Collaborative arts evening of story and song

In an intimate evening presented by TWU’s School of the Arts, Media and Culture, performances by the guitar quartet and piano trio are interspersed with readings of narrative nonfiction penned by writers from SAMC’s Media + Communication Department. Chamber Music + Vignettes will be an eclectic evening of story through music and prose.

Musical highlights include the guitar ensemble’s contemporary favourites by artists like Muse and Mumford & Sons, and Glinka’s Trio Pathétique in D Minor performed by piano, clarinet, and bassoon. Rounding out the evening’s entertainment, the selection of narrative readings will touch on a range of themes; from a young boy’s solo excursion with a BB gun, to a young woman’s awareness of the ultimate femininity.

It is the first time that narration is being incorporated into TWU’s popular Chamber Music concert. Loranne Brown, MFA, who teaches narrative nonfiction and other professional writing courses at the School of the Arts, Media and Culture, says this collaborative venture “is very much in the spirit of SAMC.”

“During SAMC’s first Vignettes event,” Brown recalls, “our emerging writers partnered with talented photographers. This year, musical vignettes will be juxtaposed with narrative nonfiction. Often, we come to understand ourselves best when we collide with a different culture, different expectations, and arrive at a greater appreciation for our origins. It’s a unique privilege to showcase the written word alongside stimulating pieces of music, for a well-rounded artistic experience.”

Performance begins at 7:30pm on April 4 in TWU’s Instrumental Music Hall. Admission by donation. Presented as part of the University’s 3rd Annual Festival of the Arts, Media and Culture, Chamber Music + Vignettes is the first in a series of spring concerts that will include the ever popular Jazz Night as well as performances in Langley and Abbotsford by SAMC’s Choirs, Orchestra, Concert Band.

For information on this and other upcoming events, visit www.twu.ca/samc.

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