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Love & Murder: Feb. 16 concert features some of Canada's best voices

Concert marks the kickoff of Northern Debut Nord

The inaugural season of Northern Debut Nord kicks off Feb. 16 with a concert called Love & Murder. 

The concert, which takes place at 3 p.m. at St. Andrew's Place, “will take you from the sublime to the ridiculous with some of Canada's foremost pianists and vocal artists.”

The afternoon will open with Brahms' beloved Liebeslieder Waltzes, Op. 52, a luscious cycle of 18 romantic songs for four singers and two pianists. 
You'll hear rapturous musings on romantic love and passionate longing. But it's not all fun games. There's always a more dangerous side to love. 

The other of half of our program draws from the more operatic passions of jealousy, lust, and vengeance from the works of Verdi, Mozart, Bizet, Donizetti, Walton and Kurt Weill's inimitable Mack the Knife. Maybe it's possible to love someone too much?

This concert will feature the voices of Dora Award-winning, Sri Lankan-born tenor Asitha Tennekoon, South-African Canadian mezzo soprano Lauren Segal, and Canadian Opera Company soprano Danika Lorèn, alongside our Greater Sudbury's Peter McGillivray. 

Joining them will be pianists Topher Mokrzewski and Sudbury's own Charlene Biggs.

General admission tickets to this performance are $30, with $25 discounted tickets available for students and seniors. 

They can be purchased in advance online on Event Brite. Tickets are also available at the door.

Northern Debut Nord, started by Sudbury couple Jennifer and Peter McGillivray, has the ultimate goal of bringing classical music to communities across Northern Ontario, although they're starting here in the Nickel City.