Tuesday, March 10 & Wednesday, March 11, 8pm
Pre-concert talks at 7:15pm
Trinity St. Paul's Centre, 427 Bloor Street West, Toronto

Gorgeous music from some of the greatest poets and composers of our time, as they search for meaning in an often hostile world. Entrancing songs of hope and longing, despair and redemption, including well-loved favourites along with a number of lesser-known gems.

guest artists

Ilana Zarankin soprano
Joel Allison, baritone
Stewart Arnott, reader


Samuel Barber: Dover Beach for baritone and string quartet. Poetry by Matthew Arnold.
Walford Davies: Prospice for baritone and string quartet. Poetry by Robert Browning. (audio sample)
Juliet Hess: The Cloths of Heaven for baritone, flute, oboe, violin, viola, cello and piano. Poetry by W.B. Yeats
Dmitri Shostakovich: Seven Romances on Poems by Alexander Blok for soprano, violin, cello and piano. (audio sample)
John Tavener: Akhmatova Poems for soprano and string quartet. Poetry by Anna Akhmatova. (audio sample)

spoken word

Selections from The Outermost Dream by William Maxwell, a charming series of essays about human imagination and consciousness.

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