St. George’s Cathedral has announced details about its Summer Concerts series for June, 2019:
Admission is free for these concerts, with a freewill offering collected, and continue every Thursday through to August 29.
The Cathedral is located at 270 King St. E. (at Johnson) in Kingston. Call 613-548-4617 or visit .stgeorgescathedral.ca or facebook.com/StGeorgeConcerts. Also join them for a mid-day musical interlude.
St. George’s Cathedral Summer Concerts begin on Thursday June 6 from 12:15pm to 12:50pm with a performance by the SHHH!! Ensemble (Percussionist Zac Pulak and Pianist Edana Higham) visiting from Ottawa. The concert will include music adapted or commissioned by them by J.S. Bach, Julian Bertino – Parotias, and Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco. The concerts continue every Thursday through August 29.
Dedicated to the creation and dissemination of new and rarefied sounds, SHHH!! Ensemble endeavours to bring new audiences to contemporary music through unique collaborations, and the presentation of programs that are as accessible as they are groundbreaking.
St. George’s Cathedral Summer Concerts on Thursday June 13 from 12:15pm to 12:50pm with a return performance by the Peletsis-Dardykina Piano Duo from Montreal. Their program, “The Northern Lights: Music From the North”, will feature works by Russian, Norwegian and Canadian composers (Sergei Rachmaninov, Edward Grieg, and John Beckwith).
Russian pianists Anna Peletsis and Tatiana Dardykina formed the duo in 2013, and since then have regularly performed in festivals and chamber music series. Duo’s concert project “One Piano: Two and Four Hands” that features repertoire of different eras and genres written for piano solo and piano duet was successfully presented in venues across USA, England and Canada.
St. George’s Cathedral Summer Concerts on Thursday June 20 from 12:15pm to 12:50pm with organist Tom Fitches from Toronto performing a variety of dances for the organ, including a Jig by Buxtehude, Habaneras by Ravel and Houbart, a liturgical dance piece by Canadian composer David McIntyre, and a quirky Rumba by Pierre Cholley.
St. George’s Cathedral Summer Concerts on Thursday June 27 from 12:15pm to 12:50pm with a performance by guitarist Adam Cicchillitti from Montreal. The concert will feature works from his latest album of late-19th, early 20th century Spanish music, including Turina, Rodrigo, Albéniz and Tarrega, as well as music by Scarlatti, Bach, Rivera and one of his own compositions.
Cicchillitti is a doctoral candidate at McGill University, studying with celebrated guitarist Jérôme Ducharme. He has received awards in national and international competitions, has performed extensively in Canada and the United States and regularly commissions composers for new works. He is the founder of the guitar school at Ottawa Suzuki Strings.