The Lady in Number 6

Back in October I posted about The Lady in Number 6; a documentary about pianist and holocaust survivor Alice Herz-Sommer.  Some of you may have seen the news that she recently left us at the amazing age of 110.  The film has now been nominated for an Oscar in the Documentary Short Subject category.  You can see the trailer on my original post.

ETA March 3rd 2014:  The Lady in Number 6 won the Documentary Short Subject Oscar last night.

Sundry announcements

khalilThe lovely Miriam Khalil and Acadian pianist Julien LeBlanc will bring their recital Airs Chantés to Toronto for one performance at Gallery 345 on Oct. 24, 2013. The program comprises French and Spanish art songs of the Impressionistic and 20th-century period.  The first half of the recital will include excerpts from Ravel’s Shéhérazade, Debussy’s Ariettes Oubliées and will conclude with Poulenc’s well-known song cycle Airs Chantés. The second half is rounded out by three French melodies by Massenet, Ravel and Delibes in a Spanish style, Jesus Guridi’s uncommonly performed Seis Canciones Castellanas and three songs from Obrador’s Canciones Classicás españolas.  The show begins at 7:30 p.m. with doors opening at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $25 and are available at and at the door.

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