Past Shows

Jun 20-21, 2008
Songbook 2: Steven Page

Steven Page of the Barenaked Ladies, accompanied by an ensemble comprised of some of Canada's finest musicians including: Phil Dwyer (sax), Rob Piltch (guitar),Igor Gefter (cello), Joe Phillips (bass), Steven Sitarski (violin) & Andrew Burashko (piano).

Songs by Leonard Cohen, Elvis Costello, Paul Simon, Rufus Wainwright, Jane Siberry and Radiohead; in fresh new arrangements by innovators from the worlds of pop, jazz & classical music such as Gavin Bryars, Rob Carli, Phil Dwyer, Kevin Fox, Jonathan Goldsmith, Jim McGrath, Tom Walsh, Finn Manniche, Glen Buhr and Cameron Wilson.

The program also included a performance of Prokofiev's Sonata No. 1 in F- for Violin and Piano.

Program & Repertoire

Lion's Teeth

Jorn Darnielle, arr. by Jim McGrath

Virtue the Cat Explains Her Departure

John K. Samson, arr. by Finn Manniche

I Want You

Elvis Costello, arr. by Robert Carli

Running Out of Ink

Steven Page & Ed Robertson, arr. by Cameron Wilson

Sonata in F Minor for Violin and Piano, Op. 80

Sergei Prokofiev

i. Andante assai

ii. Allegro brusco

iii. Andante

iv. Allegrissimo - Andante assai come prima


For we are the King of the Boudoir

Stephin Merritt, arr. by Cameron Wilson

Changing Opinion

Philip Glass & Paul Simon, arr. by Phil Dwyer

A Singer Must Die

Leonard Cohen, arr. by Gavin Bryars

Foolish Love

Rufus Wainwright, arr. by Jim McGrath

The Taxi Ride

Jane Siberry, arr. by Glenn Buhr

Tonight we Fly

Neil Hannon, arr. by Kevin Fox

Paranoid Android

Radiohead, arr. by Robert Carli


Benjamin Bowman, violin

Andrew Burashko, piano

Robert Carli, woodwinds

Amy Laing, cello

Steven Page, singer

Joseph Phillips, double bass

Rob Piltch, guitar