Monday, June 5, 2017 at 8pm
Vincent Ranallo, Baritone
Well-known for the beauty and expressiveness of his singing, his onstage presence and the engaging conviction of his interpretations, Vincent Ranallo performs with various ensembles such as Ear Heart Music (New York), Athelas New Music Festival (Copenhague), New music Concerts (Toronto), GroundSwell (Winnipeg), NeWorks (Calgary), Ottawa Chamberfest, New Music Creators (Ottawa), le Centre d’Arts d’Orford, Aventa (Victoria B.C), l’Orchestre de chambre McGill, I Musici, l'Orchestre Métropolitain, l'Ensemble contemporain de Montréal, les enfants terribles, la SMCQ, l’ensemble KORÈ, Chants libres, Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, Bradyworks, Codes d’accès, Métropolis bleu, Musimars, Montréal Baroque, Quatuor Bozzini, Paramirabo. Recently, his interpretations of Salvatore Sciarrino’s Quaderno di strada, Iannis Xenakis’s Kassandra, Gabriel Dharmoo’s Wanmansho, Peter Maxwell Davies’ Eight Songs for a Mad King and Pascal Dusapin’s O Mensch! won him public and critical acclaim. His artistic approach includes influences from theatre and dance. He received a formation in classical dance at the Grands Ballets Canadiens and worked closely with choreographer Marie-Josée Chartier on a number of projects. Numerous Québec and European composers have been inspired by his voice, his creative personality and his evolving musicianship. The baritone’s recordings include a CD of sacred works by Canadian composer Auguste Descarries released on Espace XXI and a monograph showcasing music by Martin Lachance.