Three of Canada's finest musicians will join together to present a vocal and
instrumental chamber recital guaranteed to appeal to all tastes and interests.
Internationally acclaimed clarinetist James Campbell, eminent concert and chamber
pianist Angela Park and critically appraised soprano Leslie Fagan will present a program
that ranges from Schubert to a popular Spanish section to famous Italian opera arias
sung and played on clarinet. This is a joyful program to celebrate the opening concert
of a new season.
A Juno award winner and Order of Canada recipient, James Campbell has been called “Canada’s pre-eminent clarinetist and wind soloist”, by the Toronto Star, “a national treasure” by the CBC and “one of the top half dozen clarinetists in the world today” by Fanfare Magazine. He has performed as soloist and chamber musician in over 35 countries with over 60 orchestras. He has collaborated with Glenn Gould and Aaron Copland and toured with over 35 string quartets. James has been named Canada’s Artist of the Year and awarded the Queen’s Gold and
Diamond Jubilee Medals, an Honourary Doctor of Laws, and has recently been inducted into the CBC’s Classical Music Hall of Fame.
James Campbell has been Artistic Director of the Festival of the Sound since 1985 and was Professor of Music at the famed Jacobs School of Music of Indiana University from 1988-2019. His students now occupy positions in preeminent symphony orchestras. He has returned home to Canada and continues to give concerts and masterclasses throughout the world.
UNO Award winning Canadian pianist Angela Park has been praised for her “stunningly beautiful pianism” (Grace Welsh Prize, Chicago), “beautiful tone and sensitivity” (American Record Guide), and for performing “with such brilliant clarity it took your breath away” (Chapala, Mexico). Angela’s versatility as both soloist and chamber musician has led to performances across Canada, as well as in the United States, Europe, Japan and Mexico. She has performed for such notable series as Montreal’s Pro Musica, Ottawa Chamberfest, Toronto Summer Music Festival, Parry Sound’s Festival of the Sound, Winnipeg Virtuosi, Debut
Atlantic and Prairie Debut Tours, Orchestra London Canada, Sinfonia Toronto, Stratford Symphony, and the Northern Lights Music Festival in Mexico. She is a founding member of the award-winning Ensemble Made In Canada, a group she performed with from 2006 to 2020.
Angela has numerous projects including the Mercer-Park Duo, St. John-Mercer Park Trio and the Seiler Trio with violinist Mayumi Seiler. Angela is also fortunate to collaborate frequently with gifted artists including clarinetist James Campbell, soprano Leslie Fagan, violist Rivka Golani, and violist Sharon Wei. Angela has recorded solo albums, and collaborative discs with cellist Rachel Mercer, St. John-Mercer-Park Trio and Ensemble Made In Canada.
In 2010 Angela earned her DMA in Performance from the Université de Montréal, and previously received her MMus and BMus degrees from the University of Toronto. From 2011- 2014, Angela was Visiting Assistant Professor of Collaborative Piano-Woodwinds at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music. She is currently Assistant Professor of Piano and Collaborative Piano at Western University in London, Ontario.
Reviewing Leslie Fagan's New York appearances, Opera News described her performance of the Poulenc Gloria as “one of the most memorable performances of the season,” and the New York Times noted the soprano's “transcendent moments” in Handel's Messiah at Carnegie Hall. In demand for concert appearances from North America to Europe and Asia, Ms Fagan's
engagements include Mahler's Symphony No. 2 under the direction of Hans Graf; Handel's Messiah at the Royal Albert Hall in England and with Tafelmusik Orchestra and Choir in Canada and as guest soloist at the International Choral Festival in The Netherlands. Her recent engagements include concerts in New York, Spain, Japan and in the United Arab Emirates. Leslie is co-founder of the Canadian Art Song Project, whose mandate is to champion the legacy of Canadian song. The first two CDs in the series, “Thread of Winter” and “Halibut Cheeks and other Love Songs” have been received with rave reviews. www.canadianartsong.ca
When not on the world stages, Leslie is an Assistant Professor who teaches aspiring singers at Wilfrid Laurier University. Recently, Leslie received the honour of being appointed to The Order of Ontario.
October 04, 2023 - 7:30 p.m.
168 Christina Street North,
PO Box 43, Sarnia, Ontario
N7T 7H8, Canada
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