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Open Space & A Place To Listen present Cathy Lewis, solo

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Open Space & A Place To Listen present Cathy Lewis, solo

Come join us for an evening of stunningly beautiful music that will create an atmosphere of calm in a society where we forget to stop and take time to listen. Open Space and Victoria’s listening series, A Place to Listen, have come together to present island songstress Cathy Lewis in a concert that brings together both the old and the new. Starting with the unaccompanied voice, Lewis will commune with the past singing chants by Hildegard von Bingen and Linda C. Smith’s sappho songs. Bringing us to the present will be Barbara Monk Feldman’s The Gentlest Chord. Also on this concert will be Linda C. Smith’s each petal and Anna Höstmann’s What her friend said, both written specifically for Lewis. An ambassador of new music in Canada since 1974, Catherine Fern Lewis is a versatile and experienced soprano/voice artist living just outside Victoria, BC. www.kerryview.ca Open Space is an artist-run contemporary arts centre in downtown Victoria that presents new work in the visual, sound and music, literary, and media arts. A Place to Listen is about exploring the relationships between sound and silence, audience and performer, performer and score. This monthly listening series occurs on the third Wednesday of every month....

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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...

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music video of Ruins by Barbara Pentland

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music video of Ruins by Barbara Pentland

Performed by Cathy Fern Lewis and Robert Holliston, conceived and directed by Cathy Fern Lewis with thenumber creative YouTUBE Link PLEASE NOTE – FIRST 2 MINUTES ARE SILENT

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CMC Inaugural Score Reading at Open Space, May 17th, 2012

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CMC Inaugural Score Reading at Open Space, May 17th, 2012

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Banff Canyon Shadows

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Banff Canyon Shadows

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Opera She Saw, with Lynda Raino and Denise Lieutaghi

Posted by on Apr 15, 2012 in Featured, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Opera She Saw, with Lynda Raino and Denise Lieutaghi

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