Date: April 6 • 2019 @ 7:00 pm
End date: April 6 • 2019 @ 9:00 pm

Location: 1120 Brunette Avenue Coquitlam, CANADA
Admission: Students $16 | Adults $21 (+ GST)

Glorious arias from the operas Susannah, The Ballad of Baby Doe, Tenderland and more . . . songs by Barber, Hoiby, Bernstein and Beach . . . maybe even a serpent trying to ssssssteal the show! Place des Arts’ final faculty concert of the season features soprano Lambroula Pappas with guest pianist Matthew Ma in Bernstein, Beach and Beyond: A Tribute to American Classical Music!

Pappas and Ma will perform a variety of arias and song cycles by American composers for a very pretty night of music. Pappas says, “This concert will offer up music people will truly enjoy and that they don’t get to hear often. Matthew is an extraordinary pianist and our repertoire is truly gorgeous. We’ll present some fun music, some more serious songs, and there will even be a little puppetry involved!”

The concert repertoire includes, amongst others, Summertime from Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, Ain’t it a Pretty Night from Carlisle Floyd’s Susannah, I Hate Music by Leonard Bernstein, Laurie’s Song from Tenderland by Aaron Copeland and The Serpent by Lee Hoiby.

Pappas is particularly excited to perform Try Me Good King a song cycle by Libby Larsen that recounts the fate of the wives of King Henry VIII: annulled, beheaded, died, annulled, beheaded, survived. The lyrics of the Larsen work are the last words of the five wives not spared the monarch’s fickle ways. Read more about Lambroula here.

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