Estria Woodwind Quintet Presents
FridayFebruary 6th will see the continuation of the Autumn Genius series being presented by the Estria Quintet, the Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre and UUEstrie Church. This series of six conference-concerts, which is free for seniors, is a tribute to mature genius and features composers and performers who have made significant artistic contributions at a later age. Two presentations will be given of each event: the first at 11 am at UU Estrie Church in North Hatley (followed by a light lunch in the church’s hall downstairs) and the second at 3 pm at the Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre in Lennoxville (followed by an afternoon tea). Anyone who wants to attend either presentation MUST book in advance as places are very limited.
On February 6th, Dr. Ross Osmun (Bishop’s University) will present (in English) two world renowned pianists : Arthur Rubinstein and Vladimir Horowitz. Rubinstein retired from the stage at age 89 and Horowitz completed his last recording at the age of 86. In addition to presenting these two spectacular performers, Dr. Osmun will be performing some of the repertoire that they helped to make famous, namely Frédérik Chopin’s Mazurka opus 17 no. 4 and the Ballade in G minor. Other dates of the series are March 6th, April 10th, May 1st and June 5th. Reservations with Pauline Farrugia at 819-842-1072 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Thereceiving his $10,000 grant from CLD president
Centre local de developpement (CLD) of the Memphremagog MRC, in collaboration with Magog Technopole, has given a grant of $10,000 to FluidApps from their Fonds des technologies de l’information et des communications (Fonds TIC).
Founded in 2014, FluidApps specializes in the development of computer applications that help organizations with their fundraising activities. “We thank the CLD and Magog Technopole for this financial support which will help us with the start-up of our business,” said Patrick Mahoney, general director of FluidApps. “This support will also allow us to undertake promotional activities to make our application known to potential users like organizers of sporting events.”
“This business perfectly illustrates the way in which technology and social media can be used advisedly to profit humanitarian causes,” said Vicki May Hamm, mayor of Magog and the president of the CLD Memphremagog. “I am convinced that the experience of promoters in organizing events, notably sporting events, will be at an advantage when answering the needs of their clients. Besides the Memphremagog Hospital Foundation, other organizations will have access to the services of FluidApps in our region and elsewhere in Quebec,” she added.
Dr. Ross Osmun
Originally from Windsor Ontario, pianist and music professor Ross Osmun holds degrees from the University of Windsor, Royal Conservatory of Music and the prestigious Eastman School of Music. His principle teachers were Dr. E. G. Butler (Windsor) and Professor Barry Snyder. (Eastman) He has performed nationally as recitalist, accompanist and chamber musician with important debuts in Calgary, Banff, Regina, Winnipeg, Thunder Bay, Toronto, Quebec City and Charlottetown. International engagements include those in the United States (Detroit, Ann Arbor, Washington D.C., Eugene Oregon and New York City) as well as those in France, Serbia, Germany, Austria and Russia. Dr. Osmun teaches a wide range of courses including Piano Literature, Russian Music, Music Theory and Film Music as well as offering individual piano instruction. In 2008, he received the Humanities Teaching Award in recognition of his effective teaching and dedication to the student body. He has guest lectured across Canada and internationally in Spain, Germany, Austria and Serbia. He has also been featured in recital on CBC Radio-Canada with Winnipeg-born soprano Melinda Enns.
Presently, he resides in Sherbrooke Quebec with his wife and their two children. Before arriving at Bishop’s, Dr. Osmun held teaching positions at the Eastman School of Music and the University of Prince Edward Island.
Patrick Mahoney Vicki May Hamm.