Fri, Oct 27, 2017 at 10:30am
Fri, Oct 27, 2017 at 8pm
Sat, Oct 28, 2017 at 8pm
Natasha Paremski
Nathalie Paulin
Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
Centennial Concert Hall
555 Main Street, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

ECSTASY AND DESPAIR… adversaries at the heart of the Autumn Festival. It starts with Beethoven’s colourful interpretation of the Prometheus myth: humanity’s creation and its protector’s eternal punishment. Then Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2, written in the passion and pangs of first love. Chopin dedicated the Adagio to this love, creating a piece Liszt called “a perfection almost ideal.”

Górecki’s Symphony No. 3 is a lament so powerful it transcends genre. The text comes from messages scratched on the walls of a Gestapo prison. “I wanted to express a great sorrow,” Górecki said, a goal he achieved with profound beauty.

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