IMusici regularly teams up with schools and conservatories to produce concerts with the next generation of Quebec musicians. Practicing together, playing together and sharing strong emotions with young musicians is a mandate I Musici honours every year through various major projects. Working with young soloists who haven’t yet graduated, conservatory students and secondary school students, we share privileged artistic moments that allow everyone to stand out and show their inspiration.
On March 7, 2020, I Musici joined forces with the Orchestre symphonique du Conservatoire as well as the choirs of the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, École secondaire Joseph-François-Perrault, Les Voix parallèles de l’École de musique Vincent-d’Indy and the Montreal Children’s Choir for a colourful program at the Maison Symphonique. Under the baton of Jacques Lacombe, musicians and students performed Carl Orff’s scenic cantata Carmina Burana and Stravinsky’s celebrated The Rite of Spring during a mutual learning experience.
On January 11, 2020, more than 80 musicians from the Orchestre Symphonique du Conservatoire and I Musici gathered in the Marguerite-Bourgeoys hall of Collège Regina Assumpta for an eclectic program combining concertante music (Ravel and Krommer) and symphonic poetry (Hétu and Strauss). A piece by a conservatory graduate student (Olivier Saint-Pierre) was also premiered during this performance. The young conductors and musicians of the conservatory worked together with I Musici to co-create the concert.
On March 14, 2019, the Orchestre symphonique and the Chœur du Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, the choirs of École secondaire Joseph-François-Perrault and students from the music conservatories of Gatineau, Quebec City, Rimouski and Saguenay gathered with I Musici on the stage of the Maison symphonique. Under the direction of Maestro Jacques Lacombe, a total of 450 musicians and choristers joined their talents to perform Britten’s War Requiem; Sur les rives du Saint Maurice, op. 78 by Quebec composer Hétu; and Korngold’s Violin Concerto in D major, op. 35.