Suzie LeBlanc will take to our stage on December 1, 2016 with a musical tribute to Pulitzer Prize winning poet Elizabeth Bishop. She will be joined by pianist Robert Kortgaard and the Blue Engine String Quartet.
LeBlanc was born in Edmunston, New Brunswick and has performed around the world. In addition to performing and recording, she is the co-artistic director of Le Nouvel Opéra (www.lenouvelopera.com) in Montreal.
While generally known for her baroque singing, her concert on December 1st will be focused on another one of her passions – Elizabeth Bishop. She is the honorary patron of the Elizabeth Bishop Society of Nova Scotia. LeBlanc was involved in the creation of the Centenary Festival, which took place in 2011, and the Elizabeth Bishop Legacy Recording, which was released in 2012. Find our more about Bishop on this website – http://elizabethbishopns.org/
Learn more about Suzie on her website at http://suzieleblanc.com/site/
The December 1st concert in titled “A Pocket of Time” and includes the following pieces:
The silken water is weaving and weaving by Alasdair MacLean
Sunday 4am (Elizabeth Bishop) by John Plant
String Quartet No 1, Mvts I – III; Serra Da Piedade de Belo Horizonte (piano solo); Cançao do Poeta do Seculo XVIII, W. 486 (Alfredo Ferreira Rodrigues) by Heitor Villa Lobos
Paris 7am (Elizabeth Bishop) by Ivan Moody
A short slow life (Elizabeth Bishop) by Emily Doolittle
6 Songs, Op. 107 by Robert Schumann
Lullaby for the cat (Elizabeth Bishop) by Peter Togni
Tickets can be booked from our website at http://music-toronto.com/quartets/suzi_leblanc.htm