Paul Schaffer, TRIUMF
Wed, Dec 2 7:00 PM (90 min)
Emerging techniques and technologies, drawn from many fields of science and medicine, are allowing us to peer inside the human body with unprecedented sensitivity and to probe the fundamental processes of life - in real time. TRIUMF’s Life Sciences Division is making such studies possible with isotopes, short-lived elements that are harnessed and incorporated into next generation pharmaceuticals designed to provide incredible insight into the complex systems that make up life. With its specialized expertise and facilities in particle accelerator targets, isotope production, and radiochemistry, TRIUMF - Canada’s national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics and accelerator-based science - has unique capabilities in this area.
The Tallis Scholars
Tue, Dec 8 8:00 PM (120 min)
The cathedral ceilings of Perimeter Institute’s four-storey Atrium will resound with the soaring voices of Tallis Scholars. Under the directorship of Peter Phillips, the award-winning vocal ensemble has established itself as the leading exponent of Renaissance sacred music throughout the world. This powerful and evocative experience at Perimeter should not to be missed.
David Finckel, cello and Wu Han, piano
Thu, Mar 10, 2016 7:30 PM (120 min)
Musical America’s 2012 Musicians of the Year, cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han rank among the most esteemed and influential classical musicians in the world today. The talent, energy, imagination, and dedication they bring to their multifaceted endeavours as concert performers, recording artists, educators, artistic administrators, and cultural entrepreneurs go unmatched. This husband and wife duo, and co-artistic directors of Chamber Music Society of Lincoln, has forged their musical partnership into an unstoppable entity. Join us and “America’s power couple of chamber music” (The Wall Street Journal) for an unforgettable performance.
Elina Vähälä, violin with Wendy Chan, Piano
Thu, Apr 21, 2016 7:30 PM (120 min)
Since the age of 12, Finnish violin sensation Elina Vähälä has performed on many international stages, winning praise from audiences and musicians alike as ‘a fluent, stylish and gifted musician whose brilliant technique is matched by abundant spirit, sensitivity, and imagination’ (Chicago Tribune). Perimeter is proud to host Elina’s Ontario debut.
Conducting the Ether
Thu, Jun 2, 2016 8:00 PM (120 min)
Omar Daniel, 1997 recipient of the Jules Leger Award for New Chamber Music, is no stranger to the Open Ears Festival or the Penderecki String Quartet. Open Ears welcomes him back with a new work for the Waterloo Region. It is fitting to include a new work from a familiar composer as the closing night in this collaborative venture that includes Quartetfest, Perimeter Institute, NUMUS and Inter Arts Matrix. D Andrew Stewart is also a welcome returning artist to the Open Ears Festival.