At the time of Dvořák’s stay in New York at the end of the 19th century, the world was in complete effervescence. From those years in America, the Czech composer drew his best-known symphony, a work both optimistic and nostalgic. Six decades later, his compatriot Martinů, fascinated by the legacy of the Renaissance, gave us his Frescoes, a sumptuous, shimmering work and a grandiose conclusion to this Lanaudière season unlike any other.
Eko-Bmijwang (Aussi longtemps que la rivière coule / As long in time as the river flows) – world premiere of Orchestre Métropolitain commissioned work
The Frescoes of Piero della Francesca, H. 352
Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, “From the New World”