Symphonic Surprises

Mozart in the Afternoon

Valentine Theatre

January 11, 2020

Concert Time: 2:00 pm

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Alain Trudel, conductor

Fans of the Classics will enjoy this powerhouse program of Haydn and Mozart. From the obsessive urgency in the first movement of Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 to the tempestuous conclusion in the fourth, this popular piece is the perfect counterpart to Haydn’s enchanting “Surprise” Symphony.

Haydn – Symphony No. 94 “Surprise”
Stravinsky – Dumbarton Oaks
Mozart – Symphony No. 40

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Music Director of the Toledo Symphony (USA), conductor Alain Trudel has been praised for his “immense talent as conductor, musician and performer” (La Presse). He is also Music Director of l’Orchestre Symphonique de Laval, Principal Youth and Family Conductor of the National Arts Centre Orchestra and Principal Guest conductor of the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra. Trudel was also the CBC Radio Orchestra conductor, taking the orchestra to new heights of artistic quality, as well as public and critical acclaim.

Trudel has conducted every major orchestra in Canada as well as orchestras in the UK, USA, Sweden, Brazil, Italy, Russia, Japan, Hong-Kong, Malaysia and Latin America. Trudel made his Opera de Montréal debut in 2009 in Mozart’s Magic Flute and conducted the live recording of their 30th anniversary gala. He has been a regular guest since and in March 2017 he conducted to great acclaim (“The entire audience was on its feet for another standing ovation, with concertgoers shouting “wow” and “bravo.” Rolling Stone Magazine, “The Wall Triumphs in Montréal.” Le Figaro, Paris) the world premiere operatic version of “The Wall”. Trudel will also lead the american premiere at the Cincinnati Opera in July 2018. Continue Reading

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