Please join tenor Jan van der Hooft and pianist Natasha Fransblow on Sunday, May 15th at 2pm, for ‘Future Past’. The duo will be performing excerpts from Hugo Wolf’s Mörike Anthology and the Earnest Charles Song-book, along side the song-cycle, Siete canciones populares Español by Manuel de Falla. Tracing themes of love, life and travel, the chosen repertoire is full of exciting and moving poetry, set to a variety of complex musical ideas. The duo hopes this program will be cause to reflect on the different scenarios and relationships people find themselves in every day!
While attending the Desautel Faculty of Music in Winnipeg, where Ms. Fransblow completed a Masters in Collaborative Piano and Mr. van der Hooft, a Post Baccalaureate in Vocal Performance, the pair often found opportunities to collaborate on a wide variety of repertoire. In particular, they developed a strong bond over their shared interest in art song. Seeing the difficulties faced by many young artists upon completion of study programs, Jan and Natasha recognized how important it is to develop and produce concerts independently. To combat the issue of finding regular performing opportunities, they elected to create a concert series that would provide it’s own occasions. Consisting of four concerts – Montreal, Fredericton, Winnipeg and Toronto – the tour will trace the duo’s musical roots, with each performance conceptualized as a way of giving back to the musical communities which helped to support and provide opportunities in the past. As a thank you, a donation will be made to each of the following music programs:
The Saint Matthias Anglican Church Music program, The Music program at Fredericton High School, and the St Andrews Riverheights United Church Music program.
Admission to all four concerts will be at the door, by suggested donation of $20.