Mozart & Prokofiev – Afternoon

Classics at HRC

Date & Time

15 October 2022 2:00 pm3:00 pm (1 hour)

Conductor

Gordon Gerrard

Venue

Holy Rosary CathedralWebsite
2104 Garnet St
Regina, SK, S4T 6Y5
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Mozart & Prokofiev - Afternoon

The season at the Holy Rosary Cathedral opens with the playful and expressive Romp and Repose from Canadian composer Aura Pon. The fanfare of Mozart’s Symphony No. 39 will also provide a grand introduction to the new season with Lucy Wang’s performance of the graceful Prokovifiev concerto closing out this lively program.

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MOZART & PROKOFIEV
October 15, 2022
Gordon Gerrard, conductor
Lucy Wang, violin
Anna Norris, bassoon

PON: Romp and Repose
MOZART: Symphony No.39 in E-flat major, K.543
PROKOFIEV: Concerto No.2 in G minor for Violin & Orchestra, op.63

 

Lucy Wang, violin

Canadian violinist Lucy Wang has garnered praise as an artist whose “technical prowess, tonal mastery and stage presence can come as no surprise to anyone who has seen her work” (Peace Arch News). She is a founding member of the Viano String Quartet, First Prize Laureates of the 2019 Ban International String Quartet Competition and the current Graduate String Quartet-in-Residence at the Curtis Institute of Music, and has performed in venues such as Walt Disney Concert Hall, Wigmore Hall, Izumi Hall, Carnegie Hall, and Konzerthaus Berlin.

A native of Vancouver, B.C., Lucy was featured on CBC Radio’s List of “30 Hottest Classical Musicians Under 30”. A prizewinner in numerous solo competitions, Lucy has soloed with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Colburn Orchestra, and Philharmonic Northwest, under the batons of Gordon Gerrard, Bramwell Tovey, Otto Tausk, and Xian Zhang. She has collaborated in performance with artists such as Emanuel Ax, Marc-Andre Hamelin, James Ehnes, Paul Neubauer, David Shifrin, and Elisso Virsaladze.

During the early days of the pandemic, Lucy immediately took initiative to continue reaching audiences virtually by sharing music on social media platforms, receiving nearly 50 million views and attracting over 500,000 followers worldwide. Lucy also presented over a hundred virtual and live socially distanced events with the Viano Quartet for organizations and festivals around the world, including the Bravo! Vail Music Festival, Deutschlandfunk Radio, and the Montreal Chamber Music Festival. Lucy has studied with Martin Beaver at the Colburn Conservatory, Carla Birston, and Gerald Stanick.

 

Anna Norris, bassoon

Anna Norris has been lucky to get to play music all around Canada. Originally from Toronto, she studied at McGill with Stephane Levesque and Martin Mangrum, during which she attended three summer sessions on tour around the country with the National Youth Orchestra. While still at McGill she won the Principal Bassoon position with the Niagara Symphony in St. Catharines', Ontario; upon graduating, she headed to North for a contract with the Thunder Bay Symphony. After a career freelancing in Southern Ontario with numerous ensembles including the Toronto Symphony, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, and Windsor Symphony, she landed in Saskatchewan as Principal Bassoon of the Regina Symphony orchestra and Regina Chamber Players. As well as playing bassoon and writing program notes for the RSO, Anna enjoys training and coaching gymnastics, studying mathematics, and attending to the whims of Ada and Mips, the world’s most handsome, intelligent and important house rabbits.

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