Sweeping strings and stirring lyricism abound in this program featuring Tchaikovsky’s graceful yet impassioned Serenade for Strings and Strauss’s charming dance music inspired by Couperin. At the centre of this program are jazzy cabaret songs by Bolcom telling of life’s heartaches and the darker side of love always with wry humour and affection.
Gillian Sadler, soprano
Richard Strauss - Dance Suite, after Couperin
William Bolcom – Cabaret Songs
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Serenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48
Hilldale Lutheran Church