Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Music of Rossini

Gioachino Antonio Rossini (1792 – 1868)
Born in Pesaro, Italy
Throughout his life he wrote more than 30 operas and probably the most recognized even today is the masterpiece The Barber of Seville.

Please read the biography of Gioachino Rossini online:

We enjoyed the magnificent, lively performance of
Karen Lee-Morlang
Joel Klein
Robyn Driedger-Klassen
Karen Lee-Morlang is in demand as one of Western Canada's top chamber musicians and accompanists, Karen Lee-Morlang has been a fixture on the Canadian musical scene for the past 15 years. Performer, educator and impresario, Karen is well loved for her boisterous and charming personality as well as her brilliant programming. Read more

Baritone Joel Klein has three music degrees, has sung roles for opera companies across Western Canada. Read more

Robyn Driedger-Klassen is well known on opera, recital and concert stages. Operatic appearances include: Sophie in Massenet’s Werther, Naiade in Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos, Marzelline in Beethoven’s Fidelio, Alexandra in the Canadian premiere of Marc Blitzstein’s Regina, Bubikopff in Viktor Ullmann’s Der Kaiser von Atlantis, the Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro, the Governess in Britten’s The Turn of the Screw and the Female Chorus in The Rape of Lucretia. Read more

Their program included:
"Una voce poco fa"from Il barbiere di Sivilgia
"Dunque io son" (duet)from Il barbiere di Sivilgia
"Come un'ape nei' giorni d'aprile"from La Cenerentola
"La pesca" (duet) from Soirées musicales
"Bel raggio lusinghiere" from Semiramide
"La Promessa"
"La Danza"

A little known fact for those who say "I never listen to Opera!"
Did you know that the theme song of the show The Lone Ranger was Rossini's overture from William Tell?
You can listen to it here:

All the residents of Terraces on 7th would like to thank the Health Arts Society for the Concerts in Care program in providing seniors living in health care sites with high quality performances. Learn about Health Arts Society.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Featuring BC's Top Teen Singing Sensation

Finlay Peterson wins first place at the 2014 BC Provincial Classical Voice Competition. Finlay's interview With CKPGTV right after her win and now available on youtube
She talks about her love for singing from a very young age and you will hear a sample of her singing voice.

Everyone at Terraces on 7th Retirement Home was very excited when we learned that Finlay Peterson would be our guest on August 21, 2014
A large audience of Seniors gathered in anticipation of Finlay's entrance and performance when the big day arrived.
The entire audience became still and very quiet as Finlay started to sing in her award winning soprano voice. No one could believe that this magnificent clear voice was coming from a 14 year old teenager. She held everyone spell bound throughout her concert.

Even a visiting baby stopped to listen to Finlay!

We have a special "Thank you Finlay!" message from everyone at Terraces on 7th with an open invitation from every person in attendance requesting Finlay to come again.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Concert Starring Kenneth Broadway and Mark McGregor

Another smash hit of our "Concert in Care" series was held at Terraces on 7th, July 29, 2014.
Featuring Mark McGregor on the Flute and Kenneth Broadway on the Piano

Here is their repertoire:
J.S. Bach: Sonata in C major, BWV 1033
Franz Schubert: Three Songs (Water Song, Pigeon Mail, Ave Maria)
Philippe Gaubert: Fantaisie
Samuel Barber: Canzone
Georges Bizet/Francois Borne: Carmen Fantasy

Kenneth Broadway and Mark McGregor in concert at Terraces on 7th - listen to my video here

Flutist Mark McGregor was born and raised in Vancouver. His music tuition includes studies in Montréal, Paris, Sydney (Australia) and at the University of British Columbia.

Pianist Kenneth Broadway’s career has taken him throughout the world as soloist, accompanist, and chamber musician.

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