2022 Azrieli Music Prizes Gala Concert Streaming on Medici TVEditors Choice
The Azrieli Music Prizes (AMP) Gala Concert is only two days away! Celebrate excellence in music composition on October 20 th at 7:30 p.m. (ET) via the prize-winning works of AMP’s 2022 Laureates – Iman Habibi, Aharon Harlap and Rita Ueda. All three explore deep questions of the human condition in their music – amplifying stories and traditions that will resonate with us all. Unable to attend the live concert? Join AMP online or visit Medici.TV, the world’s leading classical music channel, where you can catch these premiere performances for free.
Maestro Alexandre Bloch takes over the podium from Artistic Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin to conduct l’Orchestre Métropolitain for this special evening at the Maison symphonique de Montréal, featuring internationally renowned soloists Sharon Azrieli, Sepideh Raissadat, Naomi Sato and Zhongxi Wu.
This Gala performance is part of the total prize package each AMP Laureate receives – valued at over $200,000 CAD – which includes a cash award of $50,000 CAD; two subsequent international performances and a recording of the winning work for future commercial release.
Tickets for the live concert are on sale here. Whether joining online or in-person, be sure to tune in on October 20 to discover world premiere works that will connect across cultures for a more hopeful world.
Iman Habibi: Shāhīn-nāmeh, for voice and orchestra (World Premiere), Texts by Shahin Shirazi (2022 Azrieli Commission for Jewish Music)
Rita Ueda: Birds Calling… from the Canada in You, for shō, suona/sheng and orchestra (World Premiere) (2022 Azrieli Commission for Canadian Music)
Aharon Harlap: Out of the depths have I cried unto Thee, O Lord, for soprano and orchestra (North American Premiere) (2022 Azrieli Prize for Jewish Music)