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November 2013

I Musici de Montréal Celebrate 30 Years by Nora Martín


I Musici de Montréal Celebrate 30 Years

by Nora Martín

I Musici de Montréal, the city’s premier chamber orchestra, kicked off their 30th season on September 27 at the Maison Symphonique – Montreal Symphony House – with a program in honour of the ensemble’s late founder and conductor, cellist Yuli Turovsky, who passed away earlier this year. The program included Bachiana Brasileira No. 5 by Heitor Villa-Lobos, the Suite from Igor Stravinsky's ballet Pulcinella and the festive Gloria by Antonio Vivaldi. The concert featured soprano Kimy McLaren, mezzo Julie Boulianne, and the Choeur du Studio de Musique Ancienne de Montréal, under the direction of Jean-Marie Zeitouni, principal conductor and artistic director of the orchestra, ranked among the brightest young conductors in Canada.

The 2013-2014 season counts 32 concerts, during which the 15-musician ensemble will perform a broad repertoire, extending from baroque to contemporary music. The season is divided into three concert series: the Downtown Series will see concerts at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts' Bourgie Hall and the Maison Symphonique de Montréal – home of the orchestra since the new concert hall’s inauguration in 2011. Among the five concerts – in addition to the opening tribute to Yuli Turovsky – are “The Night Transfigured,” “Around the Piano,” “Divine Mozart” and the 30th Anniversary Concert.

The Ogilvy Series will be presented at Maison Ogilvy's Tudor Hall. Through this series I Musici will present a repertoire consisting of six theme-based concerts featuring works of admired composers like Bach, Mozart and Prokofiev, musical discoveries such as the Greek composer Nikos Skalkottas and the Argentinean composer Osvaldo Golijov, and a commissioned work by Nicolas Gilbert.

Lastly, Saint-Joachim Church in Pointe-Claire will host the return of the West-Island Series to the orchestra's regular season with the concert programs “Splendours of the Baroque Period” and “Italian Spring,” which will be featured also as part of the Ogilvy Series. An Off-Series concert will also be presented on December 22 at the Maison Symphonique to mark the holiday season. This season's program choices include seminal works that have shaped the orchestra's development, as well as new pieces – a great opportunity to not only remember maestro Turovsky, but also to highlight the talent of the musicians he passionately fostered.

The season ends on May 15, 2014 with a concert celebrating I Musici de Montréal’s 30 years. In this grand event, the chamber orchestra will perform a special commission by composer Denis Gougeon in addition to Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings and Beethoven's Eroica Symphony.




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