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Matinée Café: Kathryn Patricia Cobbler, Stories Told: Celebrating Canadian Folk

Presented by Shenkman Arts Centre and MASC

Enjoy an hour of live performance with coffee and treats after the show.

This musical performance centres around Folk and War Songs. Illuminating the stories and themes surrounding these melodies, listeners will experience traditional folk songs through a new harmonic lens. This chamber concert for viola and loop pedal highlights both folk, Canadiana inspired compositions and original music by loop pedal violist, composer and arranger Kathryn Patricia Cobbler.

Hailing from Canada’s capital region, Loop pedal violist, composer, and educator Kathryn Patricia Cobbler has crafted a singular niche in music improvisation, and classical performance. She obsesses over creating uniquely arresting soundscapes, whether in solo recitals, composing for theatre, performing in site specific art installations, and more. A recipient of one of Ottawa Arts Council’s Emerging Artist awards, she has been featured in Canada’s capital region’s most notable Concert Series, including Chamberfest, Music & Beyond to name a few.

As a seasoned performer and educator, Kathryn is proud to be a performance instructor at Carleton University, a MASC Artist, and a Teaching Artist with the National Arts Centre. As a composer, Kathryn has been featured in the Boston-based Concert series, Castle of Our Skin’s Black Composers Miniature Challenge, which resulted in the world premiere of her piece A Home Called ‘Wander’ for solo viola and spoken word. Most recently Kathryn was artist-in-residence with the Ottawa Dance Directive composing and collaborating for the premiere of Dream & True North envisioned and choreographed by Elizabeth Emond-Stevenson. She performs on a viola by luthier, Sibylle Ruppert and a Boss RC-30 loop pedal.