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

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

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