PdA faculty loves music

We Heart Music is on this Saturday at Place des Arts. - PLACE DES ARTS
We Heart Music is on this Saturday at Place des Arts.
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The sounds of chamber music will fill Coquitlam’s Place des Arts on Saturday for a faculty concert.

Instructors Anna Levy (piano), Johanna Hauser (clarinet), Roger Mangas (viola), Karina Slupski (violin) and Aleksandra Dziobek (cello) will perform in a recital called We Heart Music, starting at 7:30 p.m., at the Maillardville facility (1120 Brunette Ave.).

The musicians will play, in trios and quartets, Franz Krommer’s Opus 21, No. 1 for clarinet and string trio; Lepo Sumera’s Senza Metrum for clarinet and piano; Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Elegiac for piano, violin and cello; Johannes Brahms’ Sonata No. 3 in D-minor for violin and piano; and Darius Milhaud’s Opus. 157b for violin, clarinet and piano.

Hauser said the pieces were chosen to reflect the musical tastes of the performers.

“We basically made a list of pieces we each wanted to do and then whittled down the list so that the concert would end at a reasonable hour,” she said. “I think what stands out about this program is the great variety, both stylistically and and in terms of instrumentation. There’s something for everybody.”

Hauser said the musicians have played with one or two of the other musicians over the years but not in the configurations organized for this concert.

For the show, she said, the audience “can expect to hear great chamber music in a wide variety of styles played by some of the many devoted, passionate professional musicians who teach at Place des Arts. Chamber music is so deliciously intimate that I think the audience will find our love of music infectious, in a good way.”

The quintet have a diverse background, hailing from around the world: Hauser and Mangas are from the United States while Dziobek and Slupski are Polish immigrants. Levy was born in Bulgaria.

• Tickets for We Heart Music are $13.50/$11 and are available by calling 604-664-1636.

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