All forms of East European music with the OSJS
On Saturday May 9th at 7:30 pm at the Centennial Theater, for his last performance with the Orchestre symphonique des jeunes de Sherbrooke (OSJS), conductor Julien Proulx has prepared an Austro-Hungarian concert. In this repertoire where the clarinet is often showcased, he will welcome soloist Myriam Roy, who will perform the first movement of Franz Krommer’s concerto, op. 36
A student in classical performance with Professor Alain Desgagné at McGill University, Myriam Roy has started playing the clarinet at age 12 and has excelled in music competitions since. Given the swirling, spirited and aerial style requested from the soloist in the dynamic first movement’s allegro, she will be requested to show all her brilliance.
The rest of the program will be a telling illustration of the many influences and of the contact area by the Austro-Hungarian Empire in the 19th century.
With this concert, Julien will end a seven-year cycle at the helm of the OSJS. Despite his attachment to the Orchestra, his career has become too demanding, and he can’t devote enough time to it anymore: “During these seven years as OSJS director, my greatest pleasure was to see the kids develop and grow through music. Some of them have been there since I first started, you know. Through all the concerts we performed Myriam Roy has started playing the clarinet at age 12. together, I have not only learnt a lot as an educator, but also as a musician and a director. From me, I hope that they have learnt a certain thoroughness in their work, but above all the huge pleasure of making music.”
To see this exciting concert and enjoy one last time Julien Proulx conduct the OSJS, buy your tickets at the Centennial Theater (819 822-9692).