Mahler Four


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26 November 2022 7:30 pm9:30 pm (2 hours)


Gordon Gerrard


Conexus Arts CentreWebsite
200 Lakeshore Dr
Regina, SK, S4S 7L3

Mahler Four

The unique combination of cello and harp will take the spotlight for the sacred melodies of Murphy’s En el Escuro, es Todo Uno, performed by the duo Couloir. The enchanting Fourth Symphony by Gustav Mahler will warm up the Capital Auto Theatre with the serene sounds of Saskatchewan’s own soprano Mariya Krywaniuk.

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November 26, 2022

Gordon Gerrard, conductor
Couloir - Ariel Barnes, cello & Heidi Krutzen, harp
Mariya Krywaniuk, soprano


MURPHY: En el Escuro, es Todo Uno
MAHLER: Symphony No.4




Couloir - Ariel Barnes, cello & Heidi Krutzen, harp

Known for being ”…deeply connected to the moment of creation both with their own instruments and each other” Ariel Barnes, 1st Solo Cellist of the Nürnberg Symphony, and Heidi Krutzen, Principal Harp of the Philharmonia Orchestra, London, form the duo COULOIR. Dedicated to 21st Century Art Music, COULOIR’s passion lies in creating fresh music with today’s leading composers through the magical, kaleidoscopic sound world of cello and harp. Both Barnes and Krutzen have developed international presence as soloists, chamber musicians and orchestral leaders, concertizing regularly in Europe, North America and Asia to critical acclaim. Described as “Music’s new rare pair…” and “de facto Ambassadors of Canadian Music” (The Georgia Straight) COULOIR’s work in the realm of contemporary music is a distillation of their artistic personalities, providing a “corridor” for what they love most about music making; story telling.

With a focus on developing original repertoire through collaboration and commissioning, COULOIR has thus far had ten duo works and two double concerti written for them by composers Kelly-Marie Murphy, James Maxwell, Baljinder Sekhon II, Jocelyn Morlock, Jeffrey Ryan, Ana Sokolovic, Andrew Staniland, Glenn Buhr, Caroline Lizotte, Brad Turner and Richard Birchall. Passionate about sharing this music, the Duo has programmed many of these works while touring extensively throughout North America, including appearances at the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival, Music on Main’s “Modulus Festival” and world premiers featured in live broadcasts for CBC Radio. COULOIR have appeared as concerto soloists with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonia Varsovia (Warsaw), Czech National Symphony Orchestra (Prague), and most recently given the world premiere of James Maxwell’s new double concerto “The Razor Hiss of a Whisper “ with Canada’s Turning Point Ensemble. Having released two studio recordings on PARMA/Ravello Records; "Wine Dark Sea" (2013) and prize winning "MAXWELL, MUHLY & COULOIR" (2016), COULOIR’s newest recording of Kelly-Marie Murphy’s double concerto with Orchestre Classiques de Montrèal was released in the fall of 2019 on Analekta.


Mariya Krywaniuk, soprano

Mariya Krywaniuk is a native of Vancouver, Canada and graduated with a Masters in Music from the Manhattan School of Music. While in New York, Mariya was a prize-winner in the prestigious Gerda Lissner International Vocal Competition and a New York district winner in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Mariya has sung on the opera stage and concert platform in the US, Canada, Italy, Czech Republic, Israel and the UK. Past performance highlights include singing the role of Mamousha for American Opera Projects world première of Jan Hamer’s opera The Lost Childhood in Tel Aviv. Mariya made her Carnegie Hall solo recital début in 2008 at Weill Hall.

Mariya has performed the roles of Mimi (La bohème) and First Lady (The Magic Flute) with Co-Opera Co on tour throughout the UK. She has sung the role of Cio-Cio-San (Madam Butterfly) with Opera Up Close, New Devon Opera and Opera Holland Park's Christine Collins Young Artist Programme. In 2012, Mariya sang the role of Gerhilde (Die Walküre) at Royal Festival Hall for the Wagner 200 Anniversary Concert with Sir Andrew Davis conducting the Philharmonia Orchestra. Continuing to enjoy Wagner’s operas, Mariya has now sung or covered the roles of Elisabeth (Tannhäuser), Third Norn, Gutrune, Woglinde (Das Rheingold and Götterdammerung), all soprano Valkyries and Flower Maidens from Parsifal for Longborough Festival Opera, Saffron Opera Group and Edinburgh Players Opera Group in the UK .
Recent role highlights include the role of Lulu (cover) in English National Opera’s production of Lulu, the role of Step-mother in the UK premiere of Philip Glass and Robert Moran's The Juniper Tree in London. In September of 2018, Mariya made her debut in the role of Salome in Strauss’ opera with the Edinburgh Players Opera Group.

Mariya sang the title role in Donizetti's Rita in March 2019 in Oborne, Dorset as part of the Opera Cameratina Festival. Most recently, Mariya performed Berg’s Lulu Symphonic Suite and Mahler's 4th Symphony with the Westminster Philharmonic Orchestra in London in March 2022.




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