Tue Aug 6 19:00

Echo Chamber: A World Transformed

“A World Transformed” shares the story of Matthew Shepard, a young man from Laramie, Wyoming who was killed because of his sexuality. His death was pivotal to the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, sparking global action and change. Echo Chamber brings this story to life through contemporary dance and chamber music, choreographed by acclaimed Canadian dance makers William Yong and Laurence Lemieux, and featuring tenor Marcel d’Entremont, mezzo-soprano Andrea Ludwig, pianists Dakota Scott-Digout and Jeanie Chung, violinist Aaron Schwebel, and dancers Laurence Lemieux and Zachary Cardwell. This immersive Echo Chamber performance presents a daring and ultimately touching combination of music and dance as one integrated expression. Sharing both deep grief and a hopeful belief in the power of individuals to bring about positive change in the world, “A World Transformed” spans centuries and genres, from Dido’s Lament to Reflection from Disney’s Mulan.

Programme

Edvard Grieg (1843 – 1907)
An den Frühling, from Lyriske stykker, Op. 43

Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 – 1958)
Let Beauty Awake, from Songs of Travel

Jean Coulthard (1908 – 2000)
Innocence, from Six Irish Songs for Maureen

Roger Quilter (1877 – 1953)
3 Songs, Op. 3, No.1: Love’s Philosophy

Matthew Wilder (b. 1953) & David Zippel (b. 1954)
(arr. M. d’Entremont)
Reflection

Jake Heggie (b. 1961)
Facing Forward, from Facing Forward / Looking Back

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 – 1893)
June, from The Seasons, Op. 37a

Traditional
(arr. B. Britten)
The Last Rose of Summer

Benjamin Britten (1913 – 1976)
Now the leaves are falling fast, from On This Island, Op. 11

Samuel Barber (1910 – 1981)
Three Songs, Op. 10, No. 3: I hear an army

Henry Purcell (1659 – 1695)
When I am laid in earth, from Dido and Aeneas, Z626

B. Britten
I have trod the upward and the downward slope, from Songs of Travel

Intermission

Stephen Reynolds (b. 1947)
Chanson d’Automne

Norbert Palej (b. 1977)
Dark Lullaby, from The Poet and the War

R. Quilter
Come Back!, from Two Songs

Phyllis Batchelor (1915 – 1999)
Autumn

Leslie Adams (b. 1932)
For You There Is No Song

Franz Liszt (1811 – 1886)
Leiermann/Täuschung aus “Die Winterreise”, von Franz Schubert

Joni Mitchell (b. 1943)
(arr. S. Hsu)
Both Sides Now

John Lennon (1940 – 1980) and Paul McCartney (b. 1942)
(arr. B. Finley)
Blackbird

Shirley Eikhard (1955 – 2022)
(arr. M. d’Entremont)
It Takes Time

Frank Wildhorn (b. 1958)
If I had my way

Paul Simon (b. 1941)
(arr. D. Scott-Digout)
Bridge Over Troubled Water

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