Westlund, Shaw, Mis­chel team up for Kirk Sum­mer Recital

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - COMMUNITY/ENTERTAINMENT -

This week’s pre­sen­ta­tion in the Kirk Sum­mer Recitals in­cludes some beau­ti­ful mu­sic for horns.

The recital is at 12:10 p.m. to­day at the Kirk of St. James, 35 Fitzroy St., Char­lot­te­town.

Lena Westlund and Isaac Shaw are happy to be re­turn­ing to the sum­mer recital se­ries at the Kirk of St. James. They will be pre­sent­ing a recital of French mu­sic for horn and pi­ano fea­tur­ing works by Gounod, Dukas, Bozza, Ber­lioz and Poulenc. The pairl will be joined by Frances McBurnie on the pi­ano and their friend, Manuel Mis­chel, on the trum­pet.

All three com­pleted their bach­e­lor de­grees to­gether at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Ham­burg, Ger­many.

Shaw, a na­tive of Brack­ley Beach, P.E.I., has lived in Ger­many since 2010, but he is happy to be able to spend a por­tion of his sum­mer hol­i­days at home on the Is­land. He is cur­rently the sec­ond horn player of the Neubran­den­burger Phil­har­monie. In the past sea­son he made his de­but with the NDR Elbphil­har­monie Orch­ester in the newly opened Elb Phil­har­monic Hall in Ham­burg, Ger­many.

Westlund, orig­i­nally from Pin­neberg, Ger­many, now re­sides in Oslo Nor­way where she is com­plet­ing her mas­ters de­gree with horn leg­end Frøy­dis Ree Wekre and Prof. Julius Pranevi­cius. Since mov­ing to Oslo she has played with sev­eral pro­fes­sional or­ches­tras in Scan­di­navia in­clud­ing the Royal Swedish Opera in Stock­holm.

Mis­chel was raised in Net­telkamp, Ger­many. He has spent the past sea­son in the il­lus­tri­ous Her­bert von Kara­jan Academy of the Ber­lin Phil­har­monic. He re­cently won the po­si­tion of Prin­ci­pal Trum­pet with the Ham­burger Sym­phoniker with whom he just toured Ja­pan.


Manuel Mis­chel, left, Isaac Shaw and Lena Westlund will per­form at the next Kirk Sum­mer Recital on Wed­nes­day, July 26, 12:10 p.m.

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