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The “Pastoral” Symphony and the Mythology of Glass 2024-2025

From the legends of Benin, celebrated by singer Angélique Kidjo, to the rustic landscapes unfolding in the “Pastoral” Symphony, join us for a delightful moment of escape!

Glass drew inspiration from African poems to compose Ifé, while Beethoven conveyed his impressions as he strolled through the German countryside. From the legends of Benin, celebrated by singer Angélique Kidjo, to the rustic landscapes unfolding in the “Pastoral” Symphony, join us for a delightful moment of escape!

Artists

Orchestre symphonique de Montréal

Elena Schwarz, conductor

Angélique Kidjo, voice

Philippe-Audrey Larrue-St-Jacques, presenter

Programme

Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony no. 6 in F major, op. 68, ‘‘Pastoral’’ (39 min.)

Philip Glass, Ifé, Three Yorùbá Songs (20 min.)

Concert without intermission

Total duration60minutes