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Concert Information: Poulenc Organ Concerto

Concert Information

When:

Thursday, April 29, 7:30 pm (Premiere at victoriasymphony.ca)

This concert will be available until May 28, 2021.

Program: 

Adès – Three Studies from Couperin
Poulenc – Concerto for organ, strings and timpani

Conductor: 

Giuseppe Pietraroia

Soloist:

Donald Hunt, organ


Donald Hunt

Donald was born and raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He went on to study music at McGill University in Montreal, where he received Bachelor and Masters’ degrees in organ performance and composition, studying principally with John Grew. During his time in Montreal, he was assistant organist at Christ Church Cathedral, Montreal. He has also held organist posts in the UK, including at Truro Cathedral, St Paul’s Cathedral, and St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh.

Donald is a first-prize laureate of the Concours d’orgue de Québec and has been a finalist in the Concours Prix d’Europe and the RCCO National Organ Playing Competition. In 2017, he took up the post of Director of Music at Christ Church Cathedral, Victoria, where he plans the liturgical music for three Sunday services, and directs a number of choirs, including a treble choir, formed in 2018 in partnership with the Cathedral School.

He has broadcast live on BBC radios 3 and 4, including playing for the Scottish celebration of Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee. Donald is an Associate of the Royal Canadian College of Organists and a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists.


Victoria Symphony

Music Director, Christian Kluxen

Associate Conductor, Giuseppe Pietraroia

Violins

Terence Tam, Concertmaster
Christi Meyers, Assistant Concertmaster
Tori Gould, Principal 2nd Violin
Cory Balzer
Müge Büyükçelen-Badel
Courtney Cameron
Michele Kwon
Philip Manning
Emily Salmon
Julian Vitek

Violas
Kenji Fuse, Principal
Stacey Boal
Kay Cochran
Mieka Michaux

Celli
Brian Yoon, Principal
Hannah Craig
Joyce Ellwood
Perry Foster

Basses
Mary Rannie, Principal
Darren Buhr

Flutes
Richard Volet, Principal
Stephanie Bell

Oboe
Michael Byrne, Principal
Russel Bajer

Clarinets
Keith MacLeod, Principal
Jennifer Christensen

Bassoons
Jennifer Gunter, Principal
Anne Power

Horns
Alana Despins, Principal
Michael Oswald

Trumpets
Ryan Cole, Principal
David Michaux

Timpani
William Linwood, Principal

Percussion
Karl Williams, Principal


Operations Manager
Liz King

Librarian
Christopher Reiche Boucher
 

Orchestra Manager
Eric Gallipo


Filmed February 26, 2021  on location at Christ Church Cathedral

Executive Producer and Audio Producer: Theresa Leonard

Video Production: Roll.Focus.

Audio Engineer: Paul Luchkow

Video Score Reader: Marcus Hissen


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The Victoria Symphony performs on the traditional lands of the Lekwungen peoples and acknowledges with respect the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continues to this day. We extend our appreciation for the opportunity to live, create, and perform on this territory.