SUN. April 28th – Songs of Light (Single Ticket)

$45.00

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    Songs of Light

    “Songs of Light is presented by soprano and composer Alondra Vega-Zaldivar and Toronto based pianist Bryn Blackwood. Featuring some of the artists’ favourite pieces and a sneak peak of Alondra’s most recent creation “The Legend of Kempenfelt Kelly” a children’s opera premiering this July 2024 at the Simcoe County Theatre Festival in Barrie, Ontario.”

    Proceeds help to empower kids to lead their own destiny.

    Your $45 ticket includes a wine reception and a meet-and-greet with the artists. Students under 19 are free. Proceeds help underserved kids through www.youthLEADarts.com.

    Programme:

    Sun Father, Earth Mother by R, Murray Schafer (solo soprano)
    Gord Sings to the Stars (from Kempenfelt Kelly) by Alondra Vega-Zaldivar
    Sure on this Shining Night by Samuel Barber
    5 Preludes Op. 16 by Scriabin (solo piano)
    Le Jardin Mouillé by A. Roussel
    The Bird by John Duke
    Lua Descolorida by O. Golijov
    Into the Night by Clara Edwards
    Valse Op 38 by Scriabin (solo piano)
    Pastorale by A. Copland
    The Ballad of Kempenfelt Kelly (from Kempenfelt Kelly) by Alondra Vega-Zaldivar

    Alondra Vega-Zaldivar (Soprano) – Cuban-born Alondra Vega-Zaldivar is a composer, performer and teacher residing in Barrie, Ontario, where she vehemently strives to promote and disseminate contemporary music. Her pieces have been performed across Canada, the United States and reaching as far as Milna,
    Croatia. She is the founder, curator and performer/ composer of the Art Song Collaborative Project (ASCP) which brings Canadian and International composers together for the collaboration of a new opera through art songs. Her one-woman opera ‘Sophie’ was produced and performed by Alondra July 2023 at the Toronto Fringe Festival and the Simcoe County Theatre Festival in Barrie.

    Alondra is also a music teacher and part of the Regional Advisory Council of the Canadian Music Centre.

    Dr. Bryn Blackwood (Pianist) – Bryn Blackwood is a Toronto-based pianist with a passion for 20th and 21st century music. He won the 2019 Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition, and has toured across Canada. He was featured on the prestigious CBC 30 Hot Canadian Classical Musicians in
    2019, and won the University of Toronto’s DMA Recital Competition that same year. Bryn recently published his dissertation “Dissonance Reimagined: Tone Clusters in Leo Ornstein’s Early Piano Music” while completing a Doctorate of Musical Arts at the University of Toronto. He also teaches at the Lane School of Music as well as maintaining his own private piano studio.