Can’t wait for this! We’ll be presenting our new production: Grounder’s Grand Adventure, with Dohnanyi’s Serenade for string trio. It’s a brand new story about a Richardson’s ground squirrel who sets out to find his place in the world. The Serenade is lively, quirky, and lush— a fantastic piece of music for violin, viola and cello. Diane Lane, Olena Kilchyk and Samantha Whelan Kotkas join me (Liza Scriggins) for another mashup of stories and music, sure to enchant listeners of all ages. As always, we’ll follow the concert with an instrument petting zoo and a chance to meet the musicians.
We are most grateful for the support of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, who has so generously awarded us grants the last two seasons as well as this 2018-2019 season. Huge thanks also for the support of the National Arts Centre’s Music Alive Program, who not only funds many of our concerts, but also encourages us to run pre-concert sessions, so kids can connect with the music more in-depth.