Passionate Heart: Love Song to Leonard and Joni
Presented by: Barbara Lewis
Friday, April 17, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Join us on this magical evening to hear noted Canadian songstress Barbara Lewis lend her incomparable vocal artistry to some of the best-loved songs of Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen and other great composers.
Known for her haunting voice and wide vocal range, it is Barbara's ability to emotionally connect with her audiences that makes her performances unique.
"PASSIONATE HEART: Love Song to Leonard and Joni" is her personal musical tribute - timeless melodies selected for their intimacy and expression of joy.
Joni's "Both Sides Now," Leonard's "Hallelujah" and classics (such as "Fever" and "Try to Remember") are interpreted anew, with a beauty not even the composers might have imagined.
Prior to creating PASSIONATE HEART, Barbara composed, wrote and performed her own material exclusively. "Lullaby for a Deep Sleep
" and "Body
" have aired extensively on PBS. "Lullaby" (the favourite of Barbara's international audience) is exquisitely gentle and sad; in contrast, "Body" is intensely sensuous. Together, they perfectly reflect the extensive dramatic range of Barbara's talents.
Since her first, highly-successful Ontario appearance (at London's Aeolian Hall last August), Barbara has given concerts in Mexico and in her home province of Quebec, and has begun recording tracks for her new album to be released later this year.
Here's just a little taste of the London performance
Accompanying Barbara on August 23 will be the versatile pianist, composer and arranger, Doug Balfour, who has appeared on stages throughout Europe and North America, including in productions of Phantom of the Opera, Sunset Boulevard and Ragtime. Well known Toronto-based bass-player, Bob Hewus will join Barbara and Doug onstage.
Visit Barbara's web site - barbaralewis.com
"... an awesome voice, sensitive, powerful, ... all encompassing, energetic, profound and captivating” Language:
"... a gifted singer, but more importantly, a born communicator" - The Montreal Gazette, Canada
"Wow! Commanding performance ... Enthusiastic crowd in awe of tremendous range.” London Free Press
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Day of the show:
April 17 at 7:30 pm