Department of Music Recital Series presents: Sounds of Sweden

Chamber and choral music from Sweden presented by Island musicians, November 10
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Thursday, November 1, 2018
eklektikos is led by Dale Sorensen

Sponsored by the Swedish Embassy in Ottawa and Föreningen Svenska Tonsättare, Sounds of Sweden will be a celebration of Swedish classical music, marking the 100th anniversary of the Swedish Society of Composers. Curated by composer Jim O’Leary, the concert will feature music by the foremost Swedish composers living today, like Jan Sandström and Karin Rehnqvist, alongside classics by Hugo Alfvén and Ingvar Lidholm, performed by three leading Island groups.

eklektikos, led by artistic director Dale Sorensen on trombone, Morgan Saulnier on flute, and Jacqueline Sorensen Young on piano, will perform chamber music, together with the Nicole Strum and Tristan De Borba Duo on saxophones. The Luminos Ensemble will present highlights from the extensive choral repertoire of Sweden, singing music in four languages, under the direction of Margot Rejskind, artistic director.

Sounds of Sweden will take place at the Dr. Steel Recital Hall at UPEI on November 10 at 7:30 pm. Admission is free of charge.

Jim O’Leary is a composer, based in Charlottetown. After many years in Sweden, O’Leary returned to Canada as the Prince Edward Island Symphony Orchestra’s first ever composer-in-residence from 2011 to 2013. His music has been performed by leading ensembles and orchestras throughout Canada and internationally.

eklektikos is a chamber music ensemble from Charlottetown that is dedicated to presenting contemporary chamber music. Founded in 2002 by artistic director and trombonist Dale Sorensen, the instrumentation is flexible and determined by the needs of each performance situation.

Luminos Ensemble is a Charlottetown-based choir of trained vocal soloists who are passionate about small ensemble performance. Formed in 2017 by artistic director Margot Rejskind, Luminos presents a series of three concerts a year.

The Strum-DeBorba Duo is a collaboration between saxophonists Nicole Strum and Tristan De Borba. Each musician is one of Canada’s preeminent classical and contemporary saxophonists and together, they bring new saxophone repertoire to life.

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