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July 16 @ 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 acclaimed Lebanese-Canadian opera singer Joyce El-Khoury in the role of Scheherazade well supported by Serouj Kradjian and ensemble – a Canadian first! A exotic fusion of traditional masterworks featuring Maurice Ravel’s Scheherazade alongside twentieth-century Lebanese songs and many other jewels of the East.
Sashaying up the red-carpeted stairs of London’s Royal Opera House for the camera, resplendent in a Marchesa gown, El-Khoury is the very embodiment of a prima donna.
This concert will also feature the projection of a a plein air painting session with local artist Bill Franks, during the song ‘Oblivion.’
• Shéhérazade (Maurice Ravel)
II La flûte enchantée
• Give me the flute- Aateny el Nay (Najib Hankash-Kahlil Gibran)
• Swear to me little bird- Rah halfak bel ghosn ya asfour (Wadi El Safi)
• I love you Lebanon-Bahebbak ya Lubnan (Rahbani Brothers)
• Enamored of roses-Ya Aashikata el wardi (Zaki Nassif)
• Flower of my dreams-Ya zahratan fee khayalee (Farid el Atrache)
• Oblivion* (Astor Piazzolla)
• Youkali (Kurt Weill)
• Beautiful Dream – Tcheknagh Yeraz (Arno Babadjanian)
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 event has been made possible with the gracious support of Jane Moysey, REALTOR® Royal LePage Locations North, Brokerage