Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Hilary Brown and Jennifer Jones with the Blue Engine String Quartet perform in Halifax

February 3, 2016 at 7 p.m.

Blue Engine String Quartet
Jennifer Jones, violin (NSTT scholarship recipient)
Anne Simons, violin
Kerry Kavalo, viola
Hilary Brown, cello (NSTT scholarship recipient)

Mozart - String Quartet No. 19 in C major, K. 485
John Plant - World Premiere
Shostakovich - String Quartet No. 3 in F major, Op. 73

More information at http://www.scotiafestival.ns.ca/chamber-players 
or at http://www.blueenginestringquartet.com/about.php

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Molly Johnson, Chloe Hart, and Aliah Schwartz show their dance work at the Open Studio Series, January 30 and 31, 2016

NSTT Award winner Aliah Schwartz, dancer and choreographer - nstalenttrust.ns.ca
Aliah Schwartz, dancer, choreographer

It gives me great pleasure to see three NSTT dance scholarship and award winners in the same program, plus Kinetic Studio's Artistic Director Jacinte Armstrong is a former NSTT scholarship recipient herself.

From Kinetic Studio's press release: 
"Kinetic Studio brings a selection of fresh choreographic works to Halifax audiences in their annual Open Studio series. The January edition of Open Studio presents four works by Molly Johnson, Chloe Hart and Aliah Schwartz, Michèle Slattery, and Don Rieder.
With the Open Studio Series, Kinetic Studio reaches out to distinct communities and brings together a strong selection of invigorating, thoughtful, and imaginative work from dance artists and makers.
Artistic Director Jacinte Armstrong speaks to the intent of the event: “I find it exciting that all of the featured artists share ties to the Maritimes. For some this showcase is a homecoming, a chance to share what they’ve gathered on their travels. For others the Open Studio series offers a space for reinvention, expansion, and experimentation. Seasoned dance makers appreciate this chance to break with tradition and push boundaries.”
- Works Featured in Open Studio January 30th and 31st -
Originally hailing from Cape Breton, Toronto-based Molly Johnson (2002/2003 NSTT Pat Richards Award) brings unapologetic solitude to the stage and investigates the lost art of just being in what other people think of me...
Inspired by the rich landscape of Labrador, Michèle Slattery, manifests in movement the undulating temperament of the Churchill River in No Catch.
In Cornstarch and Other Dilemmmas, Aliah Schwartz (2013 Robert G.Jackson Award, 2014 Canada Games for Young Artist of Excellence Award, 2015 Lieutenant Governor's Award) and Chloe Hart (2014 Robert George Jackson Award) return to Halifax from Montreal and explore the spectrum of anger using household kitchen appliances.
Don Rieder brings the third instalment of his trilogy Heartbreak Pajamas. The work Burnt I finds love, hope, and community in a time of hardship.

Date - January 30 & 31st 8pm
Tickets - $10 | Students & Seniors $8
Location - DANSpace, 1531 Grafton St, Hfx
About Kinetic Studio
Kinetic Studio is a Halifax-based non-profit organization dedicated to the development and presentation of contemporary dance choreography and performance. Kinetic supports professional dance by offering workshops and presenting a seasonal program of performances for finished and unfinished works.
Twitter account (@StudioKinetic) - https://twitter.com/StudioKinetic

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Peter Allen to perform at Peggy Curkum Music Room, Halifax

Peter Allen, piano (former NSTT scholarship recipient) and Patricia Creighton, flute will perform on

Wednesday, January 20 at 7 p.m. at

the Peggy Corkum Music Room 

They will play Schubert's Introduction and Variations for Flute and Piano in E minder, D 802, the Sonata for Flute and Piano by Hindemith and Duo for Flute and Piano by Aaron Copland.


From the press release:

Patricia Creighton, Principal Flute with Symphony Nova Scotia, has performed widely, particularly in Atlantic Canada, and has released several CDs. Peter Allen, a professor of piano at Dalhousie, received his MMus from Yale University. He is also an award-winning  composer. As a concert pianist, his live performances and radio recordings have taken him into many homes in the Maritimes and throughout Canada where he is known for his captivating interpretations.


For more information, please call (902) 429-9467 or visit:  http://www.scotiafestival.ns.ca/chamber-players.

Peter Allen: http://www.peterallenpiano.com/Home.html

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Scholarship Application Deadlines 2016 are March 1st and May 1st

Application Deadlines 2016: 

Spring/Summer study 
March 1 at 5 p.m. Atlantic Standard Time (AST 

Fall/Winter study 
May 1 at 5 p.m. Atlantic Daylight Saving Time (ADT). 

We advise applicants to read the submission guidelines carefully and to submit their applications early since there are a number of changes to submission procedures this year. All information can be found at our website by clicking the ‘Apply’ button.

We support all art discipline studies like film, new media, dance, visual arts, literary arts, theatre, music, circus arts, interdisciplinary arts. 

Monday, January 4, 2016

Dancer Jacinte Armstrong to perform in Structural Currents

STRUCTURAL CURRENTSSunday, January 10th, 2016
Jacinte Armstrong, dancer. Former Nova Scotia Talent Trust scholarship recipient.
Photo Credit: Kate Hayter-Reid
Halifax Central Library
Doug Cameron – percussion
Jacinte Armstrong – dance
Exploring the balance between sound and motion, gesture and rhythm, intention, improvisation and inspiration, this pairing of one of Halifax's premiere creative percussionists Doug Cameron with the accomplished and ambitious dance artist Jacinte Armstrong, this pairing promises to shake foundations.
Read more at: Upstream Music.org

Open Waters Festival '16

Sir James Dunn Theatre, Atlantica, Halifax Central Library, The Company House
Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 7:30pm to Sunday, January 10, 2016 - 12:00pm
$25.00 Adults, $20.00 Students, Seniors, Members. Passes $60 / $55

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Janice Jackson to perform in Le Tombeau de Barbeau - (Un)Fogotten Voices

Le Tombeau de Barbeau - (Un)Forgotten Voices

Janice Jackson, soprano and 1986 NSTT Portia White Award recipient performs in Le Tombeau de Barbeau - (Un)Forgotten Voices on Jan 10, 2016.
January 10th, 2016 at 7:30PM
Sir James Dunn Theatre, 6101 University Ave, 
Halifax, NS
Read More Here

Jerome Blais' (Un)Forgotten Voices - Le Tombeau de Barbeau with
Janice Jackson, soprano and 1986 NSTT Portia White award recipient, is a multimedia show based on the work of Canadian folklorist Marius Barbeau (1883-1969), who many consider the father of Canadian ethnomusicology. This concert represents Jérôme Blais’ very personal commentary on Barbeau’s work, in particular the massive collection of wax roll recordings found at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. 
Part of Upstream Music Association's OPEN WATERS FESTIVAL 2016'
For a Full Line - Up go to: www.upstreammusic.org
$25 / $20 (students / seniors)
Dalhousie Arts Centre Box Office
902.494.3820 or toll free 800.874.1669
Online at artscentre.dal.ca