Jana Skarecky

Events

Australian Images

string quartet by Jana Skarecky, written in memory of Peter Sculthorpe, is on the Association of Canadian Women Composers' 40th anniversary (2021) January playlist.

On the 15th of every month this year, ACWC will release a new playlist featuring music by Canadian women composers at https://acwc.ca/.

The Path before Me -
A Woman's Journey

A dramatic vocal work by Jana Skarecky inspired by the life of her grandmother was premiered online on November 11, 2020 by Clarisse Tonigussi, soprano and Narmina Afandiyeva, pianist, as part of the Noon Hour Concert series at Conrad Grebel University College in Waterloo. It can be viewed here.

Luminous 2020

Photographs from Jana Skarecky's Crystal Moments and Frozen Treasures series were featured in this photography exhibition at Heliconian Hall in Toronto. The opening Zoom reception on October 4, 2020 featured music, poetry, and dance created in response to the photographs -- including two new piano compositions by Jana Skarecky, Monarch Butterfly and Intimate Conversation – The Desert Snail and Cholla (click on titles to view on YouTube).

Fantasy on 'J'entends le moulin'

for string orchestra by Jana Skarecky was performed on September 20, 2020, by the Whispering River String Orchestra at an outdoor concert in Parry Sound, as part of the Riversongs Cultural Fall Fair.


Australian Images

string quartet by Jana Skarecky, written in memory of Peter Sculthorpe, was performed on March 13th, 2020, at Heliconian Hall, Toronto by Nora Pellerin & Victoria Yeh, violins; Velma Ko, viola; and Elaine McLeod, cello.

It was part of the Folkloric concert of music by Canadian women composers, one of the last live concerts before the pandemic shutdown.

Emily, The Way You Are

Excerpts from the opera by Jana Skarecky with libretto by Di Brandt were performed on November 25, 2019 in Winnipeg by Rosemarie Van Der Hooft, mezzo-soprano, and Laura Loewen, pianist.

The performance was part of Glitter & Fall: A Gala Poetry/Music Recital celebrating the poetry of Winnipeg Poet Laureate Di Brandt set to music by Canadian composers.

Summer

by Jana Skarecky, with text by P.K. Page, was sung by soprano Lauren Estey on November 21, 2019 at Walter Hall, University of Toronto, as part of "Vocalis: A Woman for All Seasons”, a concert by graduate voice students.

The concert was curated by Clarisse Tonigussi, founder of the Canadian Women Composers Project.

Art Show

Paintings and photographs by Jana Skarecky were part of the 3rd Annual Art Show at the Church of St. Mary Magdalene in Toronto on November 15 and 16, 2019.

From Fear to Courage

by Jana Skarecky (based on the Czech Hussite chorale “Kdož jste boží bojovníci”) was performed by cellist Rachel Mercer as part of the AYR Trio concert Czech Tales (Smetana, Dvořák & Skarecky) on November 2, 2019, at First Unitarian Church, Hamilton.

Luminous 2019

Photographs from Jana Skarecky's Upward series were featured in this photography exhibition at Heliconian Hall in Toronto. The opening reception on October 5, 2019 featured music, poetry, and dance created in response to the photographs, including Ascent, Cape Sounion, a new piano composition by Jana Skarecky. Jana also performed three improvisations, Pompoms, Passage of Time, and Perennial Immortality.

Summer

by Jana Skarecky, with text by P.K. Page, was performed by Clarisse Tonigussi, soprano, & Narmina Efendiyeva, pianist, on May 18, 2019 at Conrad Grebel Chapel, University of Waterloo, as part of the ACWC Art Song Concert in honour of Rebekah Cummings (1980 – 2019). [Image: 'Restoration' by Rebekah Cummings.]

The concert featured music by 9 ACWC composers: Rebekah Cummings, Jana Skarecky, Carol Ann Weaver, Edith Covach, Christie Morrison (also singing), Nephenee Rose, Karen Sunabacka, Julia Jacklein & Fiona Evison. 

Planet Earth

by Jana Skarecky, with text by P.K. Page, was performed by Kellie Masalas, soprano, and Brahm Goldhamer, pianist, on May 4, 2019, part of the concert A Celebration of Music from the Baroque to the Present  at Array Space, Toronto.


Molly's Veil

an opera scene from the life of Charlotte Whitton, with music by Jana Skarecky and text by Sharon Bajer, was performed by Deanna Hendriks, soprano, Maria Soulis, mezzo-soprano, & Dora Krizmanic, pianist, on Friday, April 26, 2019 at Heliconian Hall, Toronto, as part of A Night at the Opera.