Celts and Classics Concert Series

Faculty Performance Series at Place des Arts

Arouse your senses!

For our 2017/18 season, several Place des Arts music teachers present four lovely concerts featuring the musical styles we know our audiences adore! Two concerts focus on well-loved Classical repertoire and the other two feature lively and joyful Celtic rhythms from around the world.


Adults $21 | Students $16 (+GST)

Purchase at brownpapertickets.com, in person at Place des Arts or by phone at 604.664.1636.


Leonore Peyton Salon at Place des Arts


All performances begin at 7:30pm

Concert Lineup

Barry Tan, Stefan Nazarevich, Geeta DasL’Innovation! French Classics by Request
Saturday, April 21, 7:30pm

At the turn of the 20th Century, France was the epicentre for musical innovation as artists sought to break away from the time-honoured traditions of the past. In this pursuit, composers discovered sounds that had never before been heard; Debussy went so far as to arrange the piano works of Satie for orchestra. Through a similar process, faculty members Barry Tan, Geeta Das and Stefan Nazarevich will present new and unique arrangements of the favourite French music that you have chosen through our survey process (results below). For an added delight, the trio will premiere a new piece by Stefan Nazarevich himself.

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Survey Results for L'Innovation: French Classics by Request

Set 1:
Gnossienne no.1 by Erik Satie (40.91%)
Gymnopedie no.1 by Erik Satie (59.09%)

Set 2:
Apres un Reve by Gabriel Faure (30%)
Habanera from Carmen by Georges Bizet (70%)

Set 3:
The Swan from Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saens (60%)
The Tortoise from Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint- Saens (40%)