Sumi Jo, sopranoThe Fascination of Asia – August 12, Maison Symphonique LiveEvents August 6, 2017 1413 Orchestre symphonique de Montréal presents The Fascination of Asia From Puccini to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Kent Nagano, conductor Sumi Jo, soprano Brian Manker, cello Borodin, In the Steppes of Central Asia (approx. 8 min.) Tan Dun, Crouching Tiger Concerto, for cello and orchestra (excerpt) (approx. 11 min.) Takemitsu, Requiem for String Orchestra (approx. 9 min.) Puccini, Turandot: “Signore Ascolta” (approx. 2 min.) S. Lim, “As the spring approaches”(Korean song) (approx. 5 min.) Puccini, Gianni Schicchi: “O mio babbino caro” (approx. 3 min.) Puccini, Turandot: “Nessum Dorma” (orchestral version) (approx. 3 min.) Distant, fascinating Asia shines in this concert of works by two illustrious Asian composers, including the Concerto for cello by Tan Dun inspired by the soundtrack of the famous movie Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, which won him a Grammy Award. Revealing Puccini’s interest in Asian culture, celebrated arias from Madame Butterfly and Turandot will transport you respectively to Japan and China. Saturday, August 12th, 2017 at 12:15pm For tickets and information: www.placedesarts.com 514-842-2112 or 1-866-842-2112 Classical Spree The OSM’s Classical Spree is a major celebration of classical music presented by the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal in partnership with Place des Arts. In August of each summer, internationally established masters team up with next-generation artists to interpret the works of composers from yesterday and today. The festival’s formula aims to be family-friendly and accessible: some thirty concerts and shows, each lasting 45 minutes, are presented at reasonable prices in various halls at Place des Arts, including the Maison symphonique. Plenty of free events are also offered in the public spaces of Place des Arts. Classical Spree was first held in 2012, and more than 200 musicians take part in the event every year. vireeclassique.osm.ca Related
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