RNS Community Performance Series
Rothesay Netherwood School is excited to launch the RNS Community Performance Series. This is a wonderful opportunity to provide the greater community with high-calibre entertainment in a beautiful setting, right here in the Valley, at our on-campus, 206-seat Théâtre Susan B. Ganong.
Not only is this a prime opportunity for music buffs to enjoy a local night out, it also provides a great venue for professional musicians, both established and up-and-coming, to perform in an inviting and intimate environment.
Our first concert will take place on Monday, April 3, 2017 at 7:30 pm. Port City 5 will take to the stage to perform Between Speech & Song featuring music by Osvaldo Golijov and Leonard Cohen. Tickets for the concert are $20 for general admission, $15 for students and seniors, and $10 for RNS students.
|About Port City 5|
Port City 5 is a clarinet quintet (string quartet + clarinet) made up of Teaching Artists of Sistema NB and members of Tutta Musica, a professional orchestra of Sistema NB artists. Port City 5 is becoming known for pairing pieces from the standard classical repertoire with new arrangements of popular music. They find that the pairings breathe new life into the concert experience and also allow them to share their personal favourites in all genres of music.
Past performances have included parings of Mozart and David Bowie, Brahms and Radiohead, and original compositions by Rachel Kidd and Richard Kidd.
Port City 5 is particularly excited to present their latest pairing: Osvaldo Golijov and Leonard Cohen. Golijov’s Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind (1994) is a fantastic piece that Port City 5 has been looking forward to performing since they first started playing together. The piece is based on the different languages of the Jewish people throughout history and ranges from serene, to exciting and rhythmic, to wild and raucous, and back to serene. The more widely known music of Leonard Cohen also has its roots in language, and Port City 5 is finding new ways to represent his poetry through music alone. Exploring the connections between language and music is what inspired this particular musical pairing and this concert’s title, “Between Speech and Song.”
Stay tuned for information on our next concert, Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 featuring soprano Jessica McCormack.