Discovering Canada by Charlotte Abbott & Michael Pare - SpringWorks: indie theatre & arts festival
Event Date: Friday Oct. 13th, 2017
Event Time: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Host: Hermione Presents ~ SpringWorks: indie theatre&arts festivals
This year, Canada is the theme for our program at the SpringWorks Festival. Celebrating one hundred-fifty years as a country has inspired us to explore Canadian music. The theme begins with the performers. Both Charlotte and Michael are Canadian-born and trained. Together they have a personal connection to the music in their program featuring works by guitarists Mike McNamara, Robert Kubica and John Oliver; composers Anna Sokolovic and Dominick Argento.
Mike McNamara was Michael’s teacher for 9 years when Michael began playing as a youth in Windsor. His piece, Invocation and Dance, was composed after he graduated from Toronto with a Masters in Guitar Performance. Robert Kubica is also a Toronto graduate with a Masters in Guitar Performance. He performed world-wide in a guitar duo with his wife, Wilma Van Berkel. They are both instructors at Western University. His compositions are inspired by his appreciation for Canadian-folk music. Charlotte’s vocal instructor, Patricia Green, is known for her performances of contemporary Canadian music. John Oliver, a composer from Vancouver, heard of Patricia’s reputation and reached out to her in search of voice-guitar duos who would perform his music. Patricia recommended Charlotte and Michael’s duo and he immediately sent Unseen Rain to Charlotte via e-mail.
Cost: $20/A, $10/CH (12 and under) Multi-Ticket/Multi-Show Savings: $15 each **BUY 3 or more adult tickets to any show
Location: Falstaff Family Centre, Stratford, 35 Waterloo Street, Stratford
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