Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal presents

Organ & Trumpet Duo

The enthralling power of Paul Merkelo’s trumpet coupled with the
imposing presence of the Grand Orgue Pierre-Béique.
Come and experience the passion of this extraordinary musical duet!

Mozart, Fantasia in F minor for Mechanical Organ, K. 608 (arr. A. Glaus)
Mendelssohn, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, “Scherzo” (arr. G. B. Nevin et K. Cowan)
Tomasi, Semaine Sainte à Cuzco
Rachel Laurin, Étude héroïque, op. 38
Jevtic, Quasi una passacaglia
J. S. Bach, Cantata Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 62, “Scherzo Streite, siege, starker Held!” (arr. T. Dokschitzer)
Vierne, Symphony for Organ no. 3 in F-sharp minor, op. 28

Ken Cowan, organ
Ken Cowan is one of North America’s finest concert organists. Praised for his dazzling artistry, impeccable technique and imaginative programming by audiences and critics alike, he maintains a rigorous performing schedule which takes him to major concert venues and churches in America, Canada, Europe, and Asia.

Paul Merkelo, trumpet
Renowned as one of the finest trumpet players of his generation, Paul Merkelo is recognized for his “pure technical prowess’’ (Rochester Democrat & Chronicle) as well as his “unusual lyrical gifts’’ (Gramophone). Principal trumpet with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal since 1995, Mr. Merkelo is regularly praised by the Montreal press as “a spectacular soloist… a most impressive master of his instrument’’ (Montreal Gazette), a “great virtuoso… dazzling’’ (La Presse). He has been featured frequently with the OSM, including tours to South America and Lincoln Center in New York.

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