Distant Light

Published on: March 13th, 2016

P. I. Tchaïkovski: Elegy for Strings in G major (8′)
P. Vasks: Tālā Gaisma (Distant Light)* (30′)
D. Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 2 in A major, Op. 68 (orch. JMZ) (38′)

Jean-Marie Zeitouni, conductor
Vadim Gluzman, violin*

I Musici’s next contribution to the Montréal en lumière festival will not be without emotion as it presents a program of Slavic music for strings, thereby reconnecting with the ensemble’s origins and those of its founding conductor, Yuli Turovsky. It is said that the Slavic soul is fundamentally dark and nostalgic, but through works representing three generations, from Romanticism to present day, Tchaïkovski to Chostakovitch and Vasks, I Musici and guest violinist Vadim Gluzman will demonstrate how irresistibly intoxicating and luminous this soul can also be.

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In collaboration with the Arte Musica Foundation. Part of the Montréal en lumière festival.

Photo credits: Marco Borggreve