Capacity Crowd Attend Festival’s Opening Performance
The 2015 edition of Fredericton’s Shivering Songs Festival got off to a beautiful start last night. It was standing room only in the Charlotte Street Arts Centre’s auditorium as festival founders, The Olympic Symphonium, played host to an intimate evening of performances featuring special guests, Peter Broderick and Motion2.
The evening’s soundtrack was presented in one continuous stream, as songs and lyrics blended with atmospheric soundscapes and movements that carried the capacity crowd from one melody to the next.
Although Oregon native Peter Broderick’s performance was limited to just a few of his own compositions, he wasted no time introducing the audience to his varied and eclectic style of presentation, blending loops and harmonies with subtle humour and charm as he moved effortlessly from guitar to violin and piano.
Motion2 were the perfect compliment to the evening. Their collective dynamic and unique compositions provided a welcoming contrast to the festival curator’s folk-influenced melodies, with Broderick confidently bridging the gap between the two, creating great anticipation for his future performances as part of Saturday’s line up.
There are still tickets available for weekend performances at Wilmot United Church, the Boyce Farmer’s Market as well as a very special performance by Bry Webb and Gabrielle Papillon at The Urban Almanac General Store on York Street.
Don’t miss out! Visit www.shiveringsongs.com for a complete list of weekend performances. You’ll be glad you did.