The Palenai Duo: In Memory of Michel Szczesniak


Sunday November 5, 2023
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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The Palenai Piano Duo of Joy Innis and Adrienne Shannon, joined by violinist, Gisèle Dalbec-Szczesniak, violist, Eileen Beaudette, and cellist, Jill Vitols, present a concert in memory of pianist, composer and DAN School faculty member, Michel Szczesniak.

The concert opens with works Michel wrote with his friends in mind, including his String Trio, Sonata for Cello and Piano, and Fanfare and Scherzo for Piano four-hands. Michel’s own recordings of his piano works will accompany a multimedia retrospective. The second half will present the monumental Sonata for Two Pianos Op. 34b by Brahms.

SPECIAL SUBSCRIPTION OFFER: Purchase in-person tickets to any three or more Isabel Quartet or DAN School Faculty concerts at the same time through the IBCPA Box Office (either online, in person or by phone) and SAVE 25%.

Below is a list, with links to descriptions, of all six concerts, (including this one) that are eligible for the 25% discount when purchasing in-person tickets to three or more concerts at the same time:

Isabel String Quartet with Younggun Kim: Sun, Oct 15, 2023, 2:30PM
The Palenai Duo: In Memory of Michael Szczesniak: Sun, Nov 5, 2023,2:30PM
Isabel Quartet: Mozart, Burge, and Mendelssohn: Sun, Nov 26, 2023, 2:30PM
Sweet Nothings: A Saxophone Recital: Thurs, Jan 25, 2024, 7:30PM
Isabel Quartet: Haydn, Burry, and Beethoven: Tues, Feb 27, 2024, 7:30PM
The Mata Hari Songbook: Thurs, Mar 7, 2024, 7:30PM

DAN SCHOOL FACULTY IN THE COMMUNITY CONCERT SPECIAL OFFER: This concert on Sunday, September 24, 2023 at 7:30, will feature four local musical ensembles that, while independent of the DAN School, are connected by the participation of DAN School faculty as performing musicians. Featured on this highly diverse concert are: The Brockville Community Choir, King’s Don Taiko (Japanese Taiko drumming), the Kingston Baroque Consort, and The Martello Alley Cats. This general admission seating concert has very reasonably priced tickets (Full price $20, Faculty/Staff $16, Students $8) but anyone purchasing three or more tickets to the Faculty Artist and/or Isabel Quartet Series by noon (12:00 PM) on Monday, September 18, 2023, will receive a free in-person ticket(s) to this DAN School Faculty in the Community concert. Livestream tickets are not eligible for this special offer. These free tickets will be processed and emailed to ticket holders by Friday, September 22, 2023.

PLEASE NOTE: All ticket holders to the Faculty Artist Series or Isabel String Quartet concerts receive a link to the online digital concert hall, giving audience members the option to attend in person or watch online if unable to attend.


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