Saturday September 17, 2022

Trio KLM

Clam Harbour United Church
Saturday 17 September – 4:00 PM
Clam Harbour United Church
Saturday 17 September – 6:00 PM


Max Kasper


Musique Royale is delighted to return to Memory Lane Heritage Village for two performances (4 pm and 6 pm) on Saturday September 17th in the historic Clam Harbor Church featuring Trio KLM. Trio KLM consists of double bassist Max Kasper, and cellists Catherine Little and Colin Matthews. The performance will include arrangements of Lennon & McCartney hit “When I’m 64”, and the classic “Somewhere over the Rainbow” along with repertoire by Mozart, Bach and Vivaldi. As always, tasteful interpretations mixed with good humor and informative descriptions from these musicians promises to make it a highly enjoyable evening. Each concert will have a capacity of 40 people which we hope will provide a safe and intimate listening experience. While there is no dinner this year, a cash bar will be open and the Cookhouse will be serving regular lunch until 3:00 PM.

About the artists

TrioKLM started out of a love for playing chamber music. Getting together to play Colin’s arrangements for this low-strings ensemble was a really good time. People started asking them to give private and public concerts, as well as live-stream broadcasts, and before long the trio was born. Why KLM? It’s just a simple combination of the first letter of each of their names. Not too exciting, but they save the excitement for their music and performances! Trio KLM makes audiences laugh with their foolish stage banter, has them leaning in to their expert sounds, and sprinkle in a little backstory on the music, for curiosity’s sake.

Max Kasper, Bassist - Principal Bassist of Symphony Nova Scotia since 1986, and on the faculty of Dalhousie University, Max Kasper also has a keen interest in Period music: he plays in Halifax with Rejouissance, and the Tempest Baroque Ensemble, and is an extra player with the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. Now pursuing a second career as a bow maker, Max has the unique distinction of playing on a bass and bows he has made himself. He lives in Halifax with his love, Esther Ricketts, and their two cats: Murray and Finnegan. In his spare time he likes to watch TV, read, sleep and feed the cats.

Catherine Little, Cellist - is on a mission to build a bridge to classical music. She is no stranger to other genres - she’s played with the likes of rocker Rod Stewart and has recorded pop, folk, blues and rap. Born and raised in Nova Scotia, she’s had the advantage of living in a rich song and celtic culture too. Duly aware that the work of a great composer interpreted by a fine performer can touch people on the deepest level, Catherine has spent a lifetime honing her craft as a cellist in order to bring audiences her very best.

Colin Matthews, Cellist - after musical studies at Dalhousie and McGill Universities, continued with a career as both a chamber musician and an orchestral cellist. He has played with numerous ensembles including L’orchestre Symphonique De Laval, the Thunder Bay Symphony, and the Kingston Symphony (acting principal cellist and soloist), and was also the cellist for the critically acclaimed hit stage production “The Satchmo Suite”. He is now the head of a vibrant cello studio, cellist for the Duo “Gatto Dolce”, and a member of the Basso Nova ensemble.

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