The stirring and expressive themes from some of the greatest international movies by the two world renowned Italian film composers, Nino Rota and Ennio Morricone, will shimmer in this concert.
Guest conductor Simon Rivard will guide us through this journey of sacred and profane repertoire. Bach’s religious music is some of the most emotionally powerful music ever created. Three Astral Visions by Alexander Brott transforms the energy of the cosmos into music. Boccherini’s La casa del diavolo embodies the popular Spanish story of Don Juan. Canadian composer Matthew Ricketts presents the world premiere of his concerto for oboe and countertenor Contrition. To end the concert, a once-thought-lost Mozart oboe concerto.
Mozart’s Requiem is one of the most popular masterworks of the classical repertoire. Joseph Boulogne, the Chevalier de Saint Georges’ buoyant Symphonie concertante no. 2 will take you into the perfumed salons of Ancien régime France. Lacrimae Beati (Tears of the Blessed One) by Richard Danielpour was inspired by the ‘’Lacrimosa’’ of Mozart’s Requiem.
To commemorate the fifth anniversary of the passing of world-famous operatic bass Joseph Rouleau, join us for a night of the most beloved opera excerpts by composers such as Mozart, Verdi, Puccini, Bizet, Delibes and Offenbach. It will be a passionate evening of opera hits you won’t want to miss. A quartet of Canada’s star opera singers will be accompanied by the OCM in full symphonic form.