Manitoba Live Music Event


Thursday, Apr 8, 2021 at 7:30pm
Stephen Hough
Manitoba Chamber Orchestra
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Described by The Economist as one of ‘20 Living Polymaths,’ Stephen Hough is a composer, writer, and one of the world’s leading pianists — perhaps even “our greatest living pianist” (Mail on Sunday). He’s praised, practically worshipped as the second coming of Horowitz, by Gramophone, The Guardian, The New York Times, American Record Guide, and BBC Music Magazine.

Stephen Hough will present an exclusive recital to MCO’s audiences via YouTube Live at 7.30pm CDT on the evening of Thursday, April 8th, and then streaming until April 15th. Tickets may be purchased anytime until April 15 and may be viewed any time and as often as you wish from April 8 to April 15.This is the first of eight planned online 2021 spring concerts presented by the MCO. (Check out our free January 15th and March 12th events for examples of past online concerts.) Tickets for this event are $20 per household. Watch the trailer here, and order your ticket by clinking the link on the right of this page. Shortly after you make your order, we’ll contact you with a private (unlisted) YouTube link to the concert. Access that link at 7.30pm (CDT), April 8th to partake in this shared concert experience and engage in the live chat. You’re free to share each link with the rest of your household, and the concert will be available for about a week after it’s posted.

Here’s Stephen to describe the evening’s program: “I begin my recital with Busoni’s arrangement of the Bach Chaconne for solo violin. A piece originally written for the smallest of string instruments here it becomes as if written for a mighty organ. Then I play Schumann’s Fantasie op 17, one of his greatest works. This three-movement piece takes us through every possible side of the composer‘s personality from the most intimate and tender to the most passionate and declamatory.”

Stephen is the holder of all manner of fellowships, honorary doctorates, distinguished memberships, and grandiose whatsits and whosits of classical music pedagogy from the likes of Guildhall and the Royal Academy of Music. More to the point: he plays the piano ingeniously and with singular personality. We’re very, very lucky to experience him together in this special concert, and we look forward to welcoming him to the MCO stage for a live performance as soon as it can be arranged.

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