2022 June Concert

United with Ukraine

Welcome to United with Ukraine, our first concert in two and a half years, and the finale to our 38th season. While it is a pleasure to gather again to play beautiful music for you, we also reflect on the fact that so many people in the world cannot enjoy an evening such as this. Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Ukraine. To honour their courage and determination, we dedicate this concert to them.


Symphony No. 7 in A major (opus 92) / Сьома симфонія Бетховена ля мажор (опус 92) 
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827)

I. Poco sostenuto – Vivace
II. Allegretto
IV. Allegro con brio

EGMONT (opus 84) / Егмонта (опус 84) – featuring Natalya Gennadi
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827)

Overture: Sostenuto, ma non troppo – Allegro
No.1 Lied: “Die Trommel gerühret”
No.2 Entracte I: Andante – Allegro con brio 
No.3 Entracte II: Larghetto
No.4 Lied: “Freudvoll und leidvoll” – Andante con moto – Allegro assai vivace 
No.5 Entracte III: Allegro – Marcia. Vivace 
No.7 Clärchens Tod bezeichnend. Larghetto
No. 8 Allegro ma non troppo
No. 9 Siegessymphonie. Allegro con brio


Featured Performer

Natalya Gennadi

Ukrainian-Canadian soprano Natalya Gennadi has established an operatic career in North America in a wide range of repertoire. Recent concert performances include guest appearances online with Confluconcerts in John Beckwith Celebration; and live with Tapestry Opera in Box Concerts series. During the pandemic Ms. Gennadi produced a digit-al Ukrainian Art Song Mini Series and is a co-producer of HBD! Project, along with mezzo-soprano and educator Catharin Carew. Natalya graduated from University of Ottawa (BMus) and received her Master’s in Music (Opera Performance) from University of Toronto. She shares her love of Slavic music as a professional diction coach and an avid supporter of Ukrainian vocal repertoire.