Opus Prize: honors in the region
The Singers of Bishop’s University (University Singers) and the Magog-born mezzo-soprano Stéphanie Pothier won some of the honors at the Sunday Opus Awards ceremony in Montreal: the Prince and Tsar concert of the Orchester symphonique de Drummondville (OSD), in which they participated on April 18, 2019, received the title of the best concert of the year in the regions.
This concert, conducted by OSD conductor Julien Proulx (former conductor of the Sherbrooke Youth Symphony Orchestra), included the cantata Alexandre Nevski, for mezzo-soprano, choir and orchestra, which Prokofiev had composed by adapting his soundtrack for the homonymous film of Eisenstein (1938).
With this prize comes the shooting of a capsule of the Cultural Factory on the OSD by Télé-Québec.
The gala, which took place Sunday in the Bourgie room of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, was hosted by Marc Hervieux and Florence Blain-Mbaye. The current head of the OSJS, Hubert Tanguay-Labrosse, ensured the artistic co-direction of the gala.
Created in 1996, the Opus Awards highlight the excellence and diversity of concert music in Quebec, in different musical repertoires: medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, classical, romantic, modern, current, contemporary, electroacoustic, jazz, world music. and traditional Quebec music. STEVE BERGERON