In the neighbourhood
Lula Pena is a poet, a mystery and a unique voice, all rolled into one. Stripped bare of pomp and ceremony, she experiences music in her own cathartic way.
The Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto, bold and unconventional for his time, contrasts in this programme with the ostensible beauty of Bruckner’s era. His Symphony No. 4 is made even more imposing as a result.
Tyson Vogel and Adam Stephens have already survived 14 years and 5 albums as the solid-as-a-rock blues/rock duo Two Gallants.