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Thread of Winter

by Leslie Fagan & Lorin Shalanko

These are our classical composed Art Songs as beautifully diverse as Canada herself - here the politely unruly dances with the proudly undiscovered,while the untamed holds hands with the serene -.the first celebration CD in the Canadian Art Song Series.
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1. My Love for You
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2. In the Quiet Winter
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3. There Is a Quiet Time
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4. Nuits D'étoiles
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5. Il pleure dans mon coeur
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6. Les rôdeurs de nuits
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7. Élegie
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8. Au bord de l'eau
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9. Les cloches
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10. L'hiver a cessé
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11. Frobisher Bay
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12. Lullaby of the Woman of the Mountain
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13. Little Boy in the Morning
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14. Take Me to a Green Isle
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15. O Love, Be Deep
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16. Falls the Snow
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17. White Butterflies
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18. Love Song
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19. There Was a Little Girl
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20. Theophilus Thistledown
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21. Giant Bonaparte
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22. Lullaby
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23. The Lady in Love
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Though the Canadian quilt of music weaves the "Thread of Winter", the first in a series of albums that celebrate the Canadian Art Song. Here the politely unruly dances with the proudly undiscovered, while the untamed holds hands with the serene These are our songs, classically composed and as diversely beautiful as Canada herself.

Leslie Fagan and Lorin Shalanko bring their love of Canadian Song to this inaugural recording.

From Leslie:
“On a teaching assignment at Juilliard, I attended a concert celebrating The American Songbook. How wonderful that the honouring of American Song remains a tradition of that esteemed school. I remember thinking how Canada has its own treasure trove of home-grown art song and became determined to bring this outlook home. And where better to applaud the Canadian Art Song than at Wilfrid Laurier University where Canadian repertoire is a yearly requirement for voice majors. There are so many Canadian gems waiting to be discovered and brought to life. What a gift it has been to record with Lorin. He and I share a deep musical sensitivity, lots of laughter and a kindred spirit in the making of this Canadian dream.”


From Lorin: "Canadian Music has been neglected!. Many times over the course of a school year, my students, eager to learn pieces of Canadian repertoire, have come to me unable to find recordings to listen to. This in part, is why I'm so pleased to collaborate on such an important project. This music is beautiful. It is accessible and appropriate for students. It shines at the touch of a trained professional. It is easy for the casual listener and for the trained ear. It is sensuously tranquil. I am proud of this Canadian Song Series which brings this evocative music out in the open accessible for all. It has been a privilege to work with Leslie, a great artist and hilarious soul."


Find out more about the Canadian Art Song Series at www.canadianartsong.ca


Leslie Fagan
Ms. Fagan has delighted audiences and critics alike at Royal Albert Hall, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Bordeaux Opera House, and Roy Thomson Hall.

Leslie caps a luminous 2015 with a return to Carnegie Hall for Handel’s Messiah with the Oratorio Society of New York under the direction of Maestro Kent Tritle. The journey to Carnegie Hall will be paved with Messiah performances in Rochester (Maestro David Fetler), Burlington and Hamilton (Maestro Boris Brott). Other highlights of 2015 include Mendelsohn’s Elijah with the Grand Philharmonic Choir of Waterloo (Maestro Mark Vuorinen), recitals with collaborative pianist Lorin Shalanko, and the continuation of Project Aria with Guy Few and Stephanie Mara.

“Her interpretation of Poulenc’s Gloria with the Oratorio Society of New York was lauded by Opera News as “one of the most memorable performances of the entire season.”

A proud Canadian, performances at home have led Leslie from Massey Hall to the Massey Ferguson Dealership in Exeter and a myriad of venues between. Upcoming in the recording studio, Leslie’s project of promoting Canadian Art Song will be launched in early 2016.

The 2016 New Year brings with it an exciting schedule. The season anticipates a collaborative concert with clarinetist James Campbell and pianist Leopoldo Erice as part of the Syrinx Series in Toronto; Carmina Burana with the Amadeus Choir (Maestra Lydia Adams); a Proms Concert with Peterborough Symphony (Maestro Michael Newnham); and the St. John Passion in Peterborough (Maestro Syd Birrell).

“Many thanks, dear Leslie, for a beautiful performance at Royal Albert Hall, London, England…” David Willcocks

Leslie dedicates her 2016 season to the memory of Sir David Willcocks, a mentor, friend and tireless musician who inspired many.

Having performed under the batons of such noted conductors as Sir David Willcocks, Hans Graf, Jukke Pekke Saraste, Kent Tritle, Heinz Ferlisch, Victor Borge and Elmer Isler, highlights of Ms. Fagan's past engagements include: a solo concert of music of Stravinsky and Debussy with the Bordeaux Aquitaine Symphonie Nationale, France; Bach's Weinachts Oratorium in Stuttgart, Germany; Handel's Messiah at the Royal Albert Hall in London, England;  Tafelmusik Orchestra and Choir in Toronto, Ontario; an engagement as guest soloist at the International Choral Festival in Gouda, Netherlands.

Leslie premiered 5 Mendelssohn Lieder at Steinway Hall in New York with the Clarion Music Society. Leslie made her official her Lincoln Center debut singing Carmina Burana and the world premier of Allesandro Cadario’s Cantata for Revival and in the same season sang a double debut at Carnegie Hall with Messiah performances with both the Oratorio Society of New York of Kent Tritle and Music Sacra under the baton of Richard Westenburg. 

Ms. Fagan recently performed concerts in Spain at the Festival International Musica Classica Ribadeo and gave recitals at the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates with Spanish pianist Leopoldo Erice. Leslie teamed up with Mr. Erice again in Canada for a recital and a recording with the great Canadian clarinetist James Campbell. She joined the Elmer Iseler Singers for Handel’s Messiah, performed at The Bach Festival of Canada, Brott Summer Music and Festival of the Sound.

On the opera stage, Ms. Fagan has sung the title role in Donizetti's Linda di Chamounix; Pamina in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte; Sophie in Massenet's Werther; Musetta in Puccini's La Boheme and Nanetta in Verdi's Falstaff. At the Aldeburgh Festival in England Ms. Fagan performed the roles of Tytania in Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream and Zerlina in Mozart's Don Giovanni.

Ms. Fagan has been fortunate enough to share the stage with many great artists including Victor Borge, Lois Marshall and Maureen Forrester and has performed on CBC radio and television, BBC radio and television and NPR.

Leslie is a graduate of the University of Toronto where she studied with Madame Irene Jessner and Lois Marshall. Prior to entering university Ms. Fagan studied privately with Catherine Robbin and Greta Kraus. In 2001, Ms. Fagan was the recipient of a Chalmers Grant, which enabled her to study with the great Romanian soprano, Ileana Cotrubas in France. Ms. Fagan has traveled to Italy to study with Martin Isepp at the Centre for Operatic Studies Sulmona Italy, which led to an invitation to work with this master of Mozart privately in London, England. This Italian study period was made possible by the generous support of the Canada Council.

Leslie is a professor of voice instruction at Sir Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo and has private studios in New York and Peterborough. She has given master classes at The Juilliard School, American University of Sharjah, York University, Berkshire Choral Festival, and has adjudicated numerous competitions including the Oratorio Society of New York Singing Competition. Ms. Fagan’s students have gone on to attend the Royal College of Music, London Eng., the Royal Scottish Academy, the Manhattan School of Music and the Prague Conservatory of Music.

Lorin Shalanko
Lorin Shalanko is a much sought out pianist in the community praised for his sensitive and evocative playing. At Wilfrid Laurier University he provides instruction, accompaniment and coaching to many musicians on their way to making their mark in the recital, competition and performance world. 
 
He regularly performs with Leslie Fagan, Jenn Enns-Modolo, Amy Waller and other musicians and dancers of a number of Canadian institutions.  
 
Internationally, Lorin's career has taken him to France, where he lived and worked for several years.  While overseas, he taught privately and accompanied for various soloists and choirs.  Lorin was invited to perform as a solo artist in  France, Italy,
Switzerland and the Netherlands.
 
Lorin holds an honours degree in Piano Performance from Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo Canada.  After graduation he studied with Martin Katz at the University of Michigan. 

In a position he finds equally rewarding, Lorin is a committed teacher to his students at The Beckett School of Music at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario.

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