The Hockey Sweater
3 September 2018 at 10 am
Jack Singer Concert Hall Lobby
Join us for the world premiere of the newly commissioned arrangement of Roch Carrier’s The Hockey Sweater.
In the days of Roch’s childhood, winters in the village of Ste. Justine were long. Life centered around school, church, and the hockey rink, and every boy’s hero was Montreal Canadiens hockey legend Maurice Richard. Everyone wore Richard’s number 9. They laced their skates like Richard. They even wore their hair like Richard. When Roch outgrows his cherished Canadiens sweater, his mother writes away for a new one. Much to Roch’s horror, he is sent the blue and white sweater of the rival Toronto Maple Leafs, dreaded and hated foes to his beloved team. How can Roch face the other kids at the rink?
Music by Abigail Richardson-Schulte
Jon Kimura Parker piano
Min-Jeong Koh violin
Jonathan Love narrator
Mr. Parker, Ms. Koh, and Mr. Love appear through the generosity of the following individuals who donated to Honens in honour of Jenny Belzberg at the invitation of her grandson, Zack Belzberg.
Anonymous; Barbara Belzberg; Casey, Eric, Eddie, & Rory Belzberg; Greg, Mica, Eli, Billy, Barb, Kendra, Ron, Elana, Adam, Noah, & Izzy Belzberg; Tracey Cohen and Greg, Jordan, & Daniel Rosenfeld; Alfonso and Lori Ergas & Family; Brian Libin & Michelle Ray; Neil Libin & Ann Sommers; Phil & Harriet Libin; Nancy Lieberman & the Lieberman Family; Dorothy McDonald; Carol Ryder; Sabine Ryder; Stephen and Debbie Ryder; Raina, Ali and David Silverberg; Susan & Roger Stronell; Betty Winston; Kathie, Woody, & Jonah Wood; Randy & Barry Wolfish; Janice Zolf.