Wednesday, February 23, 20118:00 pm
Thursday, February 24, 20118:00 pm
- In person
Works by Mercure, Prokofiev and Rachmaninoff.
Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM) partners with the festival to highlight the 50th anniversary of Québec’s first major contemporary music event: The Semaine internationale de musique actuelle (1961). The orchestra will be performing a work written specifically for it (1963-1964) by Pierre Mercure, one of our country’s new muic pioneers. Designed as a suite of variations on a single theme, Lignes et points will be presented alongside two Russian masterpieces. The concert will be conducted by British conductor Sir Andrew Davis.
Stephen Hough, piano
Andrew Davis, conductor
- Lignes et points (1964), 11:00orchestra
- Rhapsodie sur un thème de Paganini (1917), 25:00piano and orchestra
- Cendrillon, suite no 1, op 107 (1941-44), 35:00orchestra
Production OSM in collaboration with MNM