UPEI Recital Series

Brass, Wind, Jazz and Choral performances on campus

The Maritime Brass Quintet

As part of its 2023-24 Recital Series, the UPEI Department of Music will present several upcoming recitals featuring students currently enrolled in the music program, as well as members of Atlantic Canada’s music community.  

The Maritime Brass Quintet recital on November 2 will feature music from across five centuries, including Airs and Dances by Renaissance composer Anthony Holborne, Victor Ewald’s Brass Quintet No. 1, an arrangement of Gustav Holst’s Second Suite in F (originally for wind ensemble), Canadian composer Morley Calvert’s Three Dance Impressions, Björk’s Overture from Dancer in the Dark and more. The recital will begin at 7:30 pm on the SDU stage at Dr. Steel Recital Hall.

The Maritime Brass Quintet brings the highest caliber chamber music to concert halls, churches, festivals and schools across the Maritimes. The group is comprised of five of Canada’s finest brass players, Curtis Dietz and Richard Simoneau (trumpet), Gina Patterson (horn); and two UPEI alumni, Dale Sorensen (trombone) and Bob Nicholson (tuba, bass trombone). The Brass Quintet members have studied throughout North America and performed or held positions with many of Canada’s leading ensembles. 

On November 30 at 7:30 pm, the UPEI Wind Symphony will have their inaugural performance in the new Performing Arts Centre at the UPEI campus. Flashes and Apparitions will be led by conductors Nicole Strum and Dale Sorensen and feature works by Pulitzer Prize winner Augusta Read Thomas, Irish composer Amanda Feery, JUNO award-winning Canadian composer Jordan Nobles, and the Atlantic Canadian premiere of Nerve and Verve by PEI’s Evan Hammell.

Other upcoming performances in the Recital Series include a concert by the UPEI Jazz Ensemble on December 5 at 7:30 pm, and performances by the UPEI Choral Ensembles on December 7 at 7:30 pm, both at Steel Recital Hall. 

Admission to all events is payable by cash at the door. Visit upei.ca/music for updates.