Sarah Slean & Symphony Nova Scotia
Format: Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: January 24, 2020
Canadian songstress Sarah Slean first joined forces with Symphony Nova Scotia in April 2012, in an electrifying, groundbreaking collaboration that earned rave reviews and three standing ovations, and was broadcast nationwide by CBC. One of the highlights of the performance was “Lamento”, a new work by Canadian star composer Christos Hatzis that was praised as “marvelously colourful and dramatic” (Chronicle Herald, Halifax).
In 2018, Symphony Nova Scotia jumped at the chance to work with Sarah again, this time as part of conductor Bernhard Gueller’s “Bucket List”, celebrating his final season as Symphony Nova Scotia’s Music Director (2002-2018). For this new collaboration, Symphony Nova Scotia and the Thunder Bay Symphony co-commissioned another work for Sarah from Christos Hatzis – this time titled “Ecstasy”, a counterpoint to “Lamento”. Audience reviews called the project “magical” and “a match made in heaven.”
Now, Symphony Nova Scotia, Bernhard Gueller, Sarah Slean, Christos Hatzis, and producer Jeff Reilly are proud to release both recordings on one album.