About the Artists
EMCA invites you to enjoy an exciting and entertaining concert series. This year's lineup consists of the following seven performances.
Sweet Dreams of Patsy Cline
Friday, September 23rd 8:00
Sweet Dreams of Patsy Cline is a musical celebration of the life and times of the legendary Patsy Cline. Through narration and song, The InClines revisit Patsy's life from her humble beginnings to the tragic accident that took her life on March 5, 1963. Michelle Anseeuw's strong vocals, and stage presence, together with Patsy's incomparable, timeless music and life story, continue to delight audiences.
One Piano / Four Hands, Classical
Friday, November 4th 8:00
Since their debut as duettists in 2005, Amélie Fortin and Marie-Christine Poirier have been heralded as one of the most promising of their generation. They immediately developed an extraordinarily powerful ensemble, and with their very similar piano artistry, a remarkable intuition was born. , Their dynamism does not go unnoticed , and their lively explosive style is impressive.
A Quartette Christmas
Traditional / Country / Folk
Sunday, December 11th 7:00
Sylvia Tyson, Gwen Swick, Cindy Church and Caitlin Hanford, as well as a three-piece backing band, deliver a unique blend of Christmas music. These seasoned singer/songwriters have been influenced by genres ranging from blues and gospel to folk and country to jazz and pop. Their Christmas show, which is a collection of traditional and original Christmas songs, has become a tradition with audiences.
Traditional / Roots / Dance
Friday, January 20th 8:00
Everything Fitz is a family band featuring the high-energy fiddling and percussive step dancing of four of Canada's finest young musicians. Their eclectic program blends traditional jigs and reels, bluegrass, jazz standards, Celtic and show-stopping Ottawa-Valley step dancing. Rounded out by guitarist and vocalist Nate Douglas, Everything Fitz is noted for , their polished performances , and captivating entertainment.
The Small Glories
Folk / Roots
Friday, February 10th 8:00
Cara Luft & JD Edwards are The Small Glories. Based in Winnipeg, these two veteran singer/songwriters are building a buzz around their powerful vocal blend and tight harmonies. Luft is a Juno award winner with an engaging sense of humour. Edwards has a voice that defies categorization, leaving listeners begging for more. Together, they create something, quite unexpected ,and extremely, magical.
Country / Fiddle
Friday, March 10th 8:00
It's like seeing double...
Twin Kennedy is comprised of West Coast sisters Carli and Julie Kennedy. Growing up in a musical family, it is no wonder that these sisters crafted their sound through a fusion of their background in country, folk, jazz and classical,music. These identical twins are , 'the next big thing in country music!',
Little Miss Higgins & The Winnipeg Five
Canadian Blues / Roots
Friday, April 21st 8:00
Little Miss Higgins struts her way onto any stage playing music brewed up in old-time country blues sprinkled with a little jazz and maybe a hint of folk. She has teamed up with the Winnipeg Five: Jimmie James McKee on trumpet, Eric Lemoine on banjo and pedal steel, Blake Thomson on guitar, Patrick Alexandre Leclerc on upright bass, and Evan Friesen on ,drums. All five of them sing harmonies,