Orchestre Métropolitain presents

Elegance with Kerson Leong

Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier suite evokes classic Vienna, ripe with waltzing, elegance and ingenuity. Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto demands musicality, virtuosity and folk spirit, and Kerson Leong delivers. Under the baton of Alexander Shelley, Canadian composer Jocelyn Morlock’s My Name Is Amanda Todd brings a message of hope to the story of a teenage cyberbullying victim.

This concert is dedicated to the Canadian composer Jocelyn Morlock who passed away on March 27th.

Alexander Shelley, conductor

One of the foremost conductors of his generation, Alexander Shelley is ‘a natural communicator, both on and off the podium’ (the Daily Telegraph), regularly performing across six continents with the world’s finest orchestras and soloists. A passionate and articulate advocate for the role of music in society, he has spearheaded multiple award-winning and ground-breaking projects unlocking creativity in the next generation and bringing symphonic music to new audiences.

Kerson Leong, violin

“It would be madness on the part of the musical world not to understand he is one of the great violinists of the 21st century.” – Augustin Dumay

Kerson Leong has been described as “not just one of Canada’s greatest violinists but one of the greatest violinists, period” (Toronto Star). Forging a unique path since his First Prize win at the International Yehudi Menuhin Violin Competition in 2010, he continues to win over colleagues and audiences alike with “a mixture of spontaneity and mastery, elegance, fantasy, intensity that makes his sound recognizable from the first notes” (Le Monde).

TCHAIKOVSKY, Violin Concerto
Jocelyn MORLOCKMy Name Is Amanda Todd
R. STRAUSSDer Rosenkavalier, suite

Maison symphonique
Friday, April 28, 2023 at 7:30pm

To purchase your tickets visit: www.placedesarts.com

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