French Connection

Sunday December 4, 2016, at 3 pm

Burlington Performing Arts Centre


“Canadian cellist Winona Zelenka has been showcasing her virtuosity with orchestras across Canada and the world. She is joining us for our French-inspired programme, and we are not cutting down on the champagne on this one! This programme will feature the Saint-Saëns cello concerto as well as Beethoven’s 3rd symphony, Eroica, which was originally dedicated to Napoleon. Also, I am excited to share the Carnival Overture by Canadian composer and my composition teacher at the University of Toronto, Oskar Morawetz. I have lots of great stories to share about this brilliant man.” – Maestro Claudio Vena

Oskar Morawetz — Carnival Overture
Camille Saint-Saëns
 — Cello Concerto No.1, Op 33, with Winona Zelenka, cello
Ludwig Van Beethoven
 — Symphony No.3, Op. 55, EROICA 
Guest artist: Winona Zelenka, cello
Conductor: Claudio Vena