Bourgie Hall presents

The Carnival of the animals

A work by Saint-Saëns both comical and whimsical in which elephants, turtles, and kangaroos share the spotlight with a gathering of other animals as they make their way to the great carnival.

*Presented in French
Ages 5 and up

Janelle Fung, piano

Canadian pianist Janelle Fung has performed in concert from coast to coast in Canada, including tours with Prairie Debut and Jeunesses Musicales du Canada. Winner of the “Artist of the Year” award from the BC Touring Council in 2014, her international concerts have taken her to over twenty countries on five continents. An avid chamber musician, Ms. Fung has appeared in concert with the Ying Quartet, New York Woodwind Quintet, Mark Fewer and Matt Haimovitz.

Born in Vancouver, Canada, Janelle Fung began her piano studies at the age of four. Her principal teachers have included Nelita True, Julian Martin and Marc Durand. Ms. Fung received her Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music, her Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School and her doctorate from l’Université de Montréal.

Philip Chiu, piano

Pianist Philip Chiu has become one of Canada’s leading musicians through his infectious love of music and his passion for communication and collaboration. Lauded for the brilliance, colour and sensitivity of his playing, he is particularly noted for his ability to connect with audiences on and off-stage.

He has appeared in recitals with leading musicians of the world stage, including James Ehnes, Raphael Wallfisch, Patrice Fontanarosa, Regis Pasquier, Matt Haimovitz, Radovan Vlatkovic, Stefan Dohr, Philippe Bernold, Alex Klein, and Eugene Isotov. He performs regularly with principal members of Canada’s leading orchestras and ensembles, including Toronto Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Jonathan Crow, l’Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal concertmaster Andrew Wan, and Pascale Giguere of Les Violons du Roy.  Along with pianist Janelle Fung, he forms one of Canada’s most exciting piano duos, the Fung-Chiu Duo. He has toured numerous times with premier touring organizations, Jeunesses Musicales Canada, Prairie Debut, and Debut Atlantic.

Evelyne de la Chenelière, narration

POULENC La Cigale et la fourmi (The Grasshopper and the Ant, from Animaux modèles)
COPLAND Cat and Mouse
MOUSSORGSKY Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks (from Pictures at an Exhibition)
GRIEG Papillon (from Pièces lyriques)
RAVEL Le Petit Poucet (Tom Thumb)
SAINT-SAËNS Le Carnaval des animaux (The Carnival of the Animals, text by Francis Blanche)

Sunday, March 20, 2022 at 2:30pm
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