Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM)

Rafael Payare: From Andalusia to the Plains of Venezuela

This program juxtaposes two heroes in their quest for an ideal: Don Quixote, the wandering knight who ventures out to battle evil on the Andalusian plains, and Florentino, a Venezuelan plainsman who wrestles with the Devil in a singing contest in Estévez’s Cantata criolla. This masterpiece of the South American repertoire, which Rafael Payare invites us to discover, concludes a richly eventful evening also featuring the world premiere of a work by OSM Composer-in-residence Ana Sokolović.

Orchestre symphonique de Montréal
Rafael Payare, conductor
Alisa Weilerstein, cello
Aquiles Machado, tenor
Gustavo Castillo, baritone
OSM Chorus
Andrew Megill, chorusmaster
Alberto Arvelo, director
Gabriela Camejo, artistic producer
Gerard Uzcategui, cinematographer
Solange Arvelo, costume Designer

R. Strauss, Don Quixote (38 min.)
Ana Sokolović, Melita — World premiere, OSM commission (20-25 min.)
Antonio Estévez (poem by Alberto Arvelo Torrealba), Cantata criolla (35 min.)

Maison symphonique
Wednesday, April 26, 2023 at 7:30pm
Thursday, April 27, 2023 at 7:30pm

Pre-concert Talk on April 26 and 27 at 6:30pm
Hosted by: Marianne Perron
Guests: Ana Sokolovic
Duration: 30 minutes

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