OSM’s Classical Spree

The Many Colours of the Americas

Olympic Park’s Esplanade

Rafael Payare and the OSM summon you to the Olympic Park’s Esplanade to celebrate the richness of great music that has echoed across American lands, from Canada to Venezuela, for many centuries. Join soloists and artists from throughout the Americas on a timeless, breathtaking voyage from the “New World” Symphony to an Indigenous song, and from West Side Story to Cuban composer Paquito D’Rivera’s Trumpet Concerto.

Orchestre symphonique de Montréal
Rafael Payare, conductor
Natasha Kanapé Fontaine, author
Jeremy Dutcher, singer
Jeanine De Bique, soprano
Pacho Flores, trumpet
Magalie Lépine-Blondeau, spokesperson

Dvořák, Symphony no. 9 in E minor, op. 95, “From the New World”: I. Adagio—Allegro (9 min)
Reading of a text by Natasha Kanapé Fontaine
Song performed by Jeremy Dutcher
Paquito D’Rivera, Concerto Venezolano, for trumpet and orchestra (18 min)
Bernstein, West Side Story, Symphonic Dances (20 min)
André Prévin, Honey and Rue: “The town is lit” (5 min)
Evencio Castellanos, Santa Cruz de Pacairigua (17 min)

Wednesday, August 10, 2022 – 7:30pm
Free admission. No reservation required.
Concerts in the parks are bring-your-own-chair, stool or blanket events!

For more information visit: www.osm.ca

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