Electrifying soprano super star Measha Brueggergosman plays River Run

Guelph, ON February 18, 2014 – Canadian soprano, Measha Brueggergosman – known for her superb voice and commanding stage presence – performs at River Run Centre on Tuesday, March 4, at 7:30 pm.  This Main Stage concert is presented as part of the RBC Showcase Series, and is sponsored by Knar Jewellery. Her River Run engagement is part of a major ten- show Ontario Recital Tour. Accompanying Brueggergosman will be pianist, Christopher Mokrzewski.

New Brunswick native and Juno award winner Measha Brueggergosman has graced the stages of opera houses and concert halls around the world, playing with some of the leading orchestras in Canada, the United States and Europe. Her status as a national treasure was cemented when she performed the Olympic Hymn at the opening ceremonies of the Vancouver Games in 2010, a performance that was seen by a worldwide television audience some 3.2 billion people.

For her River Run Centre engagement, Brueggergosman will perform a richly varied program featuring classical works and popular hits. The classical components of the program include works by Turina, Brahms, and Ravel. She will also perform selections from twentieth century composer American Aaron Copland’s Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson, and close the program with songs by jazz great Duke Ellington and Canadian folk music matriarch, Joni Mitchell. Her eclectic programming selections support the Miami Herald’s assertion that Brueggergosman has a “superb voice capable of just about everything.”

Brueggergosman’s accompanist, Christopher Mokrzewski is a steadily rising figure in the world of Canadian operatic and chamber music. He is the Resident Conductor of Calgary Opera, and a founding member and Music Director of Against The Grain Theatre. He is a 2008 graduate of the Canadian Opera Company Ensemble. The CBC recently named him one of the Top 30 Classical Musicians Under 30.

Tickets start at $44 for adults and $42 for students and seniors. $5 eyeGO tickets are available for high school students with valid ID. $20 uGO tickets are available to university and college students with valid ID. Tickets are available at the River Run Box Office at 519-763-3000, or online at riverrun.ca

Ella Pauls | Manager of Cultural Development
Culture & Tourism| Community & Social Services
City of Guelph
T 519-822-1260 x 2589
E ella.pauls@guelph.ca