Blog from the road

As we roll along the Trans Canada Highway from Brooks to Calgary, I find it hard to believe that only one day has passed since we were at our home base in Lafleche. Yesterday was a whirlwind of travel and performances, with a morning show at the Swift Current Market Square and an evening concert […]

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Alvin’s Musings

Hello world! It’s been almost a week since the CSQ was reunited for our 2017 Musical Gatherings Tour. Audrey, Alyssa and I are so fortunate to have Laurence Schaufele joining us as our guest violist this year. He’s an amazing musician and a fantastic story teller. It’s been a hectic week of intense rehearsing but […]

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Crimson Duo: Back in Sask!

Hello world! I’m so happy to be back in Saskatchewan on the Sproule Farm in Lafleche for the debut of the Crimson Duo. Due to some availability issues in our group (Alyssa got married!!), Audrey and I will be touring as a violin duo. It’s been a busy few days rehearsing and planning for our […]

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Crimson Duo Tour Itinerary 2016

Please join the Crimson Duo (Audrey Sproule and Alvin Tran, violins) at our concerts this Summer: Saturday, August 13: Farmer’s Market in Swift Current, 12pm-1pm Sunday, August 14: Red Roof Studios in Brooks, 2pm-3pm Tuesday, August 16: Newbrook Lodge in Brooks, 2pm-3pm Thursday, August 18: Creative Kids Fundraiser in Shaunavon, 7:30pm Saturday, August 20: Taste of Maple […]

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Mid-spring Musings

Dearest fellow lovers of chamber music, We are currently at Audrey’s farm with the incredible pianist, Meagan Milatz, enjoying some tea. Today was a wonderfully intensive day of rehearsals, focusing on our interpretation of Schumann’s Piano Quintet, Op. 44. We met in the afternoon to go through the first two movements, and then came back […]

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First Day back on the Sproule Farm

Hello world, It’s been a whirlwind two days, but we have all arrived safely in Saskatchewan! Coming home is always such a great feeling, and being here together really does feel like ‘coming home’ to wonderful quartet life. After a mere 5 hours of sleep, we began our intensive rehearsals, in preparation for our upcoming […]

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