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2:30PM, Sunday, March 27, 2022
Beth Tikvah Synagogue, Toronto

הינך יפה  (Alexander Boskovich)

Trois chansons de Bilitis  (Claude Debussy)
  I. La flûte de Pan
 II. La Chevelure
III. Le Tombeau des naïades

The Dream of Now  (Joelle Wallach)
II. The Dream of Now
 I. Let Evening Come

The Gartan Mother’s Lullaby  (Traditional)
Cradle Song  (Amice Calverley)
The Silver Rose  (Liza Lehmann)

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The Years  (Lori Laitman)
    V. The Years
    II. Tonight
  IV. Faults
  III. Barter

“Don’t Ask Why”  (Ellen Mandel & Michael Lydon / Mandel)
“It Never Entered My Mind” (Higher and Higher)  (Richard Rodgers / Lorenzo Hart)
“Bewitched” (Pal Joey)  (Rodgers / Hart)                                   
“I’m a Stranger Here Myself” (One Touch of Venus)  (Kurt Weill)



Artist Biographies

Daniella Theresia is a classically trained mezzo-soprano originally from the United States. After receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree from Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisconsin), Daniella embarked on a musical journey that has since taken her all over the world. She has appeared in concert performances in North America, Germany, Italy, and Israel. In 2013, Daniella made aliyah and relocated to Tel Aviv, where she studied privately with the internationally renowned pedagogue Professor Tamar Rachum-Roth (Buchmann-Mehta School of Music, Tel Aviv University).

Since moving to Canada in 2017, Daniella has performed in productions with Toronto Masque Theatre, Opera by Request, Toronto City Opera, Opera for All, and the Etobicoke Centennial Choir. Daniella is a co-host of The Art Song Podcast, for which she also performs and contributes original articles, and a co-founder of Opera Sustenida, a new collaborative ensemble bringing a fresh take on opera through innovative virtual staging and hybrid concerts.

Daniella maintains a private music studio in Oakville and performs regularly as a soloist and professional ensemble member throughout the Greater Toronto Area. She lives in Oakville with her husband and fellow musician David Finneran, their cat friend, and an ever-growing collection of houseplants. When not singing, Daniella can be found in her gardens, experimenting in the kitchen, or exploring nature.

(www.DaniellaTheresia.com)


Toronto-based pianist and conductor Suzanne Yeo has performed in North America, Europe and Asia, to much praise for the intensity and sensitivity of her interpretations. After obtaining her M. Mus. in piano performance at the University of Toronto, she gravitated towards the sphere of collaborative piano as a result of her long-standing affinity for opera and Lieder

In 2019 she acted as répétiteur at the Miami Music Festival. In 2020, Suzanne co-founded Opera Sustenida, an opera collective noted for its wittily modern takes on the standard repertoire. Suzanne most recently appeared as a conductor with Toronto City Opera in their Markham performance of Nabucco (2021), and was chosen to be one of Orchestra Toronto’s Apprentice Conductors for 2022.

Apart from her musical interests, Suzanne enjoys reading, discovering new restaurants, and playing an occasional game of poker.

(www.SuzanneYeo.com)

We are thrilled to finally be returning to live performance today after the past two years of livestreams and virtual events. We first met while attending the Stratford Vocal Academy (Ontario) in 2017. An early conversation about our mutual fondness for early Schoenberg (yes, Schoenberg!) formed the basis for our initial connection, which was further developed through a shared love of Asian cuisine and ice cream (sometimes we even enjoy both at once!). Our first concert together was “The Eternal Feminine: Part Two” in 2018 and we have enjoyed numerous collaborations since then, including “Cosy Così” (2019) and “Viennese Delights” (2020).

In the summer of 2020, we launched The Art Song Podcast whose inaugural series “The Eternal Feminine Podcast Series” explored works created by female composers and poets like Clara Schumann, Fanny Hensel, Radclyffe Hall, Augusta Holmès, and Liza Lehmann. Each podcast episode discussed one musical work, with an accompanying performance video, original article, and select bibliography. We loved learning about these fascinating women’s lives and hope that our podcast will help others to discover and celebrate their musical contributions. (www.ArtSong-Podcast.com)

We are delighted that you have joined us this afternoon and hope that you enjoy our program!

Daniella & Suzanne