"I am 3/4ths Canadian, and one 4th New Englander - I had ancestors on both sides in the Revolutionary war." - Elizabeth Bishop

Monday, April 6, 2015

Suzie LeBlanc sings her Elizabeth Bishop songs in Victoria

An alert for all our west coast friends in Victoria, B.C. Suzie LeBlanc will be singing some of her Elizabeth Bishop songs (settings of poems she commissioned in 2011 for the Bishop centenary) with the Victoria Symphony Orchestra. Here are the particulars:
A Celebration of Poetry: I am in need of music
Victoria Symphony Orchestra
18 April 2015
For more information see:
The Bishop songs she will singing:
Silken Water: The Elizabeth Bishop Suite by Alasdair MacLean

Four Songs on Poems by Elizabeth Bishop by Christos Hatzis

These and several other settings (by John Plant and Emily Doolittle) were recorded as “I am in need of music,” launched by Centre Discs (http://www.musiccentre.ca/node/77772 ) in 2013 and winner of an East Coast Music Award in 2014.
Here Suzie performs with Symphony Nova Scotia in Halifax, N.S.,
on 29 March 2015
For our east coast friends in Nova Scotia, Suzie will be back in Halifax on 24 May 2015 to perform in a fund-raising concert for St. George’s Church (the Round Church). We will provide more details early in May.

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