Helena Jung and Sean Mooney return to delight and entertain audiences this summer with an exciting blend of art forms and pieces. They are joined by five local dancers–Christy Kooman, Courtney Hunchuk, Chelsea Brennan, James-Amzin Nahirnick,and Brianna Dilks,–to present a stunning night of cello and dance music.
The Dancing Cello concert brings the music to life–in real time. Performed by contemporary artists, these dances cross time and space, spanning three centuries and six countries.
Jung and Mooney perform their own dance on cello and piano with Edvard Grieg’s Cello Sonata in A Minor, a rich expression of the psychic landscape of Grieg’s native Norway. One of his self-described “Norwegian peasant dances,” this sonata evokes wild storms raging in the wintery fjords and the calming release of springtime, with fleeting glimpses of fairy folk among the mountain meadows.
Dancing Cello is a continuation of Jung’s “Cellobration Series,” held since 2007 on Vancouver Island. Jung has had a diverse career as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician, and teacher. She vigorously pursues an eclectic repertoire, having performed with many well-known pianists such as Sarah Hagen, Lynn Robinson, Dagmar Kilian, Linda Lee Thomas, Glen Montgomery and Mooney, as well as with the Vancouver Island Symphony. Jung joined various musical programs, such as the Ratzeburger Sommer Akademie Festival in Germany and the Verbier Festival in Switzerland. Mooney is a pianist who regularly performs throughout the Comox Valley. As a diverse musician, he presents classical, jazz, folk, and pop music with a high level of artistry and technical ease.
The concert takes place Friday, June 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Tidemark. For tickets call 250-287-7465 or visit www.tidemarktheatre.com