- This concert will be approximately 125 minutes in length, including one 20-minute intermission.
- All prices include service charges and taxes.
- Artists and programmes are subject to change without prior notice.
- Tickets are non-refundable, non-exchangeable.
- Please note that every added free ticket for a child 12 years and under must be accompanied by one purchased adult ticket.
The rich musical heritage of Ukraine will be celebrated in Jacques Lacombe’s first concert as the OCM’s new Artistic Director. This grand evening will cover over 200 years of Ukrainian classical music for orchestra, piano, choir and opera soloists by renowned Ukrainian composers and a world premiere by Ukrainian-Canadian composer Joanna Storoschuk. The featured soloists include a quartet of Ukrainian-Canadian singers and the renowned pianist Serhiy Salov. Conductor Xavier Brossard-Ménard will lead the a cappella choir Les Rugissants through a selection of transcendent Ukrainian choral works.
This concert will be in collaboration with the Embassy of Ukraine in Canada, and will be a fundraiser for artists in Ukraine through the “Aid for Artists” fund at the Canada-Ukraine Foundation. The evening is sponsored by the Ukrainian National Federation of Quebec.
Suite on Ukrainian Folk Songs, op. 45 by B. Lyatoshynsky
Bobby’s Song for string orchestra by Joanna Estelle Storoschuk (World premiere)
Piano Concerto No. 4, op. 56 by N. Kapustin
Bozhe Velykyj (Prayer for Ukraine) by M. Lysenko
Glory to God, Sacred Concerto No. 6 by D. Bortniansky
Zasvichu Svichu by Hanna Havryletz
Excerpts from the opera Zaporozhets za Dunayem by S. Hulak-Artemovsky:
Aria: Prylyn, Prylyn
Duet: Chorna Khmara
Aria: Sultan’s Aria
Instrumental excerpt: Dances Cossacks in Exile
Aria & chorus: Molytva Andriya
Byut Porohy cantata by M. Lysenko
Anna Pompeieva, soprano
Martina Myskohlid, mezzo-soprano
Yuri Konevych, tenor
Ihor Mostovoi, bass
Serhiy Salov, piano
Les Rugissants, choir
Jacques Lacombe, conductor
Xavier Brossard-Ménard, choirmaster