2010-11 Season


Journey through smoky nightclubs and cafes to hear the popular songs of France, Germany and the Americas.

William George, voice
Catherine Laub, voice
Jennifer McLaren, accordion & voice
Stefan Hintersteininger, cello
Doug Balfour, piano
Rita Attrot, piano

with Special Guest: Kallisto

Saturday, May 21, 2011 @ 8pm
St Andrew’s-Wesley United Church
Burrard & Nelson, downtown Vancouver

Songs by:
Jacques Brel, Chris Berg, Leonard Bernstein, William Bolcom, Leonard Cohen,
Philip Glass, Edith Piaf, Astor Piazzolla, Reszo Seress, Rodney Sharman, Kurt Weill,
Frank Wildhorn, and a world premiere by Stefan Hintersteininger.

Tickets: $20/$10
available at the door


Frühling und Liebe
(Spring and Love)

the early german romanticsRita Attrot: piano
William George: tenor
Stefan Hintersteininger: cello
Catherine Laub: soprano
Janna Sailor: violin

Friday, March 25, 2011 @ 8pm
St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church
Burrard & Nelson, downtown Vancouver

Saturday, March 26, 2011 @ 8pm
St. Mark’s Anglican Church
1805 Larch Street, Vancouver

Tickets $20/$10 students & seniors. Available at the door.


Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Trio No. 7 in Bb Major
from Folk Songs of the British Isles:
Since Greybeards Inform Us (T. Thoms)
The Return to Ulster (Walter Scott)
Sweet Richard (Mrs. Opie)
The Parting Kiss (William Smyth)

Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778-1837)

Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel (1805-1847)
Suleika (Marianne von Wellemer)
Warum sind denn die Rosen so blaß (Heinrich Heine)
Morgenständchen (Joseph von Eichendorff)

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847)
Duetto (from Songs Without Words, Op. 38, No. 6)
Maiglöckchen (Hoffmann von Fallersleben)
Herbstlied (Karl Klingemann)
Abendlied (Heinrich Heine)

Josephine Lang (1815-1880)
Den Abschied schnell genommen (Christian R. Köstlin)
Ob ich manchmal Dein gedenke (Christian R. Köstlin)

Robert Franz (1815-1892)
Die blauen Frühlingsaugen (Heinrich Heine)
Frühling und Liebe (Hoffmann von Fallersleben)
Mutter, o sing’ mich zur Ruh’! (Felicia Hemans)
Schlummerlied (Ludwig Tieck)

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Duet no.1 for violin and cello in C major, WoO 27
I. Allegro comodo
II. Larghetto sostenuto
III. Rondo. Allegretto vivace
from Folk Songs of the British Isles:
Dermot and Shelah (T. Toms)
Drinking Song (William Smyth)

Ave Maris Stella
Christmas Through the Ages
Traditional Carols and new works
from medieval times to modern day
featuring arrangements by Stefan Hintersteininger
and music by
Barber • Dello Joio • Head • Liszt • Moraeus • Niles • Rudman
& morefeaturing

Rita Attrot: piano, percussion
Alana Chang: violin
Catherine Laub: voice, percussion
William George: voice, percussion
Stefan Hintersteininger: cello, recorder

Thursday, December 2, 2010 @ 7:30pm
The Silk Purse, 1570 Argyle Avenue
West Vancouver, BC V7V 1A1
Tickets $15-Members/$17-Non-Members
Reservations Required • (604) 925-7292

by Barry Truax

For the past 4 years, Erato Ensemble has opened our seasons with a Vancouver Composers’ Concert. This year we continue that tradition, with a twist.

Vancouver New Music has commissioned Vancouver composer Barry Truax to write a new piece for their  retrospective concert of his music on November 19. The resulting work is two scenes from an opera-in-progress called “Enigma” which he chose to compose for Erato! And since this is taking place at the time we would normally be presenting our season opening concert, we have decided to let this program take its place.

“Enigma” is an electro-acoustic musical theatre work based on the life and death of Alan Turing, the father of the modern computer. His accomplishments in life, and the circumstances leading to his death, contain all the elements for a dramatic theatrical treatment. It is scored for Tenor (William George), Soprano (Catherine Laub), Baritone (Michael Mori) and tape, and features Dancer Josh Beamish. We are excited to be a part of the creation of a bold new work, and thrilled to be working with Vancouver New Music. We hope you can join us.

Friday, November 19, 2010 • 8pm (free artist chat at 7pm)
Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie Street, Vancouver
Tickets $30/$20 • available from Sikora’s (432 W. Hastings) & Tickets Tonight (ticketstonight.ca/604.684.2787)