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Carissa Klopoushak

Gig Photos: Janina Fialkowska at Chamberfest

Pianist Janina Fialkowska celebrated 70 with a triumphant return to Chamberfest, playing pieces by Carl Maria von Weber, Franz Schubert, and Frédéric Chopin. A welcome encore not on the program was Claude Debussy’s popular ‘Clair de Lune’—an acoustic balm for the difficult waters the world currently finds itself in and a gentle send off into the early spring night.

A taste of Eastern European folk music

Except for the Hungarian Dance No. 5 by Johannes Brahms they played as an encore, the music that Carissa Klopoushak, Alexandru Sura and Thibault Bertin-Maghit presented at MacKay United Church on March 18 had a familiar-sounding ring to it. That’s because the folk music of the Ukraine and Romania the trio draw on influenced many […]