Charke/Cormier Duo at the Music Room Halifax

For Immediate Release
January 14, 2016


On Wednesday, February 17 at 7:00 p.m., the Charke/Cormier Duo (Derek Charke, flutes and Eugene Cormier, guitar) presents a varied recital including hits from Piazzolla, Handel, Ibert, Villa-Lobos, Vivadi, and the Halifax premiere of the Engine Continuum, a new work by Derek Charke. The monumental Histoire du Tango by Astor Piazzolla is arguably the most important work written for Guitar & Flute — a survey of the evolution of Argentine tango! Tickets are $20 and $10 for students at the door.
Derek Charke and Eugene Cormier started the Charke/Cormier Duo a year ago with a recital at the KC Irving Centre in Wolfville. Both performers are accomplished musicians who are on the teaching faculty at Acadia University’s School of Music. The Charke/Cormier Duo is actively searching for new performance opportunities, and plans to produce a debut CD in the near future. Various clips of previous performances are available on Eugene's YouTube channel:
Derek Charke is a JUNO and ECMA award-winning composer and flutist. A professor of composition at Acadia University, he also co-directs the Acadia New Music Society and continues to perform regularly as a new music performer and improviser on the flute.
Eugene Cormier is in high demand as a performer, teacher & adjudicator. He teaches guitar at Acadia University, is on the executive for the Halifax Guitar Society, and is a musical editor for the Guitar Foundation of America's seminal journal “Soundboard."
Program to include:
And (2nd mvt. from Wired and Released) by Derek Charke
Entr’ Acte by Jacques Ibert
Distribuçào De Flôres by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Sonata in A Minor by Georg Friedric Handel
The Engine Continuum by Derek Charke
Histoire Du Tango by Astor Piazzolla
1. Bordel 1900
2. Café 1930
3. Nightclub 1960
4. Concert d’aujourd'hui
The concert will take place at The Music Room (6181 Lady Hammond Rd., Halifax, NS) on Wednesday, February 17, at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $20 ($10 students) at the door.