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Centric Festival: Lethbridge's Summer Classical Music Celebration

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Centric Festival 2017

July 5 - 8 at the ATB Community Room, CASA

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Opening Gala Concert I: Ode to Chopin

Wednesday, July 5, 6:30 pm pre-concert discussion, 7:30 pm concert

Krzysztof Jablonski, pianist

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Internationally acclaimed pianist and laureate of the F. Chopin International competition, Krzysztof Jablonski, will perform a selection of works from his program that he performed at the 1985 edition of the F. Chopin competition in Warsaw.

The concert will be preceded by a casual, pre-concert discussion at 6:30 pm between Mr. Jablonski and artistic director, Ryan Kolodziej on the profliferation of classical music in the 21st Century, artistic and career development through competition and social media, and the importance of the F. Chopin competition.



Concert II: Back to Bach

Thursday, July 6, 7:30 pm

Lisa Mulgrew, soprano; Tyler Stewart, cellist; Jesse Plessis, pianist

In the first of three concerts that explore the music of the three major "B" German composers, we explore the divine music of Johann Sebastian Bach. Cellist, Tyler Stewart will present Komm, süßes Kreuz, aria no. 57 from Bach's masterpiece, the St. Matthew Passion, followed by one of the monuments of the cello repertoire, the Cello suite no. 2 in D minor. Pianist Jesse Plessis, will interpret the first of Bach's Six Partitas for keyboard, Partita no. 1 in B-flat major. Soprano Lisa Mulgrew will join pianist Jesse Plessis for several extracts from the St. Matthew Passion.



Concert III: Beethoven & The Distant Beloved

Friday, July 7, 7:30 pm

Leslie Ting, violinist and Ryan Kolodziej, pianist; Ian Fundytus, baritone and Jesse Plessis, pianist

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Our second concert of the "B" German masters features music from different eras of Beethoven's creative output, beginning with his sixth Violin Sonata in A major, Op. 30, no. 1, interpreted by violinist Leslie Ting and pianist Ryan Kolodziej. Baritone Ian Fundytus will join pianist Jesse Plessis for Beethoven's only song cycle that ushered in the beginning of this genre of German art song, An die ferne Geliebte Op. 98 (To the distant beloved). The evening will culminate with Beethoven's last Piano Sonata, no. 32 in C# minor, Op. 111 interpreted by Jesse Plessis.



Concert IV: Brahms the Chamber Musician

Saturday July 8, 7:30 pm

Leslie Ting, violinist; Tyler Stuart, cellist, and Ryan Kolodziej, pianist

Lisa Mulgrew, soprano; Bethany Yon, mezzo-soprano; Jason Ragan, tenor; Ian Fundytus, baritone; Jesse Plessis and Ryan Kolodziej, piano four hands

In our last concert of the festival, we present selections from Brahms' chamber music. The evening begins with Zwei Gesänge, Op. 91 (two songs) sung by mezzo-soprano Bethany Yon, and joined by cellist Tyler Stewart and pianist Ryan Kolodziej. Following this is Brahms' youthful and epic first Piano Trio in B major Op. 8, played by violinist Leslie Ting, cellist Tyler Stewart and pianist Ryan Kolodziej. The second half of the concert features the sublime Liebeslieder waltzer, Op. 52 (Love song waltzes) with soprano Lisa Mulgrew, mezzo-soprano Bethany Yon, tenor Jason Ragan, baritone Ian Fundytus and piano four hands duo Ryan Kolodziej and Jesse Plessis.



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