Highlight Concert 8


Joseph Strug Concert Hall Tue, Jun 6, 2023 7:30 PM


Tonight we begin by celebrating the depth of woodwind talent in our province, with two sparkling virtuoso works by Doppler and Poulenc. Then, the incredible precociousness of William Walton's Façade. At the age of just twenty, Walton captured the spirit of the 1920s in these settings of riotously funny surrealist poems by the ultra-eccentric Edith Sitwell.

Franz Doppler - Andante and Rondo, Op. 25
Jack Chen, flute
Patricia Creighton, flute
Peter Allen, piano

Francis Poulenc - Trio for oboe, bassoon, and piano
Suzanne Lemieux, oboe
Gabe Azzie, bassoon
Peter Allen, piano

William Walton - Façade
Janelle Lucyk, reciter
Nick Halley, reciter
Jack Chen, flute
Eileen Walsh, clarinet
Tristan de Borba, alto sax
Richard Simoneau, trumpet
Michael Baker, percussion
Blair Lofgren, cello
Dinuk Wijeratne, conductor