Lynette Wahlstrom joining us as Cabaret accompanist!

I’m delighted to announce that one of HSOW’s favourite collaborative pianists will be joining us as the accompanist and coach for our second annual Cabaret Night!  Lynette has worked on two shows before:  our 2008 production of Le nozze di Figaro and the 2009 Opera Excerpts program.

Cabaret Night will be Wed. August 10, location to be announced.

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Having recently joined Dalhousie’s Department of Music as Collaborative Pianist, Ms. Wahlstrom served as Music Director for Halifax Summer Opera Workshop’s “Le Nozze di Figaro” in 2008. Hailing from McGill University’s Accompaniment Staff, her collaborative work under the batons of Julian Wachner, Robert Ingari, and Patricia Abbott, as well as the studio classes of Sanford Sylvan, Winston Purdy and Doris Mayoh, have placed her in demand as repetiteur, coach and accompanist. She has played for productions of “Die Fledermaus, The Tender Land, Dido and Aeneas, Cendrillon, Handel’s Messiah, Mozart Requiem, Fauré Requiem, Verdi Requiem, Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, Brahms’ Liebeslieder, and Carmina Burana”.Ms. Wahlstrom attained a Bachelor of Music from Brandon University, a Licentiate in Piano Performance from McGill University, a Master of Music in piano performance from University of Montreal, as well as Master of Music in Piano Accompaniment from McGill University. In 2007 Ms. Wahlstrom participated in the Opera Nuova summer study program in Collaborative Piano, coaching with Michael McMahon, Kathy Gable, Laura Loewen, and Stuart Hamilton. Her principal teachers have been Kathleen Kaspar-Tucker, Claude Savard, and Michael McMahon.

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