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CMH Special Feature:

Voice and String Quartet:
with soprano Carla Huhtanen, bass-baritone Stephen Hegedusviolinists Michael Schulte & Aaron Schwebel, violist Keith Hamm, cellist Paul Pulford.

Sunday, February 12, 2017, at 2:00 p.m.




Butterworth: Love Blows as the Wind Blows, baritone and string quartet
Respighi: Il Tramonto for String Quartet and Soprano
Schubert: Erlkönig, baritone and string quartet
Schoenberg: Finale of String Quartet No.2 with soprano
Barber: Dover Beach, baritone and string quartet
Piazzolla: Libertango, string quartet with soprano
Mozart: Papageno & Papagena duet from  The Magic Flute 

CMH Special Feature with: Carla Huhtanen, Stephen Hegedus, Michael Schulte, Aaron Schwebel, Keith Hamm, Paul Pulford

Carla Huhtanen

Soprano Carla Huhtanen is in demand internationally for her “soaring, translucent” voice, “winning stage presence,” and her diverse repertoire. She debuted in the UK as Lisetta in Garsington Opera’s La Gazzetta (Rossini) and returned as Serpetta in their production of Mozart’s La Finta Giardiniera, a performance repeated at the Barbican Centre’s Mostly Mozart series. She debuted in Italy at Gran Teatro la Fenice in Venice as Daisy Park in Gershwin’s Lady, Be Good! and returned to La Fenice as Athenaïs in Cherubini’s Anacréon. In France, she sang the title role of Purcell’s The Fairy Queen for Festival Mars en Baroque (Marseille, Tarascon, and Aix-en-Provence) and Angelica in Händel’s Orlando for Théatre Gyptis (Marseille), Festival Musique au Coeur (Antibes) and Festival de hartres. A reprise performance of Lady, Be Good! took her to Lisbon’s Teatro Sao Carlos and that same year she was featured soloist in a Leonard Bernstein Tribute with the Israel Philharmonic. ... More

Stephen Hegedus

Hailed by the Ottawa Citizen as a singer possessing “ instrument of rare beauty, majestic and commanding from the bottom of his range to the top...”, bass-baritone Stephen Hegedus is frequently heard with leading orchestras and opera companies in Canada and abroad.

His operatic roles include the title role of Le nozze di Figaro, Leporello (Don Giovanni), Colline (La Bohème), Guglielmo (Così fan tutte), Albert (Werther), Nick Shadow (The Rake’s Progress), Collatinus (The Rape of Lucretia), Talbot (Maria Stuarda), Sprecher (Die Zauberflöte), Masetto (Don Giovanni) and Angelotti (Tosca). He has been engaged by the Teatro Municipal de Santiago, Canadian Opera Company, Vancouver Opera, L’Opéra de Montréal, Opera Atelier, Pacific Opera Victoria, Edmonton Opera, Opera Hamilton and Against the Grain Theatre. ... More

Michael Schulte

Michael Schulte began serious violin studies in Lübeck, Germany. He has been described as,”This elegantly accomplished violinist [with] smooth virtuosity” and,“The most elegant violinist around.” by critic Hugh Fraser of The Spec.  Pursuing an early interest in orchestral music, he held the position of concertmaster with nine orchestras. Michael has played as soloist with orchestras from the Toronto Philharmonia to the Winnipeg Symphony. Also a professional violist, conductor and arranger, Michael’s main focus is chamber music performance, presentation and education.  ... More

Aaron Schwebel

Canadian violinist Aaron Schwebel has performed throughout the world in various musical roles. Based in his native Toronto, Aaron currently holds the position of Concertmaster with the National Ballet of Canada Orchestra and Associate Concertmaster with the Canadian Opera Company. In the past, Aaron has performed as guest concertmaster with the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Les Violons Du Roy, the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, and Orchestra London.  ... More

Keith Hamm

A native of Rosebud, Alberta, violist Keith Hamm is rapidly gaining recognition as a dynamic and exciting young presence on the Canadian music scene. Upon completion of his studies, Keith was named Principal Violist of the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra. 
Keith is an alumnus of the International Musicians Seminar at Prussia Cove; the Sarasota Music Festival; Morningside Music Bridge and the Chamber Music Program at Le Domaine Forget. He is a winner of the Stratford Symphony’s Emerging Artists Competition and The Glenn Gould School Chamber Music Competition. Keith was recently featured on CBC Radio 2 as a Next! artists and as one of Canada’s top thirty musicians under thirty.  ... More

Paul Pulford

Paul Pulford studied with American cellist George Neikrug and with Scottish cellists Peggie Sampson and Joan Dickson. He has played in the BBC Scottish Symphony, Toronto Symphony, Austin (Texas) Symphony, and was principal cellist of the Toronto Chamber Players and Irish Pro Musica Ensemble. As a soloist he has performed with the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Banff Festival Orchestra, Symphony Nova Scotia, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, RTE (Ireland) Symphony, and the Irish Pro Musica Ensemble. He has performed extensively as a recitalist and has recorded the complete Beethoven and Brahms sonatas with fortepianist Boyd McDonald.  ... More


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