Imagine yourself sitting just a few feet away from professional classical musicians as they play for you and then talk about their music and instruments. That’s what you will find, three Sunday afternoons this fall, at the MERA Blue Jeans Classical Series in McDonald’s Corners. And to encourage young musicians, all concerts are absolutely free for teenagers!
The series kicks off on Sunday, October 6 at 2pm, with a quartet of experienced flute players and teachers – Opus Four – who will highlight the contribution of each of their very different flutes.
On Sunday, November 10, the newly-formed Capriccio trio, with all local members (from Almonte, Carleton Place and Perth), will début with a range of music, including masterpieces from Beethoven and Farrenc.
The series will wrap up with a concert by Duo Athenais, a very experienced pair of musicians from Ottawa. Their music will show off the range of two medieval instruments- a traverso flute and a viola da gamba- through a wide variety of 17th- and 18th-century music.
Last year’s series was a sold-out affair, so get your tickets early! Tickets for the three-part series are only $60; $25 for a single concert. Tickets are available online at <ticketsplease.ca>, by telephone at 485–6434, or in person at Jo’s Clothes, 39 Foster Street in Perth. For more information, please go to <meraschoolhouse.org>.