Muzewest Concerts presents Nos Voix
Join Muzedwest for an evening of chamber music featuring Melody Courage (soprano), Jesse Plessis (piano), and Ariel Carrabré (cello), as well as the world premiere of works by Jesse Plessis and Patrick Carrabré.
About the Artists
Vancouver-based Melody Courage, of Dene, Cree and Chipewyan descent, is much in demand by composers, with recent performances in Heart of the North (Neil Weisensel, Susanne Steele) written in languages of the Métis - Saulteaux, Michif and French, premiered by Regina Symphony Orchestra. During the pandemic, Melody premiered Ian Cusson’s Winter with the Canadian Opera Company in their digital concert series and was a guest artist at National Indigenous Peoples Day in June 2022, broadcast on APTN.
Canadian pianist and composer Jesse Plessis grew up in Sparwood, British Columbia, and has been described as a "force of nature" with "a skilled hand at crafting textures that pulse with life," (Winnipeg Free Press). He has regularly appeared in concert series and music festivals across Canada, England, and continental Europe, performs as a guest artist with several orchestras and ensembles in Canada, and has garnered numerous awards in both piano and composition.
Originally from Brandon, Manitoba, Ariel Carrabré earned his Bachelor’s degree in cello performance at McGill University in Montréal, studying under Yegor Dyachkov. Most recently, he was a finalist prize winner in the prestigious Eckhardt-Grammaté National Music Competition in the spring of 2018. Ariel is currently pursuing doctoral studies in cello performance at the University of Montreal
T. Patrick Carrabré has been active as a composer, administrator, educator, radio host and conductor. For well over a decade, he worked closely with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, including six seasons as composer-in-residence and co-curator of the orchestra’s New Music Festival. Also active in the media, Carrabré served two seasons as the weekend host of CBC Radio 2’s contemporary music show The Signal.
You’ve never heard this music before, we promise - this concert is exclusively world premieres. New sounds, new ideas, and new faces always make for an exciting evening!FEB 12