Connections Concert Series

Fri, Feb 24 2012
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Conservatory News imageEdmonton – The Alberta College Conservatory of Music has received support from the Edmonton Community Foundation to host the first Connections Concert Series with the goal of introducing new listeners to classical music.

Conservatory Manager, Brenda Philp says with this donation they hope to be able to spark interest and encourage people of all ages to experience something new. “No matter how splendid the music is, an audience of 50 to 60 is typical for our student concerts,” she says. “Our young musicians have so much to give and have worked so hard – their music deserves to be played to a full audience,” Philp explains.

While Philp recognizes that, like any musical form, classical music can be an acquired taste, the Connections Concert Series performances are one-hour in duration. “It’s the perfect length for newcomers, particularly for introducing youth to the genre. The purpose of the concert series is to create an inviting and welcoming environment, so there is no need to be intimidated,” she says.

The Connections Concert Series will also feature many talented alumni and faculty performers. “The series was given its name because we want to help make connections. Help connect students with faculty, the conservatory with the community, and the community with our students,” says Philp.

The series, that will feature an inspired repertoire such as Liszt, Bach, Ravel, Prokofiev, Brahms and Schumann, will also be broadcast on CKUA. All proceeds from ticket sales go directly to supporting student scholarships.

Connections Concert Series
Sunday - March 11, May 13 AND July 8 in Muttart Hall (10050 MacDonald Drive) at 2pm
Reception to follow each concert

Tickets on sale now
Adults $20, Students/Seniors $10, Youth 12 and under Free
Contact Tix on the Square at (780) 420-1757 (www.tixonthesquare.ca) or the Conservatory of Music Office

For more information, please contact:
Brenda Philp at 780.633.3725 or philpb@macewan.ca
www.MacEwan.ca/Conservatory