Janelle Fung and Marina Thibeault: Invisible Cities (Classical Series)

February 9 7:30 to 9:00 pm

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 is 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 Fantaisie by 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.

The Sonata for Viola and Piano, Op. 147, is the last composition by Dmitri Shostakovich. It was completed on July 5, 1975, weeks before his death. It is dedicated to Fyodor Druzhinin, violist of the Beethoven Quartet.

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.

Janelle Fung - 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.

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Show is 70 minutes with an intermission after the Hindemith op. 11 no:4.

Single tickets are $30. Buy a 3 show series pass for $72.

Or purchase as part of the Pick Your Own season for $25 and get 20% OFF all Trail Arts Council presentations.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on August 10, but previous series passholders and Patron Members will receive an email for pre-sale access.

All tickets available online at, by phone at 250-368-9669, and in person at the Bailey Box Office at 1501 Cedar Ave., Trail.

The Classical Series 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.

The 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 (with tea) Sunday, November 5 at 3:00 pm.

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.

Invisible Cities: Janelle Fung and Marina Thibeault 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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Town: Rossland, BC
Venue: Muriel Griffiths Room at The Bailey Theatre
Address: 1501 Cedar Avenue, Trail