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Mysterious Barricades Concert - St John's Newfoundland

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Friday, September 8, 2017 from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM (NDT)

Mysterious Barricades Concert -  St John's Newfoundland

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DFCookThe D. F. Cook Recital Hall is an acoustically rich 296 seat concert hall equipped with a Casavant pipe organ. The hall features recording and sound reinforcement facilities.

Livestream may be viewed in the Suncor Energy Hall following completion of the concert in the D.F. Cook Hall.

Thank you to Memorial University for their continued support and encouragement.

We would like to respectfully acknowledge that the territory on which we gather for this concert, as the ancestral home-lands of the Beothuk and the island of Newfoundland as the ancestral homelands of the Mi’kmaq and Beothuk. We would also like to recognize the Inuit of Nunatsiavut and NunatuKavut and the Innu of Nitassinan, and their ancestors, as the original people of Labrador.

Lead organizer: Dr. Jane Leibel


Soprano Jane Leibel has earned praise for her “crystalline, strong soprano” (Opera Canada) “vibrant, sweet, fresh singing” (The Globe and Mail) and for her acting abilities: “It remained for Jane Leibel, as Diana, the outraged goddess, to steal the show with her finely tuned comic sense.” (Opera Quarterly)

Sheilagh OLearyA St. John’s native, Sheilagh O’Leary is an award-winning photographer, filmmaker and art educator. Sheilagh has much experience in visual media including film, video and stills production, radio broadcasting, education, and not-for profit work specializing in areas of diversity and inclusion. She has run a successful photography business for over 25 years and her work has been exhibited and collected internationally, appearing in numerous art journals and publications. She published two books including 2011 NL Book award winner “Island Maid: Voices of Outport Women”, which documents rural women’s lives pre-fishing moratorium.
Elected Councillor at Large with the City of St. John’s in 2009 with the highest number of votes, Sheilagh ran unsuccessfully for Mayor in 2013 with 42% public support and made a resounding comeback in a Ward 4 by-election earlier last year. She is now a candidate for Deputy Mayor in the upcoming fall election. In her many years of advocacy, Sheilagh has been a strong, passionate voice in supporting positive change in our communities. She has been an energetic volunteer for over 25 years, a nature enthusiast and a mother of three. As a member of the Qalipu M’ikmaq First Nations Band, issues of cultural diversity and respect are paramount in her work.
She has been active on numerous boards, including North East Avalon Atlantic Coastal Action Program, The Irish Newfoundland Association of NL, The Canadian Mental Health Association of NL, Clean & Beautiful, The St. John’s Native Friendship Centre, and Equal Voice NL, where she is the former NL Chapter Chair. With a personal bucket list wish to swim five kilometres across the ‘Tickle’ from Portugal Cove to Bell Island, Sheilagh founded and swam twice, the ‘Tickle Swim for Mental Health’, a fundraising/awareness campaign for The Canadian Mental Health Association NL, now in its 5th year.

Alan KlausDr. Alan Klaus has been assistant professor of trumpet and horn at Memorial University since 2012. Born in London, Ontario, he previously served as Visiting Assistant Professor of Trumpet and Low Brass at Montana State University and as Brass Specialist at Mount Allison University. He is honoured to have been selected as a Bach Trumpet Artist and enjoys maintaining a varied schedule as a performer and clinician.
Klaus recently released a CD with American trombonist Timothy Dueppen including three new commissioned works. A featured soloist with the PEI Symphony Orchestra and at the Atlantic Band Festival, he has also appeared at numerous universities across North America for recitals and masterclasses. Klaus toured China as Principal Trumpet of the American Festival Orchestra and has performed with the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra, Bozeman Symphony Orchestra, Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra London (Canada), the World of Winds, the International Youth Wind Orchestra, the National Youth Orchestra of Canada and the National Youth Band of Canada. 

Dan GoodyearDan Goodyear has worked in the education field for over 35 years. Dan’s early experience was in the public school system where he was employed as a classroom teacher, instructional resource teacher and a program coordinator at the school district level.
After working in the K-12 public school system Dan moved to post-secondary education, joining College of the North Atlantic, Newfoundland and Labrador’s public College. While Dan served in various positions at the College, he spent most of his time in Learner Services.
Dan accepted the position of Director of Student Support Services with the Department of Education, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador in 2008. He led the implementation of the “Focusing on Students: The ISSP and Pathways Commission Report” which focused on improving services for students with exceptionalities.
In 2016 Dan joined the Canadian Mental Health Association-Newfoundland and Labrador Division as the Chief Executive Officer. Dan is a strong advocate for inclusive education and supportive environments where all can reach their full potential. Through collaboration, cooperation, creativity and thinking outside the box, Dan believes that together we can better support all of our citizens to achieve and enjoy full citizenship.

Duo ConcertanteCanada’s premiere violin and piano ensemble, Duo Concertante, are partners in music and in life. Known for the passion and brilliance of their performances, this husband and wife team’s extraordinarily unified voice has become one of the most striking features of their work. Critics have praised Nancy Dahn and Timothy Steeves’ “artistry, poetry, and impeccable technique” (La Scena Musicale) and “deeply integrated performances that flow naturally as if the music were being created on the spot” (Gramophone). The Duo’s busy touring schedule across North America, Europe, and China, have lead to performances at Wigmore Hall, Weill Recital Hall, Roy Thomson Hall, the National Arts Centre, and the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing. The Duo’s recording of Murray Schafer’s Duo for Violin and Piano won a JUNO award in 2011 and their Bach Sonatas for Violin and Keyboard won the ECMA Best Classical Recording in 2017. They were recently elected as Fellows to the Royal Society of Canada and are both Research Professors at Memorial University.

Florian HoefneBorn and raised in Germany, trained in New York City and now based in Canada, jazz pianist and composer, Florian Hoefner, draws from a myriad of influences that cumulate in his unique brand of modern jazz. Praised as a “composer-bandleader of insightful resolve” by the New York Times and a “harmonically daring pianist … reaching toward new sonic territory” by Downbeat, Florian Hoefner has made his mark as an inventive creator and performer of exciting contemporary Jazz.
With his quartet, the Florian Hoefner Group, he has released 3 albums on Origin Records that have received rave reviews around the globe. “Luminosity,” his latest release that features tenor saxophonist Seamus Blake, has been described as a “starkly picturesque album ... that makes profound statements from quiet moments” by Downbeat and as a “total experience” by the New York Jazz Record. It has been nominated as Jazz Recording of the Year at the East Coast Music Awards 2017. As a member of the Germany-based collective, Subtone, Florian has released 4 critically acclaimed albums on labels including ENJA Records and performed on 4 continents including festivals such as Jazz Baltica (Germany), ACACIA Jazz Festival (Ethiopia), Jazz in Situ (Ecuador) and Tremplin Jazz d’Avignon (France) where the group was awarded the jury and audience awards.
A two-time winner of the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award, Florian’s compositions and arrangements can be heard on many commercial albums by artists including Till Brönner, Jasmin Tabatabai and Peter Fessler. His big band compositions have been performed by the New York Jazz Orchestra, the Lucerne Jazz Orchestra, the German Youth Jazz Orchestra and the DanJam Orchestra.
Since 2014 Florian has also been active as a solo performer and has played at venues including the Blues Alley in Washington, D.C., the Kitano in New York City and the Jazz Bistro in Toronto. In 2016, he was awarded a grant by the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council to write and record his first solo piano album. The collection of all new original compositions and improvisations was recorded at Sendesaal Bremen, a heritage protected radio hall of unparalleled acoustics in Northern Germany and is inspired by the nature and landscape around his home in St. John’s, Newfoundland at the shores of the North Atlantic. The album will be released under the title “Coldwater Stories” on September 15th on Origin Records.

Ian SutherlandBorn and raised in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, Dr. Ian Sutherland is Dean of the School of Music at Memorial University. Internationally he has developed a dynamic career as an academic leader, educator, researcher, and consultant. Prior to his Memorial University return he served as Associate Dean for Research and Director of PhD Studies at IEDC–Bled School of Management (Slovenia) and Research Fellow of the Centre for Leadership Studies at the University of Exeter (UK). Other appointments include: Adjunct Professor of Leadership at the Warsaw University of Technology Business School (Poland), Fellow of the Peter Pribilla Stiftung – Technische Universität München (Germany), Co-Convener of the Deans, Directors and Chairs Affinity Group of the International Leadership Association (USA). A leading expert in the art and business nexus, Ian was originally trained as a professional musician. Holding B.Mus. (Hons) and M. Mus. Degrees from the School of Music of Memorial University (Canada), he completed his PhD in Sociology and Philosophy at the University of Exeter (UK) under Prof. Tia DeNora. Today he brings these backgrounds together combining expertise in sociology, philosophy, creativity, music and leadership studies. A globally active speaker, facilitator and organizational development practitioner he has worked across numerous industries in more than 40 countries.

Kristina SzutorPraised by the American Record Guide for the "brilliance and meticulous sensitivity" of her playing, pianist Kristina Szutor is both a passionate performer as well as a skilled and dedicated teacher, adjudicator and clinician.
Her two solo piano CDs- Bookends in Time and Après Scarlatti -both present very attractive and listenable contemporary works for piano. She can also be heard as a collaborative artist two vocal CDs; Voyage to Canada and Songs and Sonnets with School of Music colleagues, Carolyn Schiller and Jane Leibel.
As an adjudicator, she has been invited to sit on panels for the Juno awards, for the Eckhard-Grammattée international contemporary music competition for piano and for local and national festivals all across Canada. Kristina holds a Masters Degree in performance form the Juilliard School of Music and a Doctorate from the University of British Columbia. She has been a faculty member at the School of Music since 1991.
Kristina is an avid gardener, cook, animal lover and mother of a 17-year old daughter who plays violin and viola

The Atlantic BoychoirThe Atlantic Boychoir is the first and only Provincial choir of boys and young men in Canada. The Singing Ambassadors of Newfoundland and Labrador are selected singers from across the Province that are inspired by the famous European model of SATB boy-choir singing known in Europe for Centuries. The Atlantic Boychoir provides artistic training for over 100 boys and young men from the age of 4 to 22. The repertoire includes both traditional and modern works of both Canadian and International composers, famous classical compositions from all musical periods and large choral works, Newfoundland folk songs, contemporary music and choral arrangements of popular music. The founding artistic directors are Dr. Jakub and Jennifer Martinec, choir closely cooperates with music educators and voice teachers from across the Province, concert choir pianists are Drs. Jennifer Matthews and David Chafe. The Atlantic Boychoir would like to be recognized for the high level of choral excellence and its stable unique sound quality created by the uniform voice training.

Tina DaviesTina Davies is the President and founder of Richard's Legacy Foundation for Survivors of Suicide Loss. Born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, she moved to St. John's, Newfoundland with her husband Kim in the year 2000. Having lost their eldest son, Richard to suicide at the age of 18, she decided to start a support group for survivors of a suicide loss. That was 12 years ago. Tina is also Vice President of ASIST NL ( Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) and teaches workshops for suicide prevention, intervention and postvention. She speaks about suicide across the province and is on the Steering Committee for the Community Coalition for Mental Health NL. Tina recently opened a place called The Comfort House, where support group meetings, workshops, and other events are held. It is a place where people can go if they are not feeling safe with themselves, or just drop in for a chat or a session in the Healing Room.

Trinitas Cook-Cheramy-Roberts_GSL-7621Born from a desire to explore the fringes of standard classical chamber music and to present engaging, off-beat performances, Trinitas is Eastern Canada’s premiere flute/cello/piano chamber ensemble. Taking its name from the Latin word for “three,” the group consists of three outstanding musicians with a shared vision and infectious onstage chemistry. Accomplished soloists in their own right, the members of Trinitas have performed around the world, including St Petersburg (Russia), Llangollen (Wales), Uberlândia (Brazil), and Tegucigalpa (Honduras). Trinitas gave its premiere performance in Toronto in June of 2015, and since then this new ensemble has inspired rave audience reaction at venues in Washington DC, Ontario, Alberta, and Newfoundland.
Michelle Cheramy, flute, has been hailed as a “...fine blend of artistry and bravura” (Edmonton Journal) and recognized for the beauty of her sound, the fluidity of her playing and her interpretive skills in repertoire from the 18th to 21st centuries. From her maritime base Michelle has appeared as concerto soloist with orchestras in Canada, the United States and Russia, and in recital venues across Canada and the US. She is currently associate professor of music at Memorial University in St. John’s, Newfoundland.
Nathan Cook, cello, has been praised for his “authoritative yet relaxed” playing, his “sweet and pliant” sound, and “the combination of vigour and beauty” in his interpretation (Houston Chronicle). Nathan’s performances have been heard regionally and nationally in Canada on CBC Radio, and in the US on NPR stations in New York, Texas and Iowa. He has served as principal cellist of the Houston Chamber Orchestra and the Newfoundland Symphony, and recent international work has included teaching and performing residencies at string festivals in Brazil and Honduras.
Phil Roberts, piano, has served as visiting assistant professor of piano for the School of Music at Memorial University, as accompanist and vocal coach for the instrumental and vocal faculties at Memorial, and as a much sought-after collaborative colleague in the larger St. John’s community. His solo and collaborative work has taken him across Canada and to the U.S. and Europe, where his impressively broad performance skills have allowed him to enjoy work in the genres of jazz, opera and musical theatre as well as classical chamber music. 

Paul RodermondPaul Rodermond is currently in his final year of his BMus studying with Timothy Steeves at Memorial University. During summer 2016 and 2017 he toured Newfoundland as performance pianist for MUN Opera Roadshow and spends the winter months playing for the school of music's opera workshop. He was engaged with the Stephenville Theatre Festival in 2016 as music director for A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline and acclaimed children's show Rock 'n Fables, as well as playing in the pit for their production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Earlier that year he performed in the band for Next to Normal (Best Kind Productions) which solidified his love for working in musical theatre and opera.

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D.F. Cook Recital Hall, Memorial University
95 Allandale Rd
St John's, Newfoundland A1B 3A3

Friday, September 8, 2017 from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM (NDT)

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