2018 FALL SALON
It is so very rare to encounter duets or trios in art song, most songs being for solo voice and piano. Exceptionally, our Ukrainian composers have left us with more than 40. In duets, together with the piano, there are 3 individual voices; in the trios there are 4.
The compositions do not simply create harmony. Each musical line has a life of its own, sometimes singing against each other, sometimes together. Most importanly, each voice and piano line expresses an individual feeling, sometimes in harmony, but often in conflict.
This evening's salon presents a pot-pourri of ensembles by Mykola Lysenko and Jakiv Stepovyi. But, we have also a solo, performed by each of our artists.
Andrea Ludwig, Mezzo Soprano, Kateryna Khartova, Soprano, Ariane Meredith, Mezzo Soprano, Olenka Slywynska, Mezzo Soprano, accompanied by Albert Krywolt, Piano.
Pre-recital reception 7 pm. Performance 7:40 pm.
General Admision ticket ($35) includes a complimentary glass of wine. Post-recital reception & cash bar.
$20.00 Student Tickets available at the door.
ARTISTS IN PERFORMANCE: UKRAINIAN ART SONG SUMMER INSTITUTE 2018
Join us, August 19th, 3pm at the Royal Conservatory's Temerty Theatre, for a delightful afternoon of Ukrainian Art Songs featuring North American participants from this year’s Ukrainian Art Song Summer Institute held at the Royal Conservatory of Music. This is a rare opportunity to hear eight extraordinary rising stars as they interpret the works of Ukrainian composers such as Ostap and Nestor Nyzhankivsky, Myroslav Volynsky, and Jaroslav Lopatynsky, accompanied by collaborative pianists Albert Krywolt and Robert Kortgaard. Host and Artistic Director, the internationally renowned bass-baritone, Pavlo Hunka will provide lively and insightful commentary.
The featured artists include Douglas Graham (baritone), Julie Gulenko (soprano), Kateryna Khartova (soprano), Ariane Meredith (mezzo-soprano), Andrew Skitko (tenor), Olenka Slywynska (soprano), Oleksandra Verzole (soprano) and Allison Walmsley (soprano).
At this concert, the UASP will launch the much awaited Galicians II recording of a further 82 Ukrainian art songs. The UASP has now reached yet another milestone; of the 1,000 art songs, a total of 388 have now been recorded and published.
Tickets are available through the RCM box office
Meet the participants of this year's Summer Institute - August 13-19
public auditing of master classes
Just as in past years we are offering free public auditing of the master class workshops. For 3 days during the 2018 Summer Institute we are opening up the doors of the Summer Institute to the public to experience how an art song performance is crafted.
Wednesday August 15th - 3:00 to 7:00 pm
Thursday August 16th - 3:00 to 7:00 pm
Friday August 17th - 3:00 to 7:00 pm
Your spring opera Season starts here
2018 SPRING SALON
This evening's theme explores the roots of Ukrainian Art song to a Galician exprecience through the works of composers; Mykola Lysenko, Ostap Nyzhankivsky, Nestor Nyzhankivsky and Stefania Turkewich.
Andrea Ludwig, Mezzo Soprano, Laura McAlpine, Mezzo Soprano, Andrew Skitko, Tenor and accompanied by Robert Kortgaard, Piano