Karina Gauvin sings Britten

under the direction of Michel Plasson

Karina Gauvin continues to conquer audiences and critics around the world. Last year, the Quebec soprano won a Juno Award, a Félix, and an Opus prize for her album Prima Donna. The singer’s supple voice and dramatic intensity realize their full potential in Les Illuminations by Britten (whose centenary celebrations are continuing), a cycle of songs to poems by Rimbaud. Karin Gauvin’s scintillating performance of this work earned her first prize at the 28th CBC National Radio Competition for Young Performers in 1995.

The OSM welcomes acclaimed conductor Michel Plasson, recognized for his interpretations of the French repertoire that he loves so passionately. He will lead the OSM in “Nuages” and “Fêtes,” two of the three movements of Debussy’s Nocturnes, as well as the suite Pelléas et Mélisande by Fauré—which includes the famous Sicilienne—and Ernest Chausson’s Symphony, the composer’s masterwork.

DEBUSSY, Nocturnes: Nuages and Fêtes
BRITTEN, Les Illuminations
FAURÉ, Pelléas et Mélisande, Suite
CHAUSSON, Symphony

Thursday, April 3, 2014 – 8 p.m.
Sunday, April 6, 2014 – 2:30 p.m.
For tickets and information: www.osm.ca 514-842-9951 or 1-888-842-9951

These concerts are part of the Musical Sundays and Power Corporation of Canada Thursday Grand Concerts 2 series.

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