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At times ecstatic and at times desolate, Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time has deeply moved audiences since its 1941 premiere outdoors, in the rain, to 400 fellow prisoners in a German prison camp. Despite the decrepit instruments and grim circumstances, the audience was enraptured. Join some of Halifax’s most expressive musicians and experience a truly poignant evening.Find out more
Many people believe that Mozart did not favour the flute. Inner Space flutist Jack Chen and a trio of string virtuosi, Renaud Lapierre, Susan Sayle and Norman Adams, will explore all four of Mozart’s delightful flute quartets and show you what the most celebrated classical composer really thought of the flute!Find out more
Inner Space is excited to present Helios Vocal Ensemble, Atlantic Canada’s premier vocal ensemble, in an evening of festive Christmas music. The program will feature works by Lassus, Praetorius and Sweelinck, as well as settings of ancient carols from England and Germany. Join us for a festive sing-along before the evening’s end.Find out more
What’s better than one dazzling flautist? Two, of course!
Inner Space welcomes Halifax native and flutist extraordinaire Paolo Bortolussi back for this epic showdown! From Doppler’s luscious and electrifying op. 25 to the simple beauty of Mozart’s duets, this duo, joined by Halifamous pianist Barbara Pritchard, will also explore the many unique sounds only possible when two flutes truly unite!Find out more
Come experience the true magic of chamber music as two friends reunite to perform some of the most celebrated masterworks for clarinet and piano. From Brahms’ heart-wrenching sonata to Bartok’s iconic Romanian Folk Dances, this season opening concert will also feature tablaist Ken Shorley for an intriguing and explosive composition by Nova Scotia’s own Dinuk Wijeratne.Find out more
Described as "a toweringly influential figure in the musical life of Canada,” Inner Space is thrilled to bring you the best of Baroque music in Canada— Jeanne Lamon!
You will have the rarest of the rare opportunity to see and hear Jeanne in the same intimate Inner Space experience you have come to expect. Joined by Halifax’s own flutist Jack Chen, cellist Hilary Brown, and Montreal harpsichordist Marie Bouchard, the quartet will explore the popular baroque trio sonata genre with works by J.S. Bach, C.P.E. Bach, Locatelli and Quantz. Don’t miss this once-in-a lifetime opportunity!Find out more
From a simple family gathering to the extravagant carnival, music is at the heart of Brazil! Clarinetist Dominic Desautels, Brazilian bassoonist Ariana Pedrosa, and harpist Ellen Gibling will delight us with a programme of soothing and energizing music that explores the many influences that make up the folklore and colourful music of Brazil.Find out more