Tuesday & Wednesday, May 12 & 13, 8pm
Pre-concert talks at 7:15pm
Trinity St. Paul's Centre, 427 Bloor Street West, Toronto

An exploration of the many ways in which the ancient Greek tales have been interpreted through the centuries. At times serious, at times dramatic, and often playful, they have constantly been adapted to reflect the shifting mores of different times.

guest artists

Carla Huhtanen, soprano
Andrea Ludwig, mezzo soprano
Ross Manson, reader


Giovanni Battista Pergolesi: Orfeo, for soprano, strings and continuo. (audio sample)
Alan Hovhaness: Hercules, for soprano and violin. Text by the composer.
Monica Pearce: Leda Songs, for mezzo soprano, clarinet and string trio. Text by R.M. Rilke, HD, and D.H. Lawrence *Commissioned, premiere performance*
John Plant: Invocation to Aphrodite, for mezzo soprano, string quartet and piano. Poetry by Sappho.
Joaquin Turina: excerpts from Las Musas de Andalucia for soprano, string quartet and piano. Text by the composer.(audio sample)
Kurt Weill: songs from One Touch of Venus, arranged for mezzo soprano, clarinet and string quartet by Laura Jones. Lyrics by Ogden Nash. (audio sample)

spoken word

Selections from adaptations of Greek myths across the centuries – including poetry by Keats and Tennyson, as well as excerpts from Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter.

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