As part of the 2017 Classical Spree Festival, French-Canadian pianist Charles Richard-Hamelin, maestro Kent Nagano, and the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM) present a concert of works by Barber, Gershwin, and Shostakovich.
The concert begins with two of the most popular works of classical music ever written by American composers: Barber's Adagio for Strings, an orchestrated version of the slow movement from the composer's String Quartet No.
To celebrate the musical traditions of Canada, the concert will be preceded by a friendship song performed by Nicole Gagnier and Sage Harrington of the Kanehsetake Mohawk Territory. They will be joined on stage by the Red Urban Project's Turtle Island Dancers, representing the Huron, Anishnabe, Mohawk, Ojibwe, Algonquin, Cri, Oji-Cri and Inuit nations, as well as Kanehsetake elder Cheryl McDonald.
Photo: Charles Richard-Hamelin © Elizabeth Delage
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Verbier Festival 2013