The Orchestre Métropolitain and maestro Tateo Nakajima present Vienna the Magnificent
Montreal, Monday, April 28, 2014 - The Orchestre Métropolitain under the direction of conductor Tateo Nakajima will present the program Vienna the Magnificent featuring oboist Lise Beauchamp at the Maison symphonique de Montréal on Friday, May 2, at 7:30 p.m. Thanks to the Orchestra's long-standing collaboration with the Conseil des arts de Montréal On Tour Program (for now more than 25 year), this concert will tour four boroughs on the Island of Montreal: Verdun (Église Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs: Wednesday, April 30, 7:30 p.m.); Pointe-Claire (Église Saint-Joachim: Thursday, May 1, 8 p.m.); Ahuntsic (Première Église Évangélique Arménienne: Saturday, May 3, 7:30 p.m.) and Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve (Maison de la culture Mercier: Wednesday, May 7, 7:30 p.m.).
Vienna the Magnificent
The man to whom we owe the exceptional acoustics of the Maison symphonique de Montréal marks his conducting debut in Montreal! In a program dedicated to works by different generations of Austrian composers, Canadian Tateo Nakajima takes the podium and the wonderful Lise Beauchamp, Principal Oboe of the Orchestre Métropolitain, performs the only concerto Mozart wrote for her instrument-a lively and cheerful work.
J. Strauss: Tales from the Vienna Woods
Schoenberg: Chamber Symphony No. 2
J. Strauss: Annen Polka
Mozart: Oboe Concerto
Haydn: Symphonie No. 73 "The Hunt"
Tateo Nakajima first trained in violin performance in Toronto, Canada, graduating from Upper Canada College and the Royal Conservatory of Music in 1988. He went on to complete his graduate studies at the Utrechts Conservatorium in the Netherlands, working with Viktor Liberman and Phillip Hirschhorn. It was at this time that he started formal training in orchestral conducting with Gilbert Varga and Charles Bruck. After initial professional conducting experiences in Lyon, France, he served as Principal Conductor of the Timisoara State Opera in Romania for four years. More recently, Tateo has conducted in Wroclaw, Poland and Aarhus, Denmark. Tateo Nakajima is a partner at Artec Consultants Inc and was the principal acoustics and theatre designer of the Maison symphonique de Montréal.
Principal Oboe with the Orchestre Métropolitain and the Orchestre symphonique de Laval, Lise Beauchamp is among the most sought-after oboists in Canada. The Montreal native studied at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, where she received First Prizes in 1985, and at the Juilliard School of New York, graduating in 1990 with a master's degree. She has studied under Bernard Jean and Elaine Douvas. She teaches oboe and chamber music at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal and at the Université de Montréal.
Clarinetist and speaker Simon Aldrich will give free 30-minute bilingual talks one hour prior to each concert by Orchestre Métropolitain. Music lovers are invited to discover the details of works they hear on the evening program. The talks are part of the Orchestre Métropolitain's mission to foster passion for classical music and to make it accessible to everyone. Exceptionally, the pre-concert conference at the Maison symphonique de Montréal will be presented in the concert hall rather than the Foyer Balcon.
Members of the public can purchase tickets at the concert venue of their choice:
4155 Wellington Street
2 Sainte-Anne Street
Première Église Évangélique Arménienne
11455 Drouart Street
Maison de la culture Mercier
8105 Hochelaga Street
Maison symphonique de Montréal
Place des Arts
175 Ste. Catherine Street W.