Bits & Pieces

Explore our curated collection of eclectic and uplifting bits and pieces about music, artists, and more.

Bits & Pieces – Blair Lofgren

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Music overcomes the pandemic. Enjoy a virtual treat as Blair Lofgren (cello in Québec) with Fabien Gabel (piano in Paris), both members of the l’Orchestre Symphonique de Québec, play the tuneful and tranquil third movement of Chopin’s Cello Sonata. Blair played with Akiko Tominaga at our last concert before quarantine on March 7, 2020, Landscapes and Literature.

Bits & Pieces – Jacqueline Woodley

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Who will forget the warm personality of our Christmas soprano, Jacqueline Woodley who performed with Frédéric Lacroix (piano) and Yehonatan Berick (violin) at the sold-out concert Home for the Holidays on Saturday, December 21, 2019?  Here she plays the piano and sings one of her favourite songs, Edelweiss, at home with her family. You can see our pre-concert interviews with her on our Behind the Scenes page.

Bits & Pieces – Jasper Wood and David Riley

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Let William Kroll’s Banjo & Fiddle lift your spirits and get your toes tapping as Jasper Wood – violin and David Riley – piano perform this lively piece. Jasper Wood performed at our concert Inspired by Virtuosos on Sunday, January 26, 2020 with Frédéric Lacroix who graciously stepped in when David was unable to perform that evening. They talk about the touring experience in the third video on our Video Interviews page.

Bits & Pieces – Patricia O’Callaghan

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Patricia O’Callaghan and colleagues entertained Almonte In Concert patrons in Tom Allen’s The Missing Pages (A Chamber Musical) in 2019. Here, she sings Edith Piaf’s La Vie En Rose on the SchoolHouse Stage at Neat Coffee Shop in Burnstown March 31st, 2011. 

Bits & Pieces – Infusion Baroque

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Almonte in Concert featured Infusion Baroque on January 13, 2019 in a concert entitled “Son of a Bach!” Here is Infusion Baroque (and friends) playing Quintetto in A Major, II. Andante (from Infusion Baroque – Kreüsser: 6 Quintettos, Op. 10 ).

Bits & Pieces – Tom Allen

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Tom Allen, who led “Missing Pages” an AIC evening of music, song, history, and drama in 2019, explains below why we sing Do-Re-Mi and not Ut-Re-Mi, as we did for 700 years before someone finally said “UT, that’s not that fun to sing.”