Gordon Gerrard, conductor
Kerson Leong, violin
Love meets tragedy, in a monumental opening night concert conducted by Maestro Gordon Gerrard. The heart-wrenching beauty of Ho’s Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto parallels the tragic romance found in the ballet music of Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet. Two Chinese- Canadians—composer Vincent Ho and violinist Kerson Leong—further electrify this program, as Ho’s dream-like Dragon Realms bridges Eastern and Western musical styles, and Leong’s virtuosity as soloist takes centre stage.