The Canadian Art Song project has announced plans for the 2015/16 season. As well as the annual “Celebration of Canadian Art Song” concert will be held on May 5, 2016 at 12 noon as part of the Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre thereare going to be two ticketed recitals; the first at the Extension Room on November 7th, 2015 and the second at the Enoch Turner Schoolhouse on February 5th, 2016.
The first recital will present a new cycle by Erik Ross (The Living Spectacle) along with works by Brian Harman (Sewing the Earthworm), Richard Strauss (Ophelia Lieder) and American Libby Larsen (Try Me, Good King). The second concert will feature song by Canadians Chester Duncan, Larysa Kuzmenko (In Search of Eldorado) and Imant Raminsh (The Pilgrim Soul) as well as works by Gustav Mahler (Songs of a Wayfarer) and Dominick Argento (The Andrée Expedition). Tickets will be on sale in September 2015 at www.canadianartsongproject.ca.
The press release didn’t actually give performers’ names but judging by the photos both Carla Huhtanen and Ambur Braid are involved in the first gig.