The OCM presents «Forever Handel» with Karina Gauvin and the Ensemble Caprice!

The Orchestre Classique de Montréal

and the Ensemble Caprice collaborate for the first time

Orchestre Classique de Montréal (OCM) and Ensemble Caprice are co-presenting a concert for the very first time. Under the baton of Boris Brott and Matthias Maute, the two ensembles will share the stage for a co-production on Thursday, April 28, 7:30 p.m., at Salle Pierre-Mercure. Presented by RPIA, the concert will also feature famous Quebec soprano Karina Gauvin!

The OCM and Ensemble Caprice will unite their efforts on the festive themes of Handel’s Water Music, under the joint direction of Boris Brott and Matthias Maute. The musicians will transport the public to a waterfront paradise in this co-production by the two Montreal orchestras.

For her part, the great Quebec soprano Karina Gauvin will perform Handel’s most virtuosic arias, which will be interspersed with works by two Montreal composers: a commission from the Dutch-Canadian composer Jaap Nico Hamburger and the Arabesque by Alexander Brott, featuring Chloé Dominguez, OCM’s accomplished principal cellist.

Recognized for her work in the Baroque repertoire, Karina Gauvin has been awarded several honors throughout her career, including the title of soloist of the year by the International Community of French-Language Public Radios, first prize in the Youth Competition performers from Radio-Canada and the Virginia Parker Prize. She has collaborated with the greatest orchestras including the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, San Francisco Symphony, Chicago Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Rotterdam Philharmonic as well as a large number of Baroque orchestras such as Les Talens Lyriques, Venice Baroque Orchestra, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, and Violons du Roy.

As part of its 82nd season entitled Women of Distinction, the OCM pays tribute, at the start of each concert, to a great woman outside the music world who has marked the community in her own way. Before this concert, the OCM will pay tribute to the Honorable Monique Bégin, one of the first women in Quebec elected to the Federal Parliament and also a minister in Pierre Trudeau’s cabinet.

Forever Handel

Thursday, April 28th, at 7:30pm – Salle Pierre-Mercure

Karina Gauvin, soprano

Chloé Dominguez, cello

Ensemble Caprice

Orchestre classique de Montréal

Boris Brott Matthias Maute, conductors


Da tempeste from Giulio Cesare, HWV 17, by G. F. Handel

Lascia ch’io pianga from Rinaldo, HWV 7, by G. F. Handel

Sweet birdfrom L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, HWV 55, by G. F. Handel

Let the bright Seraphim from Samson, HWV 57, by G. F. Handel

Watermusic: Suite II & III, by G. F. Handel

Arabesque, by A. Brott

Concerto Antico ‘à travers un miroir fumé’ by Jaap Nico Hamburger

Tickets: 25 $ – 59$

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