Jordan de Souza, a Canadian conductor with a flourishing international career, leads the OM in a refreshing springtime concert. Delius’s cuckoo opens the evening with its allusions to Norwegian folklore. In Schumann’s Cello Concerto, soloist Maximilian Hornung displays the staggering musicality that has been his passport to the world’s greatest concert halls. Sibelius gives the orchestra an optimistic tone in his Spring Song, as does Schumann, who expresses his impatience for the return of warmer days in his Symphony No. 1, also known as the Spring Symphony.
DELIUS: On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring
SCHUMANN: Cello Concerto
SIBELIUS: Spring Song
SCHUMANN: Symphony No. 1 “Spring”
Mario F. Paquet invites the public to discover the works on the program during a free 30-minute bilingual chat with the concert players.
Young Music Lovers Preludes
A musical performance by young musicians takes place in the Foyer Allegro 30 minutes before the beginning of each concert presented at the Maison symphonique de Montréal.