The Lougheed Performing Arts Centre in Camrose presents Morning Melodies, a series of classical music concerts, taking place on select Tuesday mornings.
Patrons are warmly invited to meet in the Mayer Community Hall for tea, coffee, and conversation before the performance recital.
Host pianist Sarah Hagen invites guest musicians to share the stage with her, bringing their world-class artistry to Camrose. The musicians, all known for their perceptive, eloquent and entertaining commentary, will take time to offer personal insights into the music.
The series continues with Allene Hackleman, Edmonton Symphony Principal Horn, and Petar Dundjerski, flute.
Allene Hackleman has been principal horn of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra since 2004. A native of Vancouver, Allene began studying the horn under the tutelage of her father, Martin Hackleman. She earned a bachelor of music degree from the University of Cincinnati. Ms. Hackleman served as an apprentice in the National Academy Orchestra of Canada, and has performed with the National Symphony Orchestra (Washington, D.C.), and the Montréal Symphony. Allene Hackleman has performed concerti with the Edmonton Symphony, Alberta Baroque Ensemble, and the Victoria Symphony. She is currently a member of the Summit Brass ensemble and as such is on faculty at the Rafael Mendez Brass Institute in Denver and performed with Summit Brass on their most recent CD release. Allene pursues a keen interest in chamber music and in 2008 was a performer at the Festival of the Sound in Parry Sound, ON. She also teaches at the University of Alberta.
Petar Dundjerski received his Master's degree in Performance from the University of Toronto where he studied with Susan Heppner, Canada's eminent flute virtuoso.
He has performed across Canada, from Toronto's Walter Hall to the Banff Centre for the Arts. Since settling in Edmonton, Petar has performed professionally on numerous occasions across the city, including the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and has 16 years of experience teaching flute.
Petar has received various awards including a 2003 and 2006-2008 Canada Council for the Arts Grants. He has worked with several distinguished instrumentalists including Shauna Rolston, Scott St. John and Jens Lindemann.
Petar Dundjerski currently teaches at the University of Alberta as well as the Alberta College Conservatory of Grant MacEwan College. Petar was the Assistant Conductor in Residence of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra 2006-2008, under the mentorship of Music Director William Eddins. This was a two-year appointment, funded in part by the Canada Council for the Arts.