All forms of East Euro­pean mu­sic with the OSJS

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Lennoxville Sher­brooke

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).

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