The Atlantic String Machine with Karem J. Simon

Sunday, October 4th –  2:30pm

The first concert of the PEI Symphony’s 2020-21 season will feature chamber music performances by renowned string quintet The Atlantic String Machine (ASM) with PEI’s clarinetist extraordinaire, Karem J. Simon. ASM will be performing selections by Dvorak, Hindemith, Copland and Philip Glass, and will be joined by Dr. Simon for several pieces.

Atlantic String Machine is a dynamic ensemble of string players who perform as many styles of music as they can fit into their portfolios. Based on Prince Edward Island, they have established themselves at the forefront of new and exciting arts groups throughout the region. Their unique approach comes from a desire to keep live music relevant, transformative, and above all entertaining. In their efforts to keep themselves and their audiences engaged, they seek out interesting collaborations with other artists, unexpected venues for concerts, and write their own arrangements and compositions, keeping their repertoire fresh and alive.

Conductor, clarinetist, and educator Karem J Simon has been a member of the UPEI Department of Music Faculty since 1991. He is known as a passionate and sensitive musician, able to inspire players and musicians of diverse backgrounds. His philosophies and methodologies have been forged through his thirty-seven years of public school and university teaching, and synthesized through his experiences and studies with some of the leading wind band conductors – John Paynter, Eugene Corporon, Dale Lonis, Michael Haithcock, Craig Kirchoff among them.

Tickets to this concert are $35/adult and $15/student. Please note that no tickets will be sold online for this concert. Tickets must be purchased by phone or in person at the Confederation Centre Box Office between the hours of 12:00 and 5:00pm Monday to Saturday. The box office phone numbers are 902-566-1267 and 1-800-565-0278.

These concerts will have limited capacity and some precautions in place in order to ensure a safe experience for all, including the musicians, staff, and concert goers. Masks must be worn upon entering/exiting the theatre. Hand sanitizing stations will be available, and increased hand wishing is encouraged. The show will have no intermission, and socially-distanced seating arrangements will be in place. We thank you for your patience in respecting these extra precautions.

The concert will begin at 2:30pm on Sunday, October 4th with a limited capacity audience due to COVID-19 precautions. Get your tickets today before they sell out!