Montreal, January 12, 2022 – As a result of health restrictions that are putting a strict hold on all the cultural activities at the beginning of this year, the I Musici de Montreal Chamber Orchestra will continue its season with the special presentation of two concerts which will be available by webcasts only. From February 3 to 20, the concert will feature Montreal virtuoso violinist Sheila Jaffé, while Stéphane Tétreault’s concert will honour Yuli Turovski’s legacy from February 17 to March 6.
“Although we have to cancel our next two in-person concerts (January 27 and February 10), it remained important to us to continue to offer our audience the opportunity to appreciate the work of our chamber orchestra by giving them moments filled with softness, in what feels like a difficult start to the year. That is why we are very pleased to be able to offer them the webcast of the two concerts.”
Marisol de Santis, executive director
In Virtuosic Women, you will be amazed with Sheila Jaffé playing the the Gypsy Airs by Sarasate and the marvellous variations on the themes of the opera Carmen. Works by Janáček, Dvořák and Quebec composer Linda Bouchard will complete the program. Replacing guest chef Nil Venditti, the concert will be conducted by our talented and dynamic artistic advisor and first guest conductor, Jean-François Rivest. The webcast of the concert will be available from February 3 to 20.
Janáček – Idyll, (mouv. 1, 5, 7)
Linda Bouchard* – Réfraction (2015)
Sarasate – Gypsy Airs for violin (arrangement for strings)
Bizet-Waxman – Carmen Fantasy for violin (arrangement for strings)
Dvořák – Serenade for Strings in E major
In Stéphane Tétreault and Yuli’s legacy, our long-time collaborator of the company will pay tribute to the cellist and founder of the orchestra, Yuli Turovski, who was the heart and soul of I Musici of Montreal for more than 25 years. After the Haydn part, the program, conducted by Jean-François Rivest, will make way for the famous string quartet Death and the Maiden by Schubert, in which vertiginous techniques go hand in hand with great romanticism. The webcast of the concert will be available from February 17 to March 6.
Haydn – Symphony No. 59 in A major, “Fire”
Haydn – Concerto No. 2 in D major
Schubert – Death and the Maiden
Webcast February 3 to 20 – https://imusici.com/virtuosite-au-feminin/
Webcast February 17 to March 6 – https://imusici.com/stephane-tetreault-et-yuli/
I Musici de Montréal
Founded in 1984 by Yuli Turovsky, the I Musici de Montréal Chamber Orchestra has been sharing its passion for classical music for over 35 years. The 15 exceptional musicians who make up the orchestra bring to life a varied repertoire ranging from the 17th century to the present day, accompanied by their principal guest conductor and artistic advisor Jean-François Rivest. With a program based on tradition, originality and innovation, the Orchestra stands out for the place it gives to numerous emerging and renowned artists with whom it partners to offer you a colorful and meaningful musical experience.
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