Campus Life

Rubbing Stone Ensemble to perform on campus

Calgary's prestigious Rubbing Stone Ensemble visits the University Recital Hall Oct. 19 for an 8 p.m. performance of selections from their soon-to-be-released and tentatively titled album, Rubbing Stone Ensemble: The Lethbridge Sessions.

Recorded at Studio 1, in the Faculty of Fine Arts, the album features new music composed for Rubbing Stone Ensemble by seven Canadian composers, including U of L music faculty member, Dr. Arlan Schultz.

Versatile and dynamic, this resident ensemble for New Works Calgary is making a name for itself performing a wide array of new Canadian music, including pieces that incorporate electronics.

Studio 1 has hosted a number of talented musicians since opening in the Faculty of Fine Arts.

Ensemble members include Jeremy Brown (saxophone), Gianetta Baril (harp), Donovan Seidle (violin) and Eric Bumstead (percussion). Special guest performers joining Rubbing Stone for the Oct. 19 concert include music faculty, Dr. Deanna Oye (piano) and Martha Renner (soprano).

Schultz, whose work Ikos is on the evening's program and on the CD, is proud of the upcoming album and thrilled the ensemble is giving Lethbridge audiences a preview.

"The album is set to be released on CD worldwide and for download on iTunes in the spring of 2013. The concert features stunning new works by Laurie Radford, David Eagle, Nova Pon, Alain Perron, and Anthony Tan," he says.

The concert features the acoustic ensemble seamlessly blended with surround computer facilitated audio.

Tickets, priced at $15 regular, $10 seniors/students, are available at the University Box Office or online at

This story first appeared in the October 2012 issue of the Legend. To see the full issue in a flipbook format, follow this link.