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Performing Arts Series

Mount Allison’s Performing Arts Series brings distinguished artists to campus each year.

Past seasons

2018-19

Rolston String Quartet, 12th Annual J.E.A. Crake Concert — Feb. 8, 2019

2017-18

The Elora Singers — Oct. 14, 2017

Jeunesses Musciales presents Mozart’s Don Giovanni, the 11th Annual J.E.A. Crake Concert — Nov. 17, 2017

2016-17

iTromboni (trombone quintet) — Sept. 30, 2016

James Ehnes (violin) and Andrew Armstrong (piano) — Oct. 31, 2016

Jeunesses Musciales presents Verdi’s La Traviata (opera) — Nov. 25, 2016

Huu Bac Quintet (jazz and world music) — Feb. 3, 2017

Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project (folk and roots), 10th Annual J.E.A. Crake Concert — March 10, 2017

2015-16

Tara Davidson Quartet, jazz ensemble: Sept. 30, 2015

Lemon Bucket Orkestra, multicultural folk ensemble, 9th annual J.E.A Crake Concert — Oct. 14, 2015

Jasper Wood, violin with Stephen Runge, piano — Nov. 19, 2015

Maritime Brass Quintet — Jan. 17, 2016

Love in the Time of Opera, selection of dramatic opera scenes — Feb. 13, 2016

Trio Fibonacci — March 4, 2016

2014-15

Constantinople, early music ensemble — Sept. 20, 2014

The Zodiac Trio, innovative chamber music — Oct. 14, 2014

Black Umfolosi, traditional Zimbabwe song and dance — Nov. 8, 2014

Duo Milot-Bareil, classical chamber music for harp and violin — Feb. 13, 2015

Mocean Dance, contemporary dance, 8th annual J.E.A. Crake Concert — March 7, 2015

Lucas Porter, Canadian piano virtuoso — March 26, 2015

2013-14

¡Sacabuche! early music ensemble — Sept. 29, 2013

Cecilia String Quartet — Nov. 2, 2013

Cadence, a cappella vocal ensemble, 7th annual J.E.A. Crake Concert — Nov. 22, 2013

Fubuki Daiko, Japanese percussion ensemble — Feb. 4, 2014

Diomira — Feb. 8, 2014

Flûte Alors! recorder quartet — March 15, 2014

2012-13

TorQ Percussion Quartet — Sept. 15, 2012

Philippe Sly, bass-baritone, with Michael McMahon, piano — Oct. 27, 2012

Boson Mo, violin, with Stephen Runge, piano — Nov. 16, 2012

Mohamed Assani, sitar, with Shahbaz Hussain, tabla, 6th annual J.E.A. Crake Concert — Feb. 9, 2013

Tokai String Quartet — March 9, 2013

Montréal Guitar Trio (MG3) — April 12, 2013

2011-12

Rebecca Caine, soprano, with Robert Kortgaard, piano —  Sept. 15, 2011

Genticorum, Québecois folk trio — Oct. 29, 2011

Ingrid Jensen and Friends —Nov. 19, 2011

The Gryphon Trio, piano trio — Nov. 25, 2011

Simon Docking, piano — Feb. 4, 2012

Simone Osborne, soprano, Tyler Duncan, baritone, and Erika Switzer, piano — March 10, 2012

Ballet Jörgen Canada performs Anastasia, 5th annual J.E.A. Crake Concert — April 4, 2012

2010-11

Wendy Nielsen, soprano, with Robert Kortgaard, piano — Sept. 24, 2010

Cecilia String Quartet with David Rogosin, piano — Oct. 23, 2010

TorQ Percussion Quartet — Nov. 7, 2010

Pentaèdre Woodwind Quintet — Nov. 18, 2010

Luis Mario Ochoa Latin Quintet — Feb.  5, 2011

Elmer Iseler Singers, 4th annual J.E.A. Crake Concert — March 26, 2011

2009-10

Juan Martín, flamenco guitar — Oct. 7, 2009

Zodiac Trio, clarinet, violin, and piano — Nov. 6, 2009

Janina Fialkowska, piano, 3rd annual J.E.A. Crake Concert — Feb. 1, 2010

Chirgilchin, Tuvan throat singers — March 11, 2010

Alpha Yaya Diallo and Bafing — March 12, 2010

The McDades, roots-traditional ensemble — March 25, 2010

2008-09

Cadence, a cappella vocal ensemble — Oct. 4, 2008

Messiaen, Quartet for the End of Time — Oct. 18, 2008

Mocean Dance — Nov. 7, 2008

Jeunesses Musicales performs Le Barbier de Séville — Nov. 19, 2008

Sally Dibblee, soprano, with Robert Kortgaard, piano — Jan. 17, 2009

Symphony Nova Scotia, with Joseph Petric, accordion, 2nd annual J.E.A. Crake Concert — March 13, 2009

Yadong Guan Trio, Chinese pipa, cello, and guitar — April 1, 2009

2007-08

Kleztory, klezmer ensemble — Sept. 21, 2007

Trio Mosaïque, viola, clarinet, and piano — Oct. 3, 2007

Red Priest, baroque ensemble, 1st annual J.E.A. Crake Concert — Oct. 23, 2007

Anne-Julie Caron, marimba — Jan. 26, 2008

J.P. Cormier, singer-songwriter-instrumentalist — March 8, 2008

Hugh Russell, baritone, with Craig Terry, piano — March 28, 2008

2006-07

The Dust Poets, eclectic acoustic band — Sept. 15, 2006

Jacques Després, piano — Nov. 22, 2006

Andrew Mah, guitar — Dec. 1, 2006

Cadence, a cappella vocal ensemble — Feb. 10, 2007

Ballet Jörgen Canada performs Romeo and Juliet — March 3, 2007

The Lafayette String Quartet — April 9, 2007

2005-06

The Arrogant Worms, musical comedy trio — Sept. 24, 2005

Ballet Jörgen Canada performs Cinderella — Oct. 16, 2005

Wood-Djokic-Jalbert Trio, piano trio — Nov. 6, 2005

Jennifer Lim, piano — Jan. 31, 2006

Kiyoshi Nagata Taiko — March 4, 2006

Ingrid Jensen and Friends, jazz ensemble — March 18, 2006

Tickets

Tickets are available:

  • in advance online at mtaperformingarts.eventbrite.com — online ticket sales end one hour before the start of each performance
  • when unsold seats remain, at the door (cash only), one half-hour before each performance

Concert venue

All concerts are in Brunton Auditorium, inside Mount Allison University’s Marjorie Young Bell Conservatory of Music (134 Main St., Sackville, NB).

About Brunton Auditorium

Located in the Marjorie Young Bell Conservatory of Music, Brunton Auditorium is Mount Allison's most treasured performance space. It hosts distinguished faculty performances, guest and student recitals, ensemble concerts, master classes, lectures, and workshops each year.

Venue seating

  • 315 seats
  • Performing Arts seating is by general admission only
Directions and parking
  • Take exit 504 to Sackville and turn onto Main Street. (Turn right if coming from New Brunswick, and left if coming from Nova Scotia.)
  • Drive to the Y in the road and veer to the left, remaining on Main Street.
  • The Music Conservatory is the third building on the right, just before the Swan Pond.
  • Parking: Limited street parking is available in front of the Conservatory on Main Street. Parking lots are located at the corner of Main and King Streets, on the right just before the Y junction, and at the end of Rectory Lane, on the left immediately before the Conservatory.

» Campus map (parking lots and accessible entrances are marked)

Other performances and campus events

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Volunteer

The Performing Arts Series depends on a hard-working team of volunteers to bring concerts to Sackville each year. Whether it’s helping as an usher, putting up posters, selling tickets at the door, or writing grant applications and reports, we would love to have you on our team!

E-mail performingarts@mta.ca if you are interested in helping out this season.

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