Public Lecture Series: Reykjavík, Iceland
Feb
22
12:45 AM00:45

Public Lecture Series: Reykjavík, Iceland

Join Women on the Verge for a Lecture-Recital of Emilie LeBel's new work, Blue of the Distance commissioned with the support of the Canada Council. The text "explores themes of migration, displacement, and the experience of women caught in this turmoil". Emilie has set found and collected words from over 140 news articles describing events of displacement, in particular, words to describe women. These words were then mapped onto an essay by Rebecca Solnit, Blue of Distance, using erasure techniques on her text.

Women on the Verge was formed in 2016 by American soprano Emily Martin, Canadian soprano Elizabeth McDonald and Canadian pianist Kathryn Tremills. The trio is connected by the performers’ mutual desire to explore the common thread of women’s lives through the millennia, including their strengths, struggles, and collective experiences.

Free and open to the public.

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Fox Island Concert Series: Women on the Verge
Jul
24
7:30 PM19:30

Fox Island Concert Series: Women on the Verge

For over fifty years, amid the pines and granite crags of the Maine islands of North Haven and Vinalhaven, and within steps of the sea, Fox Islands Concerts has presented extraordinary music performed by artists of international repute. Ensembles such as the Vermeer Quartet and the St. Lawrence String Quartet have enchanted both local residents and summer visitors, as have distinguished pianists such as Leonard Hokanson and Frederick Moyer. Contemporary composers have brought exciting new music to the islands, and groups like the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet have expanded listeners’ horizons. Concerts are held at Smith Hokanson Memorial Hall on Vinalhaven and at the North Haven Village Church and Waterman's Community Center on North Haven. 

Free and open to the public.

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St. Bride's Fleet Street: Recital with Women on the Verge
Feb
19
1:15 PM13:15

St. Bride's Fleet Street: Recital with Women on the Verge


Expectations and Desires

Women on the Verge was formed with the desire to tell the stories of women's lives - stories that explore the depths of what it means to be a woman both in the past and in the present day - stories of celebration and condemnation, expectations and desires, motherhood and loss, marriage and betrayal and redemption. These are the stories of extraordinary women living everyday lives.

Music by Hugo Wolf, Cecilia Livingston, Robert Spillman, Logan Skelton, Richard Pearson Thomas and Robert Aldridge


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 Concerts & Colloquia Recital: Middlesex University, London, UK
Feb
12
7:00 PM19:00

Concerts & Colloquia Recital: Middlesex University, London, UK

Join Women on the Verge for a Lecture-Recital of Emilie LeBel's new work, Blue of the Distance commissioned with the support of the Canada Council. The text "explores themes of migration, displacement, and the experience of women caught in this turmoil". Emilie has set found and collected words from over 140 news articles describing events of displacement, in particular, words to describe women. These words were then mapped onto an essay by Rebecca Solnit, Blue of Distance, using erasure techniques on her text.

Women on the Verge was formed in 2016 by American soprano Emily Martin, Canadian soprano Elizabeth McDonald and Canadian pianist Kathryn Tremills. The Trio is connected by their mutual desire to tell the stories of women’s lives both past and present - the stories of celebration and condemnation, motherhood and loss, marriage and betrayal, breakdowns and breakups...the stories of every woman.

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Borough New Music Concert Series: London, UK
Feb
12
1:00 PM13:00

Borough New Music Concert Series: London, UK

Women on the Verge 
Elizabeth McDonald (soprano), Emily Martin (soprano), Kathryn Tremills (piano)

Jocelyn Morlock (b. 1969)
:Somewhere Along The Line(2012)
Zachary Wadsworth (b. 1983):Present and Future (selection) (2015) UK Premiere
Cecilia Livingston
 (b. 1984):Penelope(2014)
Emilie LeBel (b. 1979): Blue in the Distance (2018) UK Premiere
Robert Spillman
 (b. 1936): Let Evening Come; Why I Have a Crush on You, UPS Man; Otherwise UK Premiere

http://www.boroughnewmusic.co.uk/series/series-13

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UofT Voice Pedagogy Round Table
Feb
5
10:10 AM10:10

UofT Voice Pedagogy Round Table

SOPRANO OR MEZZO-SOPRANO? How can I tell? When will I know?

VOICE PEDAGOGY ROUND TABLE

Faculty of Music, University of Toronto
Walter Hall

Kimberly Barber Shannon Coates Kathy Domoney
Henry Ingraham Lorna MacDonald Elizabeth McDonald
Wendy Nielsen Frédérique Vézina Catherine Robbin Monica Whicher Krisztina Szabó

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songSLAM
Jan
16
1:30 PM13:30

songSLAM

Women on the Verge in partnership with Voice Studies at the University of Toronto Faculty of Music are thrilled to produce the first Canadian songSLAM. Originally created by Sparks and Wiry Cries, songSLAM sees composer/singer/pianist teams create a 5 minute original song and, in the poetry slam tradition, the audience votes for the winner.

$2000 in prizes

12 original songs

Bar opens at 6:30
Concert at 7:00

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