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Collectif9 performs classical music with the power of a rock concert

by on April 8, 2016

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On Saturday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m., nine-piece string ensemble Collectif9 will perform classical music with rock-style charisma at the Fredericton Playhouse.

Covering everything from Gagnon to Golijov, passing through Brahms and Schnittke, the Collectif9 experience is unlike any other. The group combines boldness and the highest of musical standards with amplification and lighting to create an organic classical sound, presented with all the power you’d expect from a rock concert.

Since forming in Montreal in 2011, this young group has connected with a culturally curious audience thanks to their diverse repertoire and unparalleled drive. Between bursts of energy and dreamlike states, many of Collectif9’s pieces are original arrangements that have rarely been played on the same program.

Between an online video series called LIVEshorts, featuring performances in unique settings, and the release of their well received debut album Volksmobiles earlier this year, Collectif9 continues to push the boundaries of classical music.

Tickets for Collectif9 are available through the Fredericton Playhouse box office by calling 458-8344, or online at

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