Cecilia Concerts October 24, 2020, 7pm and 9pm at Lilian Piercey Hall, Maritime Conservatory for Performing Arts, Halifax, NS.
Opening Concert for Season 32: Recitals with Jane Archibald, soprano
During their breathtaking opening night program, these artists will explore themes of distancing and intimacy through refrains on traditional convention, solitude, insomnia, native and time. The program includes Robbie Burns favourites, Samuel Barber songs and Richard Strauss’s beautiful four songs Madchenblumen, Op.22 as well as pieces by Francis Poulenc, Derek Charke’s In the Falling Dark 1 for solo piano and Charles Gounod.
The Music Room Chamber Players Series October 7, 2020, 7:30 at St Andrew’s Church, Halifax, NS
Opening Concert for Season 9: Fields and Gardens with Betty Allison, soprano
Betty Allison has appeared with opera companies from Metz, France to Victoria BC, receiving praise for her “creamy, secure soprano” voice and dramatic flair. Tonight she brings us a garland of favourite songs, including Canteloube’s lyrical Songs of the Auvergne and Alban Berg’s super-romantic Seven Early Songs. Program also includes works of Mozart, Richard Strauss and Michael Head. Program is offered live and live-streamed.