Celebrating Women: In Recognition of International Women’s Day

Saturday, March 2, 2019
Event Title: Celebrating Women: In Recognition of International Women’s Day
  • Region: Ontario
  • Venue / Location: Festival Hall, 401 Isabella St., Pembroke ON
  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Price: $25 adults, $15 students, 12 & under free
  • Genre: Orchestra / Large Ensembles (10+)
  • External Link: www.pembrokesymphonyorchestra.ca

Christina Petrowska Quilico joins the Pembroke Symphony Orchestra and Music Director/Conductor Mehdi Javanfar to perform the Juno-nominated Piano Concerto by Larysa Kuzmenko in an evening that celebrates women composers.

The concerto, recorded with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Maestro Jukka-Pekka Saraste, is featured on Petrowska Quilico’s 2010 Centrediscs CD 3 Concerti. Toronto Star critic William Littler, who reviewed the live concert, was impressed with the “broad, sweeping gestures and strong melodic profile of a concerto in the romantic tradition. With the considerable help of its soloist, the nimble-fingered Christina Petrowska Quilico, it was the undoubted hit of the evening.”

Evaluating the CD, David Olds of The WholeNote called the work “flamboyantly virtuosic, and Petrowska Quilico takes full advantage of the opportunity to rise to the occasion. It is a well-crafted, dramatic work that would be well at home on any mainstream orchestral concert and...deserves to be heard more often.”

Tickets: http://www.festhall.ca/calendar/

Pembroke Symphony Orchestra website: https://www.pembrokesymphonyorchestra.ca/