Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Society at James Street Night of Art

The next presenation that CHUMs will do is a guest appearance at St Catharines' James Street Night of Art. This is an event on October 15, 2010 from 6pm - 9pm. St Catharines shuts down James Street to automobile traffic and presents local artists of all disciplines in a number of unusual venues including most of the stores in the downtown area. We will be presenting an initial version of our upcoming kids show, Fabulous Aesop, at Critelli's Fine Furniture.

Successful Presentation at Brock

"The cello is sick!" An actual quote of a student at Brock University attending our season opener.

A very successful presentation with over 300 people in the audience of some of the most romantic music ever written in a concert dedicated to the memory of Chopin and Schumann featuring Erika Reiman on piano and Gordon Cleland on cello with Patricia Dydnansky - flute, Xiaoling Li - violin, Andree Simard - viola.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Upcoming Events

January 25, 12 Noon, at the Sean O’Sullivan Theatre at Brock University for the Music at Noon Series, free Songs My Students Have Taught Me – Music by Beethoven, Bruch, Elgar. Gordon Cleland – cello, Karin Di Bella – piano.

February 13, 2:30 pm at the St Catharines United Mennonite Church, 335 Linwell Road,$20/$15 studentsThe Quartet for the End of Time - Don’t miss Messiaen’s unique masterpiece composed and premiered in a German concentration camp. Michele Jacot – clarinet, Konstantin Popovic – violin, Gordon Cleland – cello, Erika Reiman – piano.

March 19, 1 pm, at the St Catharines Centennial Library, 54 Church Street, freeFabulous Aesop – Wit and wisdom from the ancient Greek master of stories. A concert for kids at the St Catharines Central Library with the Symphonic Storytellers of Newfoundland and Suzuki Niagara. Michele Jacot – winds, George Cleland – violin, Gordon Cleland – cello, Marcia O’Neill – keyboard and narration.

April 15, 7:30 pm, at the NAC, 354 St Paul Street, $20/$15 for studentsDancing Duo – An exciting presentation of works for violin and cello with choreography presented by Niagara Dance Company. Music by Ravel, Glière, Bloch. Xiaoling Li – violin, Gordon Cleland – cello with Mary Jo Mullins.

May 15, 2:30 pm, at the St Catharines United Mennonite Church, 335 Linwell Road$20/$15 for studentsGrand Finale – Featuring the Franck Sonata and a world premiere of music for cello and piano by St Catharines composer Mark Steiger. Jonathan Dick – Baritone, Gordon Cleland – cello, Erika Reiman - piano.

Second Concert Season Underway

St Catharines Chamber Music Society at the Encore Series
Friday Sept 24, 2010, 7:30 pmBrock University Centre for the ArtsSean O’Sullivan Theatre
2010 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of two Romantic masters: Frédéric Chopin and Robert Schumann. Join the talented performance faculty of the Department of Music, featuring Gordon Cleland - cello and Erika Reiman - piano, with Patricia Dydnansky – flute, Xiaoling Li – violin, Andrée Simard – viola, in an evening of celebratory chamber music by two of the 19th century's most enigmatic composers, the most romantic of the Romantics.
Tickets - Centre for the Arts Box Office, 905-688-5550 x3257


Chopin - Polonaise-Fantaisie Op 61
Chopin - Cello Sonata, Opus 65
Schumann - Fantasy Pieces, Opus 73
Schumann - Romances op. 94
Schumann - Piano Quartet, Opus 47.

Sneak preview Saturday Sept 18, 7:30 pm at the MacNeill Church, 1145 King Street West in Hamilton