May 30th, CBC Music in Studio at the Junos: The Classical Session!!
|CBC Music in Studio at the JUNOS: The Classical Session was Presented by CBC Music on Sunday, May 30 at 8 p.m. ET from the Glen Gould studio in the area of Toronto also known as the Dish With 1 Spoon, which is the Indigenous Friendship Treaty with an online free stream event at http://cbcmusic.ca/junos, on CBC Gem or CBC Music’s Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter pages, with your host for this session, Julie Nesrallah who is a mezzo-soprano singer, actress, broadcaster, host of Tempo on CBC Music, Canada’s national classical music program, and is the executive producer as well, star of Carmen on Tap, a company that performs Georges Bizet’s opera Carmen as dinner theatre. She is also the recipient of the Canada Council for the Arts-Emerging Artist Award & Mid-Career Grant, a grand prize winner of the Brian Law Opera Award, grand prize winner of the Arab Ambassador Awards, grand prize winner of the Cercle des Cents Associes Award, and winner of the Lebanese Canadian Chamber of Commerce Award. This was an incredible 1-hour recital of chamber music performed by a selection of nominees and winners from the 2020 and 2021 Juno Awards. 1st performance was by Juno Winning Harpist, Angela Schwartzkopf performed Contemplation by Mark Nerenberg — a piece that was commissioned just for her. She was then joined up by flutist Kaili Maiments, as they played a Sonata for Harp and Flute by Juno Award-winning composer Marjan Mozetich. Then, violinist Jonathan Crow of Toronto Symphony Orchestra concertmaster and a violinist in the New Orford String Quartet, joined pianist Angela Park (Ensemble Made in Canada), as they took the stage by storm for Beethoven’s “Spring” Sonata and the famous “Méditation” by Massenet. This was a beautiful display of what dedication and passion look like. I could close my eyes and every ounce of stress disappeared. |