Eternal Light – Vivaldi, Brahms, Lauridsen and Connesson presented by I Musici de Montréal

I Grandi Concerti | Eternal Light

Works by Vivaldi, Brahms, Lauridsen

And a North American premiere by Connesson

Tuesday, October 15, 2019, at 7:30 p.m.

Bourgie Hall at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

2019-2020 promises to be an eventful season. To inaugurate the I Grandi Concerti series, I Musici de Montréal and conductor Jean-Marie Zeitouni are presenting the concert Eternal Light, a program informed by spirituality and discovery.

Eternal Light should prove to be essential and unique as much for the works being performed as for the ambience in which spectators will be immersed. Being played for the first time in North America, a piece by popular French composer Guillaume ConnessonLiturgies de lumière (Liturgies of Light), will set the tone for the evening and pave the way to Vivaldi’s Dixit Dominus RV 807, an extremely rich musical moment, discovered by the general public barely ten years ago. Next, to the delight of the artists, one of Brahms’s earliest accompanied choral works, Geistliches Lied (Sacred Song), Op. 30, will be staged with great finesse and emotion. And finally, Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Æterna will conclude the evening.

This choral event, rich in humanity, will be performed by the voices of soloists Myriam Leblanc, Magali Simard-Galdès, Rose Naggar-Tremblay, Jacques-Olivier Chartier and David Menzies, who will be backed by a chorus of 24 singers.

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. 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.

Program

Connesson, Liturgies de lumière

Vivaldi, Dixit Dominus RV 807

Brahms, Geistliches Lied, Op. 30

Lauridsen, Lux Æterna

Myriam Leblanc – soprano

Magali Simard-Galdès – soprano

Rose Naggar-Tremblay – mezzo-soprano

Jacques-Olivier Chartier – tenor

David Menzies – tenor

Jean-Marie Zeitouni – conductor

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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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