Ex Tempore, CD Release Concert

Sunday, May 20, 2018
Event Title: Ex Tempore, CD Release Concert
  • Region: Atlantic
  • Venue / Location: The Music Room, 6181 Lady Hammond Rd., Halifax, NS
  • Time: 2:00pm
  • Price: $Free
  • Genre: --
  • External Link: Ex Tempore CD Release

The Charke~Cormier Duo is proud to share the release of their debut album, Ex Tempore. There will be a reception after the concert with drinks and snacks. CD’s and scores will be available for purchase. The works come from different countries and genres, ranging from South American Jazz (Celso Machado) to Baroque hits (Handel and Scarlatti), to original compositions (Charke), and more. Produced by Leaf-Music, Halifax, Ex Tempore will be officially out on May 4, 2018. Please join us in celebrating this debut release!

Derek Charke (flutes) and Eugene Cormier (guitar) formed the Charke~Cormier Duo several years ago. This sonorous union of flute and guitar continues to charm audiences throughout the East Coast. Their repertoire includes important works for this pairing of instruments, arrangements of existing works, and new works commissioned specifically for the duo. They create a sonic journey for audiences from the street corners of Argentina to the halls of Europe. Both are highly accomplished musicians on the teaching faculty at Acadia University’s School of Music.

Program to include:

Celso Machado / Musiques Populaires Brésiliennes
Claude Debussy / La fille aux cheveux de lin
Domenico Scarlatti (arr. Eugene Cormier) / 4 Sonatas
George Frederic Handel (arr. Miklos Mosoczi) / Sonata in A Minor
Derek Charke / Ex Tempore
Peter Maxwell Davies / Farewell to Stromness