We are happy to announce that in the 2015­-16 season CASP will begin a new series of concerts: The Canadian Art Song Project Recital Series.

This, the first series of ticketed concerts presented by CASP, marks the next stage in our artistic development and mission of introducing Canadian audiences to their own art song repertoire. After four years of annual “Celebration of Canadian Art Song” concerts as a part of the Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, CASP will expand to offer two additional intimate recitals starring established and emerging Canadian artists proudly presenting Canadian works alongside European and American song.

In November we will present a new cycle by Erik Ross (The Living Spectacle) along with works by Brian Harman (Sewing the Earthworm), Richard Strauss and American Libby Larsen. Artists featured in this concert are sopranos Ambur Braid and Carla Huhtanen, pianist Steven Philcox and dancer Jennifer Nichols.

The February recital will feature baritone Phillip Addis and pianist Emily Hamper performing song by Canadians Chester Duncan, Larysa Kuzmenko (In Search of Eldorado) and Imant Raminsh (The Pilgrim Soul) as well as works by Gustav Mahler (Songs of a Wayfarer) and Dominick Argento (The Andrée Expedition).

Tickets will be on sale in September 2015 at www.canadianartsongproject.ca.

The fifth annual “Celebration of Canadian Art Song” concert will be held on May 5, 2016 at 12 noon as part of the Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre.