Alexander Prior : Energy and Intimacy

Concert duration : 2 hours with intermission
W.A. Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik « A Little Night Music », K.525
A. Prior: The King’s Feast
J. Svendsen: Two Swedish Folk-Melodies, op. 27
J. Sibelius: String Quartet in D minor, op. 56 « Voces intimae »

Alexander Prior, guest conductor

Always looking for emerging talent, I Musici invites gifted conductor and composer Alexander Prior to make his Montreal debut by handing him the reins of the orchestra for an evening. In addition to conducting orchestras all over the world, Prior was recently named chief conductor of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra — despite being only 24 years old. He presents a program drawn from the string quartet repertoire, yours to discover or rediscover, ranging from Mozart to Sibelius, and even one of his own compositions.

I GRANDI CONCERTI SERIES

The musicians are joined by internationally renowned soloists and guest conductors as they perform major works from the repertoire. This concert is given in the intimate setting of Bourgie Hall of the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts, known for its excellent acoustics.

 

Photo credits: Diana Unt



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The Virtuoso Viola

Concert duration : 60 minutes
P.I. Tchaïkovski: Andante cantabile
D. Tabakova: Suite in Old Style for viola, strings and harpsichord
B. Britten: Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, op. 10

Maxim Rysanov, guest conductor and viola

I Musici is delighted to present the Montreal debut of a rising star of the international classical scene: Maxim Rysanov. A Briton of Ukrainian origin, Rysanov is not only recognized for his gorgeous viola playing, he is also a charismatic orchestra conductor in his own right. It’s in this dual role that you will see and hear him with I Musici, in a program reflecting his twin upbringing, British and Slavic.

I CONCERTINI SERIES

11am – Morning get-togethers with free coffee

  • 10am: doors to lobby open
  • 10:30am: doors to concert hall open

6pm – Happy-hour with complimentary drink

  • 5pm: doors to lobby open
  • 5:30pm: doors to concert hall open

 

Photo credits: Laszlo Emmer



Haimovitz : The Spiritual Odyssey

Concert duration : 2 hours with intermission
P. Vasks: Viatore
F. Schubert: Sonata in A minor, D. 821 « Arpeggione »
E. Bloch: From Jewish life
L. V. Beethoven: Great Fugue, op. 133

Jean-Marie Zeitouni, conductor
Matt Haimovitz, cello

For its season closing, I Musici brings you on a journey covering a wide palette of emotions. The exceptional cellist and musical pioneer Matt Haimovitz revisits Schubert’s famous Arpeggione Sonata, followed by a performance of From Jewish Life, a musical exploration of the Jewish spirit. A traveller’s sightings and impressions are then portrayed in Viatore for string orchestra. And, to conclude a vibrant season, I Musici’s fearless musicians take on Beethoven’s monumental Grosse Fuge orchestrated by Jean-Marie Zeitouni.

I GRANDI CONCERTI SERIES

The musicians are joined by internationally renowned soloists and guest conductors as they perform major works from the repertoire. This concert is given in the intimate setting of Bourgie Hall of the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts, known for its excellent acoustics.

 

Photo credits: David Cruleigh, Steph Mackinnon