In a Persian Garden: A Summer Afternoon of Song

In a Persian Garden: A Summer Afternoon of Song

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Heliconian Hall

35 Hazelton Avenue

Toronto, ON M5R 2E3


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Apocryphonia Presents: 'In a Persian Garden', Liza Lehmann's wonderful song cycle of poetry from Omar Khayyám's 'Rubáiyát'

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Come over to Heliconian Hall and spend a wonderful late summer afternoon listening to the beautiful music of Liza Lehmann, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Ralph Vaughan Williams.

This concert of late 19th century and early 20th century English music is full of rare and lovely musical treasures, including the Canadian Première of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor's 'Impromptu #2 in B Minor', a piece only recorded last year! Also featured is a sumptuous and sonorous quartet from Ralph Vaughan Williams' rarely performed comic opera, The Poisoned Kiss.

Most of all, you'll want to hear Liza Lehmann's 'In a Persian Garden'! This cycle of solos, duets, and quartets is packed with amazing melodies. The 12th century Persian poet and mathematician Omar Khayyám provides the sublime and profound text, which is amplified and enhanced by Lehmann's music.

Featuring the Musical Talents of:

Meghan Jamieson - Soprano

Lillian Brooks - Mezzo-soprano

Alexander Cappellazzo - Tenor

Luke Noftall - Baritone

Joel Goodfellow - Piano

Concert Program:

Snowdrops (1901) - Liza Lehmann (1862 -1918)

O, the Summer (1911) - Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912)

Eleanore (1899) - Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

Impromptu in B Minor (1911) (Canadian Premiere) - Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

Come, O Gentle Powers, from The Poisoned Kiss - Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)


In A Persian Garden - Liza Lehmann

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