Expressionists in the Melting Pot! at GALLERY 345

Elaine is excited to be collaborating with mezzo-soprano Ramona Carmelly and guest soprano Kristin Mueller-Heaslip for Quintimacy’s upcoming inaugural public event, following last season’s successful salon concerts.

Presented by Gallery 345 and Quintimacy, Expressionists in the Melting Pot! will feature songs and solo piano works from the early 20th century on January 31st at 4pm, located at Gallery 345: 345 Sorauren Avenue in Toronto, Ontario. The concert will be followed by a brief reception and includes entertaining, informative anecdotes mixed with the music. Tickets are available at the door for $25 (regular) and $15 (seniors, artists and students).

The program will trace the impact of historical events on music from the early 20th century in Vienna to the strange realities of the New World after the escape or expulsion of many composers from the Nazi regime:

  • Korngold’s Opus 22 Lieder
  • Berg’s gorgeous Sieben Fruehe Lieder (Seven Early Songs) and “Lulu’s Aria,”
  • Scriabin’s lush and poetic Prelude and Nocturne for Left Hand Alone
  • Schoenberg’s colourful miniatures Sechs Kleine Klavierstücke (Six Little Piano Pieces)
  • FUN & FISHNET-WORTHY cabaret-theatre gems by Kurt Weill.

Quintimacy is a Toronto-based group dedicated to rebuilding a close working relationship between composer, performer and audience through intimate salon-style performance of new, rare and beautiful solo and chamber works. It was founded in 2008 by musicologist Eleanor Johnston, composer Chad Martin, mezzo-soprano Ramona Carmelly and pianists Joseph Ferretti and Elaine Lau.