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ARTS | Granville | collectif9 at Denison University

September 28, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Registration is required here.

Known for their innovative programming and unique approach to chamber music, Juno- nominated Montreal string nonet collectif9 performs “with an infectious energy and vigour that grabs an audience’s attention.” – The WholeNote

Since their 2011 debut, collectif9 has performed numerous concerts across North America, Europe, and Asia. As performers of classical and contemporary music, the ensemble combines the power of an orchestra with the agility of a chamber ensemble. collectif9 operates on the premise that a change of context can influence communication and experience.

Inspired by the processes of other artistic movements, collectif9 continually searches for new ways of expression within the classical medium, fostering communication and collaboration between artists of all kinds and members of society.

collectif9 has released several albums, including 2 with European label Alpha Classics – the re- release of the group’s 2nd album, “No Time for Chamber Music” (2021), was nominated for classical album of the year (small ensemble) at the 2022 JUNO Awards, and the release of “Vagues et ombres” (2022) has been described as “spellbinding” (PAN M 360), a “superb reinterpretation of Debussy” (Classique News). collectif9 will release their fourth album, “Rituæls,” in 2023. In addition to their albums, the group has released a series of three film-concerts, live performances filmed with a cinematographic approach.

“collectif9 takes the future of classical music by the hand, giving it a serious rejuvenation.” – Ici Musiquee

Tickets are free for Denison students, faculty & staff.

We share these experiences with our larger community by making a limited number of tickets available for public sale on a first come, first served basis. Tickets may be purchased at a VIP price of $15 each until September 15, after which prices increase to $20 each. Tickets for the entire season are available. No refunds or exchanges.

The Vail Series was endowed in 1979 by a generous gift from the late Mary and Foster McGaw in honor of Jeanne Vail, class of 1946. Just as it was intended to do, the Series enriches the artistic experience of the entire Denison community. Programmed creatively with the mindful pursuit of learning across traditional academic boundaries, more than 100 individual Vail Series artists have found their way to Denison’s classrooms and stages, but that doesn’t include the dozens of ensembles or full symphony orchestras that have played here over the years.

All events subject to change.


September 28, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Swasey Chapel, Denison University
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Granville, OH 43023
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