By inviting our 15 virtuoso musicians and their conductor Jean-François Rivest to your event, you offer your audience the sound quality of a prestigious orchestra in a less expensive format than a symphonic orchestras but with power and quality, superior than most intimate chamber music ensembles.

I Musici intreprète Danses autour du monde en extérieur derrière un soleil couchant

I Musici de Montréal playing Dances around the world | Photo : Charlotte Désilets

Promoters and concert halls

Dances around the world

A turnkey show available to reserve with ease.

Indoors or outdoors

conducted by
Jean-François Rivest
 
± 70 minutes
no intermission
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I Musici de Montréal comes to you in order to provide you with a getaway for your mind, dreams and dances. During this joyful, light and accessible concert, you will hear the music that accompanies the dances of several countries. Some are tender and soothing, most vigorous and uplifting. From the Austrian march to the Argentinian tango, from the Romanian, Hungarian, Gypsy and Greek dances to the Viennese waltz, from the German ländler to the Quebec rigodon, you will find something for everyone. You will live an experience, where you will visit, in music, countries with colorful customs that will make you want to get up and dance!

Details of the program

  • (Austria) STRAUSS, The Radetzky March
  • (Austria) JOHANN STRAUSS, Emperor Waltz
  • (Hungary) JOHANNES BRAHMS, The Hungarian Dances
  • (Germany) JOHANNES BRAHMS, Liebesliederwalzer (excerpt)
  • (Germany) FRANZ SCHUBERT, German Dances (excerpt)
  • (Argentina) CARLOS GARDEL, Tango por una cabeza
  • (Greece) NIKOS SKALKOTTAS, Greek Dances
  • (Romania) BÉLA BARTÓK, Romanian Dances
  • (Quebec) ANDRÉ GAGNON, Petit concerto pour Carignan et orchestre (traditional)

I Musici de Montréal playing Vivaldi’s Four Seasons in 2021 | Photo : Livetoune

Festivals, promoters and concert halls

VIVALDI And CHOSTAKOVITCH

Well-known tunes performed with virtuosity and intensity.

Indoors

Invite a local artist
to narrate

Cultural mediation
available

conducted by
Jean-François Rivest
 
± 80 minutes
no intermission
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I Musici de Montréal offers you the perfect marriage between the descriptive embellishments of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and the intensity of the powerful Chostakovich quartet. Our conductor also explains to the public the historical and descriptive elements for a better appreciation of the pieces, whether one is a music lover or neophyte.

Vivaldi bequeathed us his famous Four Seasons accompanied by a poem of his own that lists everything that is musically described. Invite a local artist to come and read these poems on stage before each season and create a buzz in your community.

Details of the program

  • Dimitri Chostakovitch (composé en 1977)
    String Quartet No. 8
    – Largo
    – Allegro molto
    – Allegretto
    – Largo
    – Largo 
  • Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Le quattro stagioni
    solist Julie Triquet
    • La primavera RV 269
      -Allegro
      -Largo
      -Allegro
    • L’estate RV 315
      -Allegro non molto
      -Adagio, presto
      -Presto
    • L’autunno RV 293
      -Allegro, larghetto, allegro
      -Adagio molto
      -Allegro
    • L’inverno RV 297
      -Allegro non molto
      -Largo
      -Allegro

I Musici de Montréal and Kleztory | Photo : Livetoune

Promoters and concert halls

I MUSICI AND KLEZTORY

Classical music meets klezmer in an upbeat program for the whole family.

Indoors
with amplification

Cultural mediation
available

conducted by
Jean-François Rivest
 
± 80 minutes
no intermission
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Our orchestra joins the 7 seasoned musicians of Kleztory to make you vibrate with its exciting rhythms, typical of the great Jewish festivities as well as of Eastern Europe. In addition to the many traditional pieces of Kleztory, the instigator of the band which is also a prolific composer, Airat Ichmouratov, performs his own fantasy for clarinet based on klezmer melodies.

selection of pieces

  • Airat Ichmouratov
    One Day of an Almost Ordinary Life Op.47
    for clarinet and string orchestra
  • Composition and arrangement by Airat Ichmouratov
    Kleztory’s Freylekh
  • Rabbi Mordechai Dov-Ber Twerski, arrangement by François Vallières
    Im Eshkachech Yerushalayim
  • Dany Nicolas, arrangement by Airat Ichmouratov
    Liteul Biteul
  • Traditional Music, arrangement by Airat Ichmouratov
    Moldavian Hora
  • Traditional Music, arrangement by Airat Ichmouratov
    Oy Tate s’iz Gut
  • Traditional Music, arrangement by Elvira Misbakhova & Airat Ichmouratov
    Violin Doina in C
  • Andy Statman, arrangement by Airat Ichmouratov
    Andy’s Ride
  • Composition and arrangement by Airat Ichmouratov
    Soulmate
  • Traditional Music, arrangement by Elvira Misbakhova & François Vallières
    Ajde Jano
  • Traditional Music, arrangement by François Vallières
    Die Goldene Chasen

I Musici de Montréal playing at the Orford Musique festival in 2021

Challenge us to surprise you

Tailor-made concerts

Ask us for a tailor-made program, adapted to your audience’s expectations and needs. Our conductor and his musicians will take up the challenge of producing a high-flying concert from the many works of the orchestra’s repertoire and any special requests you may have.
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