Friday December 13, 2013, 6:30 - 9 pm
featuring Students of The Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music
The Gardiner Museum and Chef Simon Kattar of à la Carte Kitchen Inc present the Bistro Music Series, an exciting new food and music series featuring a sumptuous culinary experience and a musical program with performances by some of Toronto’s best musicians.
See the dazzling 12 Trees of Christmas then enjoy a performance of Yuletide cheer by students of The Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music complemented by Chef Simon Kattar’s three-course holiday dinner.
Roasted Beet Salad
Burrata, black olive wild arugula, red wine vinaigrette
Stuffed with winter truffles and Brunoise of vegetables with bitter orange cranberry emulsion
Eggplant stuffed with vegetable and green beans potatoes Dauphinoise
CHRISTMAS SWEETS MERRIMENT
Little assorted sweet bites and Simon chocolate truffle
Price is inclusive of taxes and gratuity for food. Excludes beverages and extra items ordered and corresponding taxes and gratuity. Price is per person per dinner.
Shaelyn Archibald, flute
From the studio of Susan Hoeppner
Recipient of The Arthur Minden Memorial Scholarship
Originally from Alberta, Shaelyn Archibald discovered a passion for music at an early age and received her first musical training as a flutist. She completed her Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Lethbridge in 2011. For the past two years Shaelyn had been undertaking graduate studies at the University of Ottawa studying under the guidance of Camille Churchfield. In addition to solo, chamber, and orchestral performance on flute Shaelyn has developed a genuine passion for singing. While studying with Denis Boudreault she has enjoyed performing as a vocalist in local festivals and recitals in the Ottawa area. Now currently studying at the Glenn Gould School of Music Shaelyn is exceedingly excited for what the school and the city of Toronto musically hold in store for her.
Phoebe Powell, harp
From the studio of Judy Loman
Recipient of The Ihnatowycz Emerging Artist Scholarship
Born in England in 1993 and raised in Holland and Alberta, harpist Phoebe Powell trained with Maureen O’Sullivan and Gianetta Baril. She is the recipient of the 2013 Ihnatowycz Emerging Artist Scholarship at the Glenn Gould School of Music, studying with Judy Loman. Phoebe has won RCM gold medals in harp and voice, and achieved First Class Honours with Distinction in her A.R.C.T. Harp Performance Diploma in June 2013. Phoebe was selected to audition for the Royal Conservatory’s Achievement Programme with From the Top at Carnegie Hall. She was chosen to perform at the 11th World Harp Congress in Vancouver in 2011, and was the first harpist to win the Calgary C3 Concerto Competition in 2012. She has performed as soloist on tour in France, and as orchestral harpist with the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra and the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. Phoebe has performed extensively as soloist, orchestral and chamber musician, in venues from the Banff Centre, Lake Louise and Calgary’s Jack Singer Hall, to the Église de la Madeleine in Paris, France. Since 2005 Phoebe has maintained a successful teaching studio in piano, theory, and harp, with students aged from five to fifty.
Cinq mélodies populaires grecques by Maurice Ravel
These five songs by Ravel were written between 1904 and 1906 and set to texts assembled by M.D. Calvocoressi. They were originally composed for piano and voice however the version for voice and harp was first recorded in 1930 by the American harpist Carlos Salzedo, who had Ravel’s complete approval on the project. All five melodies are popular songs from the island of Chios, just off the coast of Turkey, which is famous for its mastic production.
Sonata for Flute and Harp by Adrian Schaposchnikov
Born in St Petersburg, Russia, Schaposchnikov was a pupil of Glazunoff and Sokoloff. His wide range of works include an opera, a ballet, a symphonic poem, a cello sonata, and many piano pieces and songs. A Russian historian speaks of him as a "composer of romances." This Sonata for flute and harp is indeed romantic, with a Russian folk-song quality pervading the entire work. Although deceptively simple in sound, the writing is extremely intricate and presents a technical challenge to both instruments.
I. Andante con moto
III. Allegro molto
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