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Victoria Sparks, James Sommerville, and the MCO

~ June 10, 2021~ 7:30 pm~ . ~ ~ June 10, 2021~ 7:30 pm~ ~ The MCO is very pleased to premiere a percussion concerto originally slated for March 2020: Alexina Louie's Waking the Lion. The~~JUNO-winning Louie is "one of Canada's most highly regarded and most often~~performed composers" (Canadian Music Centre) while Victoria Sparks—who~~premieres this major new work— is among Canada's best known and most celebrated~~percussionists. This is the second percussion concerto we've commissioned for~~this cherished Manitoba musician, and it's conducted by the prominent young~~Canadian conducted Naomi~~Woo.  We also have a second featured musician this concert: the virtuosic~~French hornist James~~Sommerville. The Boston Symphony Orchestra principal~~French hornist performs and introduces excerpts from the Mozart Horn Concerto~~and the new piece written for him by Canadian composer, Kati Agócs, of which the~~MCO is a co-commissioning orchestra.  James was kind enough to record this~~footage for us in Boston earlier this spring.~ ~ ~ ~ Back~ ~ ~ ~ . Event Details. Location: Victoria Sparks, James Sommerville, and the MCO~ June 10, 2021~ 7:30 pm~ ~ ~ June 10, 2021~ 7:30 pm~ ~ The MCO is very pleased to premiere a percussion concerto originally slated for March 2020: Alexina Louie's Waking the Lion. The~~JUNO-winning Louie is "one of Canada's most highly regarded and most often~~performed composers" (Canadian Music Centre) while Victoria Sparks—who~~premieres this major new work— is among Canada's best known and most celebrated~~percussionists. This is the second percussion concerto we've commissioned for~~this cherished Manitoba musician, and it's conducted by the prominent young~~Canadian conducted Naomi~~Woo.  We also have a second featured musician this concert: the virtuosic~~French hornist James~~Sommerville. The Boston Symphony Orchestra principal~~French hornist performs and introduces excerpts from the Mozart Horn Concerto~~and the new piece written for him by Canadian composer, Kati Agócs, of which the~~MCO is a co-commissioning orchestra.  James was kind enough to record this~~footage for us in Boston earlier this spring.~ ~ ~ ~ Back~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Victoria Sparks, James Sommerville, and the MCO~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Tickets:$20Venue:OnlineURL: Visit Website~ ~ ~ ~ ~ June 10, 2021~ 7:30 pm~ ~ The MCO is very pleased to premiere a percussion concerto originally slated for March 2020: Alexina Louie's Waking the Lion. The~~JUNO-winning Louie is "one of Canada's most highly regarded and most often~~performed composers" (Canadian Music Centre) while Victoria Sparks—who~~premieres this major new work— is among Canada's best known and most celebrated~~percussionists. This is the second percussion concerto we've commissioned for~~this cherished Manitoba musician, and it's conducted by the prominent young~~Canadian conducted Naomi~~Woo.  We also have a second featured musician this concert: the virtuosic~~French hornist James~~Sommerville. The Boston Symphony Orchestra principal~~French hornist performs and introduces excerpts from the Mozart Horn Concerto~~and the new piece written for him by Canadian composer, Kati Agócs, of which the~~MCO is a co-commissioning orchestra.  James was kind enough to record this~~footage for us in Boston earlier this spring.~ ~ ~ ~ Back~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ {"@context":"http:\/\/schema.org","@type":"Event","name":"Victoria Sparks, James Sommerville, and the MCO","url":"https:\/\/www.tourismwinnipeg.com\/festivals-and-events\/upcoming-events\/display,event\/10720\/victoria-sparks-james-sommerville-and-the-mco","image":"https:\/\/www.tourismwinnipeg.com\/uploads\/event_image\/capture.48.t1622668782.jpg","description":"The MCO is very pleased to premiere a percussion concerto originally slated for March 2020: Alexina Louie\u2019s Waking the Lion. The\r\nJUNO-winning Louie is \u201cone of Canada\u2019s most highly regarded and most often\r\nperformed composers\u201d...","startDate":"2021-06-10","endDate":"2021-06-10","location":{"@type":"Place","name":"Online"}} ~ , Winnipeg