UPDATE: The Sunday, Jan. 24 concert has been cancelled due to singer illness. The remaining two concerts in the series will go ahead as planned.
Voice and classical guitar join forces for the first outing in a new concert series at the McGill library branch.
The Burnaby Public Library branch is hosting its first-ever concert series, launching on Sunday, Jan. 24.
The concert series will feature the talents of Stephen Boswell, a guitarist and instructor at Capilano University, who will bring his friends and students for three Sunday afternoon concerts of classical guitar music.
Songs of Jealousy and Passion will feature the talents of Boswell and Fabiana Katz, an Argentinean-Canadian mezzo-soprano, in a a program of songs of passion: tangos, Brazilian love songs, Jewish laments and more.
Both performers bring impressive resumés to their work.
Katz has been a featured soloists with many orchestras across the country, including Symphony Nova Scotia, the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the CBC Radio Orchestra and the Regina Symphony Orchestra.
“Her range and edgy, dramatic timbre make her performances both intimate and powerful,” a press release notes.
Boswell was born in Northampton, England and studied at the Royal College of Music in London. He has released six solo guitar recordings and played concerts throughout the Pacific Northwest.
He’ll be on board for two more concerts in the series: the Capilano Guitar Trio on Feb. 14, and Four Guitar Soloists on March 6.
The first concert is set for Jan. 24 from 2 to 4 p.m. It’s free, and all are welcome. There’s no need to register – just drop in.
See www.bpl.bc.ca/events for more about the concert series.