The theme of this season’s final concert is Liberty. It marks the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, or “Wall of Shame,” an event that embodied freedom. Beethoven’s energetic Symphony No. 3, “Heroic” is steeped in the spirit of freedom to which the French Revolution aspired. In another register, in his powerfully colourful work, Paul Hindemith’s Mathis der Maler Symphony criticizes the Nazi regime and oppression. Nicole Lizée, a Montreal composer known for her inventiveness and creativity, will propose a multimedia work for orchestra.
Hindemith, Mathis der Maler Symphony
Nicole Lizée, Work for Orchestra and multimedia images (commissioned work)
Beethoven, Symphony No. 3 in E Flat major, Op. 55, ''Eroica''