Acadia Wind Ensemble - When the Times Darken
Sunday April 2, 2023  3pm - 4:30pm (1 Hour 30 Minutes)
Music Wheelchair Accessible

Presented by Acadia University School of Music
 mark.hopkins@acadiau.ca

The Stadacona Band of the Royal Canadian Navy and the Acadia University Wind Ensemble present “When the Times Darken”.

Bertolt Brecht, a noted German poet and playwright, wrote in 1939,
“When the times darken
will there be singing even then?
There will be singing even then.
Of when the times darken.”

Inspired by this famous quotation, which still resonates deeply with us today in 2023, this concert program presents a diverse selection of music, inviting audiences to reflect on the gravity but also the hope that still exists within dark times.

The program will feature individual performances by the Stadacona Band under the direction of Lt(N) Brad Ritson and the Acadia University Wind Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Mark Hopkins. Program highlights will include “Gaelforce” by Peter Graham and Alfred Reed’s “Armenian Dances” for wind band.

The concert will culminate with a combined performance by the Stadacona Band and the Acadia Wind Ensemble of Karel Husa’s Music for Prague 1968, an epic meditation on war and freedom.
Pricing & Tickets
Pricing: Donation
Festival Theatre
Acadia University
504 Main Street
Wolfville, Nova Scotia

 nicholas.sharpe@acadiau.ca

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