March 20, 2021
7:30 pm
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Description

Bruckner: Three Pieces for Orchestra
Andrew Balfour: Kiwetin-acahkos (North Star) +
R. Strauss: Horn Concerto No. 1
Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 

Concertmaster Stephen Sitarski takes the stage as guest conductor, presenting shimmering and exuberant works. Principal Horn Jessie Brooks performs Richard Strauss' Horn Concerto No. 1, showcasing the warmth and lyricism of the instrument. Following the charming melodies of Bruckner’s Three Pieces for Orchestra, Andrew Balfour’s Kiwetin-Acohkos draws on the stars and northern lights for inspiration. Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8 offers energy and invention, closing the evening with the composer’s light-hearted side. 

Please note the change in repertoire: Britten's Serenade for tenor, horn and strings has been replaced by R. Strauss' Horn Concerto No. 1. 

+ indicates Canadian composer 

Available to view from March 20 at 7:30pm through April 19 at 7:30pm. Visit hpo.org/onlineconcerts to view instructions for viewing on various devices. 

Musicians

Stephen Sitarski, Conductor
Jessie Brooks, Horn
Lawrence Wiliford, Tenor

 

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