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A Woman’s Love
July 12 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
Enjoy in your living room or at the drive-in!
7:30pm - Gates Open
8:30pm - Pre-Concert Talk
9:00pm - LIVE Concert
A Canadian Premiere!
Starring Vera Pavlova, a contemporary, best-selling Russian poet together with her daughter Natalia Pavlova (soprano) who will be streaming in from Rome, Italy. Accompanied by a live music ensemble made up of local talents. Music by Robert Schumann, Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Iraida Yusupova.
Russian poet Vera Pavlova has written several opera librettos, lyrics to four cantatas, and many essays on musicology. Her works have been translated into over 20 languages.
Natalia Pavlova grew up in a family where art abounds and she can boast that among her ancestors was the great poet Alexander Pushkin.
La Voce Di New York
Part I: Vera Pavlova recites verses from her poetry book “The Children’s Album” accompanied by local pianists and a string quartet, who perform the complete cycle of P.I. Tchaikovsky’s “Album For The Young.”
Part II: Natalia Pavlova’s performance of R. Schumann’s “Frauenliebe und Leben” (A Woman’s Love) is streamed in from Rome, Italy followed by Iraida Yusupova’s “Andante Cantabile” written in memory of Steven Seymour and Alexander Dolghin, scored for voice, piano and electric guitar.
If there is something to desire,
there will be something to regret.
If there is something to regret,
there will be something to recall.
If there is something to recall,
there was nothing to regret.
If there was nothing to regret,
there was nothing to desire.
– Vera Pavlova
Lauren Kohut, Piano
Kari Zhang, Piano
Sunny Valdez, Piano
Jaden Benabdeslam, Piano
Sebastian Handley, Electric Guitar
String Quartet (youth members of the Whispering River Orchestra):
Lucas Salathiel, violin
Kevin Yi, violin
Miriam Elsawi, viola
Shannon Lai, cello
With special thanks to Keiko Yoden-Kuepfer and Brenda Margaret Muller for preparing the young talent for this concert.
New Life Church Auditorium, 28 Tracey Lane, Collingwood, ON
Note: This "hybrid" concert will be livestreamed online AND projected outdoors at the church's spacious parking lot (drive-in). The pre-concert talk will be audio-only for digital customers.
This concert has been made possible by the support of Paul & Margaret Bridgman.