Last November 9th, the Montreal Classical Orchestra (OCM) under the direction of maestro Boris Brott, opened it’s 82nd season in grandiose manner at Salle Pierre Mercure with renowned Canadian, transgender pianist Sara Davis Buechner.
Buechner delivered a vibrant and virtuosic performance that received tumultuous applause that led to three stage callbacks and the performance of two encore pieces, including a catchy foxtrot by George Gershwin.
The concert was not only a success due to her brilliant performance, but also simply because it marked the official return to the stage of the OCM in front of a live audience as well as being a benefit event for GRIS-Montréal, whose mission is to raise awareness about sexual and gender diversity in schools.
The concert was followed by a champagne cocktail presented by TD Canada Bank Group, was presented as a live webcast and will available on delay until November 23rd.
Following their opening concert, the OCM has several concerts lined up under the umbrella Exceptional Women: This 82nd season pays tribute to the 100th birthday of Lotte Brott, principal cellist, co-founder and long-time Executive Director of the OCM.
Next November 23rd , experience an evening of intercultural musical tales featuring the works of Maurice Ravel and Régent Levasseur.
The concert will include indigenous sounds from Levasseur’s Violin Concerto Farewell to the Warriors featuring Mohawk violinist Tara-Louise Montour, the exoticism of Ravel’s Scheherazade in a new arrangement by the OCM’s resident arranger François Vallières, and Ravel’s petite symphonie à cordes.
Back at the OCM after their highly acclaimed performances last season, mezzo-soprano Julie Boulianne and pianist Jean-Philippe Sylvestre will perform Ravel’s Five Greek Popular Folk Melodies.
At the beginning of the concert, the OCM will pay tribute to the Innu poet Josephine Bacon.
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