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Innocence - Emerging Artist Recital


Date: Monday, June 6, 2022. |  Time: 12:00 pm

Location: Laudamus Auditorium, Canadian Mennonite University (CMU)

500 Shaftesbury Blvd., Winnipeg

Winnipeg born-and-bred soprano Christina Thanisch-Smith, fresh from her studies at McGill University, appears with Winnipeg pianist Lisa Rumpel, in works by Gustav Mahler, Francis Poulenc, Amy Beach, Eric Whitacre, and John Greer exploring the many facets of innocence.

Concert Artists

Christina Thanisch-Smith – soprano and Emerging Artist

Lisa Rumpel – piano

Concert Works

Claude Debussy – Ariettes oublieés (selections)

 4. Chevaux de bois 

Amy Beach – Three Shakespeare Songs, op. 37 

1. O mistress mine 

2. Take, O take those lips away 

3. Fairy lullaby 


Gustav Mahler – Symphony no. 4 in G Major

4. Sehr behaglich (“Das himmlische Leben”) 


Francis Poulenc – La courte paille

1. Le sommeil 

2. Quelle aventure! 

3. La reine de coeur 

4. Ba, be, bi, bo, bu 

5. Les anges musiciens 

6. Le carafon 

7. Lune d’Avril 


Robert Schumann – Liederkreis, op. 39 (selections)

 2. Intermezzo 

 4. Die Stille 

 5. Mondnacht 

 6. Schöne Fremde 

 9. Wehmut 

 11. Im Walde 

 12. Frühlingsnacht 


John Greer – The Red Red Heart (selections)

 3. My Mother’s Hands 


Eric Whitacre – “Goodnight Moon”

Tickets are available for the in-person concert only. Please note that mask use will be required for all in-person concerts.

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