Classical music returns to King Eddy on Sunday afternoons


Classical music returns to King Eddy on Sunday afternoons.

The National Music Centre’s Afternoon Classical Music Series will feature some of Canada’s top talent – plus brunch – starting at noon each week and from April 10 to June 26.

The series will feature artists like Jens Lindemann, Kevin Chen, Peaks + Prairies Ensemble, New Works Calgary, and more.

“After piloting our classic afternoon series at The King Eddy in 2020, we received such a positive response that we knew we had to bring it back,” said Andrew Mosker, President and CEO of National Music. Center.

“This weekly series will once again bring together world-class musicians in an intimate setting with an unbeatable brunch menu – it’s the perfect combination.

The current schedule includes:

  • April 10 – Jens Lindemann;
  • April 17 – Kevin Chen;
  • April 24 – Peaks + Prairies Ensemble, and;
  • May 15 – New Works Calgary.

Lindemann was the first classical brass player to receive the Order of Canada. An internationally acclaimed virtuoso, his work has garnered numerous JUNO and Grammy Award nominations.

A classical pianist and composer, Chen is a laureate of several international piano competitions, including the youngest of the Franz Liszt International Piano Competition at the age of 16.

Founded in 2021, Ensemble Peaks + Prairies is an Alberta-based artist collective that includes a large and diverse roster of artists. For this concert, the musicians of the ensemble Lev Nesterov (violin), Anna Stube (viola), Ine Coetzee (cello) and Christine Sul (piano) will present a program of masterpieces written for quartet with piano, which will include an established repertoire associated with unjustly forgotten works. more modern avant-garde compositions and works.

Tickets to the first four NMC Presents events: King Eddy Classical are on sale now.


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