150 YEARS OF CANADIAN CONFEDERATION
Maison symphonique de Montréal
Andrew Wan, concertmaster, and Neal Gripp, principal viola of the OSM, give stand-out performances in Mozart’s glowing Sinfonia Concertante. Then the OSM marks the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation with a performance of Matthew Ricketts new work celebrating an icon of this country, the train. This will be followed by a screening of the film The Railrodder (Gerald Potterton, NFB, 1965).
This 1965 short film (25 min) starring Buster Keaton is a comedic travelogue of a trip across Canada. A selection of music from the symphonic repertoire will be performed during the screening. The musical passages played by the Orchestra will be interspersed with jazz improvisations by pianist Lorraine Desmarais.
Orchestre symphonique de Montréal
Kent Nagano, conductor
Andrew Wan, violin
Neal Gripp, viola
Lorraine Desmarais, piano
Matthew Ricketts, new work inspired by the train in Canada – OSM commission to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation
Mozart, Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat major, K. 364
Roussel, Symphony no. 3 in G minor, op. 42
Film The Railrodder (1965) with Buster Keaton, directed by Gerald Potterton and produced by the National Film Board of Canada, accompanied live by the Orchestra and pianist Lorraine Desmarais.
Grand preconcert talks at 1:30 p.m.
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