For her first appearance with the OSM, the incomparable Patricia Petitbon performs an Orient-themed concert, conducted by Jérémie Rohrer. The programme features the mysterious and sensual Orient of Ravel's Shéhérazade and Richard Strauss, Thus Spake Zarathustra.
Katia Makdissi-Warren*, Ainsi chantait Simorgh for Sufi singer, Qanun and Orchestra – World premiere, OSM commission**
Stravinsky, The Firebird, Suite, 1919 version
Mahler, Rückert Lieder, «Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen» (O garish world, long since thou hast lost me)
R. Strauss, Also sprach Zarathustra (Thus Spake Zarathustra), op. 30
*Featured composer of SMCQ's Homage series for the 2019-2020 season
**May 20, 8 p.m. and May 24, 2 :30 p.m. concerts only