for the harp
Joe Couture, Leader-Post February 11, 2010
Symphony Orchestra with Cecile Denis and the Youth
Company of Saskatchewan.
Denis has loved the harp for decades.
playing of it, I've had the love of, ever since I was little,
ever since I was six years old," she said. "It's
... very immediate. Your fingers are in direct contact with
the strings. The sound-making is direct -- you don't have
keys, or bow, or frets or anything in between. It's just you
and the strings. It's also an instrument you feel against
you. The vibrations, you can send out, because you feel them."
enthralls with classic sounds
Couture, Leader-Post February 16, 2010
Symphony Orchestra featured the familiar and the fantastic
during its show The Romance of Dance at the Conexus Arts Centre
began with the performance of "Flamenco Dance,"
which was composed by the RSO's principal oboist Elizabeth
Raum. The music was taken from two scenes from Raum's ballet,
Carmen: The Passion, which was commissioned and performed
by the Winnipeg Ballet in 2007. "Flamenco Dance,"
like selections from Raum's ballet the RSO has performed before,
was rich, full and colourful. The beautiful work made for
an engaging opening to the evening.