Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 8:00pm to Saturday, January 18, 2014 - 12:00am
The annual Upstream Music Association's OPEN WATERS FESTIVAL of new and improvised music features avant-garde music artists' ensembles from all over Atlantic Canada specializing in new compostions that call on improvisation of all kinds as a fundamental feature.
This year's line-up features: The Andre Bourgeois Octet (Moncton), Mother of Girl, Steven Naylor's subText, Crofts/Adams/Pearse, Halifax Sax, Sanctuary, Panos, Lazarus Project, Mecaniques de Nuit, GGRIL Orchestra (Rimouski), North/Sud, Scanlines and Khyberian Knights. This year there is a focus on student musicians with a special concert on Saturday (Jan. 18) in the Sir James Dunn Theatre. A student ensemble of 78 from CP Allen High School in Bedford will perform followed by contemporary composition students in the Dal Music Departmnent.