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McGill Symphony Orchestra Montreal

Saison 2019/20

Alexis Hauser, Artistic Director

MGSO 1                                     Sept. 20/21, 2019 - 7:30pm, Pollack Hall

Carl Maria von Weber :       "Invitation to the Dance", op. 65 (orch. Hector Berlioz)

Maurice Ravel :                   "Tombeau de Couperin "

Antonin Dvořák :                  Four Folk Songs (4 Lieder im Volkston), op. 73 (Orch: Rainer Bischof ) 

(World premiere outside Austria):

Contralto Soloist Annamaria Popescu

1. Dobrú noc, má mila. Lento

2. Žalo dievča, žalo trávu. Allegretto grazioso

3. Ach, není, není tu, co by mě těšilo. Andante

4. Ej, mám já koňa faku. Allegretto  

Franz Liszt :                      Prelude and Fugue B-A-C-H (Orchestration by Rainer Bischof)

                           (World premiere outside Germany)

Paul Hindemith                     Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber      

MGSO                                           2 Oct. 18/19, 2019 - 7:30pm, Pollack Hall

Lera Auerbach :                " Icarus "– symphonic poem (2006) - Canadian Premiere

Sergei Rachmaninoff :      Rhapsodie sur un thème de Paganini, op. 43

                                                                  Soloist: Timothy Ledger, Winner of the McGill Concerto Competition

Igor Stravinsky :                "L’oiseau de feu " (Ballet) (1910)                                              

MGSO 3                                     Nov. 22/23, 2019 - 7:30pm, Pollack Hall

                                                Hector Berlioz (150th death commemoration)

"Marche Hongroise" ("Rákóczi Marche") from La damnation de Faust

"Les Nuits d’été", op. 7

                                          Soloists from the McGill Vocal department TBA

"Roméo et Juliette", op. 17 - Orchestral Movements

  1. Introduction
  2. Roméo seul – Tristesse – Grand Fête chez Capulet
  3. Scene d’amour
  4. La reine Mab (Scherzo)

Roméo au Tombeau des Capulets


Jan. 17/18, 2020 – 7:30pm, Pollack Hall

Jean Sibelius :     Symphony Nr. 7 in C-Major

                        Jeffrey Klefstad – Guest Conductor


                        Soloist: (Winner of the Mcgill Classical Concerto Competition)

Robert Schumann :     Symphony Nr. 4 in D Minor, op. 120                          


Feb. 14/15, 2020 – 7:30pm, Pollack Hall

Kit Soden:           World Premiere

                                 (Winner of the Andrew Svoboda Composition Prize)

Aram Khachaturian : Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra in E Minor

                                          Soloist: Braden McConnell, (Winner of the McGill Concerto Competition)

Ludwig van Beethoven :     Symphony Nr. 6 in F Major, op. 68 (“Pastorale”)                  


March 21, 2020 – 7:30pm, Eglise St. Jean-Baptiste

Johannes Brahms : " Ein Deutsches Requiem" , op. 45

                    for Baritone & Soprano Soli, Chorus and Orchestra

                                         Soloists: TBA