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  • Tue

    A Canadian-Polish Cultural Arras

    1. Lutosławski: Grave (1981): cello & piano
    2. Clark Ross: Les Bijoux (the Jewels) (2011): voice & piano
    3. Scott Godin: La Destruction (2011): piano solo
    4. Szymanowski: Słopiewnie (1921): voice & piano
    5. Szymanowski: Mazurka (1924): piano solo
    6. Tawnie Olson: Le Revenant (2011): voice & piano
    7. Chan Ka Nin: Soulmate (1995): cello solo
    8. Andrzej Zubek: Spring Impression (2010): cello & piano
    9. Norbert Palej: Pure Flower, the consolation of a sad heart (2017)*World premiere: cello & voice
    10. Jeffrey Ryan: He’s Come Home Again (2013) *World premiere of a new arrangement: voice, cello & piano

    This program weaves art, music and poetry together into a tightly knit cultural arras. Images of Edvard Munch, William Turner and Arnold Böcklin interlace with Baudelaire’s poetry, Szymanowski’s settings of Tuwim’s “folk-style” poetry is paired with illustrations of nature, while Chan Ka Nin’s Soulmate is coupled with contemporary art. The strength and beauty of Poland and Canada are tightly entwined into a rich cultural tapestry, forming a bond between these performing artists and interprets their expression through their mutual language of music.

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