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Front Porch Concerts

The music we play, chamber music for small ensembles, was never originally intended for the concert hall. Its original audience was smaller groups of people gathered in private homes. We have been considering ways of bringing live music back into everyday life. The front porch was the space between street busking and in-house concerts.

Our first experiment with the front porch as a live music venue will be on June 3, 2017, at 4 pm, as part of MakeSomethingEdmonton’s 100 in 1 day event. We invite people to sit on the grass or bring a lawn chair and enjoy a short concert on our own front porch, 8937 – 79 Ave. NW, Edmonton

If this event is successful, we will do more, and possibly involve more people. We have a vision of connecting many homeowners with front porches who would like to host a concert, with many musicians who are interested in doing performances, and having live music on front porches all over the city during the summer months. If you are interested in being part of such a project, contact us at schoenduo@gmail.com.

 

 

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About Us:

Thomas & Kathleen Schoen are classically trained performers on both historical and modern flutes and violins. Their repertoire ranges from early music on period instruments to modern works that use phrase sampler loopers and other modern technology. read more

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    Salterello (excerpt)

    Salterello (excerpt) https://www.schoen-duo.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Salterello-preview.mp3

    Siciliana (excerpt)

    Siciliana (excerpt) https://www.schoen-duo.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Siciliana-preview.mp3

    Three Reel Studies (excerpt)

    Three Reel Studies (excerpt) https://www.schoen-duo.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/3-reel-studies-preview.mp3

    Red River Dances (excerpt)

    Red River Dances (excerpt) https://www.schoen-duo.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Red-River-Dances-Preview.mp3

    Variations on an Old Swedish Folksong (excerpt)

    Variations on an Old Swedish Folksong (excerpt) https://www.schoen-duo.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Kuhlau-Variations-Preview.mp3

    Profile (excerpts)

    In this EP we demonstrate the wide variety of styles we can cover. Medieval and Baroque music on period instruments, modern compositions that recall folk traditions, Native American and Metis melodies, and, of course, a little bit of classical music too.   About the Music: Salterello: This anonymous Italian dance from c.1400 is played on […]