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Boreyko, Tchaikovsky & Falla

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Mykola Lysenko: Overture to Taras Bulba
Manuel de Falla (after Chopin): Fuego fatuo
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Suite No. 3 in G major, Op. 55

In celebration of our 75th anniversary season, we’re welcoming back former music director Andrey Boreyko (2002-2006) this Saturday night for a special concert at the Centennial Concert Hall.

Saturday night’s programme will feature Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s triumphant Suite No. 3 in G major (1884), one of the composer’s greatest public successes up to that point. The final movement of the suite would end up being one of the most requested at this concert when the composer was still alive.

Audiences will also be treated to a rarely heard ode to Frédéric Chopin by Spanish composer Manuel de Falla. Fuego fatuo is Falla’s unfinished homage to the legendary Polish composer.

As we continue to pay tribute to great Ukrainian composers and works this season, the evening will begin with the epic Overture to from Taras Bulba by Mykola Lysenko who wrote the famous opera based on one of the most well-known and beloved Ukrainian literary characters.

“I am really looking forward to working with the Winnipeg Symphony again in this very special season as they celebrate their 75th anniversary,” says conductor Andrey Boreyko. “It’s a challenging programme, and it will be thrilling to hear the wonderful players of WSO bring these works to life!”


Consider coming to the performance early and join us for a pre-concert chat from the stage at 6:45 pm.

Performing Artists

Andrey Boreyko, conductor

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