All that jazz!
From Weill to Gershwin

Great jazz melodies and Broadway classics, featuring works by Weill, Legrand, Gershwin and Sondheim

On Sunday, March 8th, at 3 pm, l’Orchestre classique de Montréal invites its audience to delight at the sound of great jazz melodies and Broadway classics, featuring works by Weill, Legrand, Gershwin and Sondheim. The concert will also honour Montreal composer Airat Ichmouratov, in a beautiful composition for klezmer clarinet and string orchestra. Three brilliant artists will be joining the orchestra, conducted by Boris Brott: Sharon Azrieli, Matt Herskowitz and André Moisan.

Three brilliant artists will be joining the orchestra, conducted by Boris Brott: Sharon Azrieli, Matt Herskowitz and André Moisan.

Sharon AzrieliSoprano Sharon Azrieli enjoys an international reputation and has performed at world-famous venues including Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Opera, l’Opéra Bastille de Paris, the Canadian Opera Company, l’Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and the New Israeli Opera. In 2019, she was awarded the Order of Québec for her remarkable career.

Clarinettist André Moisan debuted with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal in 1977. He is widely recognized for his mastery of the clarinet, great musicality and clarity of sound. Here is what Journal de Montréal had to say about his album After You, Mr. Gershwin!: “An exceptional tour de force that never loses its musicality, adding to the legacy of both jazz and classical music.”

Matt HerskowitzA graduate from the Curtis Institute of Music and Juilliard School, pianist Matt Herskowitz is a versatile artist who masters numerous musical genres. Le Devoir describes him as possessing “an exceptional technique and precise sense of nuance; Herskowitz brilliantly combines his jazz and classical knowledge”. Originally from New York, he has been living in Montreal for over 20 years.

This concert is presented by CANSO Investment Counsel.

Young Stars Series

Starting at 2:15 pm, Trio Élan, composed of Frédéric-Alexandre Michaud (violin), Eliana Zimmerman (cello) and Ylan Chu -who will be replaced by Timothy Ledger for this performance- (piano), will step into action to warm up the audience. The ensemble will perform Café Music, by Paul Schoenfield. OCM’s Young Stars series is presented as a 20-minute pre-show performance featuring talented up-and-coming artists before six concerts of the season.

All that jazz

Sunday, March 8th at 3 pm (pre-concert performance at 2:15 pm)
Oscar Peterson Hall – 7141 Sherbrooke West


Prokofiev, Ouverture on Hebrew Themes

Airat Ichmouratov, One day of an almost ordinary life

Weill, Lost in the stars; My Ship
Shearing, Lullaby of Birdland

Legrand, Papa can you hear me; Ne Me Quitte Pas
Bernstein, I Am Easily Assimilated; Simple Song
Herskowitz, Bella’s Lament
Sondheim, Stay with me & Children will listen
Sondheim, Send in the Clowns
Charles Strouse/Stephen Schwartz, Children of the Wind
Gershwin, Summertime; I Got Rhythm

Tickets: $10 — $50
Student tickets are $10 for most concerts.
Online at orchestre.ca or by phone at 514-487-5190

Orchestre classique de Montréal

Boris Brott, conductor
Sharon Azrieli, soprano
Matt Herskowitz, piano
André Moisan, clarinet

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



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