Lewis Furey Sings Brahms promises to be a unique interpretation of Brahms lovely melodies

Award winning composer and performer will perform at Théâtre Outremont, November 1, 10 and 11

Lewis Furey is a multi-talented musician, composer and visual artist. He has written music for Leonard Cohen, created music for films and criss-crossed the divide between classical and popular music.

Lewis was 4 years old when he started to study the violin in Montreal. “My parents were very supportive and encouraged me with my musical studies.” At 11, he made his debut as soloist with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Sir Wilfrid Pelletier.

He moved to New York to study at the Juilliard School of Music with Ivan Galamian and Dorothy Delay. When he was 18, he followed Louis Dudek’s courses in contemporary literature at McGill University. By the age of 20, he decided to direct his career toward song writing, theatre and film. As lyricist and composer, he produced many records and performed on the stage as singer and actor.

He has had a rich collaboration with his wife, Carole Laure, actress, singer and filmmaker. He ignores the boundaries between music, theatre and film as shown in his staging of Starmania, Sentiments Naturels, A&C project and Night Magic. He has written more than 20 original scores for films and was awarded 4 Canadian Film Awards (Maria Chapdelaine, Fantastica, Night Magic and La Tête de Normande St-Onge).

Between 2010 and 2014, he returned to the stage at the Montreal Jazz festival, The Outremont Theater, and the Théâtre du Rond-Point in Paris and toured in Québec, France and Japan where he was acclaimed by the public receiving rave reviews in the press.

“I feel like a magician when I read through a song by Brahms… if I read the score attentively, if I listen closely to each sound I make, the song springs to life. Raw and confessional, they are profoundly personal and intimate reflections on love and death infused with sublimated sexuality.”

“As a singer / songwriter I became fascinated by the quality, the regularity, and the longevity of Brahms’ production as well as the unique combination of profundity and accessibility in his music. Emotionally, Brahms’ lieder are situated in a theatre of shadow and light: an interior landscape where his songs of desire and longing, loss and regret, fulfilment and remembrance are born and thrive. The show is based on 15 or so songs I’ve translated into English, and that I sing at the piano.”

For more information about Lewis Furey, please visit his website: www.lewisfurey.com

Tickets are now on sale at the Théâtre Outremont and on line at www.theatreoutremont.ca

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