Friday, September 8, 2017
New Voices, New Music and New Experiences Heading to Atlantic Canada!
HALIFAX, NS – From September 15 – 30th, 2017, The luscious, bewitching voices of soprano Martha Guth and baritone Tyler Duncan with pianist Erika Switzer will captivate audiences across all four Atlantic Provinces as they embark on a 15 day tour with Debut Atlantic. This exquisite ensemble called New Voices, will first enchant with the comforts of Schumann’s well-loved song cycle Dichterliebe and then entrance and entice as they venture through a lyrical yet forceful musical landscape in a new commission titled Earthquakes and Islands by esteemed Canadian composer Andrew Staniland featuring the brutally honest, strange, and powerful poetry of Robin Richardson. To quote Staniland himself, “Guth, Duncan and Switzer are interpreters of the very highest calibre, bringing vivid and rivetingly powerful musicianship to their interpretation of my new work Earthquakes and Islands, written especially for them. Paired with Schumann’s Dichterliebe , widely acclaimed as of the greatest cycles in the repertoire, this is a concert that is not to be missed!”
New Voices will begin their tour on Friday, September 15th in Moncton, NB performing for the Moncton Community Concert Association at the First Church of the Nazarene at 7:30pm. On Sunday, September 17th at 3:00pm, they appear at the Indian River Festival at St. Mary’s Church in PEI. They will perform for Musique Royale at Cecilia’s Retreat on Friday, September 22nd at 5:00pm and for the Music @ Memorial Series on Thursday, September 28th at 7:30pm, in the D.F. Cook Recital Hall, St. John’s, NL. They will complete their tour in Wolfville, NS performing for the Acadia Performing Arts Series at the Festival Theatre on Saturday, September 30th at 7:30pm.
In addition to concert engagemnts, New Voices will be working with young students and performing at schools throughout the region. They will also be giving a number of masterclasses and workshops to university music students. While in Newfoundland, they will engage in a recording project of Andrew Staniland’s Earthquakes and Islands.
Please see visit the artists webpage for a list of tour dates and for a full artist biography and don’t miss a chance to check out this breathtaking ensemble at one of these exciting destinations on their Atlantic Canadian tour.
One of the most respected music touring organizations in the country, Debut Atlantic’s first season in 1979 featured then-emerging and still-unknown artists, pianist Jon Kimura Parker, tenor Ben Heppner, and Canada’s Baroque orchestra Tafelmusik.
Full details on Debut Atlantic’s concert seasons and education programs can be found at www.debutatlantic.ca
For further information, please contact:
Mhiran Faraday – Executive Director or
Erin Sparks – Program Officer