Even among classic music aficionados the names Karl Goldmark, Joseph Achron and Robert Kahn would probably draw a blank stare. After hearing some of their compositions played May 6 at MacKay United Church, one could only hope to hear more of them.
On February 11, Michelle Gott and the Silflay Quartet performed as part of MacKay United Church’s Chamber Concert Series.
Alex Binkley: “It would be most entertaining to hear the two musicians play as part of a larger group.”
Alex Binkley: “I’d never heard of pianist Jana Stuart… Now I would look forward to attending another performance by her.”
Silflay’s name comes from the novel Watership Down by the late Richard Adams, and means browsing above ground for tasty food, much like the quartet samples a lot of music before they perform it.
Ottawa’s Evensong Ensemble played its first public performance under the banner of “Open Heart Open Mind” on October 2 at MacKay United Church.
The MacKay United Church chamber music series wrapped up its 2015-16 season with an intriguing blend of well-known classical music and seldom heard selections. In addition to the Silflay String Quartet, a mainstay of the New Edinburgh music scene, celebrated Canadian guitarist Roddy Ellias played one of his own solo compositions and joined with three […]