This concert celebrates CD releases by two of Canada’s most interesting and loved musicians:
- Patricia O’Callaghan – Dark Butterflies
- Alice Ping Yee Ho – A Woman’s Voice
Featuring Patricia O’Callaghan (soprano), the Gryphon Trio, Ryan Davis (viola), Vania Chan (soprano), Alex Hetherington (mezzo soprano), Katy Clark (soprano), and Jialiang Zhu (piano).
The first half presents music by Alice Ping Yee Ho, in collaboration with Canadian writers Marjorie Chan, Madeleine Thien, Carole Languille, Phoebe Tsang, Tong Wang, Thomass Muir, Anna Camara, and Michael O’brien from A Woman’s Voice, a new CD of music for female voice and piano.
In the second half, Patricia O’Callaghan presents Dark Butterflies, in which love, rage, heartbreak, and joy come alive in a song cycle that pulls inspiration from ancient folk melodies of Sweden, Turkey, Ireland, and more. Dark Butterflies was composed by famed composer David Braid for Patricia O’Callaghan, who also penned the text for this incredible work.