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