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Mattina Musica with Anne Grimm

  • Sid Williams Theatre 422 Cliffe Ave Courtenay, BC, V9N 2J3 Canada (map)

Italian for “Morning Music,” Mattina Musica is a 5 concert series of classical music, each taking place on a Monday morning.  Patrons are warmly invited to meet in the Sid lobby at 9:45 am for tea, coffee, and conversation before the 10:30 am concert.

The series is hosted by pianist Sarah Hagen, who is thrilled to have cellist Rebecca Wenham, flautist Krzysztof Kaczka, soprano Anne Grimm, and pianists Bergmann Piano Duo bring their world-class artistry to the Comox Valley. The musicians, all known for their perceptive, eloquent and entertaining commentary, will take time to offer personal insights into the music.

Can you think of a better way to spend a Monday morning?



Drei Lieder der Ophelia, Opus 67                               Richard Strauss                                                                      
Two Love Songs                                                     Leonard Bernstein
                 I. Extinguish my eyes…                                                 
              II. When my soul touches yours…

Sieben frühe Lieder - Seven early songs                              Alban Berg
              Nacht - Night                                                                         
             Schilflied - Song Amongst the Reeds                  
             Die Nachtigall - The Nightingale
             Traumgekrönt - A Crown of Dreams
             Im Zimmer - Indoors
             Liebesode - Lovers’ Ode
             Sommertage - Summer Days

Banalités                                                                         Francis Poulenc
              Chanson d’Orkenise - Song of Orkenise                              
              Hôtel - Hotel
              Fagnes de Wallonie - Walloon moorlands
              Voyage à Paris - Going to Paris
              Sanglots - Sobs

Nanna's Lied                                                                           Kurt Weill
Surabaya Johnny                                                                             

De vlieg Eulalie                                                                          Tom Sol


Dutch Soprano Anne Grimm has been recognized internationally for her “captivating voice” (Globe and Mail) and “expressive technique” (ClassicsToday).

On the concert stage she has toured Europe and recorded regularly with Ton Koopman and the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra (Ambronay, Salzburg) as well as with the Nederlandse Bachvereniging , the Amsterdamse Bachsolisten under Roy Goodman (Concertgebouw), the Rotterdams Philharmonic under Rozhdestvensky and the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra under Christian Zacharias. She has performed Mozart’s “Exultate Jubilate” for the Royal Household of the Netherlands and Belgium under Massimo Zanetti and toured with Frans Bruggen and the Orchestra of the 18th Century in Rameau’s “Les Indes Galante”.

She has been a soloist with multiple orchestra’s and groups in North America such as Tanglewood, the National Arts Center under Pinchas Zuckerman, Toronto’s Tafelmusik and Continuum, Victoria Symphony, Pacific Baroque Orchestra, Cleveland Baroque, CBC Music from Montreal and the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival.  Recently she toured to Calgary and New York with Aventa and presented a recital at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam with the Leupold Trio.

In Opera she has performed with the Netherlands Opera (Orfeo), European Baroque Orchestra (Samson & Dalila), National Reisopera (Die Zauberflote), at the Holland Festival and Toronto Masque Theater (King Arthur) and Pacific Opera Victoria (Semele). She also appeared with Christophe Rousset in France and at the Halle Handel Festspiele as well as Potsdam Festival Sanssouci.

Anne Grimm has recorded for Erato, Harmonia Mundi, NM Classics, Vanguard Classics, Troubadisc and Sony.

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