Our most recent concert was a great success. We sold out and enjoyed outstanding performances by Michael Bridge and Joseph Johnson. People enjoyed the reception, visiting with friends and greeting and thanking the performers.
We also instituted our first audience survey and received 62 replies. While response to our email invitations was an expected response, the second highest way to hear about our series happens when people forward the email invitation along with an attached posted to friends and colleagues. We owe all of you a huge vote of thanks for your help and encourage you to continue doing so.
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We wish you all the best in the coming holiday season. As a special treat you might also like to enjoy a reprise of Michael Bridge’s amazing performance on the digital accordion – a more scenic presentation here but no less inspiring and we can guarantee you have never heard anything quite like it!
Classical pianist Peter Longworth has died at the age of 53 from cancer,
The London, England-born musician was a soloist and chamber musician who has performed in cities all around the world. He has been a soloist with the Vancouver Symphony, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, Chicago Symphony and more. Over the years, he has also collaborated with conductors such as Edwin Outwater, Nikolas Caolie, Eduard Zilberkant and Bramwell Tovey.
Longworth is also a founding member of the Duke Piano Trio, an act he started with violinist Mark Fewer and cellist Thomas Wiebe. Together, they performed throughout the U.S. and Canada. Outside of that, he made many recordings for Azica Records including the complete Brahms violin and piano sonatas with Fewer. Academically, Longworth has been a faculty member of the Glenn Gould School in Toronto since 1991, inspiring an entire generation of classical artists. (source:: CBC Music)
Peter appeared in concert in a previous season. He also lived in the Shaftesbury community some years ago. We shall miss him and send our condolences to his wife and family.
Another series of concerts has ended with success. Your volunteer committee celebrated with a pot luck supper to end another year of planning and organizing. We are immensely grateful for your continuing interest and support and wish all of you a relaxing and pleasant summer. We shall return early in the fall to let you know of another exciting year of performances – including one with a new twist.
Happy Holiday season – and a message to save the date for our next concert. It takes place on Sunday, February 11 at 3:00 pm and you can read about it on the pages above,
The audience at our last concert was hard pressed to decide between the music of 1867 and 1967. Which year was best? Here are a few snippets for you to decide for yourself. It was a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon.
And it’s hard to resist toe tapping when performers like these get busy hands going.
Save the date now. You can even order tickets right away for holiday gifts. We hope to see you in 2018.
Our November 5 concert promises to be a memorable one.
The group features four stalwarts of the Canadian Roots Music scene. Tom Leighton – piano, accordion & vocals, Ian Bell – guitar, squeezebox, banjo and vocals, Michelle Rumball – guitar and vocals, Conrad Kipping – mandolin, fiddle, guitar and vocals.
Tickets are available now at $28. and you can order yours here! And you can share this poster designed by Ian Bell with your friends. (Just right click on it, copy it and add it to an email).
Get ready for our first concert of the Shaftesbury Salon Music Series as we begin our fifth consecutive season. We welcome Tom Leighton and Ian Bell on Sunday, November 5 at 3:00 pm to give us a taste of Canadian music history of our last hundred and fifty years. You can learn more about them and order tickets here.
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