ECHOES OF THE STEPPES

  • Please note that this concert will be a maximum of 75 minutes in length and without intermission.
  • A vaccination passport and a piece of identification are obligatory to access the concert hall.
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  • Artists and programmes are subject to change without prior notice.
  • Tickets are non-refundable.

The steppes of Eastern Europe have historically given rise to some of the most emotionally rich works of classical music. The OCM is proud to present the world premiere of Ukrainian-Canadian composer Larysa Kuzmenko’s work for string orchestra, entitled Kurelek’s Gallery, which was inspired by the paintings by the eponymous Ukrainian-Canadian painter, William Kurelek. Czech composer Dvořák brings both joyful and wistful elements to his Serenade for Strings and celebrated Ukrainian composer, Myroslav Skoryk, who died in 2020, carried the tradition of emotional expression to contemporary times with the evocative Melodiya. Lastly, Canadian trumpeter Karen Donnelly and Ukrainian-Canadian pianist Serhiy Salov will command the stage in Shostakovich’s Concerto for Piano and Trumpet in C minor.

At this start of this concert, the OCM will pay tribute to the Honourable Marlene Jennings, the first Black woman from Quebec to be elected to Parliament.

Repertoire

Melodiya, M. Skoryk

Kurelek’s Gallery, Larysa Kuzmenko (PREMIERE)

Serenade for Strings, A. Dvořák

Concerto for piano & trumpet, No. 1, Op. 35, D. Shostakovich

Soloists

Karen Donnelly, trumpet

Serhiy Salov, piano

Boris Brott, conductor

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