Please VOTE – Best of Halifax and Music Nova Scotia

I am very excited to share that I have been nominated as “Best Classical Artist/Group” in The Coast’s Best of Halifax 2017 contest. Voting ends on September 15! Any anyone with an email address can vote!

Here’s how to vote:

http://thecoast.secondstreetapp.com/l/Best-of-Halifax-2017/Ballot/Music

-click the link above
-scroll down to “Best Classical Artist/Group” and click
-click on “Vote” beside my name
-enter your email address and follow the steps as you’re prompted*
-go to your email account and confirm your info (check your junk folder for an email from “Promotion Support” from the Coast)
 
*You won’t get spam–they’re just counting one vote per email

 

I am also thoroughly delighted that “Lady of the Lake” has been nominated as “Classical Recording of the Year” in the Music Nova Scotia awards. If you’re a Music Nova Scotia member, you can vote between now and September 29!

Crossing Borders: Realities Blurred

It is with great pleasure that Cheryl Duvall and I announce the composers whose works will be featured on Crossing Borders: Realities Blurred in Philly (March 13, 7:30PM) and TO (March 20, 2:30PM):

Anna Höstman*, Brian Harman, Joseph Glaser, Leila Lustig*, Rodney Sharman*, Saman Shahi*, Shelley Marwood, Dan Martin, Jenny Beck, Ross Crean*, Tony Marasco*

Featuring texts/lyrics by E.D. Blodgett, V. Lok, Leila Lustig, Rodney Sharman, Forough Farrokhzad, Maria Reva, Michael Biello, Ross Crean, Billy Collins

*World Première

Thank you, Tom Belding, for the poster design!

BUY/RESERVE TICKETS

Crossing Borders: Realities Blurred Poster

Crossing Borders: Realities Blurred Poster

Viva L’amor!

I have the pleasure of performing with Opera Nova Scotia at the annual Opera Valentine this Friday, 6:00 PM. There will be many a love serenade, accompanied by delicious food! Here’s a fun clip of me on CTV Morning Atlantic introducing Viva L’amor!

Opera Valentine CTV Morning Atlantic

Enjoy a 5 course Italian Gourmet Dinner, Serenades, Silent Auction and Songs of Love

Featuring
Maureen Batt, Soprano
Paula Rockwell, Mezzo Soprano
Leander Mendoza, Tenor
Ross Thompson, Bass-Baritone
Matthew McGreer, Baritone
and Tara Scott, Piano

Friday February 12th at 6pm
The Italian-Canadian Cultural Association Club
2629 Agricola St., Halifax

Tickets $85.00 incl. $25.00 tax receipt

By reservation only, 902-445-5768

CALL FOR WORKS

CALL FOR WORKS – OPEN TO ALL COMPOSERS

Update (Sept. 14): I have been pleasantly inundated with submissions from composers all over! I may not have the time to respond to each one of you individually for follow-up, but THANK YOU for introducing me to your work! Composers whose works are being considered for this particular Crossing Borders iteration will be contacted directly.

I am curating the next Crossing Borders concert (2016) and am looking for short works for soprano (or mezzo) and piano, as well as short works for solo piano. There is no age, gender, or nationality restriction on this call. Shorter works are preferred. The genre of music is open to classical art song, crossover pop, musical theatre, cabaret, and opera. Themes for this concert centre on questioning reality, gender and sexuality, and being present.

There is no official deadline for this call; scores will be considered as they are received, beginning today, September 9. The performers for this concert are Maureen Batt, soprano, and Cheryl Duvall, piano. Please feel free to get in touch if you would like any additional info.

Please email Maureen at CrossingBordersConcerts @ gmail . com with scores. Audio samples are encouraged, but not at all necessary.

***Call is for perusal. Composers of works selected will be contacted to arrange score purchase.

 

 

Winter Warmth Recital In Fredericton

Hello fellow Freddie Beachers!

I am very excited to present this recital with Anne Marie Murphy on piano in Fredericton on Sunday, Dec. 21. The programme will include works by Haydn, Mozart, Schubert, and Schumann, and will also feature a few holiday favourites! There will be familiar tunes to all ears–classical buffs or not. I look forward to sharing this music with you, your friends, and your family.

Come one, come all! Enjoy some winter warmth!

~Maureen

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