Sesquisharp Productions is an arts collective based in Halifax and Toronto, Canada.
We're tired of stuffy concerts. So we're reinventing the form.
Workshop: A Symphony of Actors
Watch as we transform stage actors into an orchestra.
SEPTEMBER 2018, HALIFAX
Let Evening Come,
Following a successful concert version of this show, we're turning it into a participatory performance installation.
OCTOBER 2018, HALIFAX
Let Evening Come,
We're taking our sold-out concert on tour!
FEBRUARY 2019, TORONTO
We believe that performance has something to offer everyone. Trained in classical music, we loved the art but grew tired of its formal and somewhat stuffy traditions. We produce work that revels in the beauty, drama, and intensity of this amazing art form, but that feels less restrained than what you might be used to. We invite you to join us and reimagine the concert experience as something that everyone can enjoy.
Let Evening Come
A multidisciplinary show that incorporates the music of Chausson, Debussy, Greig, and Strauss, alongside original poetry and contemporary folk song arrangements. We even threw in an accordian, because why not? Featuring performers Caroline Whalen, Ethan Lawler, Frietzen Kenter, Jacob Caines, Megan Johnson, Willem Blois, and Zoë Mackey-Boehner.
Photo: MJ Photographics
Façade: An Evening of Rotating Conductors
Mismatched conductors, sinful music and an ensemble that doesn't know top from bottom. This concert has bravado, zaniness, gluttony and pleasure to spare!
Photo: Gwen Watson
Descent into Madness
A concert of wild music inspired by theatrical and musical mad scenes. With music by Beethoven, Berio and Gounod, as well as the world premiere performance of the newly commissioned composition "Descent into Madness" by Ryan Keebaugh.
Photo: Cara Song
Mark the Music: An Homage to the Bard
Every successful second season should open with an homage to the Bard. Come see how Sesquisharp reinterprets Shakespeare, chamber music style. Featuring chamber ensemble, guest vocalists, and a troupe of talented stage folk, this concert will remind you of the power of the written word and the written note. Including Shakespeare-inspired music by Korngold, Stravinsky, Handel and Gabrielli and excerpts from the Bard's most beloved works!
trickpony began as a research and creation project dedicated to exploring the development process--from inspiration to composition to rehearsal to performance-- of eight new works for solo voice for soprano Sarah Albu. The resulting work is an electric and daring foray into the possibilities of the human voice. trickpony features the music of Andy Costello, Aura Giles, Sally Norris, Marie-Claire Saindon, Mason Koening, Luke Nickel, Gayle Young, and Elyze Venne-Deshaies.
Contemporary Wind Ensemble Concert
A concert of rarely heard wind ensemble compositions- not to be missed! Featuring music by Hindemith, Kurka, Copland and a world-premiere composition by Ottawa composer Aura Giles.