Mendelssohn, Estacio & Donnelly

with the NAC Orchestra

2024-11-27 20:00 2024-11-28 23:00 60 Canada/Eastern 🎟 NAC: Mendelssohn, Estacio & Donnelly

https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/36128

In-person event

Let Mendelssohn transport you to the rocky shores of Scotland, whipped by wind and waves, in The Hebrides.  When you hear NACO’s Principal Trumpet Karen Donnelly play John Estacio’s Trumpet Concerto, you’ll understand why her trumpet playing is regarded as world-class.  Canadian composer John Estacio is a multi-JUNO Award nominee, who is regularly commissioned to write new works for orchestras across the country. Felix Mendelssohn loved the isolation and beauty...

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Southam Hall,1 Elgin Street,Ottawa,Canada
November 27 - 28, 2024
8:00 pm EST

November 2024

  1. Nov 27 2024
    Wednesday

    8:00pm

  2. Nov 28 2024
    Thursday

    8:00pm

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  • FELIX MENDELSSOHN "The Hebrides" Overture, Op. 26, “Fingal’s Cave”
  • John Estacio Trumpet Concerto
  • Schubert Symphony No. 8 in B minor, “Unfinished”
  • Wojciech Kilar Orawa
  • In-person event
  • Bilingual
  • ≈ 2 hours · With intermission
  • Let Mendelssohn transport you to the rocky shores of Scotland, whipped by wind and waves, in The Hebrides
  • When you hear NACO’s Principal Trumpet Karen Donnelly play John Estacio’s Trumpet Concerto, you’ll understand why her trumpet playing is regarded as world-class. 
  • Canadian composer John Estacio is a multi-JUNO Award nominee, who is regularly commissioned to write new works for orchestras across the country.

Felix Mendelssohn loved the isolation and beauty of Scotland’s Hebrides Islands so much that he wrote his Overture’s opening notes on a postcard to his sister, trying to express how deeply touched he was by the seascape there. The scene he sets in music captures the swell and feel of the ocean crashing on the shoreline and echoing through rocky seaside caves. 

The Hebrides is scored for several woodwind and brass instruments, making it a wonderful complement to John Estacio’s Trumpet Concerto played by NACO’s Principal Trumpet Karen Donnelly. John Estacio is one Canada’s busiest composers, and rightly so. Nineteen orchestras came together to commission his trumpet concerto celebrating Canada 150.

Tying it all together is Polish guest conductor Anna Sułkowska-Migoń, who makes her National Arts Centre Orchestra debut for this performance of spellbinding music. At barely 30 years old, she is a rising star in the international world of conducting. 

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Nov 25
Nov 26
Nov 27
  • 8:00 pm
Nov 28
  • 8:00 pm
Nov 29
Nov 30
Dec 1

Artists

  • Conductor Anna Sułkowska-Migoń
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    Trumpet Karen Donnelly
  • Featuring NAC Orchestra