• Moon-Led: Ireland & Canada In Poetry & Song

  • Fri, 10-05-2019 at 20:00
  • Crescent Arts Centre
    2-4 University Road
    BT7 1NH Belfast
Moon-Led: Ireland & Canada In Poetry & Song - Crescent Arts Centre - Belfast

Join soprano Christina Raphaëlle Haldane and pianist Carl Philippe Gionet as they perform the music of the Toronto-based composer David Jaeger.This event will be a world premiere of 'I Never Knew', Jaeger's setting of five poems by the County-Down-based writer, David Cameron; and also a performance of Jaeger's 'The Echo Cycle', a setting of poems by Seán Haldane, whose poetry collections include Desire in Belfast.David Jaeger was recently made a Member of the Order of Canada (CM) for being 'at the forefront of Canadian music creation, performance and promotion'.Christina Raphaëlle Haldane works from London and Toronto and has sung principal roles for the Royal Opera House, Scottish Opera, the Finnish National Opera and Musica Viva Hong Kong. Carl Philippe Gionet is a sought-after musical collaborator who promotes classical music in his native New Brunswick and elsewhere.The performance will also include readings by the two poets whose accolades include the Hennessy Literary Award for Poetry (Cameron) and the Crime Writers of Canada 2014 and the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Crime Novel (Haldane).