Nordic Festival

The OSM’s Nordic Spring festival is an invitation to (re)discover music from various Nordic countries—Canada, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Russia and Sweden— under the direction of Finnish conductor John Storgårds, recognized for his keen, refined musical intuition. Three rendezvous—each featuring a symphonic work by Sibelius—in the warm ambience of the Maison symphonique.

Presented as part of Printemps nordique

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TICKETS PRICES : From 45$*

TUESDAY 24 APRIL, 8:00 P.M

ALAIN LEFÈVRE

Maison symphonique

Critically acclaimed Finnish conductor John Storgårds kicks off the festival by directing Grieg, Nielson and Sibelius. Also on the program will be André Mathieu’s Romantic Concerto performed by Alain Lefèvre.

Concert presented by:

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ARTISTS AND PROGRAM:

John Storgårds,  conductor
Alain Lefèvre, piano
Camilla Tilling, soprano
Philippe Sly, bass-baritone

 

Sibelius, Finlandia, tableau symphonique, op. 26 (8 min)

Grieg, Peer Gynt, suite no 2, op. 55 : « Chanson de Solveig » (5 min)

André Mathieu, Rhapsodie romantique  (Canada)
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Rachmaninov, Aleko : « Ves tabor spit », air pour baryton et orchestre (7 min)

Nielsen, Symphonie no 3, op. 27, « Sinfonia espansiva » (37′)

WEDNESDAY 25 APRIL, 8:00 P.M

NORDIC LANDSCAPES AND TCHAIKOVSKY’S VIOLIN CONCERTO

Maison symphonique

Discover the beauty of Nordic landscapes through the works of Icelandic composer Jón Leifs and Finnish composers Uuno Klami and Sibelius. You will hear the latter’s final, seventh symphony, a true musical testament in which the composer’s full genius is contained in one single, grand movement. Also on the program will be Tchaikovsky’s renowned and virtuosic Violin Concerto, performed by Augustin Hadelich.

 

Concert presented by:

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ARTISTS AND PROGRAM:

John Storgårds, conductor
Augustin Hadelich, violin

 

Jón Leifs, Geysir (10 min)

Tchaïkovski, Concerto pour violon en ré majeur, op. 35 (33 min)

Uuno Klami, Aurora borealis, op. 38 (19 min)

Sibelius, Symphonie no 7 en do majeur, op. 105 (21 min)

THURSDAY 26 APRIL, 8:00 P.M

TALES & LEGENDS OF THE NORTH

Maison symphonique

In this unmissable and audacious concert, the OSM draws a parallel between the sonorities of Northern Québec and those of Scandinavia. Alexina Louie’s Take the Dog Sled provides a unique opportunity to hear Inuit throat singing, where two women play off each other in a vocal game, enveloped in the sounds of the orchestra. Rounding out the program will be two famous suites, Peer Gynt by Grieg and Lemminkäinen by Sibelius, as well as the world premiere of a collaborative work by Samian and Nicole Lizée, inspired by aboriginal legends.

 

ARTISTS AND PROGRAM:

John Storgårds, conductor
Evie Mark, Inuit throat singer
Akinisie Sivuarapik, Inuit throat singer
Samian, singer

 

Alexina Louie, Take the Dog Sled (23 min)

Grieg, Peer Gynt, Suite no 1, op. 46 (16 min)

Nicole Lizée / Samian, Création mondiale d’une œuvre pour chanteur et orchestre inspirée de légendes amérindiennes – commande de l’OSM (15 min)

Sibelius, Suite de Lemminkäinen, op. 22, extraits (33 min)

* Prices, artists, repertoire, and, concert dates and times may be modified without notice. Prices include a non-refundable service fee of $9.00 per ticket. Some handling fee may be charged.