Pianist Stéphane Lemelin and trumpeter James Thompson are featured in the National Arts Centre’s ‘Music for a Sunday Afternoon’ on October 16 at the National Gallery of Canada

The first ‘Music for a Sunday Afternoon’ concert of the National Arts Centre’s 2011-2012 season features pianist Stéphane Lemelin and trumpeter James Thompson. The concert takes place at 2 p.m. on Sunday October 16 in the Auditorium of the National Gallery of Canada.

The concert includes the following repertoire:

SAINT-SAENS        Septet in E-flat, Op. 65 for trumpet, string quintet and piano
HINDEMITH           Sonata for trumpet and piano (1939)                                      
STRAVINSKY          Octet                                                                                       
MARTIN?               La Revue de Cuisine

Canadian pianist Stéphane Lemelin performs as a soloist and chamber musician in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia, and tours internationally with Trio Hochelaga with violinist Anne Robert and cellist Paul Marleyn. His repertoire is vast, with a predilection for Romantic and especially French music, as manifested by his discography. Among his more than twenty recordings are Fauré’s complete Nocturnes, works by Saint-Saëns, Debussy, Roussel, but also by lesser-known composers. He is director of the French music series Découvertes 1890-1939 on Atma Classique, for which he has already recorded works by Théodore Dubois, Gustave Samazeuilh, Guy Ropartz, Georges Migot, Manuel Rosenthal and Rhené-Baton, among others. Stéphane Lemelin holds degrees from the Peabody Conservatory of Music and Yale University, and studied with Leon Fleisher, Boris Berman and Claude Frank. He is a professor and Director of the School of Music at the University of Ottawa, as well as the Artistic Director of the Prince Edward County Music Festival since its inception in 2004.

James Thompson is currently Professor of Trumpet at the renowned Eastman School of Music. He came to this position after having played Principal Trumpet in the Atlanta and Montreal Symphony Orchestras.

He has performed as soloist with orchestras in North and South America as well as Europe. He has made recital tours of Asia, North and South America as well as most of Europe. Since joining the faculty of the Eastman School he has performed as guest Principal Trumpet with orchestras that include the New York Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, as well as the Baltimore, Seattle, and Boston Symphonys. Mr. Thompson can be heard on CD with the Montreal and Atlanta Symphonys, as well as solo and chamber projects. His recordings of the Shoshtakovitch Concerto #1 for Piano, Trumpet and Strings and Mahler Symphony #5 were Stereo Review’s records of the Month. Mr. Thompson is a Yamaha Performing Artist.

The concert takes place in the Auditorium of the National Gallery of Canada at 2 p.m. on Sunday October 16. Tickets are $31.21 for adults and $15.60 for students with Student ID; they can be purchased at the National Arts Centre Box Office in advance or, if available, at the door on the day of the concert.

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Gerald Morris
Communications Officer, NAC Music
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