Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM) presents

From the Moldau to the Balkans: Slavic Accents

At the Maison symphonique

Conductor Xian Zhang transports you to the Bohemian countryside, conjuring picturesque landscapes and accents of patriotism. Composer-in-Residence Ana Sokolovič’s Ringelspiel focuses on the idea of circularity, while Dvořák’s graceful Romance, op. 11 showcases OSM Concertmaster Andrew Wan. Three pieces from Smetana’s Má Vlast cycle, including the immensely famous The Moldau, complete the picture.

Xian Zhang, conductor

Xian Zhang is currently in her sixth season as Music Director of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. She also holds the positions of Principal Guest Conductor of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, and Conductor Emeritus of Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi following a hugely successful period from 2009–2016 as their Music Director.

European engagements this season and the next include Philharmonia Orchestra (Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde), La Verdi in Milan, Spanish National Orchestra, the orchestra of Komische Oper in Berlin, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Warsaw Philharmonic and Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France. In recent seasons, she has conducted the Orchestre National de Lyon at the Paris Philharmonie (Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique), and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France as part of La Folle Journée festival in Nantes.

Andrew Wan, violin

Andrew Wan was named concertmaster of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal in 2008. As soloist, he has performed worldwide under conductors such as Vengerov, Petrenko, Labadie, Rizzi, Oundjian, Stern, and DePreist and has appeared in recitals with artists such as the Juilliard String Quartet, Repin, Hamelin, Trifonov, Pressler, Widmann, Ax, Ehnes, and Shaham.

Mr. Wan graduated from the Juilliard School with three degrees and is currently Assistant Professor of Violin at the Schulich School of Music at McGill University, Artistic Director of the OSM Chamber Soloists, Artistic Director of the Prince Edward County Chamber Music Festival, and was Artistic Partner of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra for the 2017 – 2018 season.

Ana Sokolović, Ringelspiel (15 min.)
Dvořák, Romance in F minor, op. 11, for violin and orchestra (12 min.)
Smetana, Má Vlast [My Country], JB:112, excerpts (35 min.)

Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at 7:30pm
Thursday, February 17, 2022 at 7:30pm

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