2001-2002 SEASON

Jeremy Bell, Artistic Director

Le Minotaur | Sep. 28, 2001  |  Theatre Auditorium, Wilfrid Laurier University

See this daring modernized version of the old Greek story of the Minotaur. This is a collage of extremes combining instrumental and electroacoustic music with visual art and dance. From innocent beauty to the deadly center of the Minotaur’s world, this event is for those brave enough to enter the labyrinth and face the Minotaur anew!

Dance theatre- David Earle
Lori Gemmel, harp
Jeremy Bell, violin
Julie Baumgartel, violin
Jerzy Kaplanek, violin
Kathleen Kajioka, viola
David Rose, viola
Christine Vlajk, viola
John Marshman, cello
Paul Pulford, cello
Paul Camrass, double-bass
Richard Moore, percussion
Carol Bauman, marimba
Heather Toews, piano
I.C.E. (Improvisation Concerts Ensemble)

L’Ensemble Pentaèdre de Montréal| Jan. 13, 2002  |  Registry Theatre

Join us as we kick-off the Sounds and Silence festival in conjunction with Wilfrid Laurier University*. Hear these stunning masterpieces of the contemporary repertoire, as well as the first Ontario performance of a new work by Montreal’s Ana Sokolovic. One of Canada’s premier wind quintets, L’Ensemble Pentaèdre have been performing together for 15 years and are the core of the renowned Nouvel Ensemble Moderne. They are joined with the mercurial mezzo-soprano, AnneMarie Donovan. “The Pentaèdre has a wonderful corporate sound. They are past masters of balance and blend, each member playing to the characteristics of the others.” – Ottawa Citizen

AnneMarie Donovan, mezzo-soprano
Danièle Bourget, flute
Normand Forget, oboe
Martin Carpentier, clarinet
JeanMarc Dugré, horn
Mathieu Lussier, bassoon


Cello Cornucopia | Feb 1, Feb 3, 2002  |  Registry Theatre, St George the Martyr Church (Toronto)

This is truly a rare opportunity to hear a star ensemble of cellists, soloists and two premieres by James Rolfe and Roger Bergs. The music of Mr. Rolfe has been commissioned and performed internationally by Bang On A Can (New York), Princeton Composers Ensemble, London’s Ixion Ensemble and Nash Ensemble, and Amsterdam’s Nieuw Ensemble. Mr. Bergs is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University and the Juilliard School. His works have been performed by such ensembles as the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, The Hannaford Street Silver Band, the Composers’ Orchestra (Toronto) and the Galatea Ensemble (New York).

Rose Thompson, conductor
Kimberley Enns, soprano
Mark Fewer, violin
Sanya Eng, harp
Cathy Anderson, cello
Margaret Gay, cello
Amber Ghent, cello
Roberta Janzen, cello
John Marshman, cello
Paul Pulford, cello
Mary Stein, cello
Karl Toews, cello

Room to Move | May 26, 2002  |  River Run Centre, du Maurier Theatre, Guelph

From Atlanta Georgia, the acclaimed Room To Move Dance Co. will collaborate with the Penderecki String Quartet and the award-winning pianist Piotr Folkert. Choreographed by Amy Gately, the dancers will search for meaning in Shostakovich’s monumental Piano Quintet written during the uneasy months before Hitler overturned his pact with Stalin and invaded Russia. And you’ll recognize Tan Dun from his score to Ang Lee’s multiple Oscar-winning film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. The Eight Colors for String Quartet is Tan Dun’s reflection on Peking Opera, presented here with Gately’s choreography and set designs by Amy Landesberg. Also, a new string quartet by Waterloo’s Peter Hatch, composer-in-residence with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony.

“Fueled by an insatiable appetite for literature, folklore and visual arts, Gately’s Room To Move Dance Co. has broken new ground over the last 10 years with her unorthodox technique, staging intrepid and emotionally charged performances.” –The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Room To Move Dance Co.
Penderecki String Quartet
Piotr Folkert, piano

2002 Pan-Am Chamber Music Competition | May 30, 2002

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