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2015-2016 Season


Our Concerts

Roman Carnival OCTOBER 5 2015

David Currie




Roman Carnival Overture


Chaconne for Violin and Orchestra 

Kerson Leong, Violin


Fountains of Rome

Pines of Rome


We begin the season in Rome with Berlioz’s sparkling Roman Carnival Overture. Then we take a side-trip to Cremona for Corigliano’s Chaconne for violin and orchestra crafted from his Red Violin film score. The soloist is the brilliant young Ottawan, Kerson Leong. Back in Rome we conclude with two of Respighi’s epic tone poems – The Fountains of Rome and The Pines of Rome.


Symphonic PicturesNOVEMBER 16 2015

Alain Trudel

Principal Guest Conductor



Love for Three Oranges


The Orchid Garden

World Premiere, Concerto for Tenor Saxophone and Orchestra

Jeremy Brown, Saxophone


Pictures at an Exhibition


Led by Principal Guest Conductor, Alain Trudel, our November concert offers the suite from Prokofiev’s amazing opera, The Love of Three Oranges; followed by a brand new tenor saxophone concerto by Canadian composer Andrew MacDonald, with soloist Jeremy Brown; and the ever popular Pictures at an Exhibition by Mussorgsky in the fabulous orchestration by Ravel.

MasqueradeFEBRUARY 22 2016

David Currie




Waltz from Masquerade

Violin Concerto

Yehonatan Berick, Violin


Symphony no 10


Our February concert takes us to Russia with music by the ever tuneful Khachaturian – his well-known Waltz from Masquerade followed by his lively Violin Concerto, performed by Yehonaton Berick, now based in Ottawa. We conclude with one of Shostakovich’s most powerful symphonies – No. 10.


What lies beneathMAY 2 2016

Alain Trudel

Principal Guest Conductor



Berliner Moment II


Les Préludes


Symphonie Fantastique


Alain Trudel returns to lead the OSO for our season finale. Quebec composer Walter Boudreau’s fascinating Berliner Momente II interweaves the music of Haydn and Wagner, while Liszt’s Les Préludes covers a plethora of emotions. We end our season with Berlioz’s spectacular Symphonie fantastique – an essay on unrequited love (and its idée fixe).



All concerts are performed at the National Arts Centre

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Ottawa Symphony Orchestra
2 Daly Avenue, Suite 250
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1N 6E2