The

Toy
Symphony

Bartók-Cousineau - David - Dharmoo - Popper - Angerer - Debussy

The Orchestre Métropolitain invites you to a one-of-a-kind family event aimed at introducing your little ones to symphonic music. Under the baton of Nicolas Ellis, promising youth soloists perform works on the theme of childhood alongside the orchestra’s musicians.

Childhood is at the heart of this program. Embark on an adventure with Edmund Angerer’s celebrated Toy Symphony and Quebec composer Gabriel Dharmoo’s lance, frappe, devine, a new work vibrant with unusual and playful sounds. Debussy’s Childrens Corner expresses a sweet time of imagination. Ferdinand David’s Concertino for Trombone and Orchestra, Bartók’s Hungarian Peasant Dances (arranged for string orchestra by Jean Cousineau), and David Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody complete this charming concert.

 

Lysandre Ménard

Nicolas Ellis

30

April
2:00pm

Location

Théâtre Outremont

1

May
9:00am

Location

School matinées

1

May
10:30am

Location

School matinées

 
Ambassador of Young Music Lovers

Lysandre Ménard

conductor

Nicolas Ellis

cello

Marie-Pier Simard Gagnon

trombone

Léonard Pineault-Deault

Les Petits Violons, conducted by Marie-Claire Cousineau

Élèves de 5e et 6e années du programme Musique-études primaire de l’École de musique Vincent-d’Indy

Works

Bartók-Cousineau

Hungarian Peasant Dances, arranged for String Orchestra

David

Trombone Concertino, 2nd and 3rd movements

Dharmoo

lance, frappe, devine (premiere)

Popper

Hungarian Rhapsody

Angerer

Toy Symphony (attributed to Haydn)

Debussy*

Children’s Corner

*Afternoon performance only