The famed ¡Sacabuche! ensemble will perform at the upcoming Sackville Festival of Early Music.
Summer is drawing to a close and with the onset of the fall cultural season comes one of the major musical events of the year – the Sackville Festival of Early Music, running this year from Sept. 25 to 29.
This year’s program features a brilliant array of international musical talent, leading off with a return performance by Sari Tsuji (violin) and Jonathan Addleman (harpsichord), who will delight audiences with music by composers from the Renaissance and Baroque periods who were inspired by bird song.
As usual, an important feature of the festival will be free concerts for area school children and Tsuji and Addleman have also been selected to deliver this key component of the program on Sept. 25 and 26.
On Friday, Sept. 27, New Brunswick-born and internationally-renowned soprano Suzie LeBlanc will present a solo program entitled “Le Jour du Mariage” (The Wedding Day), consisting of classic songs from the Baroque repertoire and from Acadian traditional music. She will be accompanied by harpsichordist Alexander Weimann and percussionist Nick Halley.
Perennial festival favourites, the members of Moncton’s respected Choeur Louisbourg Choir, return to the festival stage this year for two performances – the first in Sackville on Sept. 28 and the second in Dieppe on Sept. 29.
The festival finale will be a special presentation by the famed ¡Sacabuche! ensemble, fresh from performances in China earlier this summer. Their program, Venezia 1500, brings to life the world of Venice at the height of its power and influence. The concert by ¡Sacabuche! will be a collaborative presentation of the festival and the Mount Allison Performing Arts series.
For further information regarding times, locations, tickets, etc., please refer to the festival web site at http://sackvilleearlymusic.ca/en/home.