The Grand Concerts 17-18, THURSDAY 2 17-18, TUESDAY 17-18

KAVAKOS AND MENDELSSOHN’S

KAVAKOS AND MENDELSSOHN’S

SEASON PARTNER

Maison symphonique de Montréal

Regarded as one of the leading violinists of his generation, Leonidas Kavakos dazzles in Mendelssohn’s Concerto no. 2. Then the OSM marks the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation with a performance of Matthew Ricketts new work celebrating an icon of this country, the train. This will be followed by a screening of the film The Railrodder (Gerald Potterton, NFB, 1965).

 

This 1965 short film (25 min) starring Buster Keaton is a comedic travelogue of a trip across Canada. A selection of music from the symphonic repertoire will be performed during the screening. The musical passages played by the Orchestra will be interspersed with jazz improvisations by pianist Lorraine Desmarais.

“Kavakos’ tone has the character of striking high-grade silver sinew, ever beautiful, graceful and unbreakable” – Los Angeles Time

TICKETS PRICES

From 45$*

TUESDAY DECEMBER 5 2017

Partenaire:

8:00 PM

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THURSDAY DECEMBER 7 2017

Partner:

8:00 PM

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Orchestre symphonique de Montréal

Kent Nagano, conductor
Leonidas Kavakos, violin
Lorraine Desmarais, piano

 

Roussel, Symphony no. 3 in G minor, op. 42 (23′)

Mendelssohn, Violon Concerto no. 2 in E minor, op. 64 (26′)


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Matthew Ricketts, new work inspired by the train in Canada Blood Line – OSM commission to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation (12-15′)

Film The Railrodder (1965) with Buster Keaton, directed by Gerald Potterton and produced by the National Film Board of Canada, accompanied live by the Orchestra and pianist Lorraine Desmarais.

Grand preconcert talks at 7 p.m.

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