24, 2015 – Maestro David Currie opens the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra’s
2015-2016 season with a concert of Italian-inspired music on Monday, October 5 at 8 pm in the NAC’s Southam Hall. The program, entitled Roman Carnival, features lively works by Berlioz, Corigliano and Respighi.
The highlight of the evening will be John Corigliano’s Chaconne for Violin and Orchestra, an adaptation of his wildly- popular film score for The Red Violin. On stage as soloist with the OSO for this performance will be the talented young Ottawa violinist, Kerson Leong.
“I chose this work as it is the perfect bridge between the other works on the program, Berlioz’s sparking Roman Carnival Overture which opens the concert, and Respighi’s epic tone poems –The Fountains of Rome and The Pines of Rome,” says Music Director, David Currie.
goers on October 5 will have an exclusive opportunity to purchase
raffle tickets that evening for two business tickets from Canada to
Italy, courtesy Air Canada. Raffle tickets at $20 each, 3 for $50, and 7
for $100 will be available before the concert and at the intermission.
Concertgoers are also invited to join Maestro Currie and OSO supporters at Fanfare,
a post-concert reception in the NAC Panorama Room immediately following
the concert. Hosted by the Italian Ambassador, H.E. Gian Lorenzo
Cornado, the reception will offer guests a taste of Italy with fine
Italian wines and Italian-inspired refreshments.
Tickets to the concert and Fanfare
reception at $110 pp can only be purchased from the OSO office, email@example.com
. Subscription ticket holders can purchase reception tickets for $60, also from the office
soloist for October 5, Ottawa-native Kerson Leong, first gained
international recognition in 2010 at the age of 13 when he won the
Junior First Prize at the Menuhin Competition in Oslo. He has since won
many prestigious prizes, including the Grand Prize at the Canadian
Music Competition for five years (2005-2009), and in 2013, he won the
National Arts Centre Orchestra Bursary Competition, as well as First
Prize at the Orchestra symphonique de Montréal Standard Life
has appeared as a soloist with many prestigious ensembles, such as the
Vienna Chamber Orchestra and I Solisti Veneti, and recently made his
debut at the Auditorium du Louvre in Paris and at Wigmore Hall in
London. Kerson is currently an Artist in Residence at the Queen
Elisabeth Music Chapel in Belgium, mentored by Augustin Dumay. He
recently received the Sylva Gelber Music Foundation Award 2015 and was
named Revelation Radio-Canada 2014-2015 for classical music.
Labels: David Currie, Kerson Leong, Ottawa Symphony Orchestra