Next I Medici concert – A light symphonic delight
I Medici di McGill Orchestra continues its 16th season on Monday, April 18, at 8 pm with a public concert, under its conductor, Iwan Edwards, at Erskine and American church, located at Sherbrooke St. West, corner of du Musée.
I Medici di McGill Orchestra continues its 16th season on Monday, April 18, at 8 pm, under its conductor, Iwan Edwards, with a public concert at Erskine and American church, located at Sherbrooke St. West, corner of du Musée.
On the program are delightful light symphonic treasures such as Rossini's Semiramide Overture, Bizet's Arlesienne Suite No. 1 and Grieg's Symphonic Dances I through IV.
Maestro Iwan Edwards has conducted I Medici di McGill since the year 2000. He also regularly directs the MSO Chorus, the St. Lawrence Choir and Concerto Della Donna, both of the latter having been founded by him, as well as the Ottawa Choral Society, the Montreal Children's Choir, and the Canadian Chamber Choir.
I Medici di McGill was founded in 1989 by Dr. A. L. Padjen of McGill's Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics. The mission of I Medici is to provide musical content for various events in the life of the Faculty of Medicine, the University and the community, and thus add a unique social dimension to medical education and to the profession. The orchestra also plays during an annual lecture series on "Music and Medicine." I Medici is available for fundraising events. The players come from the staff and students of McGill's Faculty of Medicine and the ensemble is completed by players from the community, upon invitation and audition.
The musicians of I Medici are all unpaid volunteers. Admission to all I Medici public concerts is free, but as there are costs associated with putting on each concert, a voluntary contribution of $10 at the door is strongly encouraged ($5 for students). More information on the orchestra may be found on its website.