I will be joining the McGill Symphony in two performances of Auerbach's tone-poem Icarus this weekend. It's a fantastic piece, and the orchestra, lead by Maestro Hauser is top notch !
18 / 19 October, 8pm
Pollack Hall, McGill University
More info and tickets— facebook.com/events/482218068990510/
LERA AUERBACH Icarus DONALD JOHNSTON Montreal Montréal (arr./orch. Marc Beaulieu) SERGEI RACHMANINOV Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43 IGOR STRAVINSKY The Firebird (Ballet) Let yourself be transported into the magical realm of Kachtcheï the immortal and follow the adventures of Prince Ivan as the McGill Symphony Orchestra's performs Stravinsky’s The Firebird! The program also features two-time McGill Concerto Competition winner Timothy Ledger performing Rachmaninov’s virtuosic Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, as well as Donald Johnston's Montreal Montréal — a musical ode to a city that marked him. Opening the concert is Auerbach's Icarus, a piece written about the Greek myth of the boy who kept flying too close to the sun.