Winnipeg Free Press Newspaper Archives Oct 3 1970, Page 78

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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - October 3, 1970, Winnipeg, ManitobaFeatures Winnipeg free press saturday october 3, 1970 new Leisure the women s musical club commences its 72nd season oct. 19 with a matinee featuring the English a Joyce Grenfell known As finest she has off a described As witty Winnin Grul altogether wonderful and is one of the few players who can hold a Kirtie theatre throughout an entire performance by the sole sufficient Power of her own individual artistry. The famous stage performer of and monologues will appear at she concert Hall of the Winnipeg auditorium. Her last performance for the women s musical club in Winnipeg in j958 was a sellout performance and Many disappointed people were turned away. A to and radio Star she has toured great Britain South Africa. Canada Switzerland aus Arralia and new zealand and has appeared on the de Sullivan show eight times. During the second world War she toured hospitals to Mong them Canadian in 15 Dif Ferent countries and was awarded the . Together with stage and television appearances she has appeared in several movies including the happiest Day of your life Gen of Viva. The million Pound note the companions Happy is the a Riff and All three St. Arinian films. Thi Genera program for the year with five additional artists and a concert includes three distinguished canadians Colette Bike. Operatic Soprano Helene Caune. Cellist and Garnet Brooks ii nor. And the american band pianist i ick Ohlsson. Colette Roky one of North Ameri a s brightest stars is already the Darling of Vienna Volks opera the Bremen opera. Munich s t h e a t r e Cuvilliez Paris Odeon i theatre de France and the Geneva opera. She is scheduled to appear Here nov. Of and together with All the remaining artists will perform in the concert Hall of St. Mary s Aca Demy. In 1967 the Beautiful miss i by Gilda in a spectacular . To production of Verdi s i returning to Canada she Rosina in the Barber of Seville musical club concerts with the Canadian opera company in Toronto s o Keefe Centre All four Soprano roles in the tales of Hoff Man and interpreted these same four roles in Montreal s place Des arts. As an oratorio soloist she Sang in leading Soprano roles with the internationally famous Munich Bach chords and orchestra conducted by Karl Richter in the place Des arts Montreal. She made a Brilliant debut at the metropolitan opera during the 1967-68 season As Queen of the night in the new Marc Chagall production of Mozart s magic flute. Her recital list contained lieder and French Art songs and she has appeared in films shown at the Cannes festival. She has studied at Montreal s Vince d indy school of music the conservatory of music and dramatic Art of the province of Quebec which voted her the prize of Europe the top most prize for Canadian musicians. A dedicated artist she had developed a repertoire unusual for a Young Singer having mastered in the Origi Nal languages some 34 leading roles in 31 operas. As critics have said it is rare to find a Singer in whom vocal talents and physical Charm Are combined so generously. Canada Council recipient Helene Gagne has exhibited the rarest qualities of a real soloist in spite of her extreme youth. Born in Montreal in 1950 she has studied cello in Europe for three consecutive years and won first Primo in the Competition con course Aries Licup de la Ville de Paris and was the first recipient of the Lausanne conservatory. She be came a Pupil of waiter Joachim in and has performed As soloist with the Toronto and the Montreal symphony orchestras the Sarah Fisher concerts and the society pro music. Montreal. Helene Gagne is often heard on Csc radio and television and was unanimously awarded 1st in the Csc National Talent festival in March 19gg. Earlier in her career she played for three consecutive Summers in the National youth orchestra and was also a participant in the Orford arts festival for five seasons. Studying and tour ing in Europe her concerts Drew Praise from critics on her mature performances. Her cello is a Fine old French instrument dating from 1836 of the famous Luthier grand Pere and she will be heard in concert Jan. 25. Garnet Brooks who sings Here March 8 has been described As a robust Bel Canto Tenor who sounds As though he had spent the last 10 years eating prosciutto and Poling a Gondola through venetian canals. A scholarship student of both the Royal conservatory of music and the opera school in Toronto he has appeared in Many recitals the Canad an opera company Gly Debourne touring company England As guest soloist with symphony orchestra on the bbl radio and to and with Ora Torio societies. He was leading Tenor with the Western opera theatre the touring Branch of the san Francisco opera company this past season where he performed la Traviata la Boheme cosi fan Tutta and Gianni Schicchi. He returned to Canada to sing the title role in the North Amer ican premiere of the prodigal son by Benjamin Britten. This very musical Young Tenor with his Rich warm voice and personality shows great Promise of becoming one of Canada s outstanding ambassadors of music. Garrick Ohlsson. A Youthful 22, was scheduled for the metropolitan museum of Art piano series in Jan uary 1970. At is he received the highly coveted first in the Busoni Competition in Bolzano. Italy. Two years later he was named Winner of the Montreal International piano Competition. At 13 he became the Pupil of Sascha Gorodnitzki of the Juilliard school of music and in 1966 was enrolled at that institution As a full time student currently studying for his Bachelor s degree and work ing with the famous Rossina Levine. In 1965 american born or. Ohlsson was named one of the three finalists in a Westchester philharmonic society Competition. He will perform Here nov. 30. The annual wac s recital by its scholarship awards winners will be held feb. 15 and will feature out standing students of voice and piano. Joyce Grenfell Garnet Brooks cum co Foffe Boky Chuni Garrick Mossom Garmt

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