Mid-Atlantic: a voyage in song

Friday, April 25, 2014
Event Title: Mid-Atlantic: a voyage in song
  • Region: 7
  • Venue / Location: Canadian Music Centre National Performance Space, 20 St. Joseph St., Toronto
  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Price: $35 / $30 in adance / $20 student
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Mid-Atlantic: a voyage in song
Part of the “Winter Warmer” Art Song Series

Matthew Zadow and Dina Namer

Canadian compositions:
Gena Branscombe, Jean Coulthard, Oskar Morawetz, Pierre Mercure, Stephanie Martin, Jean Chatillon

European compositions:
Mahler, Schumann, Berlioz, Ireland

Friday April 25th, 2014
7:30 pm

Canadian Music Centre
20 St. Joseph St.
Toronto, ON, M4Y 1j9

$35 at the Door
Single ticket price $30
Student ticket price $20
Reserved Comfy Armchair ticket price $100 (You will receive a $70 tax receipt for your generous donation.)
All 3 Winter Warmer Art Song Concerts: February 26th, March 7th and April 25th for $75

Matthew Zadow Biography

Resident in Brussels since 2007, Canadian baritone Matthew Zadow enjoys a burgeoning international reputation as a compelling interpreter of opera, oratorio and concert repertoire, with recent debuts at Brussels' Théâtre Royal de La Monnaie as Il Commissionario/Dottore Grenvil (La Traviata - Verdi) and Paleis voor Schone Kunsten (Carmina Burana - Orff), and with de Nederlandse Opera Amsterdam as Baron Wurmerhelm (The Gambler - Prokofiev).

Other stage roles include Conte Almaviva (Le Nozze di Figaro - Mozart), Eisenstein (Die Fledermaus - J. Strauss), General Boum (La Grande Duchesse de Gerolstein - Offenbach), Masetto (Don Giovanni - Mozart), Dancairo (Carmen - Bizet), and Belcore (L'Elisir d'Amore - Donizetti). In concert he has performed the Matthäus-Passion, Johannes-Passion, and Weihnachts-Oratorium (Bach), Messiah (Handel), Requiem (Fauré), Elias (Mendelssohn), Die Schöpfung (Haydn), Ein Deutches Requiem (Brahms), and the Messa di Gloria (Puccini). Recent song cycles include Die Schöne Müllerin (Schubert), Les nuits d'été (Berlioz) Don Quichotte à Dulcinée (Ravel), War Songs (Rorem), and Vier ernste Gesänge (Brahms).


Dina Namer Biography

Born in New York City, Dina Namer is now a resident of Ottawa, Canada. Her formal studies were at the Eastman and Manhattan Schools of Music, where she earned her Bachelor and Master’s Degree in piano performance. Her principal teachers were Robert Goldsand, Artur Balsam and Benar Heifetz. In addition, with the support of the Canada Council, she worked extensively with Menahem Pressler of the Beaux Arts Trio.

Dina Namer has had an extensive career in both the United States and Canada as a harpsichordist and pianist, performing and recording a wide range of repertoire from Baroque harpsichord to contemporary Canadian piano works. She has a long association with the musicians of the National Arts Centre Orchestra of Canada in Ottawa. She has collaborated with such artists as Bernard Greenhouse, Andrew Dawes, Paul Tortelier, Felix Galimir, Charles Treger, Timothy Eddy, Leone Buyse, Gail Williams and many others.
As an educator Dina has taught piano performance at Ottawa, Carleton and Queen’s Universities in Canada. Currently she is a Continuing Adjunct at Queen’s University in addition to running a busy private studio.

As a chamber musician, Ms. Namer has been a member of the Aulos Ensemble, the Ottawa Baroque Ensemble, the Kingston Baroque Soloists, and the Sh’ma Ensemble, a group devoted to performing works of composers who died in the Holocaust. Her work with the Aulos Trio culminated in the release of the CanSona CD entitled "Playing Tribute", which features chamber works of several Canadian composers. More recently she collaborated with violist Lisa Moody in a CD release of Canadian chamber and solo works entitled “Magdalene Wood.”

Since 1995, Ms. Namer has performed regularly in the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival, Festival “Music and Beyond, ” and the Alexandria Festival of the Lakes in Alexandria, Minnesota. Dina Namer is heard frequently on Minnesota Public Radio, CBC, and Radio Canada.