamic Rolston String Quartet, brought to Wolfville by Debut Atlantic.

In March, the Vancouver Chamber Choir displays why they are often called a national treasure. The series wraps in April with Symphony Nova Scotia’s annual performance at Acadia’s grand Convocation Hall, this year with piano soloist Sara Davis Buechner.

Full-season subscriptions are only $193 (general) or $119 (students) for eight concerts! For full details and information on how to subscribe, please visit the website at pas.acadiau.ca