Vivaldi and the Four Seasons… of Montreal

You may know that in the original edition of The Four Seasons, Vivaldi prefaced the four concerti with four sonnets evoking various pastoral scenes, transforming them into living paintings worthy of the most beautiful Brueghel paintings. For this concert, however, i musici artistic director Jean-marie Zeitouni asked Québec poet martin thibault to evoke the “seasons of montréal” with Vivaldi’s universally known masterwork.

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Romantic and Impressionist Paris

I Musici is joined in this program by gifted pianist Marika Bournaki, who wishes to be labelled neither prodigy nor star. A personality perfectly suited to the evening’s repertoire.

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Tolstoy and Tchaikovsky superimposed

During Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival, I Musici offers two romantic encounters between literature and music. in one, excerpts from Tolstoy’s tragic novella The Kreutzer Sonata are read over a stunning musical paraphrase in the form of Janácek’s string quartet. In the other, excerpts from the strange 15-year correspondence between Tchaikovsky and a generous patron who refused to see him are combined with one of his most beautiful works for strings.

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Perfumes of Asia

Jean-Marie Zeitouni, conductor Liu Fang, pipa and guzheng C. Vivier Zipangu  traditional chinese music for pipa, guzheng and strings J.-S. Bach prelude in c sharp minor (arr. Jean-marie Zeitouni) Tan Dun concerto for string orchestra and pipa I Musici invites you on a musical voyage with an outstanding musician as your guide. Liu Fang is […]

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