Events

Mar
8
Wed
Kathryn Wagner in Concert – Halifax (Representative to Baltimore Commemorative Conference) @ The Music Room
Mar 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Program

Toccata in D Major, BWV 912 – J. S. Bach (1685 – 1750)

Sonata in D Major, KV 311 – W. A. Mozart (1756 – 1791)
i. Allegro con spirito
ii. Andante con espressione
iii. Rondeau (allegro)

Ballade No. 2 in F Major, Op. 38 – F. Chopin

~Intermission~

I leap through the sky with stars – A. Louie (1949 –

Sonata No. 1, Op. 22 – A. Ginastera (1916 – 1983)
i. Allegro marcato
ii. Presto misterioso
iii. Adagio molto appassionato
iv. Ruvido ed ostinato

Biography

Kathryn Wagner grew up in Stonehurst, Nova Scotia, and is completing her third year of a Bachelor of Music at Dalhousie University. While at Dalhousie, she has studied with Tietje Zonneveld and is currently a student of Professor Lynn Stodola. Kathryn has represented regional festivals at the Nova Scotia Provincial Music Festival many times, winning the Junior Piano title in 2012. In July 2013, she performed at Government House in Halifax for the inauguration of the new piano with her former teacher and mentor, Sharon Gow-Knickle. Kathryn also enjoys collaborating with other musicians. She participated in the 2016 Scotia Festival of Music Young Artist Program, and recently performed Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy with the Dalhousie Chorus and Symphony Orchestra. As winner of the 2016 Nova Scotia Registered Music Teachers’ Association Scholarship Competition, Kathryn is performing throughout the province in early 2017. Kathryn is honored to be representing Nova Scotia in the 2017 Canadian Federation of Music Teachers’ Associations National Piano Competition.

Mar
11
Sat
Kathryn Wagner in Concert – Mahone Bay (Representative to Baltimore Commemorative Conference) @ Cecilia's Retreat
Mar 11 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Program

Toccata in D Major, BWV 912 – J. S. Bach (1685 – 1750)

Sonata in D Major, KV 311 – W. A. Mozart (1756 – 1791)
i. Allegro con spirito
ii. Andante con espressione
iii. Rondeau (allegro)

Ballade No. 2 in F Major, Op. 38 – F. Chopin

~Intermission~

I leap through the sky with stars – A. Louie (1949 –

Sonata No. 1, Op. 22 – A. Ginastera (1916 – 1983)
i. Allegro marcato
ii. Presto misterioso
iii. Adagio molto appassionato
iv. Ruvido ed ostinato

Biography

Kathryn Wagner grew up in Stonehurst, Nova Scotia, and is completing her third year of a Bachelor of Music at Dalhousie University. While at Dalhousie, she has studied with Tietje Zonneveld and is currently a student of Professor Lynn Stodola. Kathryn has represented regional festivals at the Nova Scotia Provincial Music Festival many times, winning the Junior Piano title in 2012. In July 2013, she performed at Government House in Halifax for the inauguration of the new piano with her former teacher and mentor, Sharon Gow-Knickle. Kathryn also enjoys collaborating with other musicians. She participated in the 2016 Scotia Festival of Music Young Artist Program, and recently performed Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy with the Dalhousie Chorus and Symphony Orchestra. As winner of the 2016 Nova Scotia Registered Music Teachers’ Association Scholarship Competition, Kathryn is performing throughout the province in early 2017. Kathryn is honored to be representing Nova Scotia in the 2017 Canadian Federation of Music Teachers’ Associations National Piano Competition.

Mar
12
Sun
Kathryn Wagner in Concert – Wolfville (Representative to Baltimore Commemorative Conference) @ The Garden Room, K.C. Irving Centre, Acadia University
Mar 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Program

Toccata in D Major, BWV 912 – J. S. Bach (1685 – 1750)

Sonata in D Major, KV 311 – W. A. Mozart (1756 – 1791)
i. Allegro con spirito
ii. Andante con espressione
iii. Rondeau (allegro)

Ballade No. 2 in F Major, Op. 38 – F. Chopin

~Intermission~

I leap through the sky with stars – A. Louie (1949 –

Sonata No. 1, Op. 22 – A. Ginastera (1916 – 1983)
i. Allegro marcato
ii. Presto misterioso
iii. Adagio molto appassionato
iv. Ruvido ed ostinato

Biography

Kathryn Wagner grew up in Stonehurst, Nova Scotia, and is completing her third year of a Bachelor of Music at Dalhousie University. While at Dalhousie, she has studied with Tietje Zonneveld and is currently a student of Professor Lynn Stodola. Kathryn has represented regional festivals at the Nova Scotia Provincial Music Festival many times, winning the Junior Piano title in 2012. In July 2013, she performed at Government House in Halifax for the inauguration of the new piano with her former teacher and mentor, Sharon Gow-Knickle. Kathryn also enjoys collaborating with other musicians. She participated in the 2016 Scotia Festival of Music Young Artist Program, and recently performed Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy with the Dalhousie Chorus and Symphony Orchestra. As winner of the 2016 Nova Scotia Registered Music Teachers’ Association Scholarship Competition, Kathryn is performing throughout the province in early 2017. Kathryn is honored to be representing Nova Scotia in the 2017 Canadian Federation of Music Teachers’ Associations National Piano Competition.

Mar
15
Wed
Yoga For Musicians (Classes @ Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts
Mar 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Mar
18
Sat
MTNA/CFMTA Commemorative Conference
Mar 18 – Mar 22 all-day

Please stay tuned for more information!

Mar
22
Wed
Yoga For Musicians (Classes @ Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts
Mar 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Mar
29
Wed
Yoga For Musicians (Classes @ Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts
Mar 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:45 pm
May
28
Sun
Gala at Greyhaven @ Greyhaven Manor
May 28 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Jun
9
Fri
NSRMTA AGM & 80th Anniversary Conference
Jun 9 – Jun 10 all-day
Jun
16
Fri
Helen Marlais workshop – Teaching Beginner Students @ Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts
Jun 16 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Dr. Helen Marlais’ performance schedule includes concerts and pedagogical sessions throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Her travels abroad have included performing and teaching in S. Korea, Taiwan, Italy, England, France, Spain, Hungary, Turkey, Germany, Austria, Lithuania, Estonia, China, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, and Russia. Marlais has recorded on Audite, Gasparo, Stargrass and Centaur record labels. She has had performances broadcast regionally, nationally, and internationally, on radio, television, and the Internet. Her most recent recording with her husband, concert clarinetist Arthur Campbell, Music for Clarinet and Piano, was nominated for the 2013 International Classical Music Awards, one of the most prestigious distinctions available to classical musicians today. FonoForum, a leading European classical music magazine, writes: “Seldom has one so clearly observed the bubbling substructure of the piano part of Schumann’s Fantasy Pieces Op. 73 and, thereby, seldom have the Schumann pieces been played so elegantly and delicately.” They continue with: “Campbell’s and Marlais’ playing is always exact, elegant, without excess. The beauty of this genuinely joint playing is so engaging that it seems to lack for nothing.”

Dr. Marlais dedication to pedagogy for the young is sincere and unwavering. One of the joys of her life has been creating materials to support piano teachers as they guide young musicians. Her series, Succeeding at the PianoR, Succeeding with the MastersR, The Festival CollectionR, In RecitalR, Sight Reading and RhythmR, Write, Play, and Hear Your TheoryR, and The FJH Contemporary Keyboard EditionsR, among others, are published by the FJH Music Company. Her books have been translated into Korean, Taiwanese, and Chinese.

Recipient of the Distinguished Contribution to a Discipline Award at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Helen teaches piano and directs the Piano Pedagogy Certificate program for undergraduate piano majors and professional piano teachers. She received her DM in piano performance and pedagogy from Northwestern University and her MFA in piano performance from Carnegie Mellon University. She received her BM in piano performance from the University of Toledo and was their 2008 Outstanding Alumna in the Arts. Visit: www.helenmarlais.com and http://www.gvsu.edu/music/