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Songs of Summer time 2023: TSMF’s Delectable Choices For Vocal Music

Songs of Summer time 2023: TSMF’s Delectable Choices For Vocal Music


L-R: Ana Maria Martinez (Photo: Ashkan Roayaee); Sondra Radvanovsky (Photo: Michael Cooper)
L-R: Ana Maria Martinez (Photograph: Ashkan Roayaee); Sondra Radvanovsky (Photograph: Michael Cooper)

In partnership with the Toronto Summer time Music Pageant

Since its modest beginnings of per week of chamber music and some public live shows in 2004, the Toronto Summer time Music Pageant has grown into a significant vacation spot for classical music lovers in Canada. Its choices in a program of chamber music, piano, violin, and the singing voice are a lot anticipated each July, when most classical music presenters are on hiatus. For that “music repair” in between cottage time and that outside barbecue, TSMF hits the spot.

Along with live shows, the TSMF has a separate but built-in Academy wing, which serves because the coaching floor for artists of tomorrow. Every summer time, proficient younger musicians profit from well-established artists who function mentors. Via these masterclasses, most of the people can achieve an actual perception into the sophisticated technique of nurturing aspiring musicians, to assist them obtain their full potential.

Vocal Live shows

The mentor this yr is the famend American soprano Ana Maria Martinez. Opera followers could have seen her lately as Donna Elvira on the Met Stay in HD Don Giovanni. A winner of the Opera Information Award, Martinez can also be a famous instructor, passing on her artistry and knowledge to the subsequent era. In 2019, she was the Creative Advisor of the Houston Grand Opera. In 2021, she was named Professor of Voice within the Shepherd Faculty of Music at Rice College.

I had the pleasure of listening to Martinez on a number of events on the Santa Fe Opera as Fiordiligi, Mimi, and Cio Cio San. Martinez combines a stupendous lirico-spinto with an attractive stage persona. At TSMF, Martinez shall be giving a masterclass on July 7 to the Artwork of the Music Fellows, adopted by a Spanish-themed recital on July 10. Each occasions happen at Walter Corridor, on the School of Music, College of Toronto.

Her recital options songs by well-known Hispanic composers, together with Rodrigo, Turina, Montsalvatge, de Falla and others, in a number of the most lovely songs ever written. Who may resist de Falla’ pleasant Siete canciones populares españolas, or Estrellita by Manuel Ponce? Born in Puerto Rico to a Cuban father and a Puerto Rican mom, Hispanic tradition and musical heritage have been central to Martinez’s upbringing and profession. Right here’s a tantalising style of her voice within the cantilena of Villa-Lobos’ Bachianas brasileiras No. 5, taped on the 2014 World Cup in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil:

Additionally, a must-see is the second TSMF blockbuster, a recital on July 27 by American Canadian soprano Sondra Radvanovsky. Since her COC debut as Aida in 2010, she has made welcome returns as Elisabetta (Roberto Devereux), Anna Bolena, Norma, and Rusalka. We are able to sit up for her return as Medea subsequent season. Her TSMF recital consists of songs from Purcell and Handel to Duparc, Strauss, Rachmaninoff, Liszt, and Jake Heggie. This system ends with a verismo gem, “La mamma morta” from Giordano’s Andrea Chenier. To not be missed!

Voice followers may also sit up for a number of Regeneration Live shows given by rising artists from each the Artwork of the Music and the Chamber Music applications, performing collectively. An awesome place to identify that star of tomorrow.

For program schedule and ticket data, see [HERE].


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