Cellist Cameron Crozman will solo with the RDSO on Saturday. (Contributed photo).

Romance and birdsong featured in season-ending concert for RDSO

Local violinist Habour Lehocky will solo, as will celebrated cellist Cameron Crozman

Music inspired by birdsong and a romantic Dvorak work will help wrap up the Red Deer Symphony Orchestra season.

The season finale concert will be held Saturday at the Red Deer College Arts Centre.

Antonin Dvorak’s concerto has been performed by all of the word’s great cellists since it was published in 1896. But the piece might never have been written if the composer hadn’t changed his mind about the suitability of the cello as a solo instrument.

Apparently, Dvorak loved the cello’s middle range, but found the higher range too nasal and the bass too incoherent. These concerns must have melted away with the premiere of this concerto, which was a massive success.

It will be performed by the RDSO, under music director Claude Lapalme, and soloist Cameron Crozman, who’s hailed as one of Canada’s leading young cellists after playing with orchestras around the world.

The final RDSO concert of the 32nd season will also feature the work Oiseaux Bleus et Sauvages by Vancouver composer Jocelyn Morlock, a 2018 Juno Award winner.

Morlock has revealed that her inspiration for the piece came from the loud birds in her eaves troughs — “vociferous creatures (that) embody the exuberance and delight of summer.”

Red Deer Festival of the Performing Arts winner Harbour Lehocky will also solo at the concert when the RDSO performs Jean Sibelius’s highly demanding, yet sparse Violin Concerto.

For tickets and more information, contact the Black Knight Ticket Centre.

Just Posted

Deadline for cabinet to decide future of Trans Mountain expansion is today

OTTAWA — The federal government is widely expected to green light the… Continue reading

Statistics Canada reports manufacturing sales fell 0.6 per cent in April

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales fell 0.6 per cent to… Continue reading

China suspends imports from Canadian pork company

BEIJING — China will halt imports from a Canadian company after food… Continue reading

New tool launched to shine light on ethnic media coverage of election issues

OTTAWA — A new tool launched Tuesday could help voters learn what… Continue reading

Manslaughter trial hears recording of accused praying for forgiveness

CALGARY — A trial for a man charged in the death of… Continue reading

Pro-pipelines rally draws crowd to City Hall

Canadian Taxpayers Federation says Canada missing out on billions in revenue

The corporate winners and losers from the Toronto Raptors’ historic win

We The North mania spread across Canada as the Toronto Raptors created… Continue reading

Efforts continue to raise profile of New Brunswick sprint champion from 1900s

HALIFAX — A New Brunswick sprinter who achieved world-class success in the… Continue reading

Campaign to eradicate rodents puts other animals at risk

The bird was a female cardinal. It was on the ground and… Continue reading

Raptors announcer credited with calming massive crowd after shooting

TORONTO — The Toronto Raptors’ seasoned play-by-play announcer is winning widespread praise… Continue reading

Opinion: Throwing cold water on fee for calling firefighters

There’s never any upside to adversity. Whether it’s the loss of a… Continue reading

‘This is our story:’ Winnipeg General Strike commemorated on screen, stage

WINNIPEG — A moment in history that changed Canada forever is headed… Continue reading

Manslaughter trial hears recording of accused praying for forgiveness

CALGARY — A trial for a man charged in the death of… Continue reading

UN high commissioner urges redress as Canada responds to MMIWG inquiry

OTTAWA — Canada’s response to the conclusions of the inquiry into missing… Continue reading

Most Read