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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The Vancouver International Song Festival

The Vancouver International Song Festival Full Concert Schedule Announced
June 8 - 22, 2008
Vancouver, BC - The Vancouver International Song Institute announces the full concert schedule of the 2nd annual Vancouver International Song Festival, taking place June 8-22, 2008 at the School of Music on the beautiful campus of the University of British Columbia. This festival focuses on Art Song, the powerful realm of fused poetry and music - gateway to a rich world where history, sociology, psychology and philosophy meet in a musical experience of unforgettable intensity.
Vancouver International Song Festival: June 8-22, 2008
All concerts at the Recital Hall, UBC School of Music
(6361 Memorial Road, two blocks south of the Museum of Anthropology)
Immerse yourself in the art of song with great artists and thinkers
Song Evening Concerts
All concerts at 8:00 PM; Free pre-concert conversations at 7:15 PM.
Tickets only $28. ($15 for students) Save 19% with a 6-concert Song Evening Package: just $136! Tickets available at, 604.684.2787 or at the door.
Friday, June 13, 2008 at 8:00pm
Join stage legend Joy Coghill in a tribute to composer Jean Coulthard. With Robyn Driedger-Klassen (soprano), Terence Dawson (piano), John Wright (theatre director), David Gordon Duke (librettist), Phoebe MacRae (soprano), Tyler Duncan (baritone) and Erika Switzer (piano).
Saturday, June 14, 2008 at 8:00pm
Don't miss this unforgettable evening of stunning intensity and intimate disclosures of the heart with three internationally acclaimed performers: Sanford Sylvan (baritone), Susan Platts (mezzo-soprano) and Rena Sharon (piano).
Sunday, June 15, 2008 at 8:00pm
Oh Canada! From far wide, the repertoire on this concert celebrates the vibrancy, freshness and diversity of Canadian song with a host of brilliant performers and genres.
Monday, June 16, 2008 at 8:00pm
Experience the immediacy of the composer/poet/performer relationship when American song expert Paul Sperry (tenor) joins renowned pianist Alison d'Amato for a performance of musical gems from America, alongside delights by France's Francis Poulenc.
Friday, June 20, 2008 at 8:00pm
Vive la France! Here's a rare chance to hear French baritone Franˆßois Le Roux with his long time collaborator, Belgian pianist Mikhail Hallak. Together they weave the story of French song with words and music by leading French artists.
Sunday, June 22, 2008 at 8:00pm
What a fun way to round off this year's Song Festival! Join dozens of Song Festival artists and gifted particpants of The Audible Soul in a memorable evening of French and English song. With a programme that ranges from heart-stopping beauty to laugh-out-loud funny, including legendary collaborative pianist Margo Garret performing Dominik Argento's hilarious song cycle "Miss Manners on Music," this concert will leave you with a smile in your heart.
Noon Hour Concerts
All concerts at 12:30 PM. Tickets just $10! Available at the door, cash only. (Students & UBC Card Holders: $5)
Monday, June 9, 2008 at 12:30pm
Martha Guth, soprano | Alison d'Amato, piano
Faurˆ©'s Chanson d'Eve and songs by Olivier Messiaen
Tuesday, June 10, 2008 at 12:30pm
Lynne McMurtry, mezzo-soprano | Alison d'Amato, piano
Debussy's Chansons de Bilitis, John Musto's Recuerdo, and Robert Fleming's Confession Stone
Wednesday, June 11, 2008 at 12:30pm
Phoebe MacRae, soprano | Gayle Shay, mezzo-soprano
Contemporary songs for solo voice, including Cathy Berberian's Stripsody
Thursday, June 12, 2008 at 12:30pm
Martha Guth, soprano | Lynne McMurtry, mezzo-soprano | Alison d'Amato, piano | Erika Switzer, piano
A musical journey through Paris during the Second World War
Friday, June 13, 2008 at 12:30pm
Lambroula Pappas, soprano | Robert Holliston, piano
Songs by Olivier Messaien and Darius Milhaud
Monday, June 16, 2008 at 12:30pm
Tyler Duncan, baritone | Erika Switzer, piano
Canadian music by Lothar Klein, Imant Raminsh and Nancy Telfer
Tuesday, June 17, 2008 at 12:30pm
Martha Guth, soprano | Robyn Driedger-Klassen, mezzo-soprano | Terry Dawson, piano
Lili Boulanger's Clairiˆ®res dans le Ciel & Poulenc's Tel jour, telle nuit
Wednesday, June 18, 2008 at 12:30pm
Emerging Artists from The Audible Soul 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008 at 12:30pm
Martha Guth, soprano | Laura Loewen, piano
The "100 Mile Diet" in song!
Friday, June 20, 2008 at 12:30pm
Emerging Artists from The Audible Soul 2008
In addition to 6 evening concerts and 10 noon hour concerts, The Vancouver International Song Festival also offers an assortment of engaging and insightful masterclasses, lectures and Listeners' Studies. Learn more about Art Song by leading experts in the field! Visit for more details.
The Vancouver International Song Institute Society has been formed through the collective efforts of an international group of renowned musicians, music scholars, poets, composers, and social scientists, as a stronghold to support the perpetuation of Art Song as a vital human legacy.
Phone: 778.868.6531| Email: | Website:



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