Manitoba Chamber Orchestra: Spring 2022 Concert Series

Manitoba Chamber Orchestra Spring 2022 Concert Series

  • 7.30pm, Tue & Wed, 8 & 9 March 2022 (online Mar 25) / Another overdue concert celebration of Canadian musicians; this one is a focus on such wonderful composers and arrangers as Randolph Peters, Gabriel Dharmoo, Larry Strachan, and Caitlin Broms-Jacobs! Clarinettist Connie Gitlin features in our premiere of Peters' Luminous.
  • 7.30pm, Tue & Wed, 22 & 23 March 2022 (online Apr 6) / There's something sport-like about classical music's soloist arena, with its emphasis on young prize-winners performing super-human feats of speed and dexterity. In the brilliant Chooi brothers (Timothy & Nikki) we have Canada's musical equivalent of NFL's Manning bros. They team up to perform in a concert featuringOesterle, Vivaldi, Bach, & Geminiani.
  • 7.30pm, Tue & Wed, 12 & 13 April 2022 (online Apr 29) / One of Manitoba's most cherished composers is Sid Robinovitch, whose highly original blend of folk, jazz, and classical earns him praise far beyond Manitoba. We've asked Sid to compose an oratorio based on the story of Jonah, with the popular Pembina Trails Voices performing, and Bruce Sarbit narrating. We premiere this exciting piece, Copland's Hoedown, Vaughan Williams' Thomas Tallis Fantasia, and more!
  • 7.30pm, Tue & Wed, 26 & 27 April 2022 (online May 10) / At long last we have the chance to premiere Kevin Lau's Prayer in a Green Cathedral, an exceptional new oboe concerto almost destined to take a prominent place in that repertoire. The "always sublime" (Winnipeg Free Press) Caitlin Broms-Jacobs stars as the work's soloist! We're also pleased to perform Haydn, Vivaldi, and De La Martinez' Four AfroCuban Poems.
  • 7.30pm, Thu & Fri, 5 & 6 May 2022 (online May 19) / With over 400K subscribers, pianist-composer Nahre Sol is among the most popular and intriguing artists making music online today. At this concert, she performs in her new work, Pixels. We also offer a live performance of Alexina Louie's mind-blowing percussion concerto Waking the Lion, with Victoria Sparks in the starring role. Mezzo Lizzy Hoyt dazzles with baroque arias, and the MCO plays a string quartet by Ravel.
  • 7.30pm, Wed & Thu, 25 & 26 May 2022 (online Jun 10) / The MCO's Artist-in-Residence Aisslinn Nosky ("Toronto's Eric Clapton of the violin" (Toronto Star)) is one of Canada's foremost baroque violinists, though hardly needs introduction to MCO audiences. Here the charismatic performer will bring the house down play-conducting works by Bach, Handel, and Mozart. We're thrilled to continue to work with her.
  • 7.30pm, Tue & Wed, 31 May & 1 June 2022 (online Jun 14) / Eminent French hornist James Sommerville is back to play-conduct a concert that features the Canadian premiere of Kati Agócs's Horn Concerto and Mozart's Horn Concerto No. 3! The MCO rounds off the program with works by Brahms and Respighi.
  • 7.30pm, Wed & Thu, 8 & 9 June 2022 (online Jun 22) / A few years ago we filmed our first concert with teenage Dutch recordist Lucie Horsch. While she was relatively little known at the time, the video went viral — earning over 100K hits. We urge you to see the "latest big thing in recorder playing" (The Guardian), as she virtuosically flutters and trills her way through works by Kulesha and Bach, with additional works from Oesterle and Haydn

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