Friday, February 16, 2018 - 8 pm
St. Brigid's Centre for the Arts
SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D. 759 “Unfinished Symphony”
MAHLER: Adagio from Symphony No. 10
The University of Ottawa Orchestra is a pre-professional training ensemble conducted by David Currie. There are over 80 student musicians in the orchestra, many of whom audition and play for the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra.
Conductor David Currie is a graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy and the University of Michigan. He joined the National Arts Centre Orchestra in 1971, and retired as principal double bass in 1992. His conducting studies have been with Maestro Franco Ferrara in Siena, Italy, and Professor Morihiro Okabe of the Toho Gakuen School of Music, Tokyo. In January 1992, David Currie joined the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra, where he held the post of Music Director until early 2016. In addition, he has guest-conducted the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and Opera Lyra Ottawa productions. David Currie has been a member of the teaching staff of the School of Music, University of Ottawa since 1976, as well as conductor of the University of Ottawa Orchestra. During his sabbatical leave for the 1998-99 academic year he guest-conducted in Prague, Vienna, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and Naples, Florida.
Admission to this concert is a voluntary contribution at the door ($10 suggested).