The Correction Line Ensemble

November 2010 Canadian tour
16 November, TORONTO ON, The Great Hall
17 November, GUELPH ON, Van Gogh's Ear
18 November, LONDON ON, Aeolian Hall
19 November, WAKEFIELD QC, The Black Sheep Inn
20 November, MONTREAL QC, SHOW CANCELED
23 November, MANITOU MB, Manitou Opera House
24 November, WINNIPEG MB, First Lutheran Church
26 November, BRANDON MB, Lorne Watson Recital Hall

Sep 23

John K. Samson’s The Last And from Provincial Road 222, arranged by Robert Honstein and featuring The Correction Line Ensemble


Sep 22

John K. Samson’s Stop Error, off his brand new 7-inch release, Provincial Road 222 (Epitaph/ANTI), featuring The Correction Line Ensemble

ABOUT PROVINCIAL ROAD 222
Provincial Road 222 runs up the side of Lake Winnipeg, north of the city, and leads to the town of Riverton, Manitoba. Samson begins the EP with “The Last And,” set at Riverton Early Middle School, where a teacher ponders the disintegration of her affair with the principal. “Petition” takes the form of an online petition (www.ipetitions.com/petition/rivertonrifle/ ) by local citizens to induct native son Reggie “The Rifle” Leach, member of the legendary mid-70s Philadelphia Flyers, into the Hockey Hall of Fame. In the closing song, “Stop Error,” set to a chorale by J. S. Bach, a young adult in an old house on Provincial Road 222 uses a computer to search for solace and a way to describe the world.

Provincial Road 222 by John K. Samson will be released on limited edition 7-inch vinyl and through digital download on September 21 by Epitaph/ANTI-Records in North America.


About the Correction Line Ensemble

The Correction Line Ensemble is a newly formed chamber ensemble involving six highly creative musicians from diverse backgrounds, weaving together an engaging and seamless conversation between classical and modern music: Cristina Zacharias, a Toronto-based violinist who specializes in early music; Leanne Zacharias, a Brandon-based cellist specializing in contemporary music and pedagogy; Ed Reifel, a Toronto-based percussionist of classical and modern music; Robert Honstein, a Brooklyn-based composer from the classical music tradition; and Christine Fellows and John K. Samson, two Winnipeg-based narrative songwriters.

Together, these six musicians create and perform arrangements of original repertoire by Honstein, Fellows and Samson, alongside classical repertoire arranged for cello, violin, marimba/percussion, piano, electric guitar and six voices, bridging the gap between musical genres and disciplines. To experience this kind of interaction and movement between genres in one concert is unique.


The Correction Line Ensemble performing live, Lorne Watson Recital Hall in Brandon MB, January 2010


Robert Honstein (piano, vocals, compositions)

Robert Honstein (piano, vocals, compositions)


Christine Fellows (piano, vocals, songs)

Christine Fellows (piano, vocals, songs)


Leanne Zacharias (cello, vocals)

Leanne Zacharias (cello, vocals)


Ed Reifel (percussion, vocals)

Ed Reifel (percussion, vocals)


Cristina Zacharias (violin, vocals)

Cristina Zacharias (violin, vocals)


John K. Samson (guitar, vocals, songs)

John K. Samson (guitar, vocals, songs)