Epic concert ends Orchestre Symphonique de Québec season

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Photo: Peter Black

Quebec soprano Karina Gauvin starred at last week’s final concert of the Orchestre Symphonique de Québec’s season, along with the OSQ choir. Fabien Gabel conducted the eclectic program.

The Orchestre Symphonique de Québec ended its 117th season not with a whimper but a bang, to borrow from T.S. Eliot. The final number on the program featured a breathtaking version of French composer Florent Schmitt’s volcanic masterpiece Psalm XLVII, fronted by Quebec’s own majestic diva Karina Gauvin.