CARNAVAL DES ANIMAUX

Thursday, August 29
7:00pm

Change is the only constant and this concert presents music that has gone through transformations. Saint Saëns best-known work, “Carnaval des animaux”, was ironically prohibited by the composer from being performed in public, as he feared the frivolity of the piece would damage his reputation. This popular piece will be performed with a fresh twist: Canadian composer William Rowson has written additional movements inspired by creatures of the Coast Salish territory, done in collaboration with knowledge keepers from the Indigenous nations. Opening this concert is Mozart’s Sonata for 4 hands, a virtuosic work which young Amadeus would have performed together with his sister, followed by Brahmss Sonata for 2 pianos, one of two earlier versions of his famous piano quintet.

Performers

Louis Lortie and Ilya Poltaev, piano duo

Ensemble Made in Canada and friends:
Elissa Lee, violin
Shelia Jaffe, viola
Trey Lee, cello
Phillip Chiu, piano

Programme

W.A. Mozart:
Sonata for 4 hands, K. 381

Johannes Brahms:
Sonata for 2 pianos, op. 34b

Camille Saint-Saëns:
“Carnaval des Animaux”

William Rowson:
“Carnival of OUR Animals”


Concert duration: 2 hours, with intermission
Adults: $55
Seniors & Students: $50

Location

Wellington Music Hall
42 West St, Wellington, ON K0K 3L0     Map

Food & Refreshments

Karlo Estates will be selling their award-winning wines for your enjoyment at this concert.

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