The Fusion Sessions: Jane Archibald


Jane Archibald, soprano

Symphony Nova Scotia musicians:
Renaud Lapierre, leader; Richard Simoneau, trumpet; Mark Lee, violin; Isabelle Fournier, violin; Karen Langille, violin; Charna Matsushige, violin; Susan Sayle, viola; Étienne Chénard, viola; Rachel Desoer, cello; Benjamin Marmen, cello; Max Kasper, bass; David Parker, horn; Mary Lee, horn

Extra players:
Julie Cuming, horn; Garth MacPhee, harpsichord

On the Program:
J.S. Bach: Aria from Jauchzet Gott, BWV 51
Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel: String Quartet in E-flat Major, IV. Allegro molto vivace
Heitor Villa-Lobos, arr. Chris Palmer: Aria from Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5
Richard Strauss: Morgen! Op. 27 No. 4

Nova Scotia’s own star soprano Jane Archibald joins Symphony Nova Scotia musicians for an intimate, exquisite online concert of beautiful vocal works. Hear the gorgeous, world-famous aria from Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos’ Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5, in a brand-new string arrangement from Symphony Nova Scotia’s Chris Palmer.

Plus, Jane joins forces with our own virtuoso trumpeter Richard Simoneau for Bach’s joyous Jauchzet Gott aria, one of his most spectacular showpieces. We’ll also hear a highlight from Fanny Mendelssohn’s imaginative, elegant String Quartet, and finally, Strauss’ poignant, rapturous love song Morgen! (Tomorrow!), which reminds us with its opening line, “And tomorrow the sun will shine again.”

Finally, Jane sits down with host Suzanne Lemieux to answer previously submitted questions!

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