MAZURKA MUSIC
&ART SOCIETY

mazurkamusicandart@gmail.com

14152, 98 avenue NW

Edmonton AB T5N 0G1

Canada

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events:

23 nov
Magical Afternoon with Brahms
SATURDAY / 2 PM

Czech Canadian pianist Zuzana Simurdova will perform a recital of works by Johannes Brahms.

 

The program will feature Scherzo Op.4 and the magnificent Brahms Sonata Op. 5.

 

Together with a guest pianist, Mikolaj Warszynski,

they will perform a selection of Hungarian Dances.

 

Please join us for a Magical Afternoon with Brahms at the Holy Trinity Church.

Tickets: Regular $20, Senior $15, Student $10

21 MAR - Chopin and the Dancing Ribbons
SATURDAY / 7:30 PM

In honour of the 10-year anniversary since the inaugural concert of Mazurka Music and Art, celebrated pianists Zuzana Simurdova and Mikolaj Warszynski, will perform a recital dedicated
to the works of Frédéric Chopin in the Muttart Hall of the MacEwan Conservatory in Edmonton. In addition to the music, an art installation by artists Liz Ingram (recently awarded the Order of Canada) and Bernd Hildebrandt, will also be presented on stage during the performance. The musical program for this recital will consist of the four Chopin Ballades, performed in the first half by Zuzana Simurdova, and the four Chopin Scherzos, performed in the second half by Mikolaj Warszynski. The art installation will consist of a series of digitally printed habotai silk banners, which relate in both imagery and movement to the music and will be set up on the stage around the pianos. 

 

The idea to present a classical piano recital in collaboration with a visual artistic component, offers a new dimension to the traditional concert experience, engaging the listener with a visual counterpart to the music. The idea to present a full Chopin recital between two musicians is something which generates much excitement among the audience; Chopin remains an iconic
composer who is synonymous with the piano, and the opportunity to present masterworks from Chopin’s corpus - the four Ballades and the four Scherzos - in one concert presentation is a rare occurrence and will be of special interest for musical connoisseurs. 

Tickets: Regular $20, Senior $15, Student $10

23 MAY 
Chopin Piano Studio Masterclass
SATURDAY / 3-6 PM

Internationally respected pedagogues of the Chopin Piano Studio, Zuzana Simurdova and Mikolaj Warszynski, are hosting a masterclass open to the community. If you are interested in
attending, either as a spectator or as a participant, please send us a note! For more info, please visit: www.chopinpianostudio.com

07 JUN - Viennese Masterworks
SUNDAY / 7:30 PM

Polish Canadian pianist and Music Liaison for the Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies at the University of Alberta, Dr Mikolaj Warszynski, will perform a program of
Viennese Masterworks by Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert. The concert will take place in the Holy Trinity Church in Edmonton, Alberta. A reception and fundraising pop - up gallery will take place in the church’s gallery following the recital.

Tickets: Regular $20, Senior $15, Student $10

past events:
12 oct thali ringing

“Thali Ringing” is the title of an exciting multimedia collaboration, taking place on October 12 at 7:30pm, featuring acoustic and electronic contemporary music and poetry, followed by a visual art exhibit in our Fundraising Pop Up Gallery, all in the friendly atmosphere of the Holy Trinity Anglican Church located on 10037-84 Avenue in Edmonton, Allberta.

 

The show takes its name after Scott Smallwood’s ​electro-acoustic trio “Thali Ringing” imitating the cool sounds of a Thali plate featuring cello, violin and piano, and there will also be an improvised dialog between piano solo and electronics featuring Shawn Pinchbeck​ and ​Mikolaj Warszynski​. ​

Jonathan Maywood’s​ acoustic trio illustrating the ocean's waves, as well as the two short but sensual violin solo pieces by the Toronto composer ​Veronika Krausas and Polish Canadian ​Piotr Grella-Mozejko​, will be performed by musicians well-known to Edmonton audiences: ​Tatiana Warszynski​ on violin, ​Amy Nicholson​ on cello and ​Mikolaj Warszynski on piano.
 

Music will combine with poetry written and recited by the renowned Nigerian poet, ​Titilope Sonuga,​ as well as Edmonton’s own ​Bernd Hildebrandt​. Their poems will be intertwined with electronica by both Scott Smallwood and Shawn Pinchbeck, bringing new dimensions to the spoken word.


Following the concert, there will be a​ Fundraising Pop Up Art Gallery​, an amazing visual art collection by local yet nationally recognized artists:​ Steven Dixon, John Maywood, Lyndal Osborne ​and ​Kelly Johner​, who donated their works for this event to support the Mazurka Music and Art Society. Thanks to their generosity we are hoping to raise funds for our series of exciting concerts for 2019/20 season.
 

A reception with wine and cheese and a lottery will take place during the art exhibit in the church's gallery. Please join us and be part of this exciting multimedia collaboration.

Tickets: Regular $20, Senior $15, Student $10

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