Es­tria’s new sea­son

Stanstead Journal - - LEN NOXVILLE NEWS - North Hat­ley Len­noxville

TheEs­tria Wood­wind Quin­tet and the Up­lands Cham­ber Play­ers are proud to un­veil their 2015-2016 sea­son of events which will in­clude 9 pro­duc­tions and 16 pre­sen­ta­tions in the mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties of Sher­brooke and North Hat­ley.

The 2015-2016 sea­son will see the re­turn of the lecture-con­cert se­ries en­ti­tled Au­tumn Ge­nius, which hon­ours com­posers and per­form­ers who cre­ated their best works at a later age. Like last year, th­ese events are free for se­niors and they in­clude either a light lunch af­ter the 11 am pre­sen­ta­tion at the UU Estrie Church (North Hat­ley) or an af­ter­noon tea af­ter the 3 pm pre­sen­ta­tion at the Up­lands Cul­tural and Her­itage Cen­tre (Sher­brooke). In 2015-2016 the se­ries will hon­our Camille Saint-Saëns (Nov 13th at 11 am and 3 pm), Freddy Cole (Dec 11th at 11 am and 3 pm), Florent Sch­mitt ( Feb 5th at 11 am and 3 pm), and Jacques-Jules Bouf­fil (March 4th at 11 am and 3 pm).

The lec­tures in Oc­to­ber and Fe­bru­ary will be given in French and those in Novem­ber, De­cem­ber and March will be given in English. The Au­tumn Ge­nius events are pre­sented in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the UU Estrie Church in North Hat­ley, the Up­lands Cul­tural and Her­itage Cen­tre in Sher­brooke and with oth­ers spon­sors. Reser­va­tions for this free se­ries are manda­tory as places are very very lim­ited (es­tria@cgo­ca­

The mu­si­cians of Es­tria and Up­lands will be pre­sent­ing four mu­si­cal pro­duc­tions. The Beauty of Baroque, with works by Han­del, Scar­latti and Bach, played on pe­riod in­stru­ments like the harp­si­chord and the chalumeau, will take place on Satur­day Oc­to­ber 24th at 3 pm at the Up­lands Cul­tural and Her­itage Cen­tre (Sher­brooke) and Sun­day Oc­to­ber 25th at 3 pm at St. El­iz­a­beth’s Church (North Hat­ley).

The big Christ­mas Con­cert, with all of Es­tria & Up­lands’ mu­si­cians, as well as the choir Les Voix Li­bres, will take place only once on Satur­day De­cem­ber 19th at 3 pm at St. El­iz­a­beth’s Church (North Hat­ley). On this spe­cial oc­ca­sion, ev­ery­one can hear ar­range­ments of The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky, as well as tra­di­tional great works for choir by Han­del and Bach. At the end of the evening, the par­tic­i­pa­tion of the au­di­ence will be re­quired in a big sing-a-long.

Tick­ets are at af­ford­able price, info and reser­va­tion for con­certs to this se­ries at es­tria@cgo­ca­ or by tele­phone at 819-842-1072.

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