An afternoon in Vienna
with Aline Kutan and the OCM
L’Orchestre classique de Montréal will transport music lovers to the glory and elegance of 19th century Vienna
For its very first concert of the year, on Sunday, February 16 at 3 pm in Westmount’s historic Victoria Hall, l’Orchestre classique de Montréal offers music lovers a journey through time, back to the elegance and glory of 19th-century Vienna. Directed by maestro Boris Brott, internationally celebrated soprano Aline Kutan will perform some of the repertoire’s most notorious operettas, bringing to life pieces from legendary composers such as Strauss Jr, Lehár and Mozart.
Internationally celebrated soprano Aline Kutan will perform some of the repertoire’s most notorious operettas from legendary composers such as Strauss Jr, Lehár and Mozart.
For over 20 years, Armenian-Canadian soprano Aline Kutan has pursued a brilliant career on the world’s greatest stages, performing both opera and recital. She won the prestigious Metropolitan Opera Competition in 1995, and her acclaimed interpretations of Lakmé (Lakmé) and the Queen of the Night (The Magic Flute) have gained her access to some of the most illustrious theatres in the world, amongst which l’Opéra de Paris, Teatro Colon, Canadian Opera Company, La Scala di Milan, l’Opéra de Montréal, and many others. She also takes great joy in training young musicians, as shown by her strong commitment as a teacher at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal and at McGill University’s Schulich School of Music.
This concert is presented in collaboration with the City of Westmount, the Austrian honorary consulate general, the Austrian Society of Montreal and Concerts Noncerto.
Emperor Waltz by J. Strauss, arr. Arnold Schoenberg – 12’20”
Mein Herr Marquis by Die Fledermaus – J. Strauss – 3’45”
Air de Vilya from The Merry Widow by F . Lehár – 6’30”
Pizzicato polka by F. Lehár – 3′
Schatz Waltzer J. Strauss, Arr. Anton Webern op 418 – 8’47”
Frühlingsstimmen Walzer by J. Strauss – 6′
Lagunen Walzer by J. Strauss – 8′
Meine Lippen sie küssen so heiss by F. Lehár – 5′
Rosen aus dem Süden Op. 388 by J. Strauss – 9′
Czardas – Fledermaus by J. Strauss – 4’30”
Wein, Weib und Gesang by J. Strauss – 12’48”
Der Hölle Rache – Die Zauberflöte by W. A. Mozart – 3’
Young Stars series
Starting at 2:15 pm in Victoria Hall, members of the audience will have the chance to discover young flute player Naama Neuman’s immense talent, in a performance alongside pianist Julie Choi. OCM’s Young Stars series is presented as 20-minute pre-show performances featuring talented up-and-coming artists before each concert of the season. Naama Neuman, who was awarded the first prize for the 2018 edition of the Schulich School of Music’s soloist competition, will interpret the second movement of Mozart’s Flute Concerto in G as well as Borne’s Fantaisie brillante sur Carmen.
About Orchestre classique de Montréal (OCM)
For its 80th anniversary season, the McGill Chamber Orchestra was renamed Orchestre classique de Montréal (OCM). Founded in 1939 by violinist, conductor, and composer Alexander Brott and his wife Lotte Brott, the OCM quickly became one of Canada’s most established chamber orchestras, touring to five continents, recording extensively, and appearing regularly on radio and television.
An afternoon in Vienna
Orchestre classique de Montréal
Boris Brott, conductor
Aline Kutan, soprano
Sunday, February 16th at 3 pm
Victoria Hall – 4626 Sherbrooke West (Westmount)
Tickets: $10 — $35
Student tickets are $10 for most concerts.
Online at orchestre.ca or by phone at 514-487-5190
The OCM is proud to acknowledge BMO Bank of Montreal as the 2019-20 Season Presenter.
Images courtesy of l’Orchestre classique de Montréal
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Orchestre classique de Montréal (OCM), led by Boris Brott, one of Canada’s most internationally renowned conductors, is a vibrant, innovative, and flexible ensemble consisting of the city’s best professional musicians, which presents concerts throughout the year in the finest halls of Montreal. Fulfilling its mission of celebrating diversity and inclusivity, the OCM has created the program Music for Everyone which enables collaborations with numerous new immigrant communities and Montreal organizations in making OCM’s performances accessible to all. orchestre.ca