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Occurs on Friday February 9 2024

Approximate running time: 1 hour and 10 minutes


Muriel Griffiths Room
1501 Cedar Avenue
Trail BC V1R 4C7

Event Notes

× TDAC's Classical Series presents

Janelle Fung & Marina Thibeault: Invisible Cities

Friday, February 9, 2024 at 7:30 pm in the Muriel Griffiths Room.

Adult tickets $30. Buy a 3 performance Classical Series pass for $72. Previous passholders may renew their passes until Auguast 8 at noon. Series passes cannot be purchased on-line and must be purchased by through our box office 250-368-9669. Tickets for those 30 Years or Under only $10.

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The Trail & District Arts Council presents Janelle Fung and Marina Thibeault: Invisible Cities performing classical pieces for piano and viola in The Griff at The Bailey Theatre on Friday, February 9 at 7:30 pm as part of our Classical series.

Celebrated concert duo Marina Thibeault (viola) and Janelle Fung (piano) delight audiences across Canada, the United States, and Europe with their elegant, spellbinding performances and engaging presence.

Their program “Invisible Cities” includes:

Invisible Cities by British composer Charlotte Bray, one of the most esteemed and in-demand composers of her generation. Her music is exhilarating, inherently vivid, and richly expressive with lyrical intensity. She won an Ivor Novello Award in 2019 (Solo or Duo) for Invisible Cities, where fragments of melody form a connecting thread through the score, linking movements together. The work is inspired by the novel ‘Invisible Cities’ by Italo Calvino.

Sonata op.11 no:4 Fantaisieby Paul Hindemith, arguably THE composer for the viola. This sonata’s musical language has a rather unusual form, with a short introductory movement, a theme and variations, and a finale that interrupts the variation-sequence only to resume it later. It suggests the genre of fantasy-sonata cultivated by some of the Romantic composers.

A Pärtian Meditation on an Invented Folksong Dobrinka Tabakova - Suite in Jazz by Anna Pidgorna, a Ukrainian Canadian composer living in Vancouver, whose music is characterized by “a balance of bold colour palettes, strong melodic profiles, and unexpected performative elements.” (MusicWorks Magazine).

About the Artists:

Marina Thibeault is a 2023 JUNO Award winner for Classical Album of the year (Large Ensemble) for the album “Viola Borealis”. Since being named Radio-Canada's classical "Revelation" for 2016-2017, violist Marina Thibeault has become an accomplished soloist and chamber musician playing across genres. Marina's many performance highlights include Berlioz's Harold in Italy with Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Orchestre Métropolitain in Montreal, and the North American premiere of Peteris Vasks's concerto with the Sinfonia Toronto. Marina's first album, “Toquade” (2017), was nominated by the ADISQ and Prix Opus for Album of the Year. Learn more about Marina Thibeault at

Canadian pianist Janelle Fung is an avid chamber musician, and has appeared in concert with the Ying Quartet, New York Woodwind Quintet, Mark Fewer and Matt Haimovitz, and tours with Prairie Debut and Jeunesses Musicales du Canada. Her interest in opera has also led to collaborations with Nicole Cabell, Teresa Stratas, and William Warfield. Ms. Fung has won numerous national and international competitions, including the Joanna Hodges International Piano Competition, the Concours OSM-Standard Life, the Canadian Music Competition, and BC Touring Council “Artist of the Year” in 2014. Learn more about Janelle Fung at

General Admission. Doors at 7 pm and show at 7:30 pm. Licensed event. All tickets available online at, by phone at 250-368-9669, and in person at the Bailey Box Office at 1501 Cedar Ave., Trail. Only 100 tickets available for Muriel Griffiths Room shows.

This performance is made possible thanks to funding from the BC Arts Council, BC Touring Council, the Government of Canada, and Tourism South Kootenay. We also gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.

Our Classical Series Includes:

Trio Fibonacci: The Giants of Minimalism Thursday, October 12 at 7:30 pm. Discover a captivating body of works as Trio Fibonacci perform pieces that go straight to the heart of melody in The Giants of Minimalism. The highlight of this concert is Max Richter's masterly recomposition of the “Four Seasons” by Vivaldi, which takes us to the convergence of past and present. Works by Glass, Nyman, Cohen, Radiohead, Eno and Einaudi complete this programme of spellbinding simplicity.

Jessica McMann Trio Sunday, November 5 at 3:00 pm (with afternoon tea service). The Jessica McMann Trio is the instrumental musical project of Jessica McMann, an Alberta -based Cree (Cowessess, SK), multi-disciplinary artist. Jessica works with diverse musicians to share lesser-known repertoire based around themes of ecology, spirituality, and language recovery. A classically trained flutist her work fuses together traditional language and dance with her own contemporary experiences as an Indigenous woman and Two-Spirit person.

Janelle Fung and Marina Thibeault: Invisible Cities Friday, February 9 at 7:30 pm. Celebrated concert duo Marina Thibeault (viola) and Janelle Fung (piano) delight audiences across Canada, the United States, and Europe with their elegant, spellbinding performances and engaging presence. Their program “Invisible Cities” uses at its core British composer Charlotte Bray’s Ivor Novello Award-winning work “Invisible Cities”, along with Paul Hindemith Sonata op.11 no:4 Fantaisie and Dmitri Shostakovich The Sonata for Viola and Piano, Op. 147.

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