The Schoen Duo (Kathleen Schoen, flutes, and Thomas Schoen, violins) will present a public recital entitled Borealis, the Winter Wind, and Zephyrus, the Spring Wind on Friday, January 31 at 1:00 pm in the Faith & Life Chapel on Augustana Campus. There is no admission charged and all are welcome! The recital will feature music, visuals and environmental sounds that evoke cold blustery winter days and the slow thaw that leads into spring.
Thomas and Kathleen Schoen are classically trained performers on both historical and modern flutes and violins. They perform as individual soloists, as the Schoen Duo and in collaboration with other groups and performers. Their repertoire ranges from early music on period instruments to modern works using phrase sampler loopers, audio samples and projections. They have toured extensively across Western Canada, playing everywhere from tiny northern villages to Parliament Hill on Canada Day. Some of their performances have been broadcast on CBC.
They are also fascinated by the musical learning process and continue to explore it through their work as teachers and in their own continuous learning and research. As part of this work, they have performed in many schools throughout Western Canada and presented artist residencies in schools across Alberta as part of the Artists in Schools Residency Program administered by the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. Most recently they have been awarded a grant from the Edmonton Heritage Council to create an interactive community-based composition as part of the Tracing Connections in River Crossing project.
Kathleen and Thomas Schoen both teach applied music at the Augustana Campus of the University of Alberta and their website can be found at https://www.schoen-duo.ca.
Friday, January 31
Augustana Faith & Life Chapel
No admission charged. All are welcome.