Carnival strikes again - 22 April 2010

From April 18th to the 28th, Octave and Mandoline will be flying in Saskatchewan, in Western Canada. More than 2500 Fransaskois children (French speaking children of Saskatchewan) will then discover the wonderful world of Camille Saint-Saëns’s Carnival of the Animals. Inspired by this work, that never goes out of fashion, l’Arsenal proposes a fabulous musical run through.

Reconnecting with the Saskatchewan public they have not seen for many years, l’Arsenal’s artists will collaborate with the Fransaskois cultural council and the Fransaskois schools council to present a fantastic tour. They will travel more than 2500 Km from Moose Jaw to Regina, going through Saskatoon, celebrating the joy of playing in French everywhere in Canada.

On this occasion The Carnival of the Animals will feature the Krasnyanskaya-Schneider piano duo.

“The Krasnyanskaya-Schneider piano duo was formed in Russia by two graduates of the Tchaïkovski Conservatory in Moscow. Both pianists are deeply passionate about the richness and diversity of the piano duo repertoire. (...) The Krasnyanskaya-Schneider duo has a very broad and varied repertoire including a significant choice of original compositions for piano duos and a large selection of transcriptions for four hands orchestral pieces and piano duos. Furthermore, the duo devotes itself to discovering and performing little known pieces, not to say that have never been performed. The duo played regularly in Canada, Russia, France, and the Caraibs. Recently, they participated to an hour long radio show of Radio Ville-Marie in which the composer Alexandre Pozdniakov dedicated to them his concerto for two pianos.” ( source : Mule-Agency)

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