- Wednesday, Mar 20, 2024 at 7:30pm
- Manitoba Chamber Orchestra
- Crescent Fort Rouge United Church
- 525 Wardlaw Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Lara Secord-Haid is a fast-rising opera star of immense talent
Internationally, soprano Lara Secord-Haid’s performances are praised by the New York Times and Opera Today. Locally she’s known to Winnipeg for her stunning appearances with the Manitoba Opera and Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.
James Ehnes, Jan Lisiecki, Measha Brueggergosman — the MCO is always performing with major Canadian talents before they blow up globally. If you haven’t already seen her perform, trust us when we tell you she’ll knock your socks off. She’ll treat us to stupendous performances of two works by Sid Robinovitch , Canciones Sefaradies and Shir Hashirim.
This concert marks the second in a row that we perform Arvo Pärt, in this case the complete Tabula Rasa — truly a ‘megahit’ of new classical music. It may seem a wonder that this religious Estonian composer rivals Philip Glass in terms of his impact on popular culture. After all, his most famous works were written under a censorious Soviet Union hostile to sacred art like his. But Pärt’s unmistakable fusion of a newfangled American minimalism with old Eastern Orthodox and Medieval influences seems well suited to cinema’s eclectic musical language. Few contemporary pieces reach Tabula Rasa’s emotional heights; it’s gorgeous and breath-breaking from beginning to end.