March 25 - 7:30PM
FirstOntario Concert Hall

Mozart In Paris


Recorded for Online Viewing

Pierre Simard, Conductor
Leslie Newman, Flute

Ravel: Pavane pour une infante défunte       
Samy Moussa: Polarlicht       
Ibert: Flute Concerto          
Jesse Plessis: New Work
Mozart: Symphony No. 31 “Paris”

Take a musical journey with your HPO to a romantic evening in Paris. Principal Flute Leslie Newman is soloist on Ibert’s brilliant and virtuosic Flute Concerto, a work known for its texture and intricacies. Ravel’s Pavane pour une infante défunte brings delicate warmth, while Montreal-born composer Samy Moussa’s Polarlicht sets a colourful and dramatic scene of the Northern Lights. The orchestra premieres a new work by 21-22 HPO Composer Fellow Jesse Plessis. Audiences will recognize the grand melodies of Mozart’s 31st symphony, inspired Parisian life and architecture.