Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra in Brandon
Scottish Symphony: A Selkirk Settlers Celebration
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Date: Sunday, November 11th, 2012
This event takes place at the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium
WSO in Brandon - Scottish Symphony: A Selkirk Settlers Celebration
Sid Robinovitch: Red River (World Premiere)
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 in A minor (Scottish)
Joshua Weilerstein, conductor
Beatrice Rana, piano
This year marks the 200th anniversary of the arrival of the Selkirk Settlers whose heritage we honour with music. Mendelssohn's radiant Scottish Symphony was born from travels in Scotland during his triumphant successes in the British Isles, where the landscapes and history inspired one of the composer's most affecting creations.
Manitoba's own Sid Robinovitch composed Red River especially for our concert – a piece that reflects various influences that have shaped the character of Manitoba's Red River community.
In June 2011, 18 year-old Beatrice Rana won First Prize at the Montreal International Music Competition and became its first Italian and youngest winner ever. We are proud to introduce this brilliant young artist to Winnipeg in Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1, composed when the young Beethoven was overwhelming listeners with his passion and intensity at the keyboard.
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