Lara Secord-Haid is a fast-rising opera star of immense talent

Internationally, soprano Lara Secord-Haid’s performances are praised by the New York Times and Opera Today. Locally she’s known to Winnipeg for her stunning appearances with the Manitoba Opera and Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. 

James Ehnes, Jan Lisiecki, Measha Brueggergosman — the MCO is always performing with major Canadian talents before they blow up globally. If you haven’t already seen her perform, trust us when we tell you she’ll knock your socks off. She’ll treat us to stupendous performances of two works by  Sid Robinovitch , Canciones Sefaradies and Shir Hashirim

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This concert marks the second in a row that we perform Arvo Pärt, in this case the complete Tabula Rasa — truly a ‘megahit’ of new classical music. It may seem a wonder that this religious Estonian composer rivals Philip Glass in terms of his impact on popular culture. After all, his most famous works were written under a censorious Soviet Union hostile to sacred art like his. But Pärt’s unmistakable fusion of a newfangled American minimalism with old Eastern Orthodox and Medieval influences seems well suited to cinema’s eclectic musical language. Few contemporary pieces reach Tabula Rasa’s emotional heights; it’s gorgeous and breath-breaking from beginning to end.

7.30pm, Wednesday, 20 March 2024

The concert begins at 7.30pm on Wednesday, March 20th, in Crescent Arts Centre, 525 Wardlaw Avenue. Casual tickets will be available 7 July 2023 here and on MCO’s Ticketline at 204-783-7377.

Manitoba Chamber Orchestra
Anne Manson, Music Director
Karl Stobbe, Concertmaster
Crescent Arts Centre, 525 Wardlaw Avenue
7.30pm, Wednesday, 20 March 2024

Anne Manson, conductor
Lara Secord-Haid, soprano

Arvo Pärt
Tabula rasa

Sid Robinovitch
Canciones Sefaradies

Osvaldo Golijov

Sid Robinovitch
Shir Hashirim

Special thanks to the Government of Manitoba for their generous support in the presentation of this concert

Guest artist sponsors / Dr. Bill Pope & Elizabeth Tippett Pope

Season  media sponsors / Classic 107, Golden West Radio & Winnipeg Free Press