Sunday November 19, 2017 7:30 pm
Montreal’s cutting-edge classical string band collectif9 has been gathering steam since its 2011 debut, attracting diverse audiences in varied spaces. Known for energized, innovative arrangements of classical repertoire, collectif9 employs lights, staging, and amplification more commonly seen at rock acts, and heralds a new age in genre-bending classical performance.
The ensemble’s debut album “Volksmobiles” was released in 2016 and collectif9 has already performed over 80 concerts across North America, Europe, and Asia. From outdoor concerts at Canadian summer festivals, to winter tours in the north, to Christmas-time in China, the ensemble combines the power of an orchestra with the crispness of a chamber ensemble. collectif9’s new show, VolksMusica, expands upon the folk melodies and rhythms audiences have come to expect in a collectif9 performance, but integrates an ironic flavour with works by Mahler, Ligeti, Gabriel Prokofiev, and others.
The musicians in collectif9 include: Thibault Bertin-Maghit (bass and arrangements), Scott Chancey (viola), Jérémie Cloutier (cello), John Corban (violin), Yubin Kim (violin), Robert Margaryan (violin), Elizabeth Skinner (violin), Andrea Stewart (cello), Jennifer Thiessen (viola), and Rufat Aliev (sound engineer).
collectif9 has received a great deal of support and encouragement, and are very grateful to the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts de Montréal, FACTOR, and Musitechnic. www.collectif9.ca
The warm-up act for this concert will be performed by pianist Craig Matterson. Now 18, Craig started taking piano lessons at a very young age and plays numerous genres including classical, jazz, and alternative rock. He is a member of the local alternative rock band Daysormay (formally //AMISTAD//), who just returned from a tour in Ontario. He plays in several other groups, as well as giving solo performances.
Click on the image/link below to view a short video of collectif9 performing.
SINGLE CONCERT TICKETS
Adults – $40 Under 18 – $20
Students on the 8to12 program – $5
Purchase tickets at:
Phone: (250) 549-SHOW (7469)
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Visit The Performing Arts Centre Foyer
3800-34th Street, Vernon
All concerts are held in the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre.