Take Flight/ Sussex

Ventus Machina

New ‘bird-themed’ music for wind quintet by Emily Doolittle (NS), David Picton (USA) and Peteris Vasks, plus new arrangements by James Kalyn. Alain Clavette, CBC New Brunswick resident birder will regale us with bird anecdotes during the show, and we will project some of his wonderful bird photography.

Dramatic Contrasts/ Sussex

With the Saint John String Quartet and guests Patrick Bolduc, bassoon and Andrew Miller, Bass

Mozart String Quartet in C Major K 157
Jordon Nobles Mobius(2015)
J. Francais Divertimento for Bassoon and String Quintet
Zemlinsky String Quartet No. 1 in A Major Op. 4

Circles/ Sussex

Joël Cormier, percussion; Ventus Machina and Résonance

Including a new work by Andrew Reed Miller and new arrangements by James Kalyn and Ricky Frenette, Circles will explore the varied sonorities of a mixed group of musicians – winds, percussion and double bass.

Starting with actual renaissance music, moving through newer music with a renaissance feel, to new music with a rock feel, to actual classic rock covers, the program promises to be a mixed bag of goodies with something for everyone.

The concert coincides with the exhibition “Circles” with NB artist Deanna Musgrave at the Saint John Art Centre. For the Sussex, Fredericton and Moncton shows, Deanna’s art will be displayed using projections.

Four Plus One

With the Saint John String Quartet and Guest Andrew Miller.

February 18, 2017
Moncton: Place Resurgo Place 7:30pm

February 19, 2017
Saint John: Saint John Arts Centre 2pm

February 25, 2017
Sussex: St. Francis Xavier 7:30pm

So French

With Ventus Machina. Featuring French Classics for Woodwind Quintet By Francaix, Ravel, etc.

September 29, 2016
Fredericton: STU, McCain Hall 7:30pm

October 1, 2016
Moncton: Place Resurgo Place 7:30pm

October 8, 2016 
Sussex: St. Francis Xavier 7:30pm

VM Plays Opera, Sussex

With Ventus Machina

The honeyed tones of locally renowned Mezzo-Soprano Monette Gould are perfectly accompanied and highlighted by the woodwind quintet’s timbre. A dramatic evening full of opera favourites and surprises!