Ottawa Symphony Orchestra: "Symphonic Pictures"

National Arts Centre

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In a Nutshell

The symphony evokes colorful imagery in Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition” and Andrew MacDonald’s world premiere, “The Orchid Garden”

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The Program

  • Prokofiev—Love for Three Oranges: drawn from an operatic, if decidedly silly, farce, the suite tracks the emotions of a prince cursed to fall in love with a piece of fruit with equal parts bombast and mirth
  • MacDonald—The Orchid Garden: making its world premiere, Canadian composer Andrew MacDonald’s concerto The Orchid Garden flourishes with colorful blooms of tenor saxophone, demonstrating why the artist won the 1995 Juno Award for Best Classical Composition
  • Mussorgsky—Pictures at an Exhibition: Instantly recognizable for the stately “Promenade” that guides ears through aural renderings of 10 paintings, each with its own distinctive colors and personality. Listeners may feel the same ecstasy that its composer did: “Ideas, melodies, come to me of their own accord. Like roast pigeons in the story, I gorge and gorge and over-eat myself. I can hardly manage to put it all down on paper fast enough.”

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Ottawa Symphony Orchestra

A Capital Region tradition since 1965—with roots that trace back even further—the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra prides itself on not only entertaining, but also enriching the community. The ensemble presents programs of gems from the romantic era to today's new creations, and invites audiences to join them before every concert for more insight into the music and the creators that make it all happen. Additionally, the musicians connect with local music-lovers by hosting frequent open rehearsals, concerts for students, backstage tours, and their unique Professional Mentoring Program for young performers.

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    National Arts Centre

    1 Elgin St.

    Ottawa, ON K1P 5W1

    +16139477000

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