Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.
Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts
Join Maestro Kristian Alexander as he leads the KSO through an imaginative journey of musical pomp and passion. Inspired by the little-known works of the 19th century romantic composer Carl Maria von Weber, 20th century composer Paul Hindemith weaves his own voice into the bombastic crowd-pleaser Symphonic Metamorphosis. Once hailed the “Canadian Mozart,” composer André Mathieu wrote his long-lost Piano Concerto No. 4 at the youthful age of eighteen: a truly remarkable accomplishment for such an incredibly emotive work, mature beyond his years. Ahead of his time, Prokofiev explores dense and forceful orchestral textures, which the composer described as “iron and steel” in his rarely performed Symphony No. 2.
Kristian Alexander | conductor
Christina Petrowska-Quilico | pianist
Michael Berec | host
Hindemith, Symphonic Metamorphosis
André Mathieu, Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 4
Prokofiev, Symphony No. 2, Op. 40
7:15 p.m. Prélude (pre-concert recital)
7:30 p.m. Pre-concert talk in the foyer of Richmond Hill Centre.
Intermission discussion with Michael Berec and Christina Petrowska-Quilico
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