the tidewater trio

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With an eclectic mix of roots/celtic tunes, classical favourites, and jazz, this newly emerging family trio presents thoughtful, creative, and well-executed arrangements that engage audiences in concert settings as well as provide pleasing musical accompaniment for festive social occasions. Alistair Maksym (age 19) is an accomplished young multi-genre pianist with experience not only in classical contexts but also in jazz bands, in traditional music groups, in the funk/rock band The Quadratics, and as a choral accompanist and arranger. He studies at the ARCT level at the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts under Natalia Pavlovskaia, and is currently working towards a Bachelor of Engineering degree at Dalhousie University. His sister, Lydia Maksym (age 16) is a rising talent on the celtic harp and pedal harp, guided by teachers Ellen Gibing and Alys Howe, who also step dances. Their mother, Jennifer Publicover (MMus.), is a professional flutist on the Irish flute, the modern orchestral flute, and the Baroque flute who performs in many settings and genres, including in the neo-traditional band Papilio, and is on the faculty of the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts, Halifax, Nova Scotia.


Sept. 8, 11am-2pm: Entertainers for Artisans’ Day, Uniacke Estate Museum Park, Mount Uniacke NS.

past events

Aug. 22, 2019, 2pm: A small concert for Glasgow Hall at Parkland on the Lakes, Dartmouth.

May 11, 2019, 11am-1pm: The Tidewater Trio plays for the Mothers’ Day tea at Evergreen Historic House, Dartmouth.

May 4, 2019: Two private engagements, one for the MCPA Association, the other for Worthington Place.

Feb. 16, 2019, 6pm-9pm: The Tidewater Trio played a set at 8pm to accompany the Maritime Conservatory Winter Gala Fundraiser at the Spatz Theatre, 1855 Trollope St. Halifax. (Other performances during this event include the premiere of Alice: the Ballet.)

Jan. 18, 2019, 7:30pm: Alistair opened as a youth performer for Paula Rockwell and Jennifer King in their concert for the Dartmouth Community Concert Association. Playing Brahms, Rachmaninoff, and his own composition.

Nov. 28, 2018, 4pm-6pm: The Tidewater Trio played for the Atlantic School of Theology Open House.

Nov. 17, 2018, 2pm-3:30pm: Alistair and Lydia played for the Afternoon Tea in November at Evergreen Historic House, Dartmouth Museum Society. Tickets available at the link above.

Oct. 17, 2018: Lydia plays a private engagement for the Halifax Ladies Musical Club.

Sept. 17, 2018: Alistair and Lydia play a private engagement for the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Conference.

June 29, July 13 and 20, and Aug. 24 and 31, all 1:00pm-4:00pm: The 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.

June 2, 2018, 10:30am-1:30pm: Alderney Landing, Dartmouth NS; and June 3, 2018, 10:30am-1:30pm: NSPower, Building 1H, Lower Water St., Halifax NS. The Trio performs for Doors Open Halifax 2018, a weekend of performances in buildings of historical, contemporary, or architectural significance in the Halifax area.

Photo: Gordon Lafleur

Photo: Gordon Lafleur