ECHOES OF THE STEPPES
THE OCM PRESENTS
A WORLD PREMIERE BY LARYSA KUZMENKO
The Orchestre Classique de Montreal (OCM) presents a concert where Eastern Europe is in the spotlight, on February 15, 2022, at 7:30 p.m., at Salle Pierre-Mercure. The concert is co-presented by The Ukrainian National Federation (Montreal Branch) and the Shevchenko Foundation, Boris Horodynsky Music Fund. The concert will be dedicated to Ukraine in solidarity of the current crisis.
The OCM is proud to present the world premiere of Kurelek’s Gallery by Ukrainian-Canadian composer Larysa Kuzmenko. The work for string orchestra is inspired by the paintings of Ukrainian-Canadian artist William Kurelek. Ukraine is once again highlighted with the work Melodiya, by the famous composer Myroslav Skoryk, who died in 2020. The Czech composer Dvořák is also on the program with the renowned Serenade for Strings.
Finally, Canadian trumpeter Karen Donnelly and internationally renowned Ukrainian-Canadian pianist Serhiy Salov, join the OCM for Shostakovich’s Trumpet and Piano Concerto no. 1, opus 35.
As part of its 82nd season entitled Women of Exception, the OCM pays tribute, during each concert, to a great woman outside the music world who has marked the community in her own way. Before the concert, the OCM will pay tribute to the Honorable Marlene Jennings, the first black woman from Quebec elected to the federal Parliament.
Echoes of the Steppes
Tuesday, February 15th at 7:30 pm – Salle Pierre-Mercure
Orchestre classique de Montréal
Karen Donnelly, Trumpet
Serhiy Salov, Piano
Boris Brott, Conductor
Tickets: 25 $ – 59$ (taxes included)
On sale at: orchestre.ca
Melodiya, M. Skoryk
Kurelek’s Gallery, Larysa Kuzmenko (world premiere)
Serenade for Strings, A. Dvořák
Concerto for Piano and Trumpet n° 1, op. 35, D. Shostakovich