Following are video excepts from our inaugural American Salon:

Performer: William Leathers, piano (young artist)
Piece: "The Cat and the Mouse", scherzo humoristique for piano (1920)
Composer: Aaron Copland (1900-1990)



















Performer: Ilana Zarankin, soprano; Keith Kalssen, tenor; Giles Tomkins, bass baritone and Jimmy Roberts, piano
Piece: "The Song Is You" from "Music in the Air", 1932 (lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II)
Composer: Jerome Kern (1885-1945) - arrangement by Jimmy Roberts


Historical Commentary by our host John Terauds, Toronto Star Music Critic



Performer:
Giles Tomkins, bass baritone and Boris Zarankin, piano
Piece: "Circus Band", 1894 (poetry by the composer)
Composer: Charles Ives (1874-1954)




Performer: Jimmy Roberts, piano
Piece: Tchaikovsky (and other Russians) from "Lady in the Dark", 1941 (poetry by Ira Gershwin)
Composer: Kurt Weill (1900-1950)




Performer: Ilana Zarankin, soprano and Giles Tomkins, bass baritone, Jimmy Roberts, piano (and medley arrangement)
Piece: "Dear Friend" from "She Loves Me", 1963 (lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, based on Miklos Laszlo's play "Parfumerie")
Composer: Jerry Bock (1928-2010)
Piece: "Sepetmber Song" from "Knickerbocker Holiday", 1938 (lyrics by Maxwell Anderson)
Composer: Kurt Weill (1900-1950)




Performer: Ilana Zarankin, soprano and Keith Klassen, tenor, Jimmy Roberts, piano (and medley arrangement)
Piece: "Fascinating Rhythm" from "lady, Be Good!", 1924 (lyrics by Ira Gershwin)
Composer: George Gershwin (1898-1937)




Performer: Ilana Zarankin, soprano and Keith Klassen, tenor, Jimmy Roberts, piano (and medley arrangement)
Piece: "How Long Has This Been Going On?" from "Funny Face", 1928 (lyrics by Ira Gershwin)
Piece: "Love Walked In" from "The Goldwyn Follies", 1938 (lyrics by Ira Gershwin)
Composer: George Gershwin (1898-1937)




Performer:
Ilana Zarankin, soprano and Keith Klassen, tenor and Giles Tomkins, abss baritone, Jimmy Roberts, piano
Piece: Opening Trio from "Trouble in Tahiti", 1951 (libretto by the composer)
Composer: Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)




Performer: Ilana Zarankin, soprano and Keith Klassen, tenor and Giles Tomkins, abss baritone, Jimmy Roberts, piano
Piece: "I Feel Pretty" from "West Side Story", 1957 (lyrics by Stephen Sondheim)
Composer: Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)




Performer: Ilana Zarankin, soprano and Jimmy Roberts, piano
Piece: "Bach Meets Sondheim"
Composer: Jimmy Roberts




Performer: Ilana Zarankin, soprano and Jimmy Roberts, piano
Piece: "I Will Be Loved Tonight" from "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change", 1996 (lyrics by Joe DiPietro)
Composer: Jimmy Roberts




Performer: Rocco Rupolo, tenor and Inna Perkis, piano
Piece: "Sure On This Shining Night", op. 13, no.3, 1928 (poetry by James Agee)
Composer: Samuel Barber (1910-1981)




Performer: Giles Tomkins, bass baritone and Boris Zarankin, piano
Piece: "Let Things Be Like They Always Was" from "Street Scene", 1946 (lyrics by Langston Hughes)
Composer: Kurt Weill (1900-1950)




Performer: Jimmy Roberts
Piece: "I Walk ze Dog" from "Pets", 1999 (lyrics by June Siegel)
Composer: Jimmy Roberts




Performer: Ilana Zarankin, soprano; Giles Tomkins, bass baritone and Jimmy Roberts, piano
Piece: "People Will Say We're In Love" from "Oklahoma!", 1943 (lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II)
Composer: Richard Rodgers (1902-1979)

 


     



Following are video excepts from our second American Salon (November 18, 2012):

Performer: Inna Perkis and Boris Zarankin, piano four hands
Piece: "Pas de deux" / "Two Step", from "Souvenirs" (Op. 28)
Composer: Samuel Barber (1910 - 1981)