Chargement en cours

with
with
Loading...
An error has occurred. Please
Live webcast: McGill Symphony Orchestra plays Schumann, Shostakovich and Touizrar
By
Chris Maskell

Published

November 21, 2017

Genre

Advertisement

On Saturday, Nov. 25, at 7:30 p.m. ET, scroll down to watch the McGill Symphony Orchestra and conductor Alexis Hauser perform works by Schumann and Shostakovich, as well as the premiere of a work by doctoral composition student Moe Touizrar, winner of the 2015-16 Andrew Svoboda Memorial Prize for Orchestral Composition. Touizrar's recent compositions are inspired by his experiences working in the Canadian Forces' Morale and Welfare Services, where he served while on a break from his master's degree in composition at the Schulich School of Music.

Touizrar's piece, titled Bright, Blue and Shimmering, is the third and final part of a musical triptych — the first two parts having been premiered over the past few years by the McGill Wind Orchestra and McGill Contemporary Music Ensemble, respectively. Each instalment aims to communicate a different aspect of the human experience through music, and Touizrar explained that this latest section focuses on "optimism, rebirth and rememberance."

Also featured in this performance will be rising cello star Joshua Morris, who won the 2016-2017 Golden Violin Competition, placed as a finalist in the 2016-2017 McGill Concerto Competition and received the 2016 Peter Mendell Award.


Program:

  • Touizrar: Bright, Blue and Shimmering (premiere)
  • Schumann: Concerto in A Minor for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 129
  • Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 in E Minor, Op. 93

Explore More:

Watch Couloir play music by Camille Saint-Saëns and Heitor Villa-Lobos

'From life to death, to eternity,' discover Claude Vivier's music rituals

The great orchestral masterworks of all time. Overtures, symphonies, concertos, and tone poems to captivate and enthral every classical music lover. Hear: Beethoven Symphonies and Concertos, Mozart Overtures and Concertos, Tchaikovsky Symphonies and Ballets, Rachmaninov Symphonies and Concertos, Bach Concerti Grossi, Brahms Symphonies and Concertos