Each year, the McGill Symphony Orchestra presents a varied cross-section of orchestral music from early 18th century classics to celebrated contemporary composers. Its home venue is Pollack Hall, but it also performs regularly in venues such as the Église St. Jean-Baptiste and Montreal’s remarkable Maison symphonique. High professional standards are required from every member of the orchestra, since one of its objectives is to prepare young musicians for successful auditions with major orchestras around the globe. Along with two performances each of six concert programs, the MGSO's annual activities include collaborations with Opera McGill, winners of the School’s concerto competitions, distinguished members of the Schulich School of Music faculty, and with internationally acclaimed artists such as Ida Haendel, Joseph Rouleau and Jane Archibald, among others.
RICHARD WAGNER Siegfried-Idyll, WWV 103
LEONARD BERNSTEIN Serenade (after Plato's Symposium)
ROBERT SCHUMANN Symphony No. 1 in B-flat major, Op. 38