Songbook X

Krisztina Szabó and pianist Chris Foley encore streamed concert

Tapestry’s Songbook X: Krisztina Szabo and Chris Foley in Livestream Concert opened Saturday, March 21 at 8pm EST/5pm PST. The show streamed again on Saturday April 4 on Facebook Live.

The original Songbook X, an emerging artist public showcase, was cancelled, but Szabo and Foley graciously agreed to put together a full recital in less than a week! The contemporary and classical repertoire ranges from excerpts from Tapestry’s works, to art song by living Canadian composers, to Richard Strauss and Franz Schubert, including three solo piano works by contemporary composers, hosted by Tapestry’s Artistic and General Director Michael Hidetoshi Mori.

“In these times we must think of safety first and understand that cancellations are for the safety of all. At the same time, we cannot give up. We must remember that art is what can help us understand our changing times and heal as the world upends.” 

Artistic and General Director Michael Hidetoshi Mori

Works by Ian Cusson and Joy Kogawa, John Estacio and Robert Chafe, Gareth Williams and Anna Chatterton, Andrew Staniland and Jill Battson, Ann Southam, Jeffrey Ryan and Emily Carr, Joshua Uzoigwe, Ivan Barbotin and Donna-Michelle St. Bernard, Elisabeth Mehl Green and Nick Carpenter, Laura Elise Schwendinger, Richard Strauss and Hugo von Hoffmannstal, and Franz Schubert and Franz von Schober! 

Concert Programme
Songbook X Livestream

Glamorous Night from Glamorous Night
Composer Ivor Novello, Lyrics by Christopher Hassal

Opera/Dramatic Oratorio

Aria from Ours
Composer John Estacio, Librettist Robert Chafe

Ava’s Aria from Rocking Horse Winner*
Composer Gareth Williams, Librettist Anna Chatterton

Cuba Libre from Dark Star Requiem *
Composer Andrew Staniland, Librettist Jill Battson

Solo Piano

Spatial View of Pond
Composer Ann Southam

Canadian Art Song 

From Where There’s A Wall
Composer Ian Cusson, based on text from Joy Kogawa
– Bird Song
– Offerings

From Miss Carr in Seven Scenes
Composer Jeffrey Ryan, based on text by Emily Carr
– I’m Just Whizzy
– Uncovered

Solo Piano

I and II from Four Nigerian Dances
Composer Joshua Uzoigwe

Tapestry’s ‘Opera Briefs’

Composer Ivan Barbotin, Librettist Donna-Michelle St. Bernard

Merk’s Dream*
Composer Elisabeth Mehl Greene, Librettist Nick Carpenter

Solo Piano

Point of Balance
Composer Laura Elise Schwendinger

In appreciation of music

Komponist’s Aria from Ariadne auf Naxos
Composer Richard Strauss, Librettist Hugo von Hoffmannstal

An die Musik
Composer Franz Schubert, Lyrics Franz von Schober

*Tapestry Opera developed works


  1. Live Stream on YouTube
  2. Encore stream on Facebook