Nathalie Paulin -credit- Sébastien Ventura
Nathalie Paulin, Soprano – Photo by Sébastien Ventura
Krisztina Szabo - head shot edit
Krisztina Szabo, Mezzo-Soprano

Resurrection Symphony

Nathalie Paulin, Soprano
Krisztina Szabo, Mezzo-Soprano
Calixa Lavallée Ensemble and Choral Ensemble, University of Ottawa
Laurence Ewashko, Conductor
Alain Trudel, Conductor

Participating Community Choirs
Arnprior Community Choir
(Lisa Webber, director/chef de choeur)
Canadian Centennial Choir
(Marg Stubington, director/chef de choeur)
Choeur classique de l’Outaouais
(Tiphaine Legrand, director/chef de choeur)
Harmonia Choir of Ottawa
(Kurt Ali-Kantti, director/chef de choeur)
Nepean Choir
(Denise Hawkins, director/chef de choeur)
Ottawa Valley Music Festival Choir
(Lisa Webber, director/chef de choeur)
Tone Cluster – quite a queer choir
(Kurt Ali-Kantti, director/chef de choeur)
University of Ottawa Choir
(Michel Guimont, director/chef de choeur)

Our final concert of the season opens with a new composition entitled “Birth” by our conductor in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary. This work is parrt of a massive co-commission by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Ottawa Symphony Orchestra for the 150th anniversary of Confederation.

Then we end the season with Mahler’s life-changing Symphony No. 2 (Résurrection). Soloists Nathalie Paulin, Krisztina Szabó (Juno 2017 Nominee), and the Ottawa Symphony will be joined by a 150 member chorus made up of the University of Ottawa Ensembles and eight community choirs from across the National Capital region! A significant work for our time, Trudel expresses it best: 

“I am thrice homeless, as a native of Bohemia in Austria, as an Austrian among Germans, and as a Jew throughout the world. Everywhere an intruder, never welcomed”. These words by Gustav Mahler have never resonated as much as in those trying times we live in. As we welcome our fellow humans to our land we also share the very unique and personal experience of the communion of art and life. It has never been so important to come together and it is a privilege for us to be part of a message of hope.”

ALAIN TRUDEL – PROGRAMME NOTES
Birth
GUSTAV MAHLER – PROGRAMME NOTES
Symphony no 2 in C minor (Resurrection)

For more about Nathalie Paulin, click here.
For more about Krisztina Szabó, click here.