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Advance Tickets are available for all concerts at Victoria Hall Box Office Service or by phone at the box office 905-372-2210

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In addition to Live Concerts at The LOFT, Ken Prue periodically presents concerts at the Concert Hall at Victoria Hall.

 

Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 3:00 pm

VC2VC2 is an innovative cello duo committed to captivating audiences through its performances of classical masterworks, unknown gems, and boundary pushing music. Comprised of cellists Amahl Arulanandam and Bryan Holt, the Toronto-based duo presents artistically challenging yet accessible programs and have performed in venues ranging from intimate cabarets to Roy Thomson Hall.

The pair met in 2008 while attending the University of Toronto where they both studied under Shauna Rolston. They both chose to continue their studies at the Schulich School of Music at McGill University where they completed their Master's Degrees with Matt Haimovitz. In 2015 they both found themselves back in Toronto and their musical partnership was born.

The promotion and performance of works by current composers is a priority to VC2. They strongly believe in the support and creation of new works by living composers, especially those from their home country of Canada.

Bryan and Amahl seek to redefine chamber music making with this duo VC2. Their unique brand of cello-fueled music adds a new sonority to the traditional presentation of cello performances. In February 2018, VC2 embarked on a tour of the East Coast of Canada, presented by Debut Atlantic. The duo also spent time this past summer at the soundSCAPE performance and composition exchange in Maccagno, Italy and brought home a number of new works by emerging international composers. VC2 is thrilled to be one of Prairie Debut’s 2019-20 Touring Artists. It's a great pleasure to have them perform at the intimate Cobourg LOFT.

Tickets: $30 + sc - Web site

 

Thursday February 6 2020 • 7:30pm

nigel wearneNigel Wearne is an Australian singer-songwriter, luthier, poet and gleaner. Equipped with personally handcrafted instruments, he melds finger-style guitar, 'up'-hammer banjo, piano and honest storytelling.

Gleaning diverse influence from Kelly Joe Phelps, Townes Van Zandt and Sun Kil Moon, he tells stories of forgotten rebels, wandering poets and true tales of Australian history.

Nigel has toured Australia, New Zealand and Canada and he's performed at a long list of music festivals, including the Port Fairy Folk Festival, Cygnet Folk Festival and Queenscliff Music Festival.

“Warmth flecked with grit…beauty awaits” 4 Stars – Rolling Stone.

Tickets: Online $25. + sc

 

Saturday February 15, 2020 • 7:30PM

Dave YoungThis trio (Dave Young/bass, Kevin Turcotte/trumpet, Reg Schwager/guitar) has performed some mighty exciting musical performances on previous visits to The LOFT in Cobourg.

This Valentine Weekend 2020 concert at the intimate LOFT will recreate an album produced by Roberto Occhipinti and released 31 October 2019 - Trouble in Mind.

The repertoire includes a variety of music ranging from Blues to impressionistic compositions from Denmark, wrapped up with several other mainstream jazz compositions and featuring improvisational flights that are the hallmark of this excellent trio.

Advance Tickets $30 + sc. $35 at the door.

 

Ken Prue & Les AMIS present

Maria Soulis & Canadian Sinfonietta

Sunday, February 23 at 3 PM - Concert Hall at Victoria Hall

Feb23 Les AMISToronto-born mezzo-soprano Maria Soulis enjoys an exciting career in both Canada and Europe. She began her European career as a principal artist with the Regensburg Opera in Germany, later performing the roles of Carmen, Rosina, Orfeo, Dido, Olga and Nicklausse in theatres throughout Germany, France, and the United Kingdom. As a concert singer in Europe, Maria has performed Mozart's Requiem, Gustav Mahler's Rückert Lieder, Das Lied von der Erde, Symphony No. 8 and Kindertotenlieder. In Canada, she has sung repertoire ranging from Bach's Weihnachts-Oratorium and Handel's Messiah, to Dvorak's Requiem, Mendelssohn's Elijah, Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 and Elgar’s Sea Pictures.

In her performance at Cobourg's beautiful Concert Hall, Maria will perform a mixed program with acclaimed chamber orchestra Canadian Sinfonietta, under the direction of Tak Ng Lai. A highlight of the program will be Michael Pepa's moving composition - 'Liliane for Mezzo & Orchestra (2011)'.'Liliane' is inspired by the true story of Liliane Gernstein, an 11 year-old girl, one of 44 Jewish children, who were rounded up in Izieu, France in 1944 and sent to the gas chambers of Auschwitz by Nazi Klaus Barbie (the 'Butcher of Lyon'). Maestro Pepa was inspired by a written account of a 1961 war crimes trial (The State of France v. Klaus Barbie) in which a poem (A Letter to God) by Liliane Gernstein was part of the evidence submitted against Barbie. 

The program:

Maria Soulis, Mezzo-soprano; Canadian SinfoniettaTak-Ng Lai, Conductor

Mikis Theodorakis: Greek Songs
Michael Pepa: Liliane for Mezzo & Orchestra (2011)
Bizet: "Habanera" from Carmen for Mezzo-soprano and Orchestra
Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 in C major, OP. 21

Tickets: $39 + tax and sc Victoria Hall Box Office