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The Long Way Home - London Symphonia


  • Location: First-St. Andrews United Church 350 Queens Ave
    London ON N6B 1X6
  • Cost: From $17 to $65 (plus processing fee & HST)
  • Time: 7:30 PM - 8:50 PM
  • Telephone: 226-270-0910
The Long Way Home - London Symphonia

With guest artist Suzie LeBlanc

“At the moment, our world is living one of its largest migrations, towards a different kind of world, one we hope will be more in sync with our environment and our inherent human nature.” Suzie LeBlanc

With her 2008 recording Tout Passe, Order of Canada recipient and Grammy winning soprano, Suzie LeBlanc revisited the uprooting of her Acadian ancestors through song and tested the theme of Mouvance, or ‘migration’ as it applied to her own life, having left her native Nouveau-Brunswick at the age of 16 ‘like a migratory bird’ to explore the larger world.

While steeped from birth in Acadian Culture, she also carries a passion for European baroque music of the 17th and 18th centuries: celebrated music that Acadian settlers may have remembered from the old country - sometimes written by composers who also left behind their home and native land. 

Through a tapestry of Baroque music and Acadian folk songs chosen while she was walking the 800 miles of the Compostela, Suzie will tell a story circling the Atlantic of her ancestors, their Great Upheaval in 1755 and the indomitable spirit of Acadian culture as it continues to thrive to this day.   

Program

Orchestral selections from Armide by Jean-Baptiste Lully
Orphée (excerpts) by Louis-Nicolas Clérambault
When Orpheus Sang by Henry Purcell
Orchestral selections from Abdelazer by Henry Purcell
Fairest Isle by Henry Purcell
L’amant anonyme Joseph Boulogne
Selections by George Frederic Handel
La Follia by Francesco Geminiani
The lass of peaty’s mill by Francesco Geminiani
The night her silent sable wore by Francesco Geminiani
Acadian songs selected by Suzie LeBlanc

Passacaille from Armide by Jean-Baptiste Lully
“Le Perfide Renaud me fuit” (Armide, Act 5. scene V) by Lully
|from Abdelazar: Rondeau, Jigg, Hornpipe by Henry Purcell
Orpheus with his lute by Maurice Greene
from Fairy Queen: Rondeau , Abdelazar: Menuet by Purcell
from King Arthur “Fairest Isle” by Purcell
“Auld Bob Morrice” by Francesco Geminiani
“The lass of peaty’s mill” by Geminiani
from Op. 4, No. 1: Largo by Geminiani
“The night her silent sable wore” by Geminiani
Il va sans dire (arr. Jerome Blais), trad.
Andante from L’amant Anonyme - Joseph Bologne
Tout Passe, trad. arr Lanza/Medicky
Valse de Cadien, trad. arr Lanza/Medicky
Avec un avocat, trad. arr Andrew Creegan

  • Livestream Viewing Party Tickets: $40 
  • In-person: $47 Regular, $65 Premium, $17 Student 
  • All tickets plus processing fee & HST
  • In-Person attendees will require proof of full Covid vaccination and wear a mask while at the venue
  • Parking near First-St. Andrews United Church - link to .https://www.google.com/maps/search/parking/@42.9870577,-81.2447337,17z
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