Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM) presents

Wizards and Jedi with John Williams

For the first time, the OSM welcomes British conductor Ben Palmer in a program featuring the music of John Williams. The orchestral soundtracks to Harry Potter and Star Wars will harness the Force, as will the composer’s Tuba Concerto, performed by OSM Principal Tuba Austin Howle. Don’t miss this special opportunity to discover the many sides of John Williams’ prolific repertoire.

Ben Palmer is in his sixth year as Chief Conductor of the Deutsche Philharmonie Merck in Darmstadt, and is also Chief Conductor of Babylon Orchester Berlin, and Founder and Artistic Director of Covent Garden Sinfonia. This will be his debut performance with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra. He is personally authorised by John Williams to conduct his film scores in concert, and acclaimed by Hans Zimmer as “a masterclass in conducting”.

Austin Howle has served as the Principal Tuba of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra since 2013. A native of Oxford, Mississippi, he has performed in ensembles across four continents and 15 countries, most recently in China and Japan. He served as Acting Principal Tuba of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra in 2011, and has performed with the Cincinnati Symphony as well as on numerous occasions with Houston Symphony Orchestra. As a soloist, Howle performed at the Kennedy Center as part of the 2011 Millennium Stage Conservatory Project. He has given masterclasses at Rice University and the Eastman School of Music. Howle earned a Master of Music degree from Rice University, where he studied with David Kirk, and a Bachelor of Music degree from Florida State University, where he studied with Paul Ebbers. His other principal teachers have included Chester Schmitz, Michael Grose, and Scott Watson.

Korngold, The Sea Hawk: “Main Title” (6 min.)
John Williams, Tuba Concerto (18 min.)
John Williams, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: “Flying Theme” (4 min.)
John Williams, Harry Potter, Suite (arr. Ben Palmer, 35 min.)
John Williams, Star Wars, Suite, excerpts (16 min.)

Maison symphonique
Tuesday, April 11, 2023 at 10:30am
Tuesday, April 11, 2023 at 7:30pm – Sold Out
Wednesday, April 12, 2023 at 7:30pm – Sold out

To purchase your tickets visit: www.placedesarts.com

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