Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Minimal Romantics: Hsiu-Ping Patrick Wu's Boston Debut Recital

Taiwanese-born Canadian Hsiu-Ping (Patrick) Wu is an award-winning composer, violinist, multimedia artist, and 2022 Talent Trust scholarship and special award recipient.  In addition to composing, Patrick is an active violinist, performing solos, chamber music and orchestral repertoire. 

Patrick is preparing for his Boston debut recital, Minimal Romantics.  This exciting evening will include a range of Patrick's works performed by talented musicians, including the Gaia Quartet.  

The event takes place Saturday, March 18, 8PM at Arlington Street Church in Boston, MA.

Event Description: 

Taiwanese-Canadian violinist-composer Hsiu-Ping Patrick Wu is constantly on the search for musical language on different sides of the spectrum. Like his multifaceted identity, Wu’s music ranges from the style of neo-romanticism to avant-garde soundscapes, fusing theatrical elements and improvisational techniques.

Recital Program:
Prelude - solo piano
Trio de Mémoire - flute, violin, piano
Fading Memories - horn, violin, viola, cello
The End of the Beginning - string quartet
Souvenir - solo violin
Neon Vanish - flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet
L'Étranger - violin, cello, piano
Canvas Study - alto saxophone, electric guitar, vibraphone, piano
Portraits - flute, clarinet, violin, cello, vibraphone, piano

Fee: Pay what you can

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Patrick is currently pursuing a Graduate Diploma in Composition at Longy School of Music of Bard College, where he holds his Master of Music in Composition and Violin Performance. He earned his Bachelor of Music from the Fountain School of Performing Arts, Dalhousie University.

"Being a Taiwanese- Canadian musician in the United States, I often find myself struggling to define my culture and music. While having studied Traditional Chinese and Indian music, my music is primarily composed in Western notation. I like to compose memorable motifs, or circle around a tonal centre. In recent years, I am trying to compose music that are both inspired by my Taiwanese and Canadian heritage." 

- Hsiu-Ping Patrick Wu

For more about Patrick, his work, and performances, please visit his website

Click the video below to enjoy Trio de Mémoire for Flute, Violin and Piano (2018/2022), an original composition featured in the recital.

Flute: Maya Johnson Violin: Yi Tang Piano: Yunhao Jiang Recorded on March 13th, 2022 at Edward M. Pickman Hall, Longy School of Music of Bard College.

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Thursday, March 9, 2023

Hailey Coates to be Featured Soloist at Fountain School's Concerto Night

Hailey Coates is currently studying flute performance at the Dalhousie University Fountain School of Performing Arts and received a Talent Trust scholarship in 2022. Having started private flute lessons in 2015, Hailey has studied with Kim Breilien, Denis Bluteau, and currently Christine Feierabend. She also studies piano privately. 

Hailey is in her fourth year with the NSYO and is the principal flute of the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra and the Dalhousie Symphony Orchestra. During her eight years of playing she has performed in many ensembles including women’s choir, marching band, jazz band, flute choir, drumline, several wind ensembles, and most recently a wind quintet. In these ensembles, she has played flute, piccolo, alto, tenor, and baritone sax, oboe, bass drum, auxiliary percussion, trumpet, mellophone, and more. Hailey loves playing music and will pick up an instrument any time she gets the chance. 

She currently offers private flute and piano lessons, in addition to teaching flute at the Scotia Suzuki School of Music and Joyful Sounds Music Studio. 

Hailey has performed in Washington Music Educators Association solo competitions, unaccompanied flute in the Oak Harbor Music Festival in 2017, the Chamber Players Series at the Peggy Corkum Music Room in 2021, for the Women For Music committee in September 2022, and will soon perform in Dalhousie Symphony Orchestra’s own Concerto Competition in March 2023. 

Conducted by Leonardo Perez and Peter Allen, the Fountain School's Concerto Night will be held at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at 7:30pm. Click here to purchase tickets

This musical extravaganza features outstanding student soloists with a talented young orchestra. Popular concerti and arias by Bruch, Beethoven, Kabalevsky, Mozart and many more are performed under the direction of Leonardo Perez and Peter Allen. Featured soloists this year are Mary Austin, Caroline Boulter, Chloe Dionne, Victoria Dubois, Shanti Sivarulrasa, James Thomas, Hailey Coates, Madeline Maitzen, Charise Catarina Pohl, and Josh Robinson. The concert also features a premiere of an orchestral work by composition student Dylan Hay. 

Click below for Hailey's beautiful performance "Chaminade's Concertino, Op. 107" in October 2022.

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