Photo: Fred Cattroll
Erin Wall, soprano
Photo: Kristin Hoebermann
Approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes including intermission.
- Elgar Suite from The Wand of Youth
- Zosha Di Castri Dear Life, based on the short story by Alice Munro (adapted by Merilyn Simonds)
- Mahler Symphony No. 4
Alexander Shelley opens his tenure with two different takes on life and childhood: Mahler’s symphonic setting of a child’s view of heaven contrasting Nobel Prize-winner Alice Munro’s portrait of her own childhood as depicted in her short story Dear Life. Commissioned as a meditation on childhood and memory, Dear Life features soprano Erin Wall and the voice of legendary Canadian actor Martha Henry.