Lucie Horsch, MCO


Lucie Horsch, “latest big thing in recorder playing”

Please note there are no door sales for the immediate future — all tickets must be purchased online or over the phone (204-783-7377).

A few years back we filmed our first concert with the then-teenaged Dutch recorder player Lucie Horsch. While she was relatively little known at the time, the video went viral — earning over 200,000 hits. Today, in her early 20s, she is a leading ambassador for the recorder, which has claim to being the most beguiling classical instrument ever invented.

The Decca-signed virtuoso is the “latest big thing in recorder playing” (The Guardian) who possesses “fearsome virtuosity and superb technique” (BBC Music Magazine). About her debut CD, BBC Music Magazine writes, “This is a disc to buy, and display in years to come as the start of a distinguished career.” At the MCO, we can’t help but feel sorry for those who missed her past two concerts with us.

Nearly everyone is obliged to play the recorder in elementary school. But where most of us squawked and hooted, Horsch flutters and trills with the graceful agility of a master quickly in the making. School groups, who flocked to Lucie after the show like she was a rock-star, were as thrilled by this concert as everyone else. She is truly a performer for all ages.

The evening’s recorder program includes Kulesha’s Concerto for recorder and small orchestra and Bach’s violin and oboe concerto — where Lucie and Karl Stobbe will share the stage as the piece’s soloists. Other stellar works on the program by Haydn and Michael Oesterle.


There are no door sales for the immediate future; all tickets must be purchased online or over the phone (204.783.7377). We ask that you take a look at our ticket and social gathering policies, by clicking here, before purchasing tickets to or attending our concerts. Click links below to add ticket to cart, adjust quantity in cart. In-person tickets entitle you to a seat at our Westminster concert as well as access to our online presentation of the same concert roughly a week later. Online-only tickets give you access to the online presentation only, which will be viewable for two weeks after the online concert’s premiere. Buyers of in-person tickets will not receive a physical ticket. Once you arrive at our concert, please check in with our Box Office, as they will have an audience list. We will email all ticket-holders (online-only and in-person) a link for accessing the online concert a week or so before its premiere.

• Buy June 8th in-person ticket (incl. online) | $36 Adult | $34 Senior | $15 Under-30
• Buy June 9th in-person ticket (incl. online) | $36 Adult | $34 Senior | $15 Under-30
• Buy June 22nd online-only ticket | $20 Household ticket

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Manitoba Chamber Orchestra
Anne Manson, Music Director
Karl Stobbe, Concertmaster
Westminster Church in Wolseley
Wednesday & Thursday, 8 & 9 June 2022
Online presentation 22 June 2022

Johann Sebastian Bach
Concerto for Violin and Oboe in D Minor (transposed), BWV 1060

Gary Kulesha
Concerto for recorder and small orchestra

Michael Oesterle
Scènes des bois
World premiere of this arrangement, commissioned by the MCO with the assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts

Joseph Haydn
Symphony No. 86 in D major, Hoboken I/86

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