Over the course of her 15-year career, Canadian singer Sarah Slean has made eight albums, starred in two short films and a movie musical, published two volumes of poetry, held exhibitions of her paintings, written two string quartets, and shared the stage with five of the country's leading orchestras. During that time she was nominated for three Junos, two Geminis, and her records have been released in more than 10 countries worldwide.
Sarah's music has also been featured on both big and small screens in the US (Dawson's Creek, Felicity, Party of Five, Murder in Small Town X). In 2008, "The Baroness" debuted at #1 on iTunes Canada and spawned three national tours, winning accolades and support slots from such artists as Alanis Morissette and Rufus Wainwright. An EP of its outtakes entitled "The Baroness Redecorates" showcased Sarah's remarkable talent as a string arranger - an aspect of her art that she continues to develop on the new double album "Land & Sea", for which Slean has penned four original scores.
After a 3-year silence, Slean, a master of combining compelling orchestral arrangements with pop vocals and sound, released her latest two-disc album Land & Sea on September 27, 2011. The album is comprised of two discs each containing nine original works. Land, produced by Joel Plaskett is appropriately the more musically stark disc with a cleaner, more acoustic feel. Sea, produced by Jonathan Goldsmith, features a fuller, orchestral sound utilizing a 21-piece string section to create a complementary disc to complete the set.
Sarah Slean, a regularly featured artist on CBC Radio is sure to make a splash on the Okanagan arts scene this fall with her careful blend of musical genres-appealing to a wide audience seeking a high quality night of entertainment.
Slean wowed audiences across Canada last year showcasing music from her Land album and will now be completing the project by embarking on a cross-country tour showcasing music from the companion disc Sea. Slean will be backed by a strings ensemble providing audiences with a full, rich sound at every stop. Kelowna Community Theatre is hosting Slean on March 5, 2013, at 8pm.