Michel Plasson conducts Ravel’s Boléro

DEBUSSY, Nocturnes: Nuages and Fêtes
MARTIN, Concerto for 7 Wind Instruments
CHAUSSON, Symphony
RAVEL, Boléro

A great specialist of the French repertoire, Michel Plasson is conducting Ravel’s Boléro and the Chausson Symphony, two works that occupy a decisive place in the evolution of French music in the 19th and 20th centuries. Of pictorial inspiration, the title Nocturnes designates, in the words of Debussy himself, “all the various impressions and the special effects of light that the word suggests.” Written for an unusual instrumental combination, Martin’s Concerto for Seven Instruments will feature the talent of the OSM’s principal players: Timothy Hutchins, principal flute (pictured above); Theodore Baskin, principal oboe; Alain Desgagné, clarinet associate; Stéphane Lévesque, principal bassoon; John Zirbel, principal horn; Paul Merkelo, principal trumpet; and James Box, principal trombone.

Thursday, April 3, 2014 – 10:30 a.m.
For tickets and information: www.osm.ca

A part of The Fondation J.A. DeSève Symphonic Matinees Series

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