Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM) presents

Barbara Hannigan and the Symphonie fantastique

A classical music icon and specialist of the contemporary repertoire, internationally renowned Canadian soprano Barbara Hannigan is the OSM’s guest for this concert. Among other works, she will perform Quebec composer Claude Vivier’s song of solitude Lonely Child, for soprano and orchestra. On this memorable evening, Rafael Payare will also conduct the Orchestra in a performance of Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique, an epic symphonic romp in several tableaux that has delighted music lovers for almost 200 years!

Embodying music with an unparalleled dramatic sensibility, soprano and conductor Barbara Hannigan is an artist at the forefront of creation. Her artistic colleagues include Simon Rattle, Sasha Waltz, Kent Nagano, Vladimir Jurowski, John Zorn, Andreas Kriegenburg, Andris Nelsons, Esa Pekka Salonen, Christoph Marthaler, Antonio Pappano, Katie Mitchell, Kirill Petrenko, and Krszysztof Warlikowski. The late conductor and pianist Reinbert de Leeuw has been an extraordinary influence and inspiration on her development as a musician. 

The Canadian musician has shown a profound commitment to the music of our time and has given the world première performances of over 85 new creations.

Hannigan’s album as both singer and conductor, Crazy Girl Crazy (2017), won the 2018 Grammy Award for Best Classical Solo Vocal album and numerous other awards including an Edison and a Juno. Other recent albums include Vienna: fin de siècle, and Satie’s Socrate, both with pianist Reinbert de Leeuw. In spring 2020 she released her latest album on Alpha Classics, La Passione with works of Nono, Haydn and Grisey.

Luigi Nono, Djamila Boupacha, for soprano solo (5 min) 
Sibelius, Valse triste, op. 44, no. 1 (5 min)
Claude Vivier, Lonely Child (17 min.)
Berlioz, Symphonie fantastique, H. 48, op. 14 (50 min.)

Maison symphonique
Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at 7:30pm
Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 2:30pm
Sunday, December 11, 2022 at 2:30pm

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