Thu Aug 1 19:00

Emily D’Angelo & Sophia Munoz in Recital

How are Bartók, Vaughan Williams, and W.C. Handy connected?

Toronto-born and multi-award-winning mezzo-soprano Emily D’Angelo makes her Chamberfest debut with sought-after pianist Sophia Muñoz to present a unique and transcendent programme that features some of the most individual and impactful compositional voices found in the canon – composers deeply connected to the folk music tradition in Europe and North America across the 20th century.

Beginning with Bartók and Kodály’s famous folkloric collections, and incorporating the folk tradition of the British Isles, D’Angelo weaves folkloric conservation into the later context of composers greatly impacted by the Second World War. D’Angelo then follows the upheaval caused by the War all the way to America, where many displaced European composers found refuge.

After making her stage debut at only 21 years of age as Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro at the Spoleto Festival dei Due Mondi, D’Angelo’s career launched like a meteor. In addition to her avid artistic curiosity, D’Angelo also has a “wondrous and powerful” voice, delivering every performance with diction as clear as a bell.

Please read about this moving programme in the artist’s own words at the button below.


Bela Bartok (1881 – 1945)
Ha kimegyek arr’ a magos tetőre, Op. 47, No. 5 (If I Go Up to the High Mountains)
Fekete fod, Op. 47, No. 1 (Black Is the Earth)
Buciumeana, Op. 68, No. 4 (Dance of Buchum)

Zoltan Kodaly (1882 – 1967)
Esti Dal (Evening Song)

W. C. Handy (1873 – 1958)
Morning Star

Jeanine Tesori (b. 1961)
Night Drive / The Desert, from Grounded
Moon Change, from Caroline, or Change

Francis McPeake (1885 – 1971) / Robert Tannahill (1774 – 1810)
Wild Mountain Thyme

Benjamin Britten (1913 – 1976)
The Last Rose of Summer

Rebecca Clarke (1886 – 1979)
The Cloths of Heaven

Walter MacNutt (1910 – 1996)
Take me to a green isle

Samuel Barber (1910 – 1981)
Of that so sweet imprisonment

Rebecca Clarke
Down by the salley gardens

Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 – 1958)
The Brewer


Gustav Mahler (1860 – 1911)
Starke Einbildungskraft

Alma Mahler (1879 – 1964)
Laue Sommernacht
Die stille Stadt
In meines Vaters Garten
Bei dir ist es traut

Erich Korngold (1897 – 1957)

Viktor Ullmann (1898 – 1944)
Wenn je ein Schones mir zu bilden gluckte

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