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“East Meets West” The World Unites in Music

The Musicians of the World Symphony Orchestra (MWSO) is pleased to announce a unique folk & classic music concert featuring guest performers from five different regions including: China, India, Africa, the Middle East & South America. “East Meets West” takes place October 19, at 8:00pm, at the Salle Pierre Mercure at the Centre Pierre Péladeau located at 300, Maisonneuve Boulevard East.

The Program includes: The Butterfly Lovers, segments of a violin concerto, rich with ancient Chinese Folklore, Venus Fu, violin solo, Ragleela, an ensemble playing selections in the spirit of India; Okto Echo, a group dedicated to the advancement of Middle Eastern traditional music, in a modern style; Armonia Andina, haunting melodies of the Andes in a mix of Peruvian, Argentinian & Bolivian music, and Samajam, an exciting African percussion band to enhance the evening with lively rhythms!

The guest musicians will join the MWSO, in the second half, in the presentation of Dvorak’s, New World Symphony, subtitled ‘The Global Sound’. They will be performing solos in a fascinating dialogue with the orchestral musicians. The concert will culminate in a grand finale with everyone playing together, all artistically integrated, inspiring a world at peace, through music. Not to be missed!

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