Gordon Cleland – Cello
Peter Higginson – Actor
Marinko Jareb – Visual Artist
Peter Feldman – Director
An exciting presentation of virtuosic contemporary solo cello pieces expanded and enhanced by the visual art of Marinko Jareb and the acting of Peter Higginson.
Sonnets by Nicole Carignan - a work in 3 contrasting movements crafted from and reevaluating the work of 15 Provençal women Troubadors from the Middle Ages Gallery Suite by Robert Muczynski - a lyrical suite in 9 movements inspired by the paintings of Charles Birchfield. After Reading Shakespeare by Ned Rorem - a virtuosic showpiece in 9 movements loosely based on several of the plays and sonnets of Shakespeare; one of the most impressive works for solo cello from the 20th Century. La Rosa Variations by Milton Barnes - a colourful and Spanish flavoured work on the theme of unrequited love; Milton Barnes was a former director of the Niagara Symphony.
Four great works in contrasting styles by Canadian and American composers; come and enjoy them!