The Art of the Art Song

Date: Sunday, May 7, 2023
Where: Syrinx Concerts Toronto
“The Art of the Art Song”, Heliconian Hall, 3:00pm

Pianist Steven Philcox and tenor Lawrence Wiliford present a lecture recital with Linda and Michael Hutchon that explores the topic of “Art Song”. The concert will culminate in the premiere performance of a new song cycle by Cecilia Livingston, commissioned by the Hutcheons.


Three Songs on Poems of Anne Michaels by Christos Hatzis

Date: Saturday, February 4, 2023
Where: University of Toronto New Music Festival
UTNMF: Hatzis @ 70, Walter Hall, 2:30pm

Originally commissioned for performances in 2021 to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Canadian Art Song Project’s founding, this collection of three songs for tenor and piano defies idiomatic convention, offering moments inspired by classical, jazz and folk music traditions. Pianist Steven Philcox and tenor Lawrence Wiliford offer the premiere live performance of this work as part of the celebratory concert honoring the 70th birthday of composer Christos Hatzis.

A video performance of this work, funded in part by the Jackman Humanities Institute at the University of Toronto will be released in early 2023.