Trio Canoë to Open Acadia’s 2016-17 Performing Arts Series

Trio Canoë to Open Acadia’s 2016-17 Performing Arts Series
By Peter Smith

Trio Canoë will open the Acadia Performing Arts Series on Sunday, September 18 at 7:30pm at the Festival Theatre in Wolfville. Their diverse program, entitled “Hommage à Schumann”, features selections by Schumann himself as well as others by Debussy and Chopin. Trios written by two 20th century composers, Marjan Mozetich and György Kurtág will complete the evening.

Trio Canoë (can oh) is comprised of three of Canada’s most acclaimed chamber musicians: clarinetist Jean-Francois Normand, violist Marina Thibeault, and pianist Philip Chiu, who gather in this unique and compelling formation. The trio’s outstanding programs have been curated to highlight the poetic, intimate, and mysterious nature of their instruments – in solo, duo, and trio form – to deliver an incomparable experience. The trio is strongly committed to engaging new audiences and bringing classical music to those with limited access. Each member has had the opportunity to work with incredible organizations including El Sistema, La Société pour les arts en milieux de santé, and ArtStarts. The group’s east-coast tour is coordinated by Debut Atlantic.

Please come and enjoy the glorious sounds of Trio Canoë in Wolfville. Tickets are $26 for adults and $20 for students. For more information, or to buy tickets, visit the Acadia University Box Office in person, by phone at 902-542-5500 or 1-800-542-TICK(8425), or online at Season subscriptions for the entire 2016-17 series ( are still available starting at $183 for the 8-concert series, including the Vienna Boys Choir! The price is a 25% discount from purchasing tickets individually.

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