2018 News and events

 Finished the last of the tracking on the second Papilio album, Jan. 2, 2018, with a set of Swedish polskas. Special guest Alistair Maksym, piano. Photo: John Adams,  Stonehouse Sound .

Finished the last of the tracking on the second Papilio album, Jan. 2, 2018, with a set of Swedish polskas. Special guest Alistair Maksym, piano. Photo: John Adams, Stonehouse Sound.

Accepted Jan. 9, 2018, published online Feb. 2, 2018: Second scholarly publication from thesis for Master of Environmental Studies degree: "Engaging with Environmental Issues as a Musician: Career Perspectives from the Musicians of the Playlist for the Planet". Authors Jennifer L. Publicover, Tarah S. WrightSteven Baur & Peter N. Duinker, in Popular Music and Society  DOI: 10.1080/03007766.2018.1426367

Jan. 7, 2018, 3:30-5:30pm: Hosting masterclass for visiting contemporary flutist Paolo Bortolussi at the Maritime Conservatory for my classical flute students. 

Jan. 7, 2018, 7:00-8:30pm: Hosting special open class for visiting Irish flute and whistle icon Kevin Crawford at the Maritime Conservatory for my student Trad Ensemble.

 Photo: Angela Doak

Photo: Angela Doak

Jan. 27, Mar. 10, and Apr. 21, 2018, 8:00pm (beginners' tutorials start 7:30pm):  Papilio is the house band for Halifax Contra Dances at All Nations' Church, 2535 Robie St., Halifax NS.

March 24, 2pm: Fundraising concert for Maritime Conservatory Traditional Music Ensemble in conjunction with Papilio, 6199 Chebucto Rd., Halifax. Proceeds help youth in the ensemble attend the Boxwood Festival in July 2018.

March 25, 2pm:  Inuktitut Arias for All Seasons
Deantha Edmunds, soprano; Tara Scott, piano; Jennifer Publicover, flute; and Reuben Bauer, trombone. Deantha Edmunds performs a solstice-inspired afternoon concert featuring works from her award-winning album Pillorikput Inuit: Inuktitut Arias for All Seasons. Halifax Central Library: https://www.ceciliaconcerts.ca/product/deantha-edmunds/

April 25-27, 2018: Papilio plays several ceilidhs for the Atlantic Festival of Music.

May 12, 2018, 11am-1pm: Jennifer and family Alistair Maksym (keyboard) and Lydia Maksym (harp) (the "Tidewater Trio") play for the Mothers' Day celebrations of the Dartmouth Museum Society at Evergreen Historic House, 26 Newcastle St. Dartmouth.

May 12, 2018, 7:30: The MCPA Trad Ensemble plays at the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts Association fundraiser, Lillian Piercy Concert Hall, Maritime Conservatory, 6199 Chebucto Rd. Halifax.

June 2 and 3, both 10:30am-1:30pm: The Tidewater Trio (Jennifer and family Alistair Maksym, piano, and Lydia Maksym, harp) play at Doors Open Halifax. Alderney Landing June 2, NS Power Lower Water St. June 3.

 Lunenburg County, NS. Joined by the awesome Jude Pelley.

Lunenburg County, NS. Joined by the awesome Jude Pelley.

June 2, 2018, event start 6pm: Papilio plays fundraiser for the Higgins School of Highland Dance in Sackville, NS.

June 7, 2018: Earned a Maritime Conservatory Professional Development Fellowship to study harpsichord regulation and to restore function to a secondary conservatory harpsichord that is not yet currently in use. This work takes place July - August 2018.

June 16, 2018, 4pm: The MCPA Baroque Ensemble played at the annual general meeting of the Early Music Society of Nova Scotia.

June 21, 4:30: The MCPA Trad Ensemble played for International Music Day at the Maritime Conservatory.

June 29, July 13, July 20, all 1:00pm-4:00pm: The Tidewater Trio played for the Friday afternoon Teas at Evergreen Historic House, Dartmouth NS, hosted by the Dartmouth Heritage Museum Society. Book a spot at this link.

Aug. 11, 2018, 2:00am-3:45pm: The MCPA Trad Ensemble plays at the Halifax Public Gardens as community guests of the Friends of the Public Gardens.

Aug. 18, 7:30pm: Papilio plays a full concert at the West Dublin Hall in Lunenburg County, NS, with Jude Pelley.

Aug. 19, 2018, 2:00pm: Papilio plays an hour-long set at the Halifax Public Gardens as part of the Summer in the Gardens professional concert series.

Aug. 24 and Aug. 31, both 1:00pm-4:00pm: The Tidewater Trio plays for the Friday afternoon Teas at Evergreen Historic House, Dartmouth NS, hosted by the Dartmouth Heritage Museum Society. Book a spot at this link.

Sept. 10, 2018: Restart of teaching season at the Maritime Conservatory.

Sept. 18, 7:30pm: Theatre pit performance in The House of Martin Guerre, a musical by Leslie Arden, in Charlottetown PEI.

Sept. 21, 8pm and Sept. 22, 1:30pm: Theatre pit performance in Jesus Christ Superstar, a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, at the Charlottetown Festival, PEI.

Oct. 2018: Papilio CD release event and tour.

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