Orchestre Métropolitain presents

Bigger Than Nature

In a style reminiscent of Glazunov, Stravinsky’s rhythmic Petrushka is the story of a mischievous puppet who comes to life. With his sidekicks, he transforms the orchestra into a theatrical performance of love and jealousy. The concert opens with Mozart’s tragic Idomeneo, which brings together fate, passion and despair under the baton of guest conductor Nicholas Carter. Violinist Karen Gomyo brings all of Glazunov’s romanticism and brilliance to life.


Nicholas Carter, conductor

The 2022/23 season marks Nicholas Carter’s second as Chief Conductor and Co-Operndirektor of Oper Bern. This season in Bern, he leads main stage productions of Die WalkureL’enfant et les sortileges, and Iolanta and appears in the Berner Symphonieorchester subscription season. This season will see debut appearances for Nicholas with Opernhaus Zurich (Pearl Fishers) and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. This season also includes return engagements with the Metropolitan Opera (Peter Grimes), Deutsche Oper Berlin (Verdi Requiem in collaboration with Staatsballett Berlin), Orchestre Metropolitain and Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin.

Karen Gomyo,  violin

Violinist Karen Gomyo has captivated audiences in North America, Europe and Australasia with her musical integrity, technical assurance and compelling interpretations.

In North America, Ms. Gomyo has worked with the New York Philharmonic, the Cleveland and Philadelphia Orchestras, and the Chicago, San Francisco, Atlanta, Cincinnati, and Houston symphonies among many others.  Recent and upcoming appearances include re-engagements with the St. Louis, Detroit, Milwaukee and Toronto symphonies and the Minnesota Orchestra.

Internationally, Ms. Gomyo has appeared with the Philharmonia in London, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne, Orchestre Symphonique de Radio France, Deutsches Symphony Orchestra Berlin and the Czech Philharmonic in Europe; and in Australasia with the Hong Kong Philharmonic and the Sydney and Melbourne symphonies. She returned to Prague in December 2021 to play the first Shostakovich Violin Concerto with the Czech Phil and Maestro Bychkov.

Born in Tokyo, Ms. Gomyo studied in Montreal and in New York at The Juilliard School with famed violin pedagogue Dorothy DeLay.  She plays on the “Aurora, exFoulis” Stradivarius violin made in 1703.

MOZARTIdomeneo, ballet music (excerpts)
GLAZUNOV, Violin Concerto
STRAVINSKYPetrushka (1947)

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Friday, May 19, 2023 at 7:30pm

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