A Farewell Concert for Maestro Richard Lee

March 26th, 2013 · No Comments · Advisory, Music


On April 8, the University of Manitoba Symphony Orchestra bids farewell to Maestro Richard Lee in a special concert.

The critically acclaimed conductor will direct UMSO in a concert that features three grand works: Mozart Symphony no. 33, Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations for cello and orchestra, and Elgar’s Enigma Variations.

This concert specifically acknowledges the growth and dedication of UMSO and Music Director Richard Lee. Mozart’s Symphony no. 33 K. 319 returns to the chamber-like intimacy, written during his return to Salzburg after a distressing time in Paris. Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33, for cello and orchestra was the closest the composer ever came to writing a full cello concerto.  Brazilian cellist Edvany Silva, UM concerto competition winner dazzles in this bejeweled style that was inspired by Mozart. Variations on an Original Theme for orchestra (”Enigma”), Op. 36, commonly referred to as the Enigma Variations, is a set of a theme and its fourteen variations written for orchestra. It is Elgar’s best-known large-scale composition, in which he dedicated the piece to “my friends pictured within,” each variation being an affectionate portrayal of one of his circle of close acquaintances.

What: Farewell concert for Maestro Richard Lee
When: Monday, Apr. 8 2013, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Westworth United Church, 1750 Grosvenor Avenue, Winnipeg
Tickets: General $15/ Students $5

For more information contact Minna Rose Chung, Professor of Cello/Coordinator of Orchestral Studies, University of Manitoba, 204-474-8307 (chungm@cc.umanitoba.ca).

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