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Renée Fleming in Recital

Renée Fleming returns to the NAC for one night only. Don’t miss this intimate recital by one of the most beloved and celebrated musical ambassadors of our time. Fleming captivates audiences with her sumptuous voice, consummate artistry and compelling stage presence. Renée Fleming’s ability to interpret a stunning range of music, from art song to […]

Lortie Plays Mozart | Lortie joue Mozart

ROSSINI Overture to L’Italiana in Algeri MOZART Piano Concerto No. 24 BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7  “Ah, we shall never be able to do anything like that!” Beethoven told a friend, when he first heard Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24. Grandly orchestrated, moody, and tumultuous, Mozart’s greatest piano concerto has held audiences spellbound for more than 200 years. Savour the elegant […]

Brahms’s First Piano Concerto | Le Premier concerto pour piano de Brahms

BRAHMS, JOHANNES Piano Concerto No. 1 SCHUMANN (ORCH. RAVEL) Selections from Carnaval SCHUMANN Symphony No. 2 Succumb to the tempestuous emotion of Brahms’s most passionate piano concerto. Conceived after the attempted suicide of Brahms’s friend and mentor Robert Schumann, this stormy piece finds fierce expression at the hands of 23-year-old Italian prodigy Beatrice Rana. The youngest winner ever of the […]

Shelley and Brahms’s Second | Shelley et la Deuxième de Brahms

BRAHMS Symphony No. 2 VIVIAN FUNG Earworms* SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Concerto No. 2 Shake off the end-of-winter doldrums with this evening of sunny melodies and toe-tapping mischief. Hold on to your hats as the nimble fingers of soloist Boris Giltburg dance their way through Shostakovich’s cheeky Piano Concerto No. 2. Giltburg’s 2017 recording of the concerto won rave reviews for its “dashing […]

Angela Hewitt’s Bach Odyssey | The Bach Odyssey d’Angela Hewitt

J.S. BACH Partita No. 3 in A minor J.S. BACH Partita No. 5 in G major J.S. BACH Partie in A major J.S. BACH Partita No. 6 in E minor Beloved pianist Angela Hewitt performs The Bach Odyssey in recital. Her ambitious exploration of J.S. Bach’s complete solo keyboard works continues with Recital IV. The Bach Odyssey is presented in partnership […]

The Doo Wop Project

Trace the evolution of doo-wop, from classic 1950s five-part harmony to today’s biggest hits. You’ll hear tunes made famous by a multitude of artists, from The Belmonts to Smokey Robinson to Amy Winehouse. — Retracez l’évolution du doo-wop, des harmonies à cinq voix des années 1950 aux plus grands succès d’aujourd’hui : des Belmonts à […]

A Baroque Chorus | Un chœur baroque

Handel Coronation anthem “The King shall rejoice” J.S. Bach Mass in G major Handel Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day  Heaven and Earth join in harmony in this evening of music fit for kings and angels. Celestial voices sing the universe into existence in the glorious Ode to St. Cecelia’s Day. Handel’s secular anthem The King Shall […]

Classical Marsalis | Marsalis classique

Saint-Saëns Suite algérienne GLAZUNOV Saxophone Concerto Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 1, “Winter Dreams” When a Russian conductor teams up with an American jazzman to perform classical music, the result is saxophone as you’ve never heard it before. Composed in 1934 when Alexander Glazunov was living in self-imposed exile in Paris, the Saxophone Concerto brims with homesickness, […]

Seong-Jin Cho in Recital

Beethoven Sonata in C Minor “Pathétique” Beethoven Sonata in E Major Debussy Images (Book 2) Chopin Sonata No. 3 in B Minor  With an overwhelming talent and innate musicality, Seong-Jin Cho is rapidly embarking on a world-class career and considered one of the most distinctive artists of his generation. His thoughtful and poetic, assertive and […]

Music for the season

There are undoubtedly many ways to celebrate the arrival of spring with music. The Divertimento Orchestra delivered an enjoyable and inspiring tribute to the end of winter at its final concert of the season April 22 and 23. It opened with Gaetano Donizetti’s Overture to Don Pasquale, a short piece that frequently changes tone and […]