Nov 8, 2020 – 3PM
A presentation of musical landscapes of composers whose mentors helped to shape the compositional voices we clearly know today. We are exploring and sharing the influence these mentors had and how those relationships helped forge their own unique and strong voices.
Perhaps the most notable to mention is Nadia Boulanger, who was really a mentor of modern composition. There is a long list of great composers that studied with her including Astor Piazzolla, Aaron Copland, Igor Stravinsky and Quincy Jones. Many unique voices indeed!
The musical selections take the listener on a varied journey of the intimate subtleties and colours of Claude Debussy, the harmonically rich expressions of Samuel Barber, and the intense rhythm and heat of Astor Piazzolla’s Le Grand Tango while gaining both an understanding and reflection on the power of the positive relationship between mentor and student.
Beth Root Sandvoss – cello
Nan Hughes – mezzo-soprano
Susanne Ruberg-Gordon – piano
Boulanger – Three Pieces for Cello and Piano
Debussy – Ariettes Oubliees
Barber – Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 6
Copland – Poems of Emily Dickinson
Piazzolla – Le Grand Tango
Hammerstein – The Sound of Music, My Favourite Things, Bill, Comedy Night
Sandheim – Send in the Clowns, Losing My Mind, Everything’s Coming Up Roses
St. Stephen’s Anglican Church , located at 1121 – 14th Avenue, S.W. Calgary
Parking is available on site