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Giiwedin PosterMarion will be performing a selection of sought-after solo works by the trailblazing Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho, along with Carla Huhtanen (soprano), Aiyun Huang (percussion), Rachel Mercer (cello), and Camille Watts (flute/piccolo).

Kaija Saariaho is one of Europe's most recognizable composers, but her success hasn't always translated to popular acquaintance on these shores. There are many who are trying to correct this oversight, including Carnegie Hall, where she will be Composer-in-Residence for the 2011-12 season, and the Canadian Opera Company, who will present her opera L'amour de loin in 2012. For those who are interested in getting to know her music, and for those who already do, the Music Gallery presents a selection of her solo works as interpreted by some of Toronto's finest performers. From the Grammar of Dreams is one of Post-Classical Series curator Gregory Oh's favourite vocal works of all time, boasting a haunting libretto drawn from the work of Sylvia Plath and an extraordinary understanding of how to write for the voice. Sept Papillons will be of interest to opera lovers, having been composed right after the conclusion of L'amour de loin, mostly while watching rehearsals in Salzburg.

From the Grammar of Dreams (1988)
texts by Sylvia Plath - for two female voices

NoaNoa (1992) for flute and electronics

Six Japanese Gardens (1994)
in memory of Toru Takemitsu - for percussion and electronics

Sept Papillions (2000) for solo cello

Dolce Tormento (2004) for solo piccolo


April 27–29 | 2012

Toronto Operetta Theatre

Gilbert and Sullivan still reign supreme.
A voyage to ravish the senses in the best Savoyard Fashion.

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April 13 | 2012
7:30pm EST/PST

19th Annual Aboriginal Achievement Awards
Global TV & APTN

Marion opens the broadcast of this annual celebration of the achievements of Indigenous people from across Canada, featuring performances by Chantal Kreviazuk, Derek Miller, Carey Newman, Andrea Menard, Leela Gilday, Fara Palmer, Jani Lauzon, Sandy Scofield and Rita Coolidge, with a special appearance by Robbie Robertson.

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February 25 | 2011

Capriccio Stravagante
Aradia Ensemble

An evening of Venetian baroque extravagance with the Aradia Ensemble, in Ottawa!

Ottawa ON

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February 24 | 2011

National Aboriginal Achievement Awards

Marion performs at the live event, which will be recorded for a later air date on Global TV and APTN.

Vancouver BC

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February 11 | 2011

Capriccio Stravagante
Aradia Ensemble

An evening of Venetian baroque extravagance with the Aradia Ensemble. This concert will also feature two new works by Rose Bolton and Chris Meyer, as well as participation by the Toronto Youth Chamber Orchestra and the Kingsway Conservatory Strings.

Toronto ON

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December 16 & 18 | 2011

Victoria Symphony

Marion will sing under the direction of Timothy Vernon.

Victoria BC

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October 15 | 2011

The Emily Carr Project
Victoria Symphony

Marion will be singing the world premiere of a work based on the writings of Emily Carr by Canadian composer Tobin Stokes.

University of Victoria
Farquhar Auditorium |
Victoria BC

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