A Viennese Evening: Songs, Waltzes & Romance

Ensemble ArtChoral presents a Viennese evening of romantic waltzes by Johann Strauss and Johannes Brahms, whose famous Liebeslieder were already a success during the composer’s lifetime. This musical bouquet includes works by the great Franz Schubert for choir and piano, which speak to the very heart of romantic vocal expression. Let yourself be swept away into the enchanting and elegant atmosphere of 19th century Austria, under the direction of the talented Matthias Maute.

Meagan Milatz, piano

Meagan Milatz is quickly emerging as one of the most sought-after collaborative artists in the country. She regularly performs with top international musicians such as Andrew Wan, concertmaster of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra; Stefan Dohr, Principal Horn of the Berlin Philharmonic; and cellist Matt Haimovitz. Chamber music highlights from 2022 include performances with Cho-Liang Lin, Peter Hanson, Mark Fewer, Steven Dann, Richard Lester, and tubist Øystein Baadsvik, among others.

Meagan recently recorded an album with ATMA Classique for fortepiano and natural horn alongside Louis-Pierre Bergeron, to be released in December 2023. In May 2022, she appeared in concert in Spain with Kai Gleusteen, concertmaster of the Orchestra del Gran Teatre del Liceu of Barcelona. Her duo “meagan&amy” with violinist Amy Hillis launched onto the scene in 2019 with a 50-concert, Canada-wide tour as winners of the first-ever Pan-Canadian Partnership Recital Tour offered by Jeunesses Musicales Canada, Debut Atlantic, and Prairie Debut. Meagan has also appeared as soloist alongside orchestras such as the Edmonton, Regina, Sherbrooke, and McGill Symphonies.

She was top prize winner in the Shean Piano Competition, CFMTA National Piano Competition, and Canadian Music Competition as well as a recipient of a Sylva Gelber Music Foundation Award. She is grateful to her teachers and lifelong mentors Cherith Alexander, Ilya Poletaev, Tom Beghin, and Philip Chiu.

Suren Barry, piano

Suren Barry is well known to audiences across Canada, and his concertizing has brought him overseas as well. He has given numerous solo recitals at La Chapelle Historique du Bon Pasteur in Montreal and has also been invited to perform at the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto, at the George Eastman House in Rochester, NY, at the “Im Hayastan” Festival in Yerevan, Armenia, and at the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival.

An avid chamber musician, Suren regularly performs in various ensembles at the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival and at the Festival Pontiac Enchante. Recently, Suren has been performing with the McGill Percussion Ensemble, which included a concert at the McCormick Marimba Festival (Tampa, FL).

Suren holds a Bachelor of Music from Carleton University, a Master’s in Piano Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music, and is currently pursuing his doctorate at the Schulich School of Music in Montreal. He recently received a prestigious Doctoral Fellowship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) for his research on keyboard improvisation in the 18th Century. This project focuses on helping pianists reclaim the rich tradition of improvised classical music.

Johann STRAUSS II, Le Danube bleu
Johann STRAUSS II, Champagne Chorus
Johannes BRAHMS, Liebeslieder op.52 (excerpt)
Johannes BRAHMS, Liebeslieder op.65 (excerpt)
Franz SCHUBERT, Ständchen, Der Tanz, Gott im Ungewitter, Coronach, Der Tanz

Maison symphonique
Friday, September 8, 2023 at 7:30pm

To purchase your tickets visit: www.placedesarts.com

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