Sarah McLachlan featuring Vanessa Freebairn-Smith : An Intimate Evening of Songs and Storytelling
Singer and songwriter Sarah McLachlan topped the charts with her hits “I Will Remember You,” “Sweet Surrender,” and her iconic ballad “Angel.” She has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide, won multiple Grammy and Juno Awards and was recently inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.
In addition to her personal artistic efforts, McLachlan founded the Lilith Fair tour, which showcased female musicians and raised more than $7 million for local and national charities. In 2002 McLachlan founded her non-profit organization, the Sarah McLachlan School of Music, which provides top quality music instruction at no cost, in a safe and nurturing environment, for at-risk and underserved children and youth. From an early age, music provided McLachlan with the tools she needed to navigate the challenges she faced in her life, so she recognizes how important it is for every child to have those same opportunities.
In 2014 McLachlan released her seventh studio album, Shine On, for which she received a Juno Award for Adult Contemporary Album of the Year. Shine On explores her personal journey over the previous few years of navigating love, loss and change.
Cellist Vanessa Freebairn-Smith is a founding member of the famed Sonus Quartet, which works closely with recording artists and composers Gnarls Barkley, Norah Jones and Mark Isham.
She is featured on Paul McCartney’s Kisses On The Bottom and Barbara Streisand’s album Love Is The Answer. She regularly records for many acclaimed music producers, from David Foster to Danger Mouse, and has established close collaborative relationships with artists including Jeff Beck and Sarah McLachlan.
Along with her success as a player, Vanessa has also written arrangements, for both solo cello and string quartet, for various bands and artists, including The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dot Hacker, Van Hunt, Martina Topley-Bird, and John Frusciante.