Nahre Sol, Victoria Sparks, and the MCO
Please note there are no door sales for the immediate future — all tickets must be purchased online or over the phone (204-783-7377).
Pianist-composer NahNahre Sol is among the most interesting artists making music online today. The Juilliard-trained, California-based musician has one of YouTube’s top classical music channels, entertaining an online audience of over 400K subscribers and millions of casual viewers with educational and performance videos. To watch one of her videos is almost inevitably to go down a YouTube rabbit-hole, at the other end of which you find yourself an hour later buzzing happily. It’s hard to stop with just one of Nahre’s videos.
But labelling Nahre simply a YouTube musician would be selling her short: she’s a great musician period. At our online 2021 Spring and Summer Festival, she premiered a handful of short pieces for piano. They were bold and cinematic, and allowed Nahre Sol to cut loose as a superb technician of her instrument. We’re thrilled to hear what she has in store at this concert, where she’ll perform and premiere a new chamber work, Pixels.
We’re also having back the brilliant percussionist Victoria Sparks for an in-person performance of Alexina Louie’s percussion concerto Waking the Lion. Premiered at our online 2021 Spring and Summer Festival, the piece lives up to the JUNO-winning composer’s reputation as “one of Canada’s most highly regarded and most often performed composers” (Canadian Music Centre). This is the second percussion concerto we’ve commissioned for the highly celebrated Sparks, and we feel this one is too good not to be experienced again by a live, in-person audience.
After these two contemporary works, we’ll hear Ravel’s sumptuous, delicate String Quartet in F Major played by full strings — once considered avant-garde, now a huge audience-pleaser. This will conclude an evening of wonderful modern and contemporary work sure to thrill a broad audience.
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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 May 5th in-person ticket (incl. online) | $36 Adult | $34 Senior | $15 Under-30
• Buy May 6th in-person ticket (incl. online) | $36 Adult | $34 Senior | $15 Under-30
• Buy May 19th online-only ticket | $20 Household ticket
Manitoba Chamber Orchestra
Anne Manson, Music Director
Karl Stobbe, Concertmaster
Westminster Church in Wolseley
Thursday & Friday, 5 & 6 May 2022
Online presentation 19 May 2022
Waking the Lion
Live performance premiere, commissioned by the MCO with the assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts
World premiere performance, commissioned by the MCO with the assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts
String Quartet in F Major, for full strings