Composers guitarist Oliver Whitehead and pianist Steve Holowitz have put together a fascinating program of music, poems and paintings in seven sections most of which have a connection to London and South-Western Ontario. Using the poems of Governor General Award winning poet James Reaney, Colleen Thibaudeau, and Emile Nelligan, Whitehead and Holowitz have created a songbook that is inherently Canadian. The Opera in Nine Paintings presents a musical view of local art as imagined by Whitehead and Linda Nicholas using paintings from Museum London. The book Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Graham is the basis of a song cycle by Holowitz. In addition both Whitehead and Holowitz will each play an original solo composition. They will be joined by well known London musicians, Ingrid Crozman, flute, Patrick Theriault, cello, Sonja Gustafson, soprano, and Adam Iannetta, baritone. Unfortunately cellist Christine Newland will not be able to play this concert and will be replaced by Patrick Theriault.