Conrad Centre for the Performing Arts
One of Hamilton’s most fascinating people and inspired individuals” (Hamilton Magazine), Shoshana Telner is a classical pianist living in the Hamilton area. She has performed across Canada and abroad as both soloist and chamber musician. Shoshana made her debut with the National Arts Center Orchestra at the age of 16 and continues to be active as both performer and educator. A graduate of the Juilliard School (MM) and McGill University (DMus), Shoshanas interests are diverse, performing and studying works from the Baroque era to working with living composers. A passionate performer, Shoshana presents programs for all age groups.
“It is a thrill and honour to be able to share myself through music. As a keeper of the flame of the Great American and Canadian Songbooks as well as European Cabaret and my own compositions I am on a not-so-quiet mission to spread my musical gospel across Canada, the United States and into Europe. It is always a joy to travel to places big and small and to tell musical stories that are timeless.”
With her sophisticated style and delivery and a repertoire that ranges from Cole Porter, Harold Arlen and Kurt Weill to songs by Shirley Eikhard, Gordon Lightfoot as well her own originals, vocalist Adi Braun serves up a tasty treat of jazz standards, cabaret classics and Canadian treasures.
MELODY A. JOHNSON (Playwright, Performer) is a Dora and Canadian Comedy Award winning artist who has performed from Brantford to Singapore for the likes of the Shaw Festival, Theatre Calgary/CanStage, Factory Theatre, SoulPepper and Necessary Angel. She is an alumna of The Second City where she has directed three mainstage hits. Her one-woman show MISS CALEDONIA has been touring across Canada to much critical acclaim, including:
“I would truly pay money to hear Johnson read the phonebook…she really knows how to deliver the goods.” The Toronto Star
“a winning show .” -The Globe and Mail
“Irresistible…heartwarming…” - The National Post
For the past 5 years Enviro Drum has performed their high energy entertaining show to over 100 schools in the GTA. They have also performed many private and corporate shows for companies such as Loblaw’s, Winner’s, CN Rail, The City of Brampton, PLASP and many more. They deliver the message of environmental awareness through a fun interactive, musical and educational performance. We also have Enviro Drum Maryland performing shows throughout the USA.
Winners of 2 Canadian Folk Music Awards and the 2012 Western Canadian Music Award for Instrumental Album of the Year, The Fretless is taking string music to fascinating places as it transforms fiddle tunes and folk melodies into intricate, beautiful, high-energy arrangements. Their acclaimed debut release Waterbound fueled a busy summer of festivals across Canada, a five week tour of Europe in the fall, and worldwide sales and radio play. The Fretless is an innovation in music that harbors all the energy of fiddle tunes and folk music, while shattering all expectations in writing, creativity and performance.