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Composer: Champagne, Éric (b. 1980)

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Year of birth1980
NationalityCanada
Period20th century
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A celebration of youth with L'Orchestre Métropolitain

Orchestre Métropolitain © Philippe Jasmin
Tonight’s concert by L’Orchestre Métropolitain was a celebration of youth which featured a great number of young musicians, including guest conductor Jean-Michaël Lavoie, 21-year-old pianist Marika Bournaki, 13-year-old violinist Kerson Leong, a children’s choir, and even a few child composers.
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Vasily Petrenko conducts the OSM in Barber and Shostakovich

Benjamin Britten At Crag House; photo by Roland Haupt © Britten–Pears Foundation
My return to La Maison Symphonique in Montreal on Wednesday was a bag full of surprises. The Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal opened with a work I didn’t even know was on the programme; the accompanying orchestra put in a stronger showing than the soloist in the concerto; and a difficult symphony was done so well it practically jumped at the audience.
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Yannick Nézet-Séguin lädt zum Familienfest ein

Yannick Nézet-Séguin © Hans van der Woerd
Nézet-Séguin dirgiert sein Orchestre Métropolitain in insgesamt sieben Konzerten in Europa. In beiden Programmen wird auch jeweils ein Stück eines Komponisten aus Quebec gespielt.
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