7th Gala Concert, Sunday, May 31, 2009 at the Canadian Museum of Civilization, Theatre

Nine artist groups from the Pan-Asian spectrum

Featuring Julliard School pianist Dr. Shoshana Telner, mezzo-soprano Julie Nesrallah, fusion instrumentalist Mel M'rabet, modern dancer Jeffrey Chan of Toronto, jazz-pianist Peter Hum, Oto-Wa Taiko drummers and colorful Indonesian dancers and music ensemble, ever popular Himig Pilipino Choral ensemble and dynamic Turquoise Folk Dance of Ottawa

 

Julie Nesrallah and Nadia Boucher





Julie Nesrallah, mezzo-soprano and CBC Radio TEMPO host / Nadia Boucher, pianist

Performerd two pieces

1.Habanera from Carmen,George Bizet 

Said to originate in Cuba, the habanera was a highly ppopular musical form in 19th century Europe. The Habanera from Carmen is on of the world's most best-known operatic areias, and speaks of the vivissitudes of love

2. Arirang, Korean folk song

Arirang is one of the world's most popular Korean folk songs. The original form of the song, Jeongseon Arirang, daes back som 600 years, although the most famous version of the song comes from Seoul. Arirang is sometimes translated as" beautiful deer", and usually takes the form of a haunting love song.

Photo: Edwin Lee Designs


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