Love is in the air
To honor St. Valentine's Day, I Medici di McGill orchestra will feature a very romantic program during its next concert on Monday, February 24.
February 6, 2003
To honor St. Valentine's Day, I Medici di McGill orchestra will feature a very romantic program during its next concert on Monday, February 24 at 8 pm at Erskine & American Church, Sherbrooke St.W. at Du Musée.
Conductor Iwan Edwards has selected the following works: Edward Elgar's Salut d'amour, and Chanson de matin, Gabriel Fauré's Pélleas et Mélisande suite, Max Bruch's Kol Nidrei, Adagio for Cello, and Jean Sibelius' Karelia Suite. The solo cellist is Julia MacLean, a student at the Faculty of Music of McGill University. Also featured on the program is Concerto Della Donna, a female chamber choir of 17 young ladies which was founded by Edwards. The choir will perform the following works : Johannes Brahms' Four Songs for female chorus, two horns and harp and Igor Stravinsky's Four Russian Peasant Songs for female voices and four horns.
I Medici di McGillorchestra has played under Edwards' inspiring baton since the year 2000. Edwards also regularly conducts the Montreal Symphony Orchestra Chorus, St. Lawrence Choir (which he founded in 1972 and which is the largest component of the MSO Chorus since 1986), the Canadian Chamber Choir, and the Ottawa Choral Society.
I Medici di McGill orchestra was founded in 1989 by its principal violist, Dr A. L. Padjen, professor of McGill's Faculty of Medicine Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, for the purpose of providing a unique social and cultural dimension at various events of the Faculty of Medicine, the University and the Montreal community. In 1991 the orchestra started an annual concert/lecture series on "Music and Medicine" and has carried on that tradition every year since then. I Medici responds to invitations to participate in fundraising events for worthy non-profit causes. The members of the ensemble come from the staff and students of McGill's Faculty of Medicine, their ranks being completed by colleague musicians from the community.
More information on I Medici di McGill can be found on its website.