Maxim Rysanov: Britten and Schubert

Following an acclaimed initial collaboration in the spring of 2018, Ukrainian-born conductor and violist Maxim Rysanov is back with I Musici. This star on the international classical scene invites us to a world that features Britten, romanticism and creation. Alternating between the baton and the viola, as part of the evening Rysanov will guide the orchestra in Schubert’s feverish Fifth Symphony.


“Let’s hope Maxim Rysanov comes back soon and that he gets a major concert” was the feeling of Le Devoir’s Christophe Huss the morning after Rysanov’s triumphant concert in May 2018. “He’s a musical gem that I Musici should cultivate and look after.”

Both a virtuoso on the viola and a charismatic conductor, Maxim Rysanov has distinguished himself with the world’s finest orchestras and received a nomination at the Grammy Awards. He is also the recipient of several other distinctions, including Gramophone magazine’s Young Artist of the Year, and was selected as a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist.

Following the concert, the audience is invited to enjoy a mix-and-mingle with the artists in the Bourgie Hall lobby.


The I Grandi Concerti series – Where intensity springs to life

With the I Grandi Concerti series, I Musici de Montréal catches fire in a series of exceptional concerts under the baton of Jean-Marie Zeitouni or his guests. The rich and seductive sonorities of the expanded orchestra take over Bourgie Hall at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Sharing the stage with top-flight guest artists and conductors, I Musici allows you to discover or rediscover the great classics, while revealing hidden treasures of the repertoire. Passion and grandeur await you. Concerts in the series last from 90 to 120 minutes, including a 20-minute intermission.



Britten, Lachrymae: Reflections on a Song of Dowland, Op. 48a
Britten, Sinfonietta, Op. 1

Poco presto ed agitato
Variations, andante lento

Akhunov, Der Erlkönig, Largamente resoluto – Vivo
Tabakova, Fantasy Homage to Schubert
Schubert, Symphony No. 5 in B flat major, D. 485

Andante con moto
Menuetto – Allegro molto
Allegro vivace



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Founded in 1983 by Yuli Turovsky, the I Musici de Montréal Chamber Orchestra is comprised of 15 exceptional musicians whose varied repertoire ranges from the 17th century to today.  Jean-Marie Zeitouni, conductor and artistic visionary, has served as artistic director since 2011. Each I Musici de Montréal concert is a unique experience combining discovery, tradition and innovation in classical music.



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