Main Series 4

John TessierJohn Tessier  Tenor
Shannon Hiebert  Piano

Sunday, March 19, 2017
7:30 PM

Muttart Hall | Alberta College Conservatory of Music
10050 MacDonald Drive NW    Edmonton, AB | Parking

$35 Adult | $25 Senior [65+]  |  $10 Student | BUY TICKETS

JUNO Award-winning John Tessier has garnered international attention and praise for the beauty and honesty of his voice, for a refined style and artistic versatility, and for his handsome, youthful presence in the lyric tenor repertoire.

He has worked with many of the most notable musicians of our day, including Placido Domingo, Lorin Maazel, Charles Dutoit, Valery Gergiev; with Thomas Hampson, Kiri Te Kanawa, and Deborah Voigt. Appearances of the recent past include performances at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, The Sydney Opera House, the Wiener Staatsoper, Carnegie Hall, the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.

His discography includes recordings on the Naxos, Telarc, BIS and Dorian labels. Equally comfortable in the genres of opera, oratorio and recital, Mr. Tessier is also in high demand for coaching, master classes and private consultations.

Pianist Shannon Hiebert focused her studies on collaborative piano at The Banff Centre for the Arts with Martin Isepp, followed by graduate studies in accompanying and chamber music at the University of Michigan with renowned accompanist and vocal coach Martin Katz.

Much in demand as a collaborative artist, she has worked with such celebrated singers as Tracy Dahl and Measha Brueggergosman.

Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
Winter Words

George Friedrich Handel  (1685-1759)
Where e’re you walk (Semele)

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Four Songs
   An die Apfelbäume, wo ich Julien erblickte

Wolfgang A. Mozart (1756-1791)
Il Mio Tesoro  (Don Giovanni )

Gaetano Donizetti (1797–1848)
Ah, Mes Amis (La Fille du Regiment )

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
Cinq Mélodies Populaires Grecques
   Chanson de la mariee
   La-bas, vers l’eglise
   Quel galant m’est comparable
   Chanson des cueilleuses de lentisques
   Tout gail

Gaetano Donizetti (1797–1848)
Una Furtiva Lagrima (L’elisir d’Amore) 

Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
La Bonne Cuisine
   Plum pudding
   Queues de Boeuf
   Tavouk Gueunksis
   Civet a Toute Vitesse
With special guest Sherry Steele | Soprano

Georges Bizet (1838-1875)
Au Fond du Temple Saint (Les Pecheurs de Perles)
With special guest  Jihwan Cho | Baritone