Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 14:30
Sunday, February 12, 2:30 pm
So in Love
Lesley Andrew, soprano
Alde Calongcagong, piano
Tickets: $20; Students (with ID) $5
Tickets available at the door. Cash purchases only at the door please.
SO IN LOVE - PROGRAM
La vie en rose (Piaf, 1915-1963/Louiguy, 1916-1991)
Reve D’amour (Faure, 1845-1924)
Le Charme (Chausson, 1855-1899)
Heart we will forget him (Copland, 1900-1990)
Promiscuity (Barber, 1919-1981)
Wie melodien zieht es mir (Brahms, 1833-1897)
Zueignung (Strauss, 1825-1899)
Habanera from Carmen (Bizet, 1838-1875)
Mon coeur s’ouvre a ta voix from Samson et Delilah (Saint-Saens, 1835-1921)
My Funny Valentine/My Favorite Things (Rodgers, 1902-1979)
So in Love (Porter, 1891-1964)
Movie Scores by Michel LeGrand (b. 1932)
I was born in love with you
What are you doing the rest of your life
How do you keep the music playing
From Songs for a New World (Jason Robert Brown, b. 1970)
I’m not afraid of anything
Stars and the Moon
My House from Peter Pan (Bernstein, 1918-1990)
Tommy has proposed to me again from An Ideal Husband (Wilde, 1854-1900)
100 Easy Ways from Wonderful Town (Bernstein, 1918-1990)
Je vieux vivre from Romeo et Juliet (Gounod, 1818-1893)
Un bel di from Madama Butterfly (Puccini, 1858-1924)
Nelly, do you never dream strange dreams from Wuthering Heights (Floyd, 1926)
Lesley Andrew, soprano
Lesley Andrew has made soloist appearances with many of Canada’s finest orchestras and choirs, including the Vancouver, Windsor, Kitchener-Waterloo, Kingston, Hamilton, Guelph symphony orchestras, Weston Silver Band, Toronto Concert Band, Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Orchestra, Brott Summer Music Festival, Stratford Summer Music, and the Shenandoah Bach Festival (VA, USA). Ms. Andrew’s recordings have often been heard on CBC Radio. Known for her extraordinary vocal range and versatility in many genres of music, Ms. Andrew often ‘switches hats’, performing as the soprano soloist for one engagement and as the alto soloist for the next – from opera to show tunes, oratorio to jazz.
Immediately following the completion of her undergraduate degree, Ms. Andrew began an extended tenure with the Stratford Festival, performing in productions including The Mikado, The Pirates of Penzance, Twelfth Night, Cyrano De Bergerac, Alice Through the Looking Glass, The Music Man and Patience. Other theatrical performances include Menotti’s ‘The Telephone’ and Hopkin’s ‘Three’s Company’ at the Guelph Spring Festival (featuring and directed by Ms. Andrew.)
Ms. Andrew has completed a number of major concert and recital tours, including Argentina (2005) England/Austria/Germany (1989/1990 – Canadian Concert & Jazz Band), the 1999 World Tour aboard the QE II, two USA tours (2002/2003-California/Arizona/Florida/Texas) and a Canadian tour with The Lesley Andrew Trio (2004-Vancouver/Manitoba/Ontario).
A recipient of many awards, including a Canadian Opera Company Scholarship, and the Maureen Forrester Guthrie Award (The Stratford Festival), Ms. Andrew now adjudicates and conducts master classes at festivals, universities and schools of music & drama around the world (voice – classical, Broadway and pop, choral music and speech arts classes.) Having moved from Stratford, Ontario (where she was twice nominated as ‘Citizen of the Year), Ms. Andrew now runs her thriving voice and drama studio - Dream in Progress Productions – in both London (where she now resides) and at the University of Windsor, where she currently teaches. As a director, Ms. Andrew is much in demand in the genres of musical theatre and opera. Ms. Andrew’s intensive theatre and music program for youth, ‘Summer Glee’, is now in it’s twenty-fifth year, with more programs offered each summer in communities across Ontario, in order to accommodate growing enrollment.
Ms. Andrew has made special guest television appearances on The Tonight Show, Oprah Winfrey, To Tell the Truth, Donny & Marie, The Comedy Network, YTV, Regis & Kathy Lee and many more. A popular motivational speaker, Ms. Andrew is engaged across Canada by Educators, Universities, Corporations, Service Clubs and Student Organizations.
Ms. Andrew’s professional activities have included teaching and stage directing appointments at Wilfrid Laurier University (Opera), and at the Universities of Windsor (Studio Voice; Faculty of Music, and The Creative Process; School of Dramatic Arts) and Western Ontario (Studio Voice, Opera, Shakespearean drama). As a pedagogue, Ms. Andrew is very involved with the W Ross Macdonald School for the Blind in Brantford, Ontario, where she helps create and run arts programs for exceptional children. While maintaining a full teaching schedule in her private studio (London) and as a faculty member at the University of Windsor (Voice performance and Vocal Techniques, School of Creative Arts), Ms. Andrew continues to take bookings as a soloist, collaborative recital artist, stage director, adjudicator, and motivational speaker.
Academic degrees: MMUS (Performance & Literature), HBA Music (Performance Voice), Sir Wilfred Laurier University; Diploma in Opera, Western University, Second Study – Fine Art
*‘Love … Look Away’ The Lesley Andrew Trio – A stylistic mixture of opera, jazz and musical theatre.
*‘Dream A Little Dream’ - A collection of lullabies ranging in style from classical to jazz, contemporary to traditional.
*‘Celebrating Rogers – Hammerstein & Hart’ with Lesley Andrew and Daniel Lichti – The music of Richard Rogers.
Alde Calongcagong, piano
Alde Calongcagong obtained his Bachelor of Music in piano performance degree from the University of Windsor and a Master of Music degree from Western University. His principal teachers include Dr. E. Gregory Butler and Ronald Turini.
A former Rose Bowl winner at the Windsor Essex Kiwanis Music Festival, Alde was also the recipient of the J. Francis Leddy Entrance Scholarship, and the Ouellette/Yamaha Piano Scholarship at the University of Windsor. From Western University, he was a prizewinner at the London Music Scholarship Foundation Competition.
Alde maintains a successful music studio in the Windsor area and is a member of the Ontario Registered Music Teachers’ Association (past president for the Windsor/Essex branch) and the Canadian Music Festivals Adjudicators’ Association. Many of his students have entered university music programs and have won top prizes and scholarships at local, provincial and national music competitions. Alde has been active as an adjudicator, music instructor at the University of Windsor, choral accompanist for both choirs at the university and an examiner for the Royal Conservatory of Music.
Highlights include two CD recordings and performances at the Glenn Gould Studio and Koerner Hall in Toronto.