Singin’ in the Rain

Three Evenings of Song
Pyatt Hall, VSO School of Music
843 Seymour St.

Sunday, March 8 | 7:00pm
Soprano Sharon Harms

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praised as “superb”, “luscious-toned”, “extraordinarily precise and expressive”, and “dramatically committed and not averse to risk”

The New York Times

with pianist Joan Forsyth; “a big lush sound and technique to burn”

Il Corriere della Sera, Arezzo, Italy

& guitarist William Anderson; “the alert guitarist”

The New York Times

Soprano Sharon Harms is featured on March 8, with pianist Joan Forsyth and guitarist William Anderson. Harms was praised as “superb”, “luscious-toned”, “extraordinarily precise and expressive”, and “dramatically committed and not averse to risk” — the New York Times  George Crumb’s *Apparition*, a setting of Whitman’s “When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloomed ” forms the heart of Sharon Harms’ program, with related works by BC composers Frank Brickle, Stephen Chatman, Rodney Sharman, and Jocelyn Morlock.  Harms will join guitarist William Anderson in J. Benjamin Jones settings of texts by Federico Garcia-Lorca.  The cycle is entitled, *Los niños*.

On March 4, Harms and Forsyth will give a preview, appearing on UBC’s Wednesdays at Noon, a series held at the UBC Music Building.

Friday, April 3 | 7:30pm

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“….simply delicious; the deep oak of Jessica Bowers’s lower range and the lush honey of her higher range mix well with the steady and sensitive guitar playing of Oren Fader.”

Opera News

The series finale brings the Bowers Fader Duo to Vancouver with three new works by Canadian composers Stephen Chatman, Rodney Sharman and Frank Brickle, commissioned especially for the Bowers Fader Duo for Migratory V.  The Bowers Fader Duo bring favorite selections of the music they presented at their annual Annual New American Art Song Concerts in New York City, giving an extraordinary overview of music today.