Friday, May 27, 2011

Sarah sings with the NUMUS Chamber Orchestra

This Fall Sarah has 2 concert dates performing with the NUMUS Chamber Orchestra.  The first date October 6th at the Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto.  This concert was advertised on a flyer in the program at the Art of Time concerts.

The second concert is the following day in Kitchener.  This concert is listed in the PDF program for the NUMUS 2011/2012 Season.  An excerpt of that program is posted below.
"Sarah Slean performs my own Red Sea, a tragic cycle of songs depicting our suffering earth" - Glenn Buhr 
SONG OF EARTH with the NUMUS Chamber Orchestra conducted by Paul Pulford
featuring Sarah Slean, mezzo-soprano
Adam Luther, tenor
Kimberly Barber, mezzo-soprano
The Penderecki String Quartet

Friday, October 7, 2011 - 8pm
Maureen Forrester Recital Hall, Wilfrid Laurier University NUMUS - in association with the Faculty of Music at Wilfrid Laurier University and the Penderecki String Quartet - celebrates Gustav Mahler 100 years after his death.  The turn-of-the-century progressives adored Mahler's music, and 12-tone pioneer Arnold Schönberg created this colourful arrangement of Mahler's masterpiece Das Lied von der Erde for a performance in his own concert series. Glenn Buhr's new work was written to complement Mahler's Song of the Earth, but it takes a different twist. It's a tragic work about our suffering earth. The libretto was written by Margaret Sweatman in 2010 when oil was spewing into the Gulf of Mexico. Many said that the earth was 'bleeding', hence the title of the new work: Red Sea (Song of the Earth). Pop singer Sarah Slean is the soloist.
$38 general / $32 senior / $24 (for patrons under 29) / $10 Student (rush only)
Sarah worked with Glenn Buhr in 2008 when she sang with Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.

Update: 2011-07-13
Tickets are now available for the October 6th concert.

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