A Celebration of Canadian Art Song
12 – 1 p.m. Co-directed by tenor Lawrence Wiliford and collaborative pianist Steven Philcox, the Canadian Art Song Project is an exciting new Toronto-based collective dedicated to the creation and performance of Canadian art song. Wiliford and Philcox present the world premiere of a new cycle by Norbert Palej entitled Fourteen Small Songs (on texts by Jan Zwicky). The program also includes a performance of Derek Holman’s Ash Roses by soprano Shannon Mercer and a selection of Jean Coulthard songs performed by baritone Peter McGillivray.
The Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre is a unique opportunity to experience diverse artistic programming in what has become one of Toronto’s most exciting cultural hubs. Six inspiring series offer concerts, dance performances and engaging presentations that feature both up-and-coming young artists and established international stars. All performances are FREE to the public, with admission on a first-come, first-served basis. Concertgoers are encouraged to arrive early as late seating is not available.
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Venue: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts — 145 Queen Street West