Photo credit: Elizabeth Delage
For its first full-capacity concert in over two years, the I Musici de Montreal Chamber Orchestra is proud to welcome the great Quebec pianist Charles Richard-Hamelin and the seasoned trumpeter Stéphane Beaulac on Thursday, March 24, at 2 pm and 7:30 pm, at the Pierre-Mercure Hall of the Pierre-Péladeau Centre. The concert will also be available on webcast from March 31 to April 17.
« We have now come to I Musici’s core of great repertoire. Though Brahms’s Liebeslieder Waltzes are sweet, Chostakovich’s Third Quartet adapted by our conductor is filled with energy and intensity, which is part of our orchestra’s DNA! Who better to ask than much-loved pianist Charles Richard-Hamelin and the great trumpetist Stéphane Beaulac to perform Shostakovich’s Double Concerto, a work he composed in his twenties? » – says Jean-François Rivest, artistic advisor and first guest conductor.
Charles Richard-Hamelin has worked with such renowned conductors. In 2015, he received the Silver Medal at the International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw and the Krystian Zimerman Prize for best performance of a sonata. He also won Second Prize at the Concours musical international de Montréal, and Third Prize and the Special Prize for best performance of a Beethoven sonata at the Seoul International Music Competition in South Korea.
Stéphane Beaulac has played various concertos with the Orchestre Métropolitain, I Musici de Montréal, the Drummondville Symphony orchestra and the Hannaford Street Silver Band. From 2014 to 2017, he was a member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra as third trumpet.
Liebeslieder Walzer (Hermann), nos. 1, 2, 5, 11, and 17
Duration: 8 minutes
Concerto No. 1 for Piano and Trumpet
Duration: 23 minutes
Quartet No. 3 (percussion adaptation by Jean-François Rivest)
Duration: 34 minutes
Thursday, March 24th, 2 pm and 7:30 pm: Pierre-Mercure Hall
March 31st to April 17th: webcast