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Richard Strauss                      Maurice Ravel                            Jean Sibelius
Symphony No. 2 in D              Concerto for the left hand         Finlandia

                                               Dong Xu, piano                           
Kristian Alexander, conductor     Kristian Alexander, conductor       Kristian Alexander, conductor
Recorded live. 2014.                 Recorded live. 2014.                    Recorded live. 2014.

        

John Williams                       
On Willows and Birches             

Ann Hobson Pilot, harp                                              
Kristian Alexander, conductor     
Recorded live. 2014.                 
Canadian première.                                                                                  


PRÉLUDE (PRE-CONCERT RECITALS)




May 7, 2016
Carmen Gassi, Colin Sandquist

 

PRE-CONCERT CHATS



May 7, 2016
Michael Berec

 

INTERMISSION RENDEZ-VOUS



May 7, 2016
Leonid Nediak | pianist


PROGRAMMES



Community outreach and education


AUDIO



Tchaikovsky, Romeo and Juliet fantasy overture. Kristian Alexander, conductor. Recorded live at Flato Markham Theatre for the Performing Arts on February 15, 2014. To listen, click here.

Tchaikovsky, Variations on a Rococo theme for cello and orchestra. Kristian Alexander, conductor. Rachel Mercer, cellist. Recorded live at Flato Markham Theatre for the Performing Arts on March 30, 2013. To listen, click here.

Mendelssohn, Symphony No. 3 ("Scottish"), 1st movement (Andante con moto — Allegro un poco agitato): to listen, click here. 3rd movement (Adagio) and 4th movement (Allegro vivacissimo — Allegro maestoso assai ): to listen, click here. Kristian Alexander, conductor. Recorded live at Flato Markham Theatre on February 16, 2013.

Beethoven, Overture to Fidelio. Kristian Alexander, conductor. Recorded live at Flato Markham Theatre on February 16, 2013. To listen, click here.

Brahms' Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73, 2nd movement (Adagio non troppo). Kristian Alexander, conductor. Recorded live at Flato Markham Theatre for the Performing Arts on October 27, 2012. To listen, click here.

Wagner, Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg. Kristian Alexander, conductor. Recorded live at Flato Markham Theatre on October 27, 2012. To listen, click here.

Mendelssohn, Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in e-minor, Op. 64. Joelle Kee, violin. Kristian Alexander, conductor. Recorded live at Flato Markham Theatre on October 27, 2012. To listen, click here.

Handel, Messiah (orchestrated by W.A. Mozart). Kristian Alexander, conductor. Recorded live at Flato Markham Theatre on December 15, 2012.
  • And the glory of the Lord. Village Voices Choir (Joan Andrews, artistic director). To listen, click here.
  • Pifa. To listen, click here.
  • The trumpet shall sound. Andrew Tees, bass-baritone. To listen, click here.
  • Hallelujah. Village Voices Choir (Joan Andrews, artistic director). To listen, click here.
  • Why do the nations? Andrew Tees, bass-baritone. To listen, click here.
  • Then shall be brought to pass - O death, where is thy sting? Claudia Lemcke, mezzo-soprano. Stephen Harland, tenor. To listen, click here.
  • Then shall the eyes of the blind be open'd - He shall feed his flock. Rebecca Whelan, soprano. To listen, click here.
  • I know that my redeemer liveth. Rebecca Whelan, soprano. To listen, click here.
  • Since by men came death. Village Voices Choir (Joan Andrews, artistic director). To listen, click here.
  • Worthy is the Lamb that was slain. Village Voices Choir (Joan Andrews, artistic director). To listen, click here.
  • Amen. Village Voices Choir (Joan Andrews, artistic director). To listen, click here.

 

MEDIA



Maestro Kristian ALexander and celebrity host Alexa Petrenko discuss how the music of Shostakovich's Fifth symphony is related to Sibelius' Finlandia and Philip Glass' Violin Concerto No. 1 in a live-to-air interview on the National Classical 96.3 FM radio. May 14, 2014. To listen, click here.

Maestro Kristian ALexander and celebrity host Alexa Petrenko discuss the music of Wagner's Parsifal, Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde and Tchaikovsky's Rococo Variations in a live-to-air interview on the National Classical 96.3 FM radio. March 25, 2013. To listen, click here.

Maestro Kristian Alexander and soprano Rebecca Whelan discuss the rarely performed Mozart's orchestration of Handel's Messiah with Jeff Moore and Elaine Spencer. December 5, 2012. Live-to-air broadcasting on Rogers TV (Daytime show). To view, click here.