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Volume 20 Issue 5 - February 2015

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Volume 20 Issue 5

Barbara Hannigan...

Barbara Hannigan... continued from page 69 novel of the same name, written using only the words Shakespeare gave to Ophelia. The book is a retelling of all that has happened in Ophelia’s life since she died in Hamlet. “When I perform the piece, my back story is about all the women who have found their voices over the last 400 years. Now we have a new Ophelia, and even though she retains the personality of the young Shakespearian Ophelia, she’s now found her own words.” Barbara Hannigan is an astonishing presence, a change-maker on many levels: bringing contemporary sounds and composers to new audiences; cutting through the glass ceiling in classical orchestral conducting; reshaping traditional female roles into characters of strength; designing unique orchestral programs that combine singing with conducting; and commissioning new works that give voice to the contemporary female psyche. All the while “being the music” so committedly that her entire self embodies the spirit of the sounds she serves. She will leave their mark on music-making well into the future. Wendalyn Bartley is a Toronto-based composer and electro-vocal sound artist. Elmer de Haas Discography The following is a year-by-year discography of Barbara Hannigan’s 15 recordings (CDs and DVDs). For an expanded version of the following discography, visit 2006 • Writing to Vermeer: Louis Andriessen; Asko-Schönberg Ensemble; Reinbert de Leeuw, conductor. Nonesuch Records (USA): 79887-2. • Rinaldo: G.F. Handel; Aradia Baroque Orchestra; Kevin Mallon, conductor. Naxos CD: 8.660165-67. 2008 • Etymo: Luca Francesconi; IRCAM Ensemble Intercontemporain; Susanna Mälkki, conductor. Kairos CD: KAI0012712. • Symphony No. 4: Mahler; Toronto Symphony Orchestra; Peter Oundjian, conductor. TSO Live/Toronto Symphony Orchestra. 2009 • Sables, Oxygéne: Bart Visman; Limburgs Symfonie Orkest; Ed Spanjaard, conductor. Etcetera CD: KTC1378. 2010 • Polish Masterpieces: Ebony Band; Werner Herbers, artistic leader; Barbara Hannigan is featured in Die Liebe, Cantata Op.14 (1931) by Jozef Koffler. Channel Classics: CD: CCS 31010. • The House of the Sleeping Beauties: Kris Defoort; Asko-Schönberg Ensemble; Patrick Davin, conductor. Fuga Libera CD: FUG 708. 2012 • Requiem: György Ligeti; WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln; SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart; WDR Rundfunkchor Köln; Peter Eötvös, conductor. • Le Grand Macabre: György Ligeti; Orquestra Simfònica i Cor del Gran Teatre del Liceu; Michael Boder, conductor; Àlex Ollé (La Fura dels Baus) and Valentina Carrasco, stage direction. Arthaus Musik DVD 101643 (NTSC); Blu-ray 108058; Budapest Music CD & DVD: BMC CD 166. 2013 • Correspondances: Henri Dutilleux; Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France; Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor. Deutsche Grammophon CD: 0289 479 1180 7 CD DDD GH. Awards: Gramophone Best Contemporary Recording 2013; Victoires de la Musique Classique Best Recording 2014. THE BARBER OF SEVILLE ROSSINI APRIL 17 – MAY 22 Sung in Italian with English SURTITLES • Written on Skin: George Benjamin; Mahler Chamber Orchestra; George Benjamin, conductor. Nimbus Records CD: NI5885. Awards: BBC Music Magazine Premiere Recording of the Year, 2014. • Les Illuminations: Benjamin Britten; Amsterdam Sinfonietta; Candida Thompson, leader & violin. Channel Classics CD: 32213. Awards: Audiophile Audition Best Disc of the Year. 2014 • Written on Skin: George Benjamin; Orchestra of the Royal Opera House; Royal Opera Chorus; George Benjamin, conductor. Opus Arte DVD: OA1125D; Blu-ray: OABD7136D. Awards: Gramophone Awards 2014, winner Contemporary. • The Importance of Being Earnest: Gerald Barry; Birmingham Contemporary Music Group; Thomas Adès, conductor. NMC Recordings CD: NMC D197. Awards: Gramophone Magazine, Editor’s Choice, October 2014. • Lulu: Alban Berg; Orchestre Symphonique de la Monnaie; Paul Daniel, conductor; Krzysztof Warlikowski, stage direction. Bel Air Classiques DVD: BAC 109. 416-363-8231 The Barber of Seville is generously underwritten by Production Sponsor Production supported in part by The Catherine and Maxwell Meighen Foundation Photo: Patrick Carfizzi and Nathan Gunn (Houston Grand Opera, 2011). Photo: Felix Sanchez. Creative: BT/A Advertising 70 | February 1 - March 7, 2015

KOERNER HALL IS: “A beautiful space for music ” THE GLOBE AND MAIL Taylor Academy Showcase Concert SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2015 4:30PM MAZZOLENI CONCERT HALL FREE (TICKET REQUIRED) The Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists presents concerts by the leading young classical musicians in Canada. Hear the stars of tomorrow! Pianopalooza SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2015 1-5PM KOERNER HALL FREE Join us at this fun festive afternoon of piano mini-concerts! Hear Emanuel Ax, Yefim Bronfman, Robi Botos, Anagnoson & Kinton, and more. Part of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s RBC Piano Extravaganza. Nathan Brock conducts the Royal Conservatory Orchestra with Sijing Ye, piano FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2015 8PM PRELUDE RECITAL 6:45PM KOERNER HALL Nathan Brock leads a program of works by Weinzweig and Bartók, as well as Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 played by Sijing Ye, winner of The Glenn Gould School concerto competition. Sarah Chang and Julio Elizalde FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2015 8PM KOERNER HALL “Her gifts are at a level so removed from the rest of us that all we can do is feel the appropriate awe and then wonder on the mysteries of nature.” (The New York Times) Chang will perform Brahms’s Violin Sonata No. 3, Ravel’s Tzigane, and Bartók’s Romanian Folk Dances. An Afternoon of Brass SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2015 2PM MAZZOLENI CONCERT HALL Toronto Symphony Orchestra Principal Trombone Gordon Wolfe and TSO Principal Trumpet Andrew McCandless join TSO horn player Christopher Gongos in a concert featuring solo and brass ensemble pieces. Generously supported by Doug Bodley. Christian Gerhaher and Gerold Huber THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2015 8PM KOERNER HALL Experience the pinnacle of the song cycle, Schubert’s Winterreise (Winter Journey), on a chilly February evening! “Try never to miss [the] outstanding German baritone Christian Gerhaher and his piano accompanist Gerold Huber.” (The Guardian) TICKETS START AT ONLY ! 416.408.0208 273 BLOOR STREET WEST (BLOOR ST. & AVENUE RD.) TORONTO

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