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Early Music Festival offering ‘feast of opportunities’ for fans of Suzie LeBlanc

Early Music Festival offering ‘feast of opportunities’ for fans of Suzie LeBlanc

septembre 19, 2013
National

"Visitors to Sackville between Sept. 24 and 29 may well suppose the town has declared “Suzie LeBlanc Week”. The internationally-acclaimed soprano will be featured in three different events in the course of six days: a solo concert; an appearance with the period instrumental ensemble ¡Sacabuche!; and the launch of a CD and DVD.

The New Brunswick-born singer, a native of Edmundston, has a worldwide reputation for excellence, as demonstrated by the comment of an Italian music critic who wrote after a concert in Turin: “The evening’s success is due above all to soprano Suzie LeBlanc with her fresh and melodious voice.”

Wendy Burnett, president of the Sackville Festival of Early Music, says, “For the many music-lovers who admire Suzie’s superb vocal artistry, the coming week offers a feast of opportunities to hear, see and meet her.”

The first item on the menu is the CD/DVD launch at the Owens Gallery, which starts at 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 24 and celebrates the Canadian roots of famed American poet Elizabeth Bishop. LeBlanc will sing a number of Bishop’s poems set to music by various Canadian composers, among them Alasdair MacLean, formerly of Sackville..."

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