The Mata Hari Songbook

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Soprano Patricia O’Callaghan sang the 2017 premiere performance of One Last Night with Mata Hari, a one-woman show with book and lyrics by Craig Walker and music by John Burge, both long-time Queen’s faculty members. Since then, Queen’s University is very fortunate that Patricia has joined the DAN School Faculty, as well. Along with Craig narrating, and John at the piano, Patricia will reprise highlights from the show to coincide with the publication of The Mata Hari Songbook by Red Leaf Vocalworks.

Secret Chord: Leonard Cohen Concert

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The evening will feature two parts, beginning with a tribute concert that celebrates Cohen’s iconic body of work. Popular songs like Hallelujah, Suzanne, Dance Me to the End of Love, and I am Your Man will be performed by three talented musicians-Kimberley Dunn from Ottawa, a Montreal-based singer Kyle Briscoe and a surprise artist.

Flight 752: Elegies, presented by The Isabel Voices

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The Isabel Voices, with Sadaf Amini (santur), present John Burge's Flight 752: Elegies — a poignant tribute to the tragic crash of Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752. Through delicate melodies and mournful harmonies, Burge captures the profound grief and collective mourning that enveloped the world. A beautiful and truly moving piece.

Jazz at Lincoln Centre

Jazz at Lincoln Centre Presents: Sing & Swing

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A celebration of the Great American Songbook in all of its playful and sophisticated glory, is brought to life by two of this generation’s brightest stars. Armed with prodigious trumpet talent and vocal charm, Jazz at Lincoln
Centre’s Bria Skonberg and Benny Benack III will relive and re-imagine some of the classic partners in jazz and popular song, including Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland, Bing Crosby, Dean Martin, and Peggy Lee. Featuring

Manchester Collective with Abel Selaocoe

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“Sirocco is a once in a lifetime experience,” describes Plays to See. Sirocco is guest-directed by South African cellist Abel Selaocoe and has received rave reviews since its 2018 premiere. Abel Selaocoe and his band Chesaba join the UK’s Manchester Collective in a program covering everything from arrangements for solo cello to classics by Purcell and Haydn, original African music, and a collection of gorgeous Danish folk songs.

Photo of Manchester Collective by Gaelle Beri. Photo of Abel Selaocoe by Phil Sharp. 

A Night on Broadway, presented by The Isabel Voices

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A Night on Broadway with The Isabel Voices will transport audiences to the dazzling world of musical theatre. With a 10-piece band, powerhouse soloists, and a vibrant ensemble, this celebration of the best of Broadway
will showcase iconic show tunes in a sensational concert.

Jonathan Mak, piano

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Winner of the 2023 inaugural Bader & Overton Canadian Piano Competition and one of CBC’s hot "30 under 30" Canadian classical musicians, Jonathan Mak has already made his mark on the world stage as a guest soloist with numerous orchestras. Mak will take the Isabel stage performing a program of repertoire by Bach, Schumann, and Prokofiev.

 

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