Alexander Prior : Energy and Intimacy

Published on: April 3rd, 2017

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.


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