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● Tuesday, 13 September 2016 / Grammy-winning violinist James Ehnes will electrify crowds with renditions of three big ones from the common practice era: Elgar’s String Serenade, Dvoř´k’s Serenade, Op. 22, and Beethoven’s violin concerto, Op. 61. Ehnes will play-conduct.
● Tuesday, 4 October 2016 / Dame Evelyn Glennie is back in town! A towering musical virtuoso who has overcome the constraints of her deafness, the percussionist will serve up totally unique percussion arrangements of baroque works and more! Anne Manson conducts.
● Tuesday, 8 November 2016 / With Anne Manson conducting, the fast-rising American pianist Andrew von Oeyen performs one of Shostakovich’s most playful pieces, his Piano Concerto No. 1, which is rich with folk elements and musical jokes.
● Wednesday, 7 December 2016 / Winnipeg’s own soprano Andriana Chuchman will deliver a stellar performance of seasonal and traditional music including vocal works by Mozart and Rachmaninoff, and a favourite Ukrainian Christmas carol. Mark Morash joins us for the first time as guest conductor.
● Tuesday, 14 February 2017 / How lucky we are! The MCO brings back a group of top young fiddlers from the Frontier School Division for a collaborative performance. Repertoire for the evening ranges from infectious fiddle medleys to the majestic violin concertos of JS Bach. Plus a new work by Jim Hiscott!
● Wednesday, 29 March 2017 / For all the famous, veteran soloists the MCO presents, we feature nearly as many young prodigies on the cusp of fame. Double bassist Sam Casseday and guest conductor Gemma New are surely among them. With jaw-dropping artistry, 23-year-old Casseday will perform Mozart’s 5th violin concerto, while 29-year-old New will powerfully demonstrate why the world’s starting to make such a fuss about her!
● Wednesday, 26 April 2017 / One of Canada’s most popular soloists and a long-time MCO collaborator and guest, Measha Brueggergosman embodies the ‘diva’ in the best sense. The Juno-winner will sing the exquisite Four Last Songs of R. Strauss in a special arrangement for piano quintet. Earl Stafford conducts other works.
● Tuesday, 16 May 2017 / Asier Polo is quickly becoming one of the leading cellists of his generation. For his third performance with the MCO, he plays two modern Spanish works rich with joie de vivre: Granados’s rapturous Intermezzo de Goyescas and Rodrigo’s more whimsical Concierto in modo galante. Anne Manson conducts.
● Wednesday and Thursday, 7 and 8 June 2017 / Anne Manson and the MCO are excited to premiere Nanabozho et le tambour / Nanabush and the Drum, a collaboration with Théâtre Cercle Molière, writer Rhéal Cenerini, and composer Michael Oesterle. Intended as a companion piece for Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale, this theatrical work is inspired by the foundation myth of the Métis. Features actors, costumes, lights, and magnificent new music , appropriate for all ages!