Scott Yoo, Susan Hoeppner, & Emmanuel Ceysson
Canadian flutist Susan Hoeppner is highly regarded for her lyricism, dazzling virtuosity and “no holds barred” approach to performing. She is an established international soloist and chamber musician, and her appearances include prestigious venues spanning the continents of North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.
And then there’s charismatic French harpist Emmanuel Ceysson. A major figure in the harp world (he is the principal harpist of the Met), ‘Ceysson’ was not a particularly resonant name with Winnipeg audiences when he played a ravishing debut concert with the MCO in 2016.
No matter. The show was the sleeper hit of our season, prompting audiences to rush to the box office to inform us that they’d just experienced one of the best performances of their lives. It’s little wonder then that his December concert with the MCO has been one of the top sellers among our subscribers.
This may also have something to do with the fact that he’s once again playing Debussy’s impressionistic Danse sacrée et danse profane, which promises to transport us to a meadow in fin-de-siècle France. After the Debussy, Hoeppner joins Ceysson under the baton of conductor Scott Yoo for a performance of Mozart’s Concerto for Flute, Harp, and Orchestra in C Major.
Performances of important works by beloved contemporary composers, Dan Coleman and Canadian Christos Hatzis, round off what is sure to be one of the most magical Winnipeg concerts this winter.
A cherished and dynamic figure on the MCO stage, Scott Yoo is currently Music Director and Principal Conductor of Festival Mozaic, and Artistic Director of the Medellín Festicámara, a chamber music program for underprivileged young musicians.
The concert begins at 7:30 pm on December 5th in Westminster United Church, 745 Westminster at Maryland. Tickets, at $35 for adults, $33 for seniors and $15 for students and those under-30 (incl. GST), will be available 28 July 2018, at McNally Robinson, the West End Cultural Centre (586 Ellice at Sherbrook), Organic Planet (877 Westminster Ave) or MCO’s Ticketline (204-783-7377).
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Manitoba Chamber Orchestra
Anne Manson, Music Director
Karl Stobbe, Concertmaster
Westminster United Church
5 December 2018
Scott Yoo, conductor
Susan Hoeppner, flute
Emmanueal Ceysson, harp
Departures (flute concerto), 2nd & 3rd movements
Parables of Flight
Danse sacrée, danse profane
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Concerto for Flute, Harp, and Orchestra in C major, K299/297c
Please note that our one-hour 1:00 pm matinees have a slightly shorter program and no intermission.
Concert sponsor / Johnston Group