Concert Details

Variations and Rhapsodies!

  • Anne-Marie McDermott

  • Bramwell Tovey

  • Conductor / Performers

    Bramwell Tovey conductor

    Anne-Marie McDermott piano*
    (Cherniavsky Laureate pianist)

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  • Repertoire


    Pulcinella: Suite


    Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini*

    Poul Ruders

    Paganini Variations*
    (World Premiere)


    Symphony No. 7 in C Major

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    this concert

Maestro Bramwell Tovey conducts a fascinating concert of wide-ranging repertoire. Brilliant American pianist Anne-Marie McDermott (Cherniavsky Laureate) performs one of the most famous works in all of the repertoire for piano, Rachmaninoff’s beautiful Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. Following the theme of piano variations, Ms. McDermott will also perform Danish composer Poul Ruders' take on Paganini's 24th Caprice for Solo Violin. 

The Cherniavsky Laureate position is supported annually by the Gudewill Family in honour of Janey Gudewill, Peter Cherniavsky, Jan Cherniavsky, Mrs. B.T. Rogers, and the Cherniavsky Junior Club for the Performing Arts, a foundation that underwrites the cost of children attending concerts during class time for schools throughout the Province.

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Performance Dates

  • Saturday, Oct 24, 2015

    8pm Orpheum Theatre

  • Monday, Oct 26, 2015

    8pm Orpheum Theatre


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