From Rags to Riches
Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 3 pm
Burlington Performing Arts Centre
We close the season with our annual crowd-pleasing Pops concert, featuring iconic Canadian classical crossover pianist Catherine Wilson. Catherine will perform five works with the orchestra: J.S. Bach’s Piano Concerto in F minor, George Gershwin’s Ragtime composition Rialto Ripples, Catherine Wilson’s Sackville Street Ballad, Phil Dwyer’s Bernardo’s Tango and Ernesto Lecuona’s Andalucia. The program also includes Elgar’s Pomp & Circumstance and Chanson de Nuit plus other orchestral favourites, and performances by winners of our Young Artists’ Competition.
It’s a great program for music lovers of all ages, and a perfect Mother’s Day treat!
Everyone is welcome to a free Pre-Concert Talk by Maestro Vena at the Burlington Central Library, Tuesday May 8 at 7:30 pm.
- Bach – Piano Concerto No. 5 in F minor
- Dwyer – Bernardo’s Tango
- Gershwin – Rialto Ripples
- Lecuona – Andalucia
- Wilson – Sackville Street Ballad
- von Suppé – Light Cavalry Overture
- Borodin – Polovtsian Dances
- Elgar – Chanson de Nuit
- Strauss – Emperor Waltz
- Elgar – Pomp & Circumstance March #1
- Haydn — Violin Concerto in G major, I. Allegro Moderato, with Erin Merkley, violin
- Gounod — “Que fais-tu, blanche tourterelle?” from Roméo et Juliette, with Lyndsay Promane, mezzo-soprano
Guest artist: Catherine Wilson, piano
Winners of the 2017 Young Artists’ Competition:
– Junior winner – Erin Merkley, violin
– Senior co-winner – Lyndsay Promane, mezzo-soprano
Conductor: Claudio Vena