September 2016 |

Duo Fortin-Poirier will begin Prairie Debut’s 2016-17 touring season, performing concerts in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Yukon. The duo, featuring pianists Amélie Fortin and Marie-Christine Poirier, has been heralded as one of the most promising of its generation.

Graduates of the Université de Montréal, each pianist has won several awards and grants individually before making their debut as a duo team in 2005. With an intuitive musicianship, this young duo has an extraordinarily natural partnership that has quickly garnered acclaim.

Their concert program titled Mémoires, features works for one piano, four hands and spans the classical, tango, and ragtime genres. Exploring the theme of memories, the program weaves between the intensity of Piazzolla’s tangos, the lyricism of Rachmaninov, and the liveliness of Samuel Barber. Mémoires is a concert that blends hard driving rhythm with sweet nostalgia, resonating with audiences who will remember the dynamism of Duo Fortin-Poirier.

Regina SK

Sunday, September 18/16
Regina Musical Clu
Riddell Centre Theatre

Snow Lake MB

Monday, October 3/16
Ravna House Concerts
Ravna House

Altona MB
Saturday, October 1/16
Southern Manitoba Concerts
Altona Bergthaler Mennonite Church

Whitehorse YT

Saturday, October 8/16
Whitehorse Concerts
Yukon Arts Centre

Pinawa MB

Friday, November 4/16
Eastern Manitoba Concert Association
Pinawa Community Centre

Steinbach MB

Monday, November 7/16
Steinbach Arts Council
SRSS Theatre

Rosthern SK

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Station Arts Centre
Station Arts Theatre

Melfort SK
Thursday, November 10/16
Melfort Arts Council
CJVR Performing Arts Theatre

Estevan SK
Saturday, November 12/16
Estevan Arts Council
 Trinity Lutheran Church

Minnedosa MB

Tuesday, November 15/16
Minnedosa Performing Arts Committee
Minnedosa United Church