The Calgary Wind Symphony has commissioned Denis Nassar to write a symphonic piece for their final concert of the 2021-2022 season. "I'm feel very honoured with the opportunity of working
The Calgary Wind Symphony has commissioned Denis Nassar to write a symphonic piece for their final concert of the 2021-2022 season. “I’m feel very honoured with the opportunity of working with the CWS and particularly with Dr. Jeremy Brown, I’ve always admired his work as a musician, professor and conductor. The concert program is amazing and I’m looking forward to this wonderful collaboration!” said Denis Nassar when talking about this project and his expectations.
This final concert of the season,” Vamos a bailar— Let’s Dance,” is seasoned with the exotic, the new and the familiar. An unprecedented two world premieres will be on the afternoon concert!! Dyllan Mills-Harten’s provocative fanfare will kick off the program, and Brazilian composer, Denis Nassar Baptista’s fresh work A Cry From a Dry Land / Um Grito de uma Terra Seca,will also be performed.
Guest artist, virtuoso Adam Zinatelli, principal trumpeter of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, will join forces with the CWS for the iconic Alexander Grigori Arutiunian “Trumpet Concerto.” Argentinian composer Astor Piazzollas’ stunningly beautiful “Oblivion” and “Libertango” and “Mary Shelley Meets Frankenstein: A Modern Promethean Tango” will delight your senses. The conductor Benjamin Schneider will lead the CWS in the fantastic Symphonic Dances of Leonard Bernstein.
Please join us in this amazing concert scheduled for June 19th 2022.
(Sunday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Orchestre Metropolitain in Montreal has commissioned a piece to Denis Nassar that will be in its form a symphony concert with narrator (similar to Peter and the Wolf by
The Orchestre Metropolitain in Montreal has commissioned a piece to Denis Nassar that will be in its form a symphony concert with narrator (similar to Peter and the Wolf by Prokofiev). The music will be based on the book Le Pelleteur de Nuages written by the Montreal author Simon Boulerice, and it features three characters: Elliot, his mom and his dad.
Elliot loves clouds, but he hates the white spots that have appeared on his hands and are growing a little more each day. At school, her intrigued classmates start asking questions. “Why are you changing colors? Are you going to go all white like Michael Jackson?
Elliot is ashamed of his discolored hands, but he’s also worried: How far will this go? If all my color fades, will I fade too? he asks himself. Thanks to his vivid imagination, the one his father affectionately nicknamed the cloud shoveler will finally find meaning and beauty in this difference.
Denis Nassar will be writing a piece that will based specifically on Elliot and his journey, and other two composers will writing two other pieces based on Elliot’s mother and father. The concert will feature three original compositions for full orchestra that will tell this wonderful story and inspire everyone.
“This is such a wonderful opportunity and project! I’m so excited about this collaboration and I’m having so much fun writing this piece right now. I can’t wait to hear all three pieces coming together at the first rehearsal and working with this fabulous orchestra!””
For now, two school matinees are scheduled for Friday February 25, 2022 (World Premiere) and one family concert on Saturday 26 at 3 p.m., all at the Maison symphonique. Conductor Geneviève Leclair will be on the podium for this program.
(Saturday) 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
La Maison Symphonique
1600 Rue Saint-Urbain, Montréal, QC H2X 0S1