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Songs of Nature to Celebrate Spring

Sunday, April 21, 2024 at 2:00pm

Sunday, May 5, 2024 at 2:00pm

$25 per ticket - SOLD OUT!


The 14th and 15th concerts in the York Place Musical Salon.


Songs of Nature to Celebrate Spring

About the Event

Nature, the Gentlest Mother.


Pianist Dagmar Kilian and soprano Jennifer Rasor present a collection of art songs to celebrate Nature and Spring including works by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Reynaldo Hahn, Robert Schumann, Edvard Grieg, Aaron Copland, Samuel Barber, Gabriel Fauré and Thomas Pasatieri. Also featuring evocative poetry by Robert Louis Stevenson, Moréas, Banville, Dauphin, Eichendorf, Vinje, Bjørnson, Agee, Fletcher, and Dickinson.


Spring is a time of new beginnings and rejuvenation, and what better way to celebrate it than by combining two of the most inspiring and uplifting experiences - music and nature. Please join us!



About the Musicians

Dagmar Kilian

Dagmar Kilian studied music at the University of Victoria, obtaining a Bachelor's degree in Music and a Master's degree in Piano Performance from the Netherlands. She worked as a freelance pianist for 24 years in groups such as Circle Ensemble, Netherlands Dance Theatre, and Holland Symfonia. Upon returning to Canada in 2008, Dagmar settled in the Comox Valley where she is well known as a piano teacher and accompanist. Dagmar has collaborated as a pianist with Rainbow Youth Theatre, Courtenay Little Theatre, Three Legged Dog Productions, CYMC and the COVAL Choristers performing countless shows and concerts. This concert marks Dagmar's third appearance in the York Place Musical Salon.


Jennifer Rasor

Jennifer Rasor began her vocal training as a teenager in the Comox Valley before completing music degrees at universities in Montreal and Toronto. Her formation continued with the Studio of the Montreal Opera. Opera is one of her favourite genres with highlights including Barbiere di Siviglia, Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Rigoletto, Ballo in Maschera, Madama Butterfly, Pirates of Penzance and Elijah’s Kite. Jennifer has performed various concerts across Canada, Mexico and Germany and looks forward to more opportunities to partner with the fine pianist Dagmar Kilian in the future. This concert marks Jennifer's second appearance in the York Place Musical Salon.

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