Bravo Series

Harriet Krijgh

Marco Borggreve

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The Bravo Series opens with a world premiere concert written for Canadian superstar pianist Angela Hewitt. Over the course of this six-concert series, you’ll experience a variety of musical virtuosity. From great saxophonist Branford Marsalis, to debuts by pianist Boris Giltburg and cellist Harriet Krijgh, to a masterful solo turn for violinist Jessica Linnebach, Bravo has something for everyone.

Three CASUAL FRIDAYS concerts are available as part of the Bravo series. Concert times, repertoire and other details have been modified to suit this exciting series.

  1. Lintu and Hewitt

    Ideas of North Festival

    NAC Southam Hall

    • Sibelius The Océanides
    • Matthew Whittall Nameless Seas*
    • Sibelius Symphony No. 2

    THE OCEANIDES is the finest musical evocation of the sea ever produced. The maritime theme continues with Helsinki based Canadian composer Matthew Whittall’s Nameless Seas written especially for Angela Hewitt.

    *NAC co-commission with PianoEspoo; world premiere

    Thursday Bravo series subscribers attend this concert.

  2. Glenn Gould’s String Quartet

    Casual Fridays with the NAC Orchestra

    NAC Southam Hall

    • Sibelius Violin Concerto
    • GOULD (orch. Di Castri) String Quartet*

    KAREN GOMYO shines in Sibelius’s exhilarating Violin Concerto, symphonic in scope and exceptionally demanding. Glenn Gould’s only string quartet becomes Glenn Gould’s only orchestral work, in an exciting new setting, commissioned by the NAC from sensational composer Zosha Di Castri.

    *World premiere; NAC Orchestra commission

    • Beethoven Romance No. 1 for Violin
    • Haydn Violin Concerto
    • Mozart Symphony No. 25

    OUR CONDUCTOR EMERITUS returns to conduct and perform. In the masterful hands of Pinchas Zukerman, the violin becomes an expression of genius, and of joy.

    • SMETANA Overture to The Bartered Bride
    • Bartók Violin Concerto No. 2
    • Dvořák Symphony No. 7

    SOLTI AWARD-WINNING conductor Karina Canellakis makes her NAC debut, featuring our own extraordinary Associate Concertmaster, Jessica Linnebach, in Bartók’s lyrical, ground breaking violin concerto.

    Friday Bravo series subscribers attend Wednesday performance.

  3. Classical Marsalis

    NAC Southam Hall

    • Saint-Saëns Suite algérienne
    • GLAZUNOV Saxophone Concerto
    • Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 1, “Winter Dreams”

    IN THE HANDS of master saxophonist Branford Marsalis, Glazunov’s vivid melodies come to life. Conductor Andrey Boreyko, in his first appearance with the NAC Orchestra, brings a signature Russian approach to Tchaikovsky’s folk-influenced symphony.

    Thursday Bravo series subscribers attend this concert. 

    • Conductor

      Andrey Boreyko

    • Saxaphone

      Branford Marsalis

    • NAC Orchestra

  4. Classical Marsalis

    Casual Fridays with the NAC Orchestra

    NAC Southam Hall

    • GLAZUNOV Saxophone Concerto
    • Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 1, “Winter Dreams”

    IN THE HANDS of master saxophonist Branford Marsalis, Glazunov’s vivid melodies come to life. Conductor Andrey Boreyko, in his first appearance with the NAC Orchestra, brings a signature Russian approach to Tchaikovsky’s folk-influenced symphony.

    Friday Bravo Series subscribers attend this concert.

    • Conductor

      Andrey Boreyko

    • Saxaphone

      Branford Marsalis

    • NAC Orchestra

    • Brahms Symphony No. 2
    • Vivian Fung New Work*
    • Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 2

    A BLISTERING SHOWPIECE for the debut of Israeli pianist Boris Giltburg paired with Alexander Shelley’s brilliant interpretation of Brahms’s energetic second symphony. “…Giltburg has the capacity to identify with and encapsulate the moods of each piece while artlessly crafting them into a shapely span.” –Daily Telegraph

    *World premiere; NAC Orchestra commission. 

  5. Mozart à la Haydn

    NAC Southam Hall

    • SCHNITTKE Moz-Art à la Haydn
    • Haydn Cello Concerto in C major
    • Mozart Symphony No. 39

    Dutch cellist Harriet Krijgh brings her signature intensity and lightness of touch to Haydn’s elegant cello concerto. Mozart gets a fresh treatment from our brilliant principal guest conductor.

    Thursday Bravo series subscribers attend this concert. 

  6. Mozart à la Haydn

    Casual Fridays with the NAC Orchestra

    NAC Southam Hall

    • SCHNITTKE Moz-Art à la Haydn
    • Haydn Cello Concerto in C major
    • Mozart Symphony No. 39

    DUTCH CELLIST Harriet Krijgh brings her signature intensity and lightness of touch to Haydn’s elegant cello concerto. Mozart gets a fresh treatment from our brilliant principal guest conductor.

    Friday Bravo Series subscribers attend this concert. 
     

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