Orchestre symphonique de Montréal presents

Organ and Space: Gaze Up to the Heavens

Since the dawn of time, humans have turned their gaze up towards the heavens. Understanding the universe around them, from which all life sprung, allowed them to learn more about the planet they call home. Astronaut David Saint-Jacques discusses this perpetual search for knowledge in a recital featuring music by Holst, Glass, Campo, and Dvořák, as well as a new work by Matthew Ricketts. Reflections and music come together against a backdrop of images of space and the Earth provided by the International Space Station.

David Saint-Jacques, astronaut from the Canadian Space Agency
Jean-Willy Kunz, OSM organist in residence
Présenté en collaboration avec l’Agence spatiale canadienne

Presentation of the concert
Dvořák, Symphony no. 9  in E minor, op. 95, “From the New World”: “Scherzo” (3rd mov.), trans. for organ
Glass, Mad Rush, version for organ
R. Campo, The Harmony of the World. The Seven Planets of Kepler, for organ, based on a book of astronomy by Kepler, 1619 – world premiere
Matthew Ricketts, Highest Light (OSM commission) – world premiere
Holst, The Planets, op. 32: “Mars, the Bringer of War” (1st mov.), arr. P. Sykes

Saturday, May 6th at 2:30pm

Grand preconcert talks:
Saturday, May 6th at 1:00pm
Host: Matthieu Dugal
Guest: David Saint-Jacques, astronaut
Creativity and Innovation: collaboration with Canadian Space Agency

The Grand Orgue Pierre-Béique was generously offered to the OSM by Mrs. Jacqueline Desmarais.

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