Festival 2017

September 19 to 24, 2017

13th Season

Festival Concerts

¡Sacabuche! 

Friday, September 22, 2017

Brunton Auditorium, Marjorie Young Bell Conservatory, Mount Allison University

7:30pm

¡Sacabuche!, directed by Linda Pearse, will perform Hidden Treasures: The Austrian Habsburgs and the Kroměříž Archive featuring Vicki St. Pierre (contralto). The rich tradition of music-making in Austria and Czech lands during the seventeenth century combines an Italianate style with local music traditions and flavors. This unique program brings beautiful yet unknown and lesser-known works housed in the archives of the Kroměříž library in the Czech Republic to the stage.¡Sacabuche! – "Hidden Treasures"

www.sacabuche.com

I Furiosi

Saturday, September 23, 2017 

Brunton Auditorium, Marjorie Young Bell Conservatory, Mount Allison University

7:30pm

Toronto ensemble, I Furiosi will perform the programme, Introduction to the Body. Everyone has a favourite body part – if not their own, then someone else’s.  The concert starts at the top, and works its way down as they celebrate the various naughty and not-so-naughty bits."Introduction to the Body" 

  

www.ifuriosi.com

The Toronto Consort

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Brunton Auditorium, Marjorie Young Bell Conservatory, Mount Allison University

3:00pm

The Toronto Consort, under the direction of David Fallis, will perform Shakespeare’s Songbook . “If music be the food of love, play on!” So say we all, but just what music did Shakespeare have in mind when he penned those famous lines? The Toronto Consort, Canada’s leading virtuosi of English Renaissance music, has pored over Shakespeare’s works to find many magical points where early music and the world’s greatest writer meet. With everyone from movie stars (Cate Blanchett) to rock stars (Sting) showing interest in Elizabethan England, this program opens a popular world to contemporary audiences. This fully scripted show features dances, fantasias and vocal works, performed with lute, viola da gamba, recorders, harpsichord, hurdy-gurdy, percussion and voices.

www.torontoconsort.org

Ticket Prices per Concert:

Adults $25

Seniors (+65 years) $20

Students FREE

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Outreach in our Community

Colloquium

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Brunton Auditorium, Marjorie Young Bell Conservatory, Mount Allison University

4:00 pm

Linda Pearse (Mount Allison University Music Associate Professor), Martine Jomphe (Mount Allison University student), Karen Bamford (Mount Allison University English Professor), and Toni Roberts (Mount Allison University Sociology Professor) join together to present on The Kroměříž Archive – Dusting off the Manuscripts, The Social Construction and Production of the Body, and Musical Shakespeare. These concise presentations will provide context for three Sackville Festival of Early Music concerts taking place Sept 22-24, 2017.

Admission is free to this event, and all are welcome. 

Panel Discussion

Friday September 22, 2017

Brunton Auditorium, Marjorie Young Bell Conservatory, Mount Allison University

4:00 pm

 

The Body and Music: Members of the highly-respected Canadian early music ensemble I Furiosi; Julia Wedman, Felix Deak, and James Johnstone join with Mount A faculty members Vicki St. Pierre, Toni Roberts, and Fiona Black (chair) for an interdisciplinary discussion on the body in music, religion, and society in preparation for I Furiosi’s concert, Introduction to the Body.

Admission is free to this event, and all are welcome.

Tantramar Seniors’ College Lecture

Thursday September 14 and September 21, 2017

Choral Room (Room 205), Marjorie Young Bell Conservatory, Mount Allison University 

1:00 pm

Dr. Linda Pearse will offer two lectures on the process of early music research that leads to publication and performance for the Tantramar Seniors’ College.  

Admission is free to these events, and the talk is open to the public.

Educational Outreach Concerts

Tuesday, September 19 to Thursday, September 21, 2017

The Toronto Consort, under the direction of David Fallis, will perform five educational outreach concerts at regional schools and at the Drew Nursing Home aimed at enhancing musical appreciation of Shakespeare for all.

These events are closed to the Public.

www.torontoconsort.com