Conducted by Saleem Abboud Ashkar, the 35-musician Galilee Chamber Orchestra broke ground as the first professional orchestra in Israel comprised of equal Jewish and Palestinian members. This concert marks their first appearance in Canada.
Known for his passionate artistry and engaging stage presence, pianist Jon Kimura Parker
is “insightful, energetic” (The New York Times),
with “absolutely top-notch music-making, as fine as one could ever expect to hear” (Washington Post
Program will include:
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 in C Major, op. 21
Dmitri Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Minor, for piano, trumpet, and strings, op. 35
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