Alexis Hauser, Artistic Director and Conductor
Kit Soden, composer, Winner of the 2017-2018 Andrew Svoboda Composition Prize
Braden McConnell, cello, Winner of the 2018-2019 McGill Concerto Competition
KIT SODEN New work
ARAM KHACHATURIAN Cello Concerto in E minor
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 (Pastorale)
In celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birth year, the MGSO begins 2020 with the famed composer’s 6th Symphony: the Pastorale. An avid lover of nature and often retreating to the countryside, Beethoven described his piece, while programmatic, as an “expression of feeling rather than a painting”. Come enjoy this beloved classic, as well as Khachaturian’s cello concerto performed by McGill Concerto competition winner Braden McConnell and a new work composed by Kit Soden, winner of the 2017-2018 Andrew Svoboda Composition Award.