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Egré Winner's Tour

Sarah Kirsch, soprano

Madeline Hildebrand, piano

November 24 at 8 p.m.

Tickets: $15 Adults - $12 Students/Seniors

The Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition is the most important annually held contemporary music competition for exceptional emerging Canadian performing artists in piano, voice and strings.

Since 1976, the Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition (commonly called the EGré Competition) discovers, develops and promotes exceptional young Canadian performing musicians who show artistic proficiency, knowledge and keen interest in Canadian and international repertoire of the 20th and 21st centuries.

This year, the Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition for the performance of Canadian and contemporary music was pleased to announce its 2014 prize winner: Sarah Kirsch, soprano.

Tour Program:

Sid Rabinovich (b. 1942)*
Text: Susan Musgrave (b. 1951)
Kitskatinaw songs (1980, rev. 2014)
1. Cradle Song
2. Lure
3. Transformation Song
4. Cultus Wawa
5. Net Maker’s Song

Libby Larsen (b. 1950)
Text: Martha Jane Canary Hickok
Songs from Letters: Calamity Jane to her Daughter Janey, 1880-1902 (1989)
3. A Man Can Love Two Women (1880)
4. A Working Woman (1882-1893)
5. All I Have (1902)

Andrew Staniland (b. 1977)*
Text from Appalachian folk song
Execution Songs (2013)


Thomas Adès (b. 1971)
Text: T S Eliot (1888-1965)
Five Eliot Landscapes (1990)
1. New Hampshire
3. Usk
5. Cape Ann

Matthew Ricketts (b. 1986)*
Commissioned song(s) TBA (2014)

Aaron Gervais (b. 1980)*
Texts from spam e-mails
Sensational Revolution in Medicine (2008)
1. Sensational Revolution in Medicine
2. The Most Important Work of Your Career
3. One Hundred Seventy-Three Centimetres, Fifty-Three Kilograms
4. Dear User. Why Don’t You…
5. A Time of Resource

*Canadian composer