Classical music returns to King Eddy on Sunday afternoons

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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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