Ariel – Trio Vorizo with Lori Freedman and Robert Holliston

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Ariel – Trio Vorizo with Lori Freedman and Robert Holliston

This contemporary chamber music recital features the tour de force ouevre by Ned Rorem and Sylvia Plath, Ariel, for voice, clarinet and piano. Music set to poems that were among the last that the celebrated Sylvia Plath wrote before she committed suicide in 1963, Ariel explores dark and taboo subject matters. This major work finds Rorem at his best with dramatic free flowing lines. Subtle and not so subtle harmonic suspensions impact and embrace the mysterious imagery and psychic landscapes that Plath paints through this set of poems in such a way, that one feels close to another dimension. A haunting and powerful song cycle, a true work of chamber music , demanding virtuosity from each of the players. Written by one of the great song writers of this century, Ned Rorem, currently residing in New York, celebrates his 90th birthday on October 23rd.

Lori Freedman is known internationally as one of the most provocative and creative performers in
the field of contemporary music, and has been conspicuously described as “a musical revolutionary”. Currently living in Montreal, Freedman reunites with Cathy Fern Lewis and Robert Holliston, as the Trio Vorizo, to perform the provocative Ariel by Ned Rorem and Sylvia Plath that they performed to critical acclaim seventeen years ago
at the Hornby Island Music Festival.

Berio’s Sequenza III for solo voice,
Pascal Dusapin’s Itou for bass clarinet
and works by Linda Catlin Smith, Rod Sharman, Claude Vivier, Aaron Copland (selection from Emily Dickinson Songs) will also be featured
in this program of contemporary music presented by Trio Vorizo.

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