Orchestre Métropolitain presents

French Colours

César Franck’s mission was to compose symphonic music that is balanced and structured while remaining fundamentally French, and Victorien Vanoosten’s talented baton does it justice. Dedicated to soloist in residence Emmanuel Pahud, Dalbavie’s Concerto pour flûte captivates the audience through its expertly woven soundscape. The concert opens with a work by Swedish pioneer Elfrida Andrée, giving the program a solemn tone.

Pre-concert Talk
At the Maison symphonique Concert Hall at 6:30pm
One hour before the concert, you’re invited to discover the works on the program with musicologist Marilou Garon.

OM Prelude
At the Maison symphonique Foyer Antonia-Nantel (formerly Foyer Allegro, located at the first balcony level) 7:00pm
Thirty minutes before the concert, attend a performance by young musical talent. This OM Prelude will feature the Orchestre de Flûtes Senior from the Iona elementary school (CSSDM), under the direction of teacher Mick Guttmann.

Orchestre Métropolitain
Victorien Vanoosten, conductor

Conductor and pianist Victorien Vanoosten is the music director of the Ensemble Symphonique de Neuchâtel in Switzerland since 2019, a position he renewed in 2022 for five more seasons.

An accomplished symphonic conductor, Victorien Vanoosten was chosen to lead programs for the inaugural weekend of Philharmonie de Paris, when he conducted a concert also featuring Lang Lang.

Emmanuel Pahud, flute (soloist in residence)

French and Swiss flautist Emmanuel Pahud began studying music at the age of six. He graduated in 1990 with the 1er Prix from the Paris Conservatoire, and went on studying with Aurèle Nicolet.

He is committed to expanding the flute repertoire and commissions new flute works every year to composers such as Elliott Carter, Marc-André Dalbavie, Thierry Escaich, Toshio Hosokawa, Michaël Jarrell, Philippe Manoury, Matthias Pintscher, Christian Rivet, Éric Montalbetti and Luca Francesconi.

Elfrida ANDRÉE, Concert Overture
Marc-André DALBAVIE, Flute Concerto
FRANCK, Symphony

Maison symphonique
Friday, January 27, 2023 at 7:30pm

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