The Uplands Chamber Players Concert
TheUplands Chamber Players will be unveiling a wonderful selection of romantic rare gems on Saturday November 19th at 8 pm in St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (256 Queen street, Sherbrooke in the Borough of Lennoxville). The Trio members include Cheryl Stroud, who is an experienced soloist and chamber musician and is also a vocal coach; Erich Kory whose cello career includes live performance tours with companies such as the Cirque du Soleil as well as collaborations with artists such as Leonard Bernstein and Sting; and Pauline Farrugia who has been performing solo and chamber music for over 25 years and has worked with ensembles such as the Cathedral Bluffs Symphony, the Slee Sinfonietta, the Société de Musique Contemporaine du Québec to name a few.
These three talented musicians will be pre-Saint- senting works by Camille
Saëns, Samuel Barber, Michael Glinka and Ladislas de Rohozinski. This last composer has a recent local connection in that de Rohozinski’s grandson, Olivier (along with his wife, Beatrice), has become a resident of Sherbrooke over the last few years. This French composer was a contemporary of Claude Debussy and Albert Roussel. His music is wonderfully impressionistic and the duet for clarinet and cello that is on the evening’s program is sure to please anyone who loves the music of these other French composers. The Russian composer Michael Glinka is perhaps best known for his opera “Ruslan and Ludmila” but his chamber music is rarely ever heard. On this occasion the Uplands Chamber Players will be performing his Trio Pathétique for clarinet, cello and piano, a wonderfully romantic work. Completing this program of new discoveries will be Samuel
Saint-Barber’s Cello Sonata opus 6 and Camille Saëns’ Clarinet Sonata opus 167. These two large works are main staple repertoire for each of their respective instruments and they present a daunting challenge for both recitalist and pianist.
Tickets are now on sale at The Uplands Cultural
Speid-( 564- and Heritage Centre (9, rue 819) 0409). Reservations for this event are strongly recommended.
For a list of upcoming concerts, visit our website: www.uplands.ca