This tour give the Montreal conductor a first opportunity to present his Quebec orchestra to audiences of the cities of the United States. Also joining the Orchestre on the tour will be one of the world’s most acclaimed vocal artists, mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato.
The famous American singer will perform two pieces by Mozart, accompanied by the Orchestre. The OM will also perform the Symphony No. 4 by Bruckner, the composer largely responsible for introducing the Orchestre’s unique sound to audiences outside Canada.
MOZART, La Clemenza di Tito: Overture
MOZART, La Clemenza di Tito: Parto, parto
MOZART, La Clemenza di Tito: Non piu di fiori
BRUCKNER, Symphony No. 4 “Romantic”
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 – Chicago, Symphony Center (Orchestra Hall)
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 – Ann Arbor, University Musical Society (Hill Auditorium)
Friday, November 22, 2019 – New York, Carnegie Hall (Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage)
Sunday, November 24, 2019 – Philadelphia, Kimmel Center (Verizon Hall)
“I am overjoyed for my OM musicians, who will discover magnificent venues and audiences that have become adoptive families for me in Ann Arbor and Chicago and especially in New York and Philadelphia, where I have been based for several years. And to my even greater joy, we will be sharing the stage with my good friend Joyce DiDonato, an artist I adore and for whom I have the greatest admiration.”
Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Orchestre Métropolitain
“We can already predict that 2019 will be a banner year for the OM, for the development of its musicians and for the recognition of Quebec talent. This tour will yet again add to Montreal’s lustre.
Jean R. Dupré
President and CEO of the Orchestre Métropolitain
Kansas-born Joyce DiDonato entrances audiences and critics across the globe in operas ranging from Mozart and Handel to Rossini, Donizetti, Berlioz and Heggie. Winner of the 2018 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Opera, she is a multi-Grammy Award winner and a fierce advocate for the arts.
She is Carnegie Hall’s 19/20 Perspectives Artist with appearances including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Riccardo Muti, with Yannick Nézet-Séguin in recital performing Schubert’s Winterreise, a Joyce & Friends chamber music concert joined by the Brentano Quartet, a baroque inspired programme My Favourite Things with Il Pomo d’Oro.
The Orchestre Métropolitain thanks its partners who have made this U.S. tour possible.