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Alexander Shelley and the National Arts Centre Orchestra

NACO: Heggie & Atwood + Brahms

Sat, Feb 11, 2023 Roy Thomson Hall

In a deeply emotional program, the National Arts Centre Orchestra and Canadian baritone Joshua Hopkins perform a personal and powerful song cycle—composed by Jake Heggie based on original poetry by Margaret Atwood—that conveys the tragedy of lives needlessly lost. Bookending the concert are Emilie Mayer's Faust-Overture and Brahms’s furiously passionate Symphony No. 4, which evokes the sounds of the entire universe from start to finish.

Song for Murdered Sisters / Joshua Hopkins - Canada's National Arts Centre Orchestra



Emilie Mayer



Jake Heggie/text by Margaret Atwood

Songs for Murdered Sisters

NACO Co-commission




Symphony No. 4



National Arts Centre Orchestra Music Director Alexander Shelley

Alexander Shelley

Baritone Joshua Hopkins

Joshua Hopkins


National Arts Centre Orchestra

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Joshua Hopkins photo by Dario Acosta Photography