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Muriel Griffiths Room

1501 Cedar Avenue
Trail, BC V1R 4C7
Phone: (250) 368-9669

Janelle Fung & Marina Thibeault

February 9 @ 7:30 pm - 8:40 pm

TDAC’s Classical Series presents Janelle Fung & Marina Thibeault: Invisible Cities performing classical pieces for piano and viola on Friday, February 9 at 7:30 pm in the Muriel Griffiths Room at The Bailey Theatre.

Celebrated concert duo Marina Thibeault (viola) and Janelle Fung (piano) delight audiences across Canada, the United States, and Europe with their elegant, spellbinding performances and engaging presence.

Their program “Invisible Cities” includes:

Invisible Cities by British composer Charlotte Bray, one of the most esteemed and in-demand composers of her generation. Her music is exhilarating, inherently vivid, and richly expressive with lyrical intensity. She won an Ivor Novello Award in 2019 (Solo or Duo) for Invisible Cities, where fragments of melody form a connecting thread through the score, linking movements together. The work is inspired by the novel ‘Invisible Cities’ by Italo Calvino.

Sonata op.11 no:4 Fantaisie by Paul Hindemith, arguably THE composer for the viola. This sonata’s musical language has a rather unusual form, with a short introductory movement, a theme and variations, and a finale that interrupts the variation-sequence only to resume it later. It suggests the genre of fantasy-sonata cultivated by some of the Romantic composers.

A Pärtian Meditation on an Invented Folksong Dobrinka Tabakova – Suite in Jazz by Anna Pidgorna, a Ukrainian Canadian composer living in Vancouver, whose music is characterized by “a balance of bold colour palettes, strong melodic profiles, and unexpected performative elements.” (MusicWorks Magazine).

About the Artists:

Marina Thibeault is a 2023 JUNO Award winner for Classical Album of the year (Large Ensemble) for the album “Viola Borealis”.
Since being named Radio-Canada’s classical “Revelation” for 2016-2017, violist Marina Thibeault has become an accomplished soloist and chamber musician playing across genres. Marina’s many performance highlights include Berlioz’s Harold in Italy with Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Orchestre Métropolitain in Montreal and the North American premiere of Peteris Vasks’s concerto with the Sinfonia Toronto. Marina’s first album, “Toquade” (2017), was nominated by the ADISQ and Prix Opus for Album of the Year.

Janelle Fung – Canadian pianist Janelle Fung is an avid chamber musician, and has appeared in concert with the Ying Quartet, New York Woodwind Quintet, Mark Fewer and Matt Haimovitz, and tours with Prairie Debut and Jeunesses Musicales du Canada. Her interest in opera has also led to collaborations with Nicole Cabell, Teresa Stratas, and William Warfield. Ms. Fung has won numerous national and international competitions, including the Joanna Hodges International Piano Competition, the Concours OSM-Standard Life, the Canadian Music Competition, and BC Touring Council “Artist of the Year” in 2014.

Learn more about Marina Thibeault at https://www.marinathibeault.com/en/.

Learn more about Janelle Fung at https://www.janellefung.com/.

Single tickets are $30. Buy a 3 performance Classical Series pass for $72. Only 100 tickets available for Griff shows. NEW – Purchase a 2023-24 Patron Membership $25 and get a 20% discount on all 2023-24 shows presented by Trail & District Arts Council (some exceptions apply) plus more benefits. More details here.

General Admission. Doors at 7 pm and show at 7:30 pm. Licensed event. All tickets available online at tickets.trail-arts.com, by phone at 250-368-9669, and in person at the Bailey Box Office at 1501 Cedar Ave., Trail.

This performance is made possible thanks to funding from the BC Arts Council, BC Touring Council, the Government of Canada, and Tourism South Kootenay. We also gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia