Her voice hailed as “impeccably pure and iridescent,” Canadian soprano Adrianne Pieczonka has dazzled opera lovers in Europe, North America, and Asia. Now comes a rare opportunity to hear her haunting interpretations of contemporary repertoire at Koerner Hall, including George Crumb’s Ancient Voices of Children, a haunting sonic exploration of poems by Federico García Lorca that she first performed for Soundstreams in 1987.
Mezzo-soprano Krisztina Szabó joins Pieczonka and a chamber orchestra for this electric concert reimagining the possibilities of voice and percussion, which also features a world premiere by Analia Llugdar, selections from Crumb’s American Songbook, and Luciano Berio’s arrangements of Beatles Songs by Lennon and McCartney.
Pre-Concert Chat – 7:00 pm
Arrive early for a free pre-concert chat hosted by Artistic Director Lawrence Cherney, featuring poet Beatriz Hausner, and David Jaeger.
- Conducted by: Leslie Dala
- Boy soprano: Andrew Lowe
- Soprano: Adrianne Pieczonka
- Mezzo-soprano: Krisztina Szabó
- George Crumb: Selections from American Songbook
- George Crumb: Ancient Voices of Children
- John Lennon, Paul McCartney: Beatles Songs, arranged by Luciano Berio
- Analia Llugdar: Romance de la luna, luna