Rafael Payare Conducts the Classical Spree Ensemble

Théâtre Maisonneuve August 14, 2022

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A special ensemble formed for the occasion by OSM musicians, guest soloists and OSM Competition winners, the Classical Spree Ensemble unites the main festival contributors on the same stage. Under the direction of Rafael Payare, this warm-hearted concert concludes the Classical Spree with a burst of energy with works by Miklós Rózsa, George Gershwin, Pacho Flores and with Quebec folk music. 

Miklós Rózsa, Concerto for String Orchestra, op. 17: III. Allegro guisto (8 min)
GershwinLullaby (8 min)
RavelPièce en forme de Habanera (3 min)
Piazzolla, Revirado (4 min)  
Pacho FloresCantos y Revueltas [Songs and Revolts], for trumpet and cuatro (15 min)
VieuxtempsSouvenirs d’Amérique, op. 17, for violin and strings (5 min)
Gilles Bellemare, Trois reels pour orchestre à cordes – World Premiere, OSM commission (5 min)


  • Producer / Presenter : Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM)
  • Venue : Théâtre Maisonneuve
  • Classical Spree Ensemble (Ensemble formed by 15 string players : OSM and CMIM Competition winners, members of the OSM and Ensemble Obiora, and guest soloists), Rafael Payare (conductor), James Ehnes (violin), Steven Banks (saxophone), Pacho Flores (trumpet)
  • Program and artists : subject to change without notice
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