2019 Tour of the Americas

2019 Tour of the Americas

October 2019 begins with a major tour to Latin America. Joined by violinists Alexandra Soumm and Simone Lamsma, the OSM will travel to São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, Santiago in Chile, Buenos Aires in Argentinaand the cities in Mexico.

The touring programmes include works by Brahms and Bartók, as well as Mozart and Mahler. At the end of this series of seven concerts to Latin America, Kent Nagano and the OSM will first perform at the Symphony Centre in Chicago on October 15 in a concert with the OSM’s own resident pianist Denis Matsuev, and on February 19, 2020, in Toronto, in a programme of Berlioz, Dusapin, and Beethoven with Olivier Latry, Organist Emeritus of the OSM.

Delivering on an invitation to perform in New York, the Orchestre symphonique de Montréaland Kent Nagano take the stage at the prestigious Carnegie Hall for the 45th time in the Orchestra’s history. Mikhaïl Pletnev will be heard in Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor, op. 54, while two men’s choruses from the University of Illinois and bass Alexander Vinogradov join the Orchestra to perform Shostakovich’s Symphony no.13 in homage to victims of anti-Semitism and inspired by the poem Babi Yar by the Soviet writer Yevgeny Yevtushenko.

THE CONCERTS OF CERVANTINO FESTIVAL BROADCAST

Broadcast schedule :
–Cervantino festival, friday October 11 at 9 pm (EST)

Video

Brazil

Chili and Argentina

Cervantino Festival and Mexico

Program

October 1 : São Paulo, Sala São Paulo – 9pm

Alexandra Soumm, violin

 

Brahms, Violin Concerto in D major, op. 77 (38 min.)
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Bartók, Concerto for Orchestra, Sz. 116 (36 min.)

October 2 : São Paulo, Sala São Paulo – 9pm

Alexandra Soumm, violin

 

Mozart, Violin Concerto no. 3 in G major, K. 216 (24 min.)
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Mahler, Symphony no. 5 in C-sharp minor (68 min.)

October 3 : Rio de Janeiro, Theatro Municipal – 8pm

Simone Lamsma, violin

 

Brahms, Violin Concerto in D major, op. 77 (38 min.)
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Bartók, Concerto for Orchestra, Sz. 116 (36 min.)

October 5 : Santiago, Centro de las Artes – 8pm

Simone Lamsma, violin

 

Brahms, Violin Concerto in D major, op. 77 (38 min.)
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Bartók, Concerto for Orchestra, Sz. 116 (36 min.)

October 7 : Buenos Aires, Teatro Colón – 8pm

Simone Lamsma, violin

 

Brahms, Violin Concerto in D major, op. 77 (38 min.)
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Bartók, Concerto for Orchestra, Sz. 116 (36 min.)

October 8 : Buenos Aires, Teatro Colón – 8pm

Alexandra Soumm, violin

 

Mozart, Violin Concerto no. 3 in G major, K. 216 (24 min.)
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Mahler, Symphony no. 5 in C-sharp minor (68 min.)

Concert presented by

October 11 : Guanajuato, Alhóndiga de Granaditas (Cervantino Festival) – 8pm

Alexandra Soumm, violin

 

Mozart, Violin Concerto no. 3 in G major, K. 216 (24 min.)
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Mahler, Symphony no. 5 in C-sharp minor (68 min.)

October 12 : Mexico, Palacio de Bellas Artes – 7pm

Alexandra Soumm, violin

 

Brahms, Violin Concerto in D major, op. 77 (38 min.)
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Bartók, Concerto for Orchestra, Sz. 116 (36 min.)

Concert presented by

October 13 : Guadalajara, Sala Plácido Domingo, Conjunto Santander de Artes Escénicas – 6:30pm

Alexandra Soumm, violin

 

Mozart, Violin Concerto no. 3 in G major, K. 216 (24 min.)
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Mahler, Symphony no. 5 in C-sharp minor (68 min.)

October 15 : Chicago, Symphony Center – 7:30pm

Denis Matsuev, piano

 

Prokofiev, Symphony no. 1 in D major, op. 25, “Classical” (14 min.)
Rachmaninoff, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, op. 43 (22 min.)
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Bartók, Concerto for Orchestra, Sz. 116 (36 min.)

Concert presented by

February 19: Toronto, Roy Thomson Hall – 8pm

Kent Nagano, conductor
Olivier Latry, OSM organist emeritus

 

Berlioz, Les Troyens: “Royal Hunt and Storm” (10 min)
Pascal Dusapin, Waves, Duo for Organ and Orchestra* (25 min.)
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Beethoven, Symphony no. 6 in F major, op. 68, “Pastoral” (43 min.)

 

* Co-commissioned by the OSM, the Hambourg Elbphilharmonie, the Philharmonie de Paris, the Orchestre philharmonique de Radio-France, the Orchestre du Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels, and the Orchestre de la Suisse romande in Geneva. The work is presented in its North American premiere.

March 24, 2020 New York, Carnegie Hall – 8pm

Kent Nagano, conductor
Alexander Vinogradov, bass
Mikhaïl Pletnev, piano
Choirs from the University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana)
Andrew Megill, chorus master

 

Schumann, Piano Concerto, op. 54 in A minor (31 min.)
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Chostakovitch, Symphony no. 13, op. 113, « Babi Yar » (60 min.)

The Orchestre symphonique de Montréal’s 2019 Americas tour would not have been possible without the valuable contribution of the OSM Foundation and its partners.

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