A Play of Passion - Canadian Art Song Project CD Launch

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Event Title: A Play of Passion - Canadian Art Song Project CD Launch
  • Region: Ontario
  • Venue / Location: Canadian Music Centre, 20 St. Joseph Street, Toronto, ON, M4Y 1J9
  • Time: 5:00pm
  • Price: $FREE
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  • Composer: Derek Holman
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Tuesday, October 25, 2016
5:00 pm

Join us at the Canadian Music Centre to celebrate the launch of the newest Canadian Art Song Project CD release, A Play of Passion
Featuring: Colin Ainsworth, tenor, and Stephen Ralls and Bruce Ubukata, pianos
Music by Associate Composer Derek Holman

5:00 PM Doors and refreshments
5:30 PM Song and words
6:15 PM Meet the artists and enjoy refreshments
20 St. Joseph Street, Toronto, ON, M4Y 1J9
FREE to attend but all guests must RSVP in advance

In this second recording dedicated to the songs of celebrated Canadian composer Derek Holman, Canadian Art Song Project has partnered with the Aldeburgh Connection to highlight works that emerged from relationships nurtured for decades between Holman and pianists Stephen Ralls and Bruce Ubukata and tenor Colin Ainsworth.

Stephen and Bruce founded the Aldeburgh Connection in 1982 to present Canadian artists in concerts of recital repertoire. Over the next thirty years, they commissioned and performed in their concerts a significant number of works by Derek Holman.

A Play of Passion highlights a group of Holman's songs written specifically for Colin Ainsworth, an artist well known for his dedication to song and recital repertoire: A Lasting Spring (2004), The Death of Orpheus (2005), and A Play of Passion (2012). In addition, Bruce and Stephen are featured together in the Variations on a Melody by Doctor Arne (1999) for two pianos.

Canadian Art Song Project’s mission is to build on the rich legacy of Canadian song. It engages composers, writers, and performers to share and celebrate their experiences through the creation of new music and provides opportunities for Canadian artists to program and advocate for the wealth of beauty in the existing song literature. canadianartsongproject.ca.