Orchestre symphonique de Montréal presents

Barbara Hannigan and Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique

A classical music icon and specialist of the contemporary repertoire, internationally renowned Canadian soprano Barbara Hannigan is the OSM’s guest for this concert. Among other works, she performs Quebec composer Claude Vivier’s song of solitude Lonely Child, for soprano and orchestra. On this memorable evening, Rafael Payare also conducts the Orchestra in a performance of Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique, an epic symphonic romp in several tableaux that has delighted music lovers for almost 200 years!

Orchestre symphonique de Montréal
Rafael Payare, conductor
Barbara Hannigan, soprano

Embodying music with an unparalleled dramatic sensibility, Canadian soprano and conductor Barbara Hannigan is an artist at the forefront of creation. She has worked closely with the most celebrated conductors and musicians of the age, showing a profound commitment to the music of our time and giving premiere performances of over 85 new creations. She has collaborated with Boulez, Zorn, Dutilleux, Ligeti, Stockhausen, Sciarrino, Barry, Dusapin, Dean, Benjamin and Abrahamsen among others. Recently, Barbara premiered a new live video production of La voix humaine in which she both sings and conducts, She celebrated her 50th birthday at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, conducting the Ludwig Orchestra in works of Haydn, Copland, Gerald Barry, and Kurt Weill. Future projects comprise repertoire ranging from the Middle Ages to today. A multi award recipient and recording artist, she is firmly engaged in mentoring younger professional musicians with her Equilibrium Young Artists and Momentum: our Future Now initiatives.

Luigi Nono, Djamila Boupacha, for solo soprano (5 min.)
Sibelius, Valse triste, op. 44, no. 1 (5 min.)
Claude Vivier, Lonely Child (17 min.)
Berlioz, Symphonie fantastique, H 48, op. 14 (50 min)

This concert streams from Tuesday, December 12, 2023 at 12:00pm (EST) to Monday, January 8, 2024 at 11:59pm.

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