Alexander Shelley, conductor
James Ehnes, violin
Dvořák: Symphony no. 9 “From the New World”
Sibelius: Violin Concerto
John Estacio: I Lost My Talk (based on the poem by Rita Joe, C.M.)
Canada’s Orchestra meets Canada’s most famous classical music superstar – right here in Halifax! Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear the acclaimed National Arts Centre Orchestra live in concert with violinist James Ehnes, a “living national treasure” (Calgary Herald) whose “staggeringly powerful” playing is “soulful, impeccable, engulfing… unforgettable” (The Guardian). Conducting the concert will be the National Arts Centre’s dynamic new Music Director Alexander Shelley. This electric, once-in-a-lifetime combination takes over the Rebecca Cohn with Sibelius’ spectacular Violin Concerto and a new work based on Mi’kmaq elder Rita Joe’s moving poem I Lost My Talk – a “powerful, overwhelming creation” (Le Devoir) that reflects Joe’s experiences in Nova Scotia’s residential school system. To complete the program, the National Arts Centre Orchestra performs Dvořák’s breathtaking New World Symphony, one of the most popular symphonies ever written.
One night only – tickets are very limited! Order today to avoid disappointment.
Please note: This concert does not feature Symphony Nova Scotia.
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