Upcoming concerts at The Festival of the Sound, Parry Sound, summer 2019

July 19, Gala Opening Concert, world premiere of Robertson’s ‘The Sound: A musical evocation of Georgian Bay’

July 29, Festival Baroque, Vivaldi Sonata in G minor ‘Il Pastor Fido’, Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 5

August 2, Just Friends, Saint-Saëns Caprice on Danish & Russian Airs

August 9 Celebration Day, Saint-Saëns Le Carnaval des Animaux, music for flute and harp, etc.


Praise for ‘Serenades and Sonatas for Flute and Harp’

From The WholeNote magazine, January 2019 from Tiina Kiik:

“Flutist Suzanne Shulman and harpist Erica Goodman are popular, brilliant and esteemed Canadian performers who, when asked to participate in a summer festival concert of music for an English garden, gathered pieces evoking an outdoor setting. Here they perform a selection of these compositions/arrangements with stellar ensemble and musical skills. Listening to this luscious musical garden tended by two breathtaking musicians should help make waiting for springtime easier!”

From the Ontario Arts Review, February 2019 from Danny Gaisin:

“Serenades & Sonatas for Flute & Harp’ with Suzanne Shulman & Erica Goodman is something special. Both musicians are the ‘A’ team of their respective instruments. All (composers) are given an aesthetic interpretation that never seems to waver or weaken….novel and beguiling…a must-have for every collector; and a suggestion…get two copies–one for the car while stalled in bumper-to-bumper stop & go situations. It will help calm the nerves.”


Concert: December 6, 2018

Flutist Suzanne Shulman and harpist Erica Goodman — no strangers to teaching and performing at McMaster — will be debuting their new CD Serenades & Sonatas for Flute & Harp at LIVELab (2nd floor Psych. building).

Date: December 6, 2018

Time: 7:30 PM

$40 General Admission

$25 General Admission (Student)

$5 from every ticket will be donated to the LIVELab Student Research Award in memory of Dr. David Gerry


CD release:
October 12, 2018 on Naxos: “Serenades & Sonatas for Flute and Harp” Suzanne Shulman, flute and Erica Goodman, harp

Repertoire and purchase CD

Past Performances and Engagements (2017-2018)

August 9, 2018. Festival of the Sound, Parry Sound Ontario:

  • 1:30 pm. Franck Sonata with John Novacek, piano.
  • 3:30 pm. Saint-Saëns Tarantelle, with the Canadian Guitar Quartet, and James Campbell, clarinet.
  • 7:30 pm. Brahms Hungarian Dances, with the Canadian Guitar Quartet.

August 10, 2018. Festival of the Sound, Parry Sound, Ontario.

  • 1:30 pm. J.S. Bach The Musical Offering, with the Canadian Guitar Quartet and Tibor Molnar, violin.
  • 7:30 pm. Donizetti, Mad Scene from Lucia, with Leslie Fagan, soprano.

June 13-30, 2018. Jury member for the national finals of the Canadian Music Competition, Montreal.

June 9, 2018 Chamber concert for Symphony on the Bay, with flutists Laurel Trainor, Kelly Williamson, Sara Traficante, Brant Hills Presbyterian Church, Burlington.

April 12, 2018. Concert with Erica Goodman, harp, Lambton Club, Toronto.

January 1, 2018. Salute to Vienna, Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto.

December 30, 2017. Salute to Vienna with Strauss Symphony of Canada. FirstOntario Concert Hall, Hamilton.

December 31, 2017.  Gala New Year’s Eve concert at 100 Lyndhurst, Toronto, with Leslie Fagan, soprano and Lorin Shalanko, piano. Bach, Handel, Mozart, Poulenc, Donizetti.

August 11: Festival of the Sound, Braid Corona Divinae Misericordiae.
August 4: Festival of the Sound, Afternoon at St. James, Telemann trio Sonata, Leclair Flute Sonata.
August 3: Festival of the Sound, Tea Talk ‘The Glenn We Knew’, with James Campbell.
August 2: Festival of the Sound, 11am Handel Largo and Bach Sonata with Erica Goodman, harp.
3:30 pm Syrinx and Ravel Introduction and Allegro.
7:30 pm Handel Harp Concerto, Mozart Flute and Harp Concerto.

July 21: Festival of the Sound opening concert, with Festival Winds.

Some Highlights of the 2016-17 season

June 1-4: Cd recording with harpist Erica Goodman.

2017 March 8: flute class at Melbourne Conservatorium.

Some Highlights of the 2015-16 season

November 2016:

A review of “The Musical Clock & Other Timeless Masterpieces”  in The WholeNote

“Yes, a clever title for a most interesting programme of music, mostly for flute and piano but with two compositions for solo flute, impeccably performed by Camerata co-founder Suzanne Shulman and pianist, Valerie Tryon. From the opening Allegro vivace from Haydn’s The Musical Clock (the first of five) you can hear the great chemistry between the two, and it gets even better…”

Read the rest of the review

September 2016:


September 16, 2016: Released TODAY on Marquis Classics recordings: “The Musical Clock & Other Timeless Masterpieces”  Suzanne Shulman, flute, Valerie Tryon Piano.  Music by Haydn, Mozart, Bonis, Poulenc, Somers and Barnes.

Listen to the tracks

Purchase the album

July 2016:

Festival of the Sound performances Bach Musical Offering, Weber trio.

July and August ‘Mozart Effect’ recording sessions at Glenn Gould studio in Toronto. Movements of 2 Mozart Flute concerti, Concerto for Flute and Harp, Andante in C, Quartet in C major, Divertimenti, Symphony movements and others.

March 2016:

Recital at Melba Hall, University of Melbourne with Australian pianist Leigh Harrold.

March 2016 recital with pianist Leigh Harrold, Melba Hall, Melbourne Australia

Master class for woodwinds at the University of Melbourne.

December 2015:

Mozart D major Flute Concerto performance with the Symphony Orchestra of Karol Namyslowski in Zamosc, Poland. Conductor Tadeusz Wicherek.

Mozart D Major Concerto in Zamosc, Poland, December 2015

November 2015:

Recital with harpist Erica Goodman at McMaster University, ‘A Midday English Serenade.’

October 2015:

Release of the ‘Young Flutist’s Anthology’ CD recorded in May 2015. Preview and purchase on Bandcamp

“A Young Flutist’s Anthology” offers artist recordings of favourite repertoire for flute students ranging from beginner to advanced levels.  Performed by renowned Canadian flutist Suzanne Shulman and pianist Valerie Tryon, the album has been carefully curated by experienced teachers to provide reference materials and also inspiration for flute lovers of all ages.  In addition to classical standards, several multi-part arrangements by noted arranger Noelle Perrin have been included.  These are an excellent addition to any studio teacher’s ready materials.