My wife and I are off to the MidWest once again to spread the word about the wonderful repertoire for voice and guitar. I hope anyone in the area might consider coming out and joining us for one of our concerts!
I hope you ALL are wonderful!
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Allen County Public Library
200 East Berry Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46801
As passion guides them Chanson du Soir, creates an atmosphere of intensity and intimate beauty. They present a unique repertoire that is at once technically refined and emotionally engaged. This April, Chanson du Soir will be appearing in Carmel, Michigan City, Fort Wayne, Springfield, and Jacksonville. Don’t miss your chance to be enriched by their magnificent music.
Chanson du Soir is comprised of soprano Chelsea Camille and classical guitarist David Isaacs. Established in 2005, the Southern California natives, have quickly garnered national recognition as a premier guitar and voice duo by being featured artists on concert series throughout the United States. In April of 2007, Melancholie et Espoir, their debut studio recording, was released on Abet Music and it has received airplay on NPR Classical radio stations in several states. They were featured guests on NBC affiliate KHQ in Spokane and KIRN in LA. Chanson du Soir is in the midst of their fourth extensive US tour.
Chanson du Soir's current program spans the centuries from the Renaissance to the 20th Century while traversing four languages. This intense set includes: Renaissance fare from light to haunting by John Dowland, a couple of sweet songs from the plays of Shakespeare, several poignant verses of The Divan of Moses Ibn Ezra by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, a delightful trio of songs from Simone Mayer's obscure opera Adelasia ed Aleramo set by 19th century guitar virtuoso Mauro Giuliani, the entrancing "Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5" arranged by Heitor Villa-Lobos, a delicious art song by Ernesto Cordero, and music dedicated to Chanson du Soir by masterful new composer, Brian Madigan.
“You guys are great! Your musicianship, commitment and enthusiasm are thoroughly evident. Terrific program, too.”
- Gregory Newton, DMA, Faculty, Los Angeles City College & Glendale College, President, American Guitar Society, Director, AGS International Concert Series, Board of Directors, Guitar Foundation of America
“True music lovers of all ages enjoyed an enchanted evening with Chanson du Soir. David's classical guitar performance was well played and rich sounding. Chelsea's angelic soprano voice touched the heart strings of those who attended this spectacular concert. Together, they wove a beautiful musical tapestry. Their performance left the audience spellbound… we wish they could have played for hours!”
- Patti Davis, Library Services Coordinator, Eckhart Public Library, Auburn, IN
“You make a terrific team! Your program was thoughtful and balanced. The pairing of the Tedesco and the Dowland was an especially fine match. Chelsea, you are quite a versatile and powerful singer. Your singing was precise and emotionally powerful throughout; David's accompaniment wonderfully complimented the delicacy and intensity of your vocal lines....you (together) captured the spirit and passion of the music.”
- Peter Zisa, guitarist