Kerson Leong: The Red Violin

Conductor Jean-Marie Zeitouni and the musicians of I Musici invite music lovers to a double homage – to the cinema and the Americas – in a concert featuring one of the most remarkable Canadian talents. For the occasion, violinist Kerson Leong revisits I Musici in the spellbinding music from François Girard’s stunning film The Red Violin. Strings and guest percussionists will then explore the City of Angels in one of Arvo Pärt’s most polished works, his Fourth Symphony, entitled Los Angeles.

 

Kerson performed for the first time with I Musici at the age of eight. In 2011, when still only thirteen, he was back with I Musici to play the first movement from the Paganini Concerto No. 1, Op. 6. Claude Gingras wrote at the time: “Technique, speed, accuracy, caressing phrasing, the smoothest sound: a born violinist, by all appearances.” It will be a that much more mature and seasoned artist that takes to the stage at Bourgie Hall on January 23.

The violinist Kerson Leong has pulled off the ever so difficult transition from young prodigy to major artist.
Christophe Huss, Le Devoir

 

I Concertini series – At the heart of the music

In a rethought Bourgie Hall, with the orchestra at its center, the I Concertini concert series is an intimate concert in-the-round formula. For over an hour the conductor takes the spectator on a tour of works seasoned with a series of edifying commentaries and fascinating anecdotes. And for the 11 a.m. performance, a cup of coffee awaits all ticket-holders, while at the 6 p.m. concert, everyone will be greeted with a glass of wine.

 

PROGRAM

Corigliano, Suite from “The Red Violin”

Main Title
Anna’s Theme
Death of Anna
Coitus Musicalis
Journey to China
Shanghai
Pope’s Betrayal
Victoria’s Departure
The Auction
Gypsy Cadenza
Anna’s Theme

Pärt, Symphony No. 4, “Los Angeles”

Con sublimità – Marcando con maestrà
Affannoso
Deciso

 

TICKET SALES

Single tickets
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Starting at $15

 

I MUSICI DE MONTRÉAL

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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