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Monday, April 14, 2014

Andrea Menard to launch Symphony Show I Am Andrea Menard, New album lift

VANCOUVER, BC – Andrea Menard, beloved for her work in television and film and for her catalogue of musical releases including 2002’s The Velvet Devil, 2005’s Simple Steps, and 2009’s Sparkle, will be merging her unique style and “tour-de-force performance”, as the Ottawa Sun proclaims, with conductor Charles T. Cozens and the Regina Symphony Orchestra for I Am Andrea Menard on May 3rd, 2014. Coinciding with this special show is the release of Menard’s latest effort Lift, produced by longtime collaborator Robert Walsh.

I Am Andrea Menard will feature Menard and the RSO performing numbers composed by Menard and Walsh, with Cozens conducting and Ellen David directing. I Am Andrea Menard features a night of showstoppers specially arranged by Cozens, with additional arrangements written by Robert Walsh, Rick Wilkins, Micky Erbe, John Welsman, Anthony Rozankovic, and Pete Coulman.
Lift, written and produced with Edmonton-based producer Robert Walsh, marking their fourth collaboration together, came to life thanks in great part to a hugely successful Indiegogo campaign supported by Menard’s passionate and enthusiastic fan base, who raised $12,000 towards the album’s production and release. The songs on Lift, in Menard’s own words, are “good medicine”, once again showcasing the unique musical chemistry between Menard and Walsh. Recorded at Unity Gain Productions, a straw bale facility built on a beautiful oasis in rural Manitoba, Lift captures the spirit and atmosphere of the sessions and the raw emotion and power in Menard’s voice. Lift will be released and promoted through Real World Artist Management.
Menard will be playing select dates to celebrate the release of Lift, including May 11th Saskatoon, May 16th in Edmonton, and May 23rd in Vancouver.

About the Regina Symphony Orchestra The Regina Symphony Orchestra, founded in 1908 by Frank Laubach, is a full scale, fully professional orchestra that, in a 39 week season, presents 1 pre-season outdoor concert event, 8 Mosaic Masterworks concerts, 5 Shumiatcher Pops concerts, 2 SaskPower Family concerts, 3 RSO Special concerts, and 6 double chamber concerts.

About Robert Walsh
Robert Walsh, known for his work as guitarist for the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, the
Alberta Ballet and the Edmonton Opera, is an award winning musician and producer who has
performed with artists such as The Pointer Sisters, Tom Cochrane, Renée Fleming, Petula Clark,
and Johnny Reid. Walsh also teaches songwriting at Edmonton’s Grant MacEwan University.
About Charles T. Cozens
Charles Cozens is an award winning conductor, orchestrator, and composer who has arranged
and conducted for the likes of Elton John, Janelle Monae, Divine Brown, Serena Ryder,
RyanDan, Chantal Kreviazuk, Molly Johnson, The Nylons, The Canadian Tenors, The Canadian
Brass and Quartetto Gelato, among others. Cozens has over 90 CD recordings to his credit.

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