Tue May 16 12:00

City Series: Sisu Ensemble

Join us for a cocktail of impressionist and contemporary music, with a dash of art song and a splash of musical theatre! Sisu Ensemble have assembled a programme that moves from la francophonie, to Scandinavia, to English song. It includes the world premiere of “Ferme les Yeux” by Franco-Ontario composer Marie-Claire Saindon, commissioned by Chamberfest.

Libby Larsen (b. 1950)
Clair’s Aria (Clair de Lune)

Lili Boulanger (1893-1918)
Vous m’avez regardé avec toute votre âme

Nadia Boulanger (1887-1979)
J’ai frappé

Jean Coulthard (1908-2000)
Les chansons du coeur: No. 1 “J’ai fermé mon coeur”

Marie-Claire Saindon
Ferme les yeux**

Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Arabesque No. 1, L. 66

Oskar Merikanto (1868-1924)
Pai, pai, paitaressu, Op. 2, no. 1

Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
Var det en dröm

Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
Peer Gynt, Op. 23, no. 1: “Solveig’s song”

Stephen Sondheim (1930-2021)
“Green finch and linnet bird” from Sweeney Todd

Rodgers & Hammerstein II
“Sound of music” from The Sound of Music

Lerner & Loewe
“I could have danced all night” from My Fair Lady

** World premiere of work commissioned by Ottawa Chamberfest 

Our City Series returns downtown for the Spring with a series of free noon-hour concerts at Ottawa City Hall. Join us for a celebration of locally-made music.

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