Sunday, August 16th, Events

12:00 noon


Colombian-Canadian Fabian Arciniegas is a tenor who has distinguished himself as a compelling actor in opera performing roles like Ernesto in Donizetti’s Don Pasquale, Lippo Fiorentino in Kurt Weill’s Street Scene or as a leading tenor in oratorio singing Handel’s Messiah, Bach’s Magnificat and Mozart’s Coronation Mass. Also prolific as a chamber and contemporary singer, he successfully toured in Canada and internationally last November as part of the series Crossing Borders with soprano Maureen Batt and pianist Claire Harris, featuring Latin American and North American composers. He recently recorded the song cycle Orbit from composer Saman Shahi for his debut album that will be released in September 2020. Last season he performed as part of the chorus with the Canadian Opera Company in Verdi’s Otello and was Le Remendado for Julie Nesrallah’s production Carmen on Tap! He has performed under the baton of conductors like Johannes Debus, Kevin Mallon, Derek Bate, Sandra Horst, and Miah Im among others. Mr. Arciniegas holds a Master’s Degree in Opera Performance from the University of Toronto.



Tanya has been a vocalist with many big bands and has sung everything from swing to blues and jazz. She currently performs with The Wintergarten Orchestra, an early jazz band out of Toronto, and has been busy with her own jazz group, The Tanya Wills Quartet. With a background in Music Theatre, Tanya has had the opportunity to play some favourite roles: Peter in Peter Pan, Eva in Evita, Adelaide in Guys and Dolls, and most recently, Velma Kelly in Chicago, right here at the beautiful Capitol Theatre. Jordan Klapman is a pianist, accompanist, bandleader, music director, silent film accompanist, and popular music history lecturer. Jordan composes and performs his own retro-style scores for the classic dramas and comedies of the silent era. His CV includes performances at venues including The TIFF LightBox, Silent Sundays at The Revue Theatre, The Toronto Silent Film Festival, The University of Toronto Media Commons, The Vintage Film Festival, and The Toronto Jewish Film Festival.



Husband and wife duo Saskia Tomkins and Steáfán Hannigan are happy to be performing and part of The Capitol Theatre’s 90th Anniversary celebrations.  Saskia and Steáfán are both accomplished musicians who play a range of musical styles including instrumental Irish music with virtuosic skill on a myriad of instruments. Between them, they have over 60 years of professional music experience. Twenty of those years have been spent playing together and with others. They have been recorded on over 100 albums, have run their own recording studio to record other musician’s projects, and have brought up 3 talented home-schooled kids with whom they have a family band called Clan Hannigan. Saskia originally from Brittan and Steáfán originally from Belfast they now live in Baltimore, Ontario.