The Gala Award Salon Concert

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Ari S. Kupsus Charity Society's
Gala Award Salon Concert at the Finnish Embassy
on Thursday Feb.12. at 7pm.

Ari presenting the activities of his charity society

László was translating Ari's speech in Hungarian

The awards were given by Janina Vilen, Ari, Janine and László

Special guest of the evening:
Nicholas Clapton, countertenor
English counter-tenor Nicholas Clapton is one of today's most acclaimed performer of both contemporary music and operatic vocal repertory of the 18th century.
He is pursuing a wide-ranging career as an opera singer and recitalist worldwide.
Besides his musical activities as a performer he is professor of singing at the Royal Academy of Music in London and visiting professor at the Liszt Academy of Music.

Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
- Sweeter than roses
- Fairest isle
- If music be the food of love
- An evening hymn
Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
- She never told her love
- Piercing eyes
- The spirit's song
- Fidelity
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847)
- Gruss
- Venetianisches Gonddellied
- Erster Verlust
- Neue Liebe
Michael Tippett (1905-1998): Songs for Ariel
- Come onto these yllow sands
- Full fathom five
- Where the bee sucks
The programme was marvellous and very well chosen!
Between the different composers he told about his extraordinary voice,
very interesting!
Ari thanking and giving Finnish souveniers
to Nicholas Clapton and the pianist Gabriella Gyökér
Pianist Gabriella Gyökér has established herself as a versatile pianist who is at constant demand both as a chamber musician and a piano accompanist.
She has appeared as an accompanist with notable musicians such as Eva Marton, Sheryl Milnes, Zsigmondy Dénes and Nicholas Clapton.
She coaches singers as faculty member of the Liszt Academy of Music.

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