Sunday, September 10, sees the return of the Blue Jeans Classical series at the MERA schoolhouse in McDonald’s Corners with the first of three concerts before Christmas. Concerts are held once a month and are at 2:00 PM.
Performing first on September 10th will be the world-renowned cellist, Paul Marleyn. He will be accompanied by the outstanding pianist, Frédéric Lacroix.
Mr. Marleyn has performed as a soloist with such symphony orchestras such as the London Philharmonic, European Chamber and the Belgrade Philharmonic, among others. As well, Paul has been a member of a number of outstanding quartets including the famed Tokyo Quartet, along with several other international groups. He has appeared at music festivals around the world as a featured performer, and has made several compact discs.
Accompanying Mr. Marleyn will be Frédéric Lacroix, who is one of the busiest and most popular pianist based in the Ottawa area. He has performed in Canada, the United States, Europe, and Asia as a soloist, chamber musician, and collaborative pianist, and has performed with many of Canada’s most important musicians. As well, he performs regularly with the National Arts Centre orchestra.
The next concert will feature the Harmonious Pigs, on Sunday, October 15th,
A chamber ensemble made up of three principal musicians from the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra: Shauna McDonald, clarinet; Susan Morris, oboe; and Benjamin Glossop, bassoon. These three friends and fine musicians love playing together and are thrilled to share their programme of woodwind music with you. You will hear a wide range of musical delights from Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Modern eras, including some favourite light classics and jazzy tunes. You will also discover the reason for our intriguing name!
The final concert of the series will feature Frédéric Lacroix on Sunday, November 12th. As mentioned in his bio above, Frédéric is an outstanding solo performer who is in constant demand, with rave reviews and a loyal following.
For more information, please check out the MERA website at meraschoolhouse.org
Tickets for each performance are $25, plus convenience fee, and are available at Ticketsplease.ca or (613) 485-6434. They can be picked up at the door.