Sparks, Sommerville and the MCO

Victoria Sparks, James Sommerville, and the MCO

At this concert, the MCO is very pleased to premiere a percussion concerto originally slated for March 2020: Alexina Louie’s Waking the Lion. The JUNO-winning Louie is “one of Canada’s most highly regarded and most often performed composers” (Canadian Music Centre) while Victoria Sparks—who premieres this major new work – is among Canada’s best known and most celebrated percussionists. THe concert becomes available at 7.30pm CDT on the evening of Thursday, June 10th — please note: the performance will be accessible to ticket-holders until June 24th. Click below to add a Household Ticket to your cart (adjust quantity upon checkout); click here for more information about the concert.

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