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. To mark the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation, Matthew Ricketts’ new work celebrates an icon of this country, the train. The railway also plays a central role in The Railrodder (Gerald Potterton, NFB, 1965), starring Buster Keaton.
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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