Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM) Classical Spree

Rafael Payare Conducts the Classical Spree Ensemble

A special ensemble formed for the occasion by OSM musicians, guest soloists and OSM Competition winners, the Classical Spree Ensemble unites the main festival contributors on the same stage. Under the direction of Rafael Payare, this warm-hearted concert concludes the Classical Spree with a burst of energy with works by Miklós Rózsa, George Gershwin, Pacho Flores and with Quebec folk music. 

Classical Spree Ensemble (Ensemble formed by 15 string players: OSM and CMIM Competition winners, members of the OSM and Ensemble Obiora, and guest soloists)
Rafael Payare, conductor
James Ehnes, violin
Steven Banks, saxophone
Pacho Flores, trumpet
Hector Molina, cuatro

Miklós Rózsa, Concerto for String Orchestra, op. 17: III. Allegro guisto (8 min)
Gershwin, Lullaby (8 min)
Ravel, Pièce en forme de Habanera (3 min)
Piazzolla, Revirado (4 min)  
Pacho Flores, Cantos y Revueltas [Songs and Revolts], for trumpet and cuatro (15 min)
Vieuxtemps, Souvenirs d’Amérique, op. 17, for violin and strings (5 min)
Gilles Bellemare, Trois reels pour orchestre à cordes – World Premiere, OSM commission (5 min)

Théâtre Maisonneuve
Sunday, August 14, 2022 at 1:00pm

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Classical SpreeCLASSICAL SPREE 2022

From August 10 to 14

Rafael Payare’s first Classical Spree will be synonymous with discovery and daring. From the Far North to the Tierra del Fuego, this OSM summer event in Montreal’s Quartier des spectacles offers an occasion to immerse yourself in some of the various languages, music and cultures that have inhabited the vast land known as the Americas for centuries.

For this event, the OSM will welcome several high-calibre artists from both American continents: soprano Jeanine De Bique, trumpeter Pacho Flores, violinist James Ehnes, saxophonist Steven Banks and pianists Sergio Tiempo and Bruce Liu, among others.

The Festival will celebrate a wide array of musical and literary cultures of the Americas, ranging from sacred songs in the Quechuan language, to Argentinian tango, to Yiddish literature, to Canadian concert music.  www. osm.ca