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2017 E-Gré Winner's Tour

Alexandra Smither, soprano

with Pierre- André Doucet, piano

Monday, November 20, 2017 at 12 Noon

This is a Free concert and open to all

The Eckhardt-Gramatté Competition for the performance of Canadian and contemporary music is a memorial to composer, pianist, and violinist S.C. (Sonia) Eckhardt-Gramatté who spent the last twenty-one years of her life in Manitoba. It fulfills her lifelong dream of creating a means by which the music of contemporary composers could make its presence felt by young musicians on the threshold of their careers. The E-Gré National Music Competition has been held annually since 1976 at Brandon University.

The 2017 Eckhardt-Gramatté winner is soprano Alexandra Smither who will be accompanied by pianist Pierre-André Doucet.

Short Programme (noon-hour concert)

Chants de Terre et de Ciel: 6. Résurrection

                                                                                                            Olivier Messiaen

Tanzer Lieder

                                                                                                            Ana Sokolovic*

  1. Sur une étoile
  2. Stimmen
  3. Dezember
  4. Wishing Well
  5. Last Song


Two Dreams (Piano Reduction) (written for Alexandra)

                                                                                                            Cecilia Livingston*


Sequenza III

Luciano Berio



                                                                                                            Nicole Lizee*


Premiere* for soprano/piano/simple multimedia                                 Judy Jackson



* Indicates Canadian works