Orchestre Métropolitain presents


Lightning, charm and genius. The OM’s artistic partner, conductor Nicolas Ellis will be conducting an original program featuring the talented Louis-Philippe Marsolais. The French horn player will perform two concerti, one by Mozart and the other by his colleague, Simon Bourget.

Also on the program, Strauss’s Don Juan is seductive and sensual. But this Don Juan isn’t cruel or ill-intentioned. He’s on a quest for pure beauty. From the touching love story performed by the oboe to a strong statement put forth by the horn section in unison, this tone poem’s protagonist falls straight from grace. And the opening piece, And So Be Changed to Lightning in the End, by Canadian composer Kelly-Marie Murphy, holds its electrifying promise until the end.

Nicolas Ellis, conductor

Nicolas Ellis is the Artistic Director and Founder of the Orchestre de l’Agora and has served, for the past three years, as Artistic Partner to the Orchestre Métropolitain and Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

Louis-Philippe Marsolais, French Horn

One of Canada’s most active horn soloists, Montreal-based Louis-Philippe Marsolais splits his musical life between solo, chamber music and orchestral performances. He has appeared on stages around the world for more than 15 years. His career took off in 2005, when he won three prizes at the prestigious ARD Competition in Munich. He has also won awards at other international competitions, including Geneva, Trévoux and Rovereto. In the years since, he has performed with most Canadian orchestras, on tour in the United States and throughout Europe

Louis-Philippe has been principal horn of the Orchestre Métropolitain since 2009. He frequently performs with Les Violons du Roy and I Musici de Montréal chamber orchestra. He is also very active as a chamber musician. With the Pentaèdre wind quintet, which he has been part of since 2003, he has performed across Canada and in the United States, Europe and the Middle East. Louis-Philippe is a horn professor at the music faculty of the Université de Montréal. He also teaches at the Domaine Forget International Music and Dance Academy and has been a member of the Advisory Council of the International Horn Society since 2015.

And So Be Changed to Lightning in the End
French Horn Concerto (premiere)
Horn Concerto No. 1 in D major
Don Juan, op. 20

Live in-person at the Maison symphonique de Montréal
Saturday, May 22 at 3:00pm

Webcast from June 11 at 2:00pm until June 20 at 11:59pm

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