National Arts Centre Orchestra, Ottawa | Europe | May 2019
May 2019 - May 2019

Introduction

Askonas Holt is delighted to be collaborating with the NAC Orchestra for the first time in 2019, on a nine-date European tour celebrating the orchestra’s 50th anniversary. In addition to symphonic concerts in Saffron Walden, London, Paris, Utrecht, Copenhagen and Stockholm, the orchestra presents the extraordinary Life Reflected to audiences in Paris and Gothenburg. Music Director Alexander Shelley conducts.

Symphonic programmes will include works by Ravel, Brahms, Mendelssohn and Dvořák, as well as an NAC-commission by Serbian-Canadian composer Ana Sokolović and Claude Vivier’s Lonely Child. Alexander and the NAC Orchestra will be joined by renowned performers including Canadian pianist Jan Lisiecki, Korean-Canadian counter-tenor David DQ Lee, Canadian soprano Erin Wall, Canadian violinist James Ehnes, and playwright, director, and actor Monique Mojica.

Life Reflected is a celebration of youth, promise and courage revealed in the compelling and diverse portraits of four exceptional Canadian women: Alice Munro, Amanda Todd, Roberta Bondar and Rita Joe.

“The stories of these four women are some of the most captivating, personal and yet universal stories I have heard. What better way to share them than through the collaborative voices of an exceptional group of artists.” – Alexander Shelley

A unique symphonic experience that immerses the audience in sound, motion picture, photography, and graphic design, Life Reflected brings together four remarkable composers, Creative Producer and Director Donna Feore, and an ensemble of extraordinary performers and multi-media artists.

Main photo © Fred Cattroll


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12 May 2019 15:00
Saffron Hall, SAFFRON WALDEN

ANA SOKOLOVIĆ Golden slumbers kiss your eyes…
RAVEL Piano Concerto in G major
DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 9 From the New World

Piano: Jan Lisiecki
Countertenor: David DQ Lee

Conductor: Alexander Shelley

ANA SOKOLOVIĆ Golden slumbers kiss your eyes…
RAVEL Piano Concerto in G major
BRAHMS Symphony No. 2

Piano: Jan Lisiecki
Countertenor: David DQ Lee

Conductor: Alexander Shelley

Life Reflected

ZOSHA DI CASTRI Dear Life, based on the short story by Alice Munro (adapted by Merilyn Simonds)
JOCELYN MORLOCK My Name is Amanda Todd
NICOLE LIZÉE Bondarsphere
JOHN ESTACIO I Lost My Talk, based on the poem by Rita Joe

Featuring: Alexander Shelley, Donna Feore, Erin Wall, Monique Mojica, Martha Henry

VIVIER Lonely Child
MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto
BRAHMS Symphony No. 2

Violin: James Ehnes
Soprano: Erin Wall

Conductor: Alexander Shelley

VIVIER Lonely Child
MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto
DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 9 From the New World

Violin: James Ehnes
Soprano: Erin Wall

Conductor: Alexander Shelley

VIVIER Lonely Child
MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto
BRAHMS Symphony No. 2

Violin: James Ehnes
Soprano: Erin Wall

Conductor: Alexander Shelley

26 May 2019 18:00
Göteborgs Konserthus, GOTHENBURG

Life Reflected

ZOSHA DI CASTRI Dear Life, based on the short story by Alice Munro (adapted by Merilyn Simonds)
JOCELYN MORLOCK My Name is Amanda Todd
NICOLE LIZÉE Bondarsphere
JOHN ESTACIO I Lost My Talk, based on the poem by Rita Joe

Featuring: Alexander Shelley, Donna Feore, Erin Wall, Monique Mojica, Martha Henry

Schedule

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    15:00 12 May 2019 Saffron Hall SAFFRON WALDEN

    ANA SOKOLOVIĆ Golden slumbers kiss your eyes…
    RAVEL Piano Concerto in G major
    DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 9 From the New World

    Piano: Jan Lisiecki
    Countertenor: David DQ Lee

    Conductor: Alexander Shelley

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    19:30 14 May 2019 Cadogan Hall LONDON

    ANA SOKOLOVIĆ Golden slumbers kiss your eyes…
    RAVEL Piano Concerto in G major
    BRAHMS Symphony No. 2

    Piano: Jan Lisiecki
    Countertenor: David DQ Lee

    Conductor: Alexander Shelley

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    20:30 17 May 2019 La Seine Musicale PARIS

    Life Reflected

    ZOSHA DI CASTRI Dear Life, based on the short story by Alice Munro (adapted by Merilyn Simonds)
    JOCELYN MORLOCK My Name is Amanda Todd
    NICOLE LIZÉE Bondarsphere
    JOHN ESTACIO I Lost My Talk, based on the poem by Rita Joe

    Featuring: Alexander Shelley, Donna Feore, Erin Wall, Monique Mojica, Martha Henry

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    16:30 18 May 2019 La Seine Musicale PARIS

    VIVIER Lonely Child
    BRAHMS Symphony No. 2

    Soprano: Erin Wall

    Conductor: Alexander Shelley

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    20:30 18 May 2019 La Seine Musicale PARIS

    VIVIER Lonely Child
    BRAHMS Symphony No. 2

    Soprano: Erin Wall

    Conductor: Alexander Shelley

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    20:15 20 May 2019 TivoliVredenburg UTRECHT

    VIVIER Lonely Child
    MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto
    BRAHMS Symphony No. 2

    Violin: James Ehnes
    Soprano: Erin Wall

    Conductor: Alexander Shelley

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    19:30 22 May 2019 DR Koncerthuset COPENHAGEN

    VIVIER Lonely Child
    MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto
    DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 9 From the New World

    Violin: James Ehnes
    Soprano: Erin Wall

    Conductor: Alexander Shelley

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    18:00 24 May 2019 Konserthuset STOCKHOLM

    VIVIER Lonely Child
    MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto
    BRAHMS Symphony No. 2

    Violin: James Ehnes
    Soprano: Erin Wall

    Conductor: Alexander Shelley

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    18:00 26 May 2019 Göteborgs Konserthus GOTHENBURG

    Life Reflected

    ZOSHA DI CASTRI Dear Life, based on the short story by Alice Munro (adapted by Merilyn Simonds)
    JOCELYN MORLOCK My Name is Amanda Todd
    NICOLE LIZÉE Bondarsphere
    JOHN ESTACIO I Lost My Talk, based on the poem by Rita Joe

    Featuring: Alexander Shelley, Donna Feore, Erin Wall, Monique Mojica, Martha Henry