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Wed 5 Jun 2019 7:30PM Victoria Concert Hall


Programme A Mirror for a Prince Cant voi l’aube For Sixty Cents Am I In Your Light? (from ‘Doctor Atomic’) Quartet Satz Les feux d’artifice t’appellent

by Colin Jacobsen by Caroline Shaw by Colin Jacobsen by John Adams (Arr. Evan Ziporyn) by Philip Glass by Rufus Wainwright

- Intermission -

i am my own achilles’ heel* Cover Me Hunter Frost (from ‘Sequence from Minor White’) Freezing Speak Darkly, My Angel Pi

by Du Yun by Björk (arr. Erik Avinder) by Björk (arr. Vince Mendoza) by Kyle Sanna by Philip Glass by Elvis Costello (arr. Rob Mathes) by Kate Bush (arr. Kyle Sanna)

* ‘i am my own achilles’ heel’, commissioned for Brooklyn Rider by Chamber Music Cincinnati in honour of Dick Allen and Kayla Springer.

Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter is one of today's most recorded artists with an unrivalled discography built across a career spanning more than three decades at the very top of her profession. A lengthy and exclusive relationship with Deutsche Grammophon produced a wealth of acclaimed recordings as well as a collaboration with pop legend Elvis Costello on For the Stars. Her double CD, Douce France, released on Naïve received a Grammy Award in 2015 for Best Classical Solo Vocal Album. A busy concert schedule takes Anne Sofie von Otter to all corners of the world where she appears with the world’s leading conductors and orchestras; and an ever-evolving repertoire has played a key role in sustaining her international reputation as an operatic force. This season’s highlights includes recitals at Wigmore Hall, at Munich’s Cuvilliés-Theater and at La Monnaie; a US recital tour with Philharmonia Baroque including a world premiere at Lincoln Center of a work by Caroline Shaw; and a tour of Asia with Brooklyn Rider. She appears as The Old Lady in Barrie Kosky’s new production of Candide at Komische Oper Berlin; reprises Marzellina (Le nozze di Figaro) for Bayerische Staatsoper; and performs Madame de Croissy (Dialogues des Carmélites) for Royal Swedish Opera.


Brooklyn Rider

Johnny Gandelsman, violin Colin Jacobsen, violin Nicholas Cords, viola Michael Nicolas, cello

Hailed as “the future of chamber music” (Strings), Brooklyn Rider offers eclectic repertoire in gripping performances that continue to attract legions of fans and draw rave reviews from classical, world, and rock critics alike. In fall 2018, Brooklyn Rider released Dreamers on Sony Music Masterworks with Mexican jazz vocalist Magos Herrera followed by a tour to support the album. This season they debut their Healing Modes project which presents Beethoven’s Opus 132 alongside new commissions by Reena Esmail, Gabriela Lena Frank, Matana Roberts, and Caroline Shaw. Brooklyn Rider celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2015 with the groundbreaking multi-disciplinary project Brooklyn Rider Almanac, for which it recorded and toured 15 commissioned works, each inspired by a different artistic muse. Last season, Brooklyn Rider released an album with Anne Sofie von Otter entitled So Many Things on Naïve Records and together they toured material from the album and more including stops at Carnegie Hall and the Opernhaus Zurich. Other recent projects include a tour with choreographer Brian Brooks and former New York City Ballet prima ballerina Wendy Whelan, performing Some of a Thousand Words, and collaborations with banjoist Béla Fleck, jazz saxophonist Joshua Redman and Irish fiddle master Martin Hayes.


15 Jun 2019, 4pm Victoria Concert Hall

THE STORY OF BABAR The Story of Babar by Jean de Brunhoff – a classic story of a little elephant who finds his place in the world, with lessons of understanding and hope. The brilliant and innovative British organist Tom Bell brings this moving story to life on the organ alongside narrator Oniatta Effendi, drama educator from NAFA, Singapore. Tickets: $20 Concessions: $15 Sponsored by

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VCH Presents: Anne Sofie Von Otter & Brooklyn Rider  

The prodigiously talented, Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter is a legend among vocalists. Her So Many Things tour is a...

VCH Presents: Anne Sofie Von Otter & Brooklyn Rider  

The prodigiously talented, Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter is a legend among vocalists. Her So Many Things tour is a...

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