A Tribute To Maureen Forrester
NOVEMBER 20, 2017, 8PM Concert
7:15PM Pre-concert Chat
Southam Hall, National Arts Centre
Alain Trudel, conductor
Susan Platts, mezzo soprano
John MacMaster, tenor
Howard Shore/Text by Elizabeth Cotnoir:
A Song Cycle for Mezzo-soprano and Orchestra (Ottawa premiere)
G. Mahler, Das Lied von der Erde
(The Songs of the Earth)
One of the finest voices of her generation, Canadian contralto Maureen Forrester dazzled audiences worldwide. Honouring her memorable life and career, these performances feature L’Aube a new song cycle for mezzo-soprano and orchestra by Howard Shore (composer of The Lord of the Rings trilogy), performed by Canadian Susan Platts in an Ottawa premiere of the work, plus one of Forrester’s signature works: Mahler’s symphonic song cycle, Das Lied von der Erde.
Join us for Fanfare, our post-concert reception: Mix and mingle with Ottawa Symphony musicians over dessert and coffee.