variations: Winter Song
Approximate running time: 2 hours
125 Front St
Nanaimo BC V9R 6Z4
Pre-concert Talk 6:30 pm | Concert 7:30 pm
GUEST CONDUCTOR: Cosette Justo Valdés (ARTISTIC DIRECTOR CANDIDATE) GUEST ARTIST: Marion Newman MEZZO-SOPRANO
Joseph CANTELOUBE: Chants d’Auvergne (Songs from the Auvergne) Series 5 (# 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8) Jennifer BUTLER: New Work for Mezzo-Soprano and Strings (VIS commission) Gabriel FAURÉ: Pelléas et Mélisande, Op. 80 Suite Ludwig van BEETHOVEN: Symphony no. 7, op. 92, A major
What a magnificent musical ride as we travel 200 years of music with Chants d’Auvergne - a collection of folk songs from the Auvergne region of France by Canteloube (1923) to Faure’s Pelléas et Mélisande (1898) to Beethoven’s 7th Symphony (1813) - a work he conducted and the audience demanded an encore of the famous “Allegretto” second movement. Then we skip forward 100 years to a premiere by Jennifer Butler with text by Tina Biello and performed by Marion Newman.