Lyell Gustin Recital Series 2018
Leslie Ann Bradley, soprano, and Rachel Andrist, piano
Tuesday, August 21, 2018, at 7:30 p.m.
The Lyell Gustin Series proudly presents a summer recital by the superb Canadian soprano Leslie Ann Bradley, an artist who “brings the stage to life whenever she sets foot into the spotlight!” (Toronto Star). She will perform “Songs of Evening,” a wide array of beloved music from Romantic-era lieder and opera arias to Broadway: works by Mozart, Brahms, Debussy, Rachmaninoff, Sondheim, and more. The pianist for the recital is Rachel Andrist, originally of Estevan, Saskatchewan, who has an international career as collaborative artist and has spent over two decades working principally at European opera houses.
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Leslie Ann Bradley often remarks she has Glenn Gould to thank for keeping her on a musical path, because her grandmother was related to the world-famous Canadian pianist! Now based in New York, Ms. Bradley is in much demand for opera roles, recitals and appearances with orchestras; highlights include performances with Opéra de Montréal, Vancouver Symphony, Louisiana Philharmonic, Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de México, the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir and very recently, Toronto Symphony Orchestra in June 2018. A winner in the New England Metropolitan Opera Competition, she also received the Norcop Song Prize, and in France, the Prix du chant Pierre Bernac at the Académie International de musique Maurice Ravel.
Canadian pianist Rachel Andrist, after studies in her hometown of Estevan and summer schools at the Lyell Gustin Studios, Saskatoon, went on to Cleveland Institute of Music. Since 1997, she has been based mainly in Europe, where she is well known as a fine and insightful collaborative pianist and vocal coach. She has worked at Theatre Royale de la Monnaie in Brussels, and been a regular guest at the Salzburg Festival, Salzburg Easter Festival, and the Bavarian State Opera in Munich; she has been on staff at Glyndebourne Festival, De Nederlandse Opera in Amsterdam, English National Opera and Scottish Opera. Ms. Andrist is currently on the faculty at Glenn Gould School of Music and the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto.
Tickets available: McNally Robinson, Yamaha Piano, Saskatoon Academy of Music, Gustin Committee, or at the door. Children 12 and Under, free when accompanied by an adult.