A Poe Cabaret combines the compelling life story of Edgar Allan Poe with great music conjured in his honour by Claude Debussy, Andre Caplet and celebrated Canadian composer Alexina Louie. This concert is haunted by three of Poe’s stories: the crumbling gothic shadows of The Fall of the House of Usher, the cautionary quarantine epic The Masque of Red Death and a musical setting of Poe’s greatest success, and deepest heartbreak – The Raven. Through storytelling, poetry and riveting music for harp and string quartet, A Poe Cabaret will bring the chilling life and art of Edgar Allan Poe into the light.
“Tom Allen was his enthusiastic self, which always draws you in to whatever he is talking about. Lori Gemmell was brilliant on the harp and it’s so rare that we get an opportunity to see and hear that instrument up close. A very magical music evening.
Audience member after a performance in High River, Alberta