What is a Salon Social? It's an intimate concert of opera arias and/or art songs with time for tea, snacks, and a chat with our guest artist. It's a chance to hear and meet professional or upcoming opera singers and musicians up close, and to also meet other community members.
As part of our Fieldhouse programming at Oak Park, we normally hold these concerts in the Fieldhouse and serve tea and snacks, but in observance of COVID-19 guidelines, we’ll be posting the performance online.
On the day of the Salon, audience members will be sent two links, one to the prerecorded concert, and the other to the live online chat with Samuel and artistic director Trudy Chalmers. It’s important to provide our at-home audiences with the best possible audio/visual quality, and so we’ve hired a production team to ensure the best sound and video quality – without any lag!
After seeing the concert, be sure to join us online for our live Q&A. We’re looking forward to seeing you there!
The concert itself is roughly 30 minutes long, but extra time will be given to view the concert before the online chat begins.
Sponsored by the Vancouver Park Board
Email to reserve your virtual seat online: email@example.com
Sunday, May 24th
12pm – link for the concert will be emailed out (the concert is roughly 30 minutes long; watch anytime between 12pm and 2:30pm)
2:30pm – live online chat and Q&A (free admission)
Largo al factotum from “The Barber of Seville” by G. Rossini
Mein sehnen mein Wähnen from “Die tote Stadt” by E. Korngold
Kogda bi zhizn domashnim krugom from “Eugene Onegin” by P. Tchaikovsky
Kto mozhet sravnitsa from “Iolanta” P. Tchaikovsky
Die Forelle, lied by Schubert
Litanei, lied by Schubert
Hotel, art song from “Banalites” a set of five melodies for voice and piano by Poulenc
Lakeus I, lied from “Lakeus” by Kilpinen
The Virgin in the City, art song from “Petrograd” by Sviridov
If ever I would leave you, song from “Camelot” by Learner and Loewe