Paris To Kyiv with the MCO

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Paris To Kyiv
in concert with the MCO
Westminster United Church
December 04, 2007, Winnipeg

Tickets available at
or call 780-3333

Music is collaboration: a partnership of notes, a synthesis of sounds, and, in the case of the next Manitoba Chamber Orchestra concert, a fusion of cultures, when Winnipeg's Paris To Kyiv ensemble hooks up with the MCO.

That concert will be at Westminster United Church, 745 Westminster at Maryland on Tuesday, December 4th at 7:30 pm. In charge of the mix will be guest conductor Alain Trudel, master of multiple disciplines. From the baroque to the avant garde, and from jazz to world music, Trudel is equally at home.

For this concert with the MCO, the Paris To Kyiv ensemble will comprise vocalist Alexis Kochan, jazz-violist Richard Moody, and bandura player Julian Kytasty. For the past 10 years Kochan and her collaborators have blended ancient Ukrainian music with contemporary sounds. Drawing on the deep musical traditions of Eastern Europe, they weave a universal sonic tapestry, working in strands of jazz and new music, medieval Slavonic chant, dance tunes inspired by Carpathian Mountain fiddlers and blind bandura players, original compositions and ancient ritual songs with roots in the Neolithic.

The orchestral selections enlarge the soundscape further with works by a French, a Norwegian and two Polish composers. The concert opens with Albert Roussel's Sinfonietta for strings, op. 52, followed by Edvard Grieg's Two Norwegian Airs, op. 63. Then, after a set with the Orchestra and Paris To Kyiv, we'll hear Witold Lutoslawski's Overture for strings and Old Polish Suite by Andrzej Panufnik.

The concert begins at 7:30 pm in Westminster United Church, 745 Westminster at Maryland. Tickets are $26.50 for adults, $24 for seniors and $7.50 for students, including GST, and are available at McNally Robinson, Ticketmaster (780-3333) or MCO's Ticketline (783-7377).

Concert sponsor
Education & Employment Preparation Services
and Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP

MCO Guest Artist Sponsor: Quadrant Asset Management
MCO Music Director Sponsor: The Pollard Family
MCO Concertmaster Sponsor: Johnston Group

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