Season Opening Concert

Love & Light

a journey in love

September 20, 2017

  Chandra Lee Curry,  lyric soprano

  Chandra Lee Curry, lyric soprano

      Jason Klippenstein,  baritone

      Jason Klippenstein, baritone

Our 112th Season Opening Concert will be given by 2017 First Place Bursary Winner, Tenor Sunny Shams and Pianist Roger Parton presenting "Love & Light - A Journey in Love" featuring art songs by Schubert, Liszt, Tosti, Bellini, Gounod, Hahn, Sorozábal, Donizetti, Strauss and Lèhar.
An die Musik - Franz Schubert
Pace non trovo - No. 1 from ‘Tre sonetti del Petrarca’ - Franz Liszt
Non t’amo più - Francesco Paolo Tosti
Ma rendi pur contento - Vincenzo Bellini
Mignon und der Harfner - Franz Schubert
Licht und liebe - Franz Schubert
L’alba sèpara dalla luce l’ombra - Francesco Paolo Tosti
Ah! lêve-toi soleil! - Charles Gounod
Benedetto sia’l giorno -  Franz Liszt
Si mes vers avaient des ailles - Reynaldo Hahn
No puede ser - Pablo Sorozábal
Una furtiva lagrima - Gaetano Donizetti
Morgen - Richard Strauss
Zueignung - Richard Strauss
Dein ist mein ganzes Herz - Franz Lèhar
Roger Parton
studied music composition under Dr. Theo Goldberg for seven years, then continued his studies at UBC and with Wolfgang Bottenberg at Concordia University in Montreal. He works regularly as a pianist in opera, having participated in over eighty productions to date; currently he is assisting in productions through both City Opera Vancouver and Opera Opulenza. He has also appeared as an extraordinary collaborative pianist in recitals around Vancouver, as well as an exceptional audition accompanist for singers and instrumentalists. Roger has doubled as an editor and proofreader, as well as a piano and theory teacher. In every spare moment, he analyzes the works of both the well known and the lesser known composers, and continuously works at his passion: composition.

Soprano Chandra Lee Curry greets the VWMS and invites you to the Season Opening Concert.