Don’t forget classical musicians

April 7 2015

Haliburton has welcomed even more Juno award winners and nomineesthan Lynda Shadbolt mentioned in her column last week (Green MeadowMarch 31). Lynda included mainly performers from the folk and countrygenres but we’ve also had many from the classical genre.
The Haliburton Concert Series presents classical music performers each year including many Juno award winners and nominees. All of the concerts in its 2015season include Juno nominees or winners! The Gryphon Trio (May 2) wonthe Juno for Classical Album of the Year in 2004 and 2011. The ElmerIseler Singers (Sept. 26) were nominated in 2011. Peter Tiefenbach ofthe piano duo Kortgaard and Tiefenbach (Oct. 25) was nominated in1993.
Performers in recent years have included these nominees andwinners: pianists Marc-Andre Hamelin David Jalbert Jamie Parker andRobert Silverman soprano Suzie LeBlanc mezzo-soprano Jean Stilwellflautist Susan Hoeppner violinist Scott St. John trumpeter Guy Fewand bassoonist Nadina Mackie Jackson.
Our little community is indeedfortunate to have the opportunity to hear so many gifted performers.

Elaine Bell
Haliburton Concert Series