By John Coleman Copy Editor For one night in September over the past four years, Thunder Bay has transformed into a mini-Lollapalooza of sorts. I’m talking about Music For The Masses, the annual music festival showcasing Thunder Bay and the surrounding area’s array of musical talent Music For The Masses will return this year on Friday, September 21, beginning [...]
The most recent installment of the LUMINA concert series was the series’ highlight, in part because of the singing of Dr. Dean Jobin-Bevans, Dean of Music. As Joy Fehrenbruck, who plays piano, and Dr. Jobin-Bevans, who sings baritone, walked into the recital hall, the crowd was mostly composed of Jobin-Bevans’ students. The only other time the students had heard their professor sing was in the mandatory Vocal Ensemble class.
Lakehead’s music department showcased two of Thunder Bay symphony orchestra’s members on Tuesday, bass player Marie-Claude Tardif and violinist Katie Stevens.
Stormy weather by Haydn, Brotons, and Mozart Amanda McAlpine Arts and Culture Editor The Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra has always been highly recognized across the country. Under the loyal direction of Arthur Post, the orchestra continues to bloom in their 2011-2012 season. With a programmed evening of Haydn, Brotons, and Mozart, the TBSO offered an [...]
Hanson’s Saturday night show was a high energy, non-stop, 100-minute rollercoaster, a tribute to the band’s enthusiasm. The interactive concert had the crowd jumping, singing, clapping, dancing, and—perhaps most significantly for a band who still boasts much of their boy band appeal—grabbing the hand of their favourite Hanson brother.
I remember it as if it were yesterday. I was in grade six… voice just cracking, and peach fuzz just starting to grow. Girls’ notebooks covered in hearts, “mmmbopping” and talking about which Hanson brother – Zac, Taylor, or Isaac – was hotter. That’s all I heard for months – it sucked, I was jealous, and just when I thought it was over, they’re back.
The most recent installment in the Lumina concert series, which is put on by Lakehead’s music department, showcased three accomplished performers – Heather Morrison on piano, Peter Shackleton on clarinet, and Derek Conrod on French horn.
To see Jean-Paul De Roover perform live is to witness a strange juxtaposition of the simple and the complex, as the audience at The Study saw on Friday evening.
There are few things Hamilton is known for – McMaster University, the Royal Botanical Gardens, steel, and the Bruce Trail. But since their inception in 2006, the Arkells have gained a steady following on their rise to fame, and soon it may be time to add their name to this list.
The kickoff for A Wine Affair, Thunder Bay’s wine tasting and auction, featured singer/songwriter Jim Cuddy and a glass of Sant Margherita Pinot Grigio 2010 – an unstoppable combination.