Tue Aug 2 19:00

Introducing Rihab Chaieb

Equal parts passion and precision, Tunisian-born mezzo-soprano Rihab Chaieb has captivated audiences around the world with her vocal clarity and lavish tone. With added forces from the newly minted Chamberfest Artists-in-Residence, the evening is sure to mark an exceptional festival debut for Chaieb.

Chaieb will be joined by a sextet of strings and piano, performing works befitting a hot summer’s eve including Respighi’s musical depiction of a sunset, Berlioz’s take on a summer night, and Schoenberg’s transportive Transfigured Night.

Ottorino Respighi (1879 – 1936) | Il tramonto (The Sunset) for voice and string quartet, P. 101

Arnold Schoenberg (1874 – 1951) | Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4

Traditional (Andalusian-Arabic), arr. Rosalie Burrell | Lamma Bada Yatathanna

Hector Berlioz (1803 – 1869), arr. David Matthews | Nuits d’été (Summer Nights), Op. 7*
I. Villanelle
II. Le spectre de la rose
III. Sur les lagunes
IV. Absence
V. Au cimetière
VI. L’île inconnue

*This arrangement was commissioned by Christian Gerhaher.

PLEASE NOTE: Signature Series tickets are sold separately and are not Festival Pass, 3-Day Pass, or PIXSIX

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Carissa Klopoushak currently performs on the beautiful Maggini model 1851 Jean Baptiste Vuillaume violin, generously on loan from the Canada Council for the Arts Musical Instrument Bank.

Emily Kruspe currently performs on a 1900 Stefano Scarampella violin, generously on loan from the Canada Council for the Arts Musical Instrument Bank.

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