Classical spree - Sunday - Maison symphonique

31. Vivaldi Delirium!

Kent Nagano

31. Vivaldi Delirium!

Maison symphonique de Montréal

Joy and ebullience describe this closing concert of the 8th Classical Spree. On the programme: works by Vivaldi, composer of the universally famous Four Seasons. No instrument is left behind under Vivaldi’s pen: he gives them all their due in his innumerable concertos. All? Well, maybe not…but discover unheard-of versions of these works on unusual instruments! An array of fabulous artists unite to bring you right to the centre of the celebration!

Orchestre symphonique de Montréal

Classical Spree Ensemble
Kent Nagano, conductor
Baiba Skride, violin
Andrew Wan, violin
Blake Pouliot, violin
Timothy Chooi, violin
Andrei Ioniță, cello
Eric Chappell, octobass
Krystina Marcoux, marimba
Alexandru Sura, cimbalom
Alan Jones, bagpipes

1st violins         
Andrew Wan (OSM/OSM Competition Laureate)
Jean-Sébastien Roy (OSM/OSM Competition Laureate)
Marie Lacasse (OSM/OSM Competition Laureate)
Ladusa Chang-Ou (OSM Competition Laureate)
Alicia Choi

2nd violins
Alexander Read (OSM)
Blake Pouliot (OSM Competition Laureate)
Timothy Chooi (OSM Competition Laureate)
Alison Mah-Poy (OSM)
Marianne di Tomaso (OSM Competition Laureate)

Victor Fournelle-Blain (OSM/OSM Competition Laureate)
Lambert Chen (OSM Competition Laureate)
Sofia Gentile (OSM)


Tavi Ungerleider (OSM)
Bruno Tobon (OSM Competition Laureate)
Dominique Beauséjour-Ostiguy

Double Bass
Eric Chappell (OSM)


Luc Beauséjour


French Horns
Catherine Turner (OSM)
Alec Michaud-Cheney (OSM Competition Laureate)

Vivaldi, Il Tamerlano, RV 703, « Il Bajazet » : Sinfonia

Vivaldi, Cello Concerto in B minor, RV 424

Vivaldi, Sinfonia in G major, RV 149

Vivaldi, Concerto for Two Cellos in G minor, RV 531 (arr. for marimba)

Vivaldi, The Four Seasons, Violin Concerto in G minor, op. 8, no. 2, RV 315, “Summer” (arr. for cimbalom)

Vivaldi, Sonate no. 5 for Cello in E minor, RV40 – Largo (with Octobass and continuo – without orchestra)

Vivaldi, The Four Seasons, Violin Concerto in E major, op. 8, no. 1, RV 315, “Spring”, 1st movt. (arr. for bagpipes)

Vivaldi, Concerto for 4 Violins in B minor, op. 3, no. 10, RV 580 [wonderplugin_audio id=”473″

The octobass is generously loaned to the OSM by Canimex inc. (Drummondville).


1 Andrew Wan’s 1744 Bergonzi violin is generously loaned by philanthropist David B. Sela.
2 Andrew Wan’s 1860 Dominique Peccatte bow, Marie Lacasse’s 1695 Giovanni Battista Grancino violin and 1895 Arthur Vigneron bow, Victor Fournelle-Blain’s 1861 Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume viola as well as Dominique Beauséjour-Ostiguy’s 1704 David Tecchler cello and v.1855 Pierre Simon french cello bow are generously loaned by Canimex.


$22 to $45*


SUNDAY August 11, 2019

2:00 P.M.

Win a pair of VIP tickets to the opening concert of the Classical Spree
and meet Maestro Kent Nagano!

Purchase a minimum of two Classical Spree concerts and you become eligible to win front row seats at the OSM’s concert on the Esplanade of Olympic Park, August 7! From the Parterre seated area, you will contemplate the Orchestra’s magic and even meet its conductor Kent Nagano during a private post-concert cocktail.

Your participation couldn’t be made any simpler: by purchasing two concerts or more through or at the OSM ticket office, you are automatically entered in the draw to win 1 of 10 pairs of tickets, next August 1**. Get ready to immerse yourself at the heart of the music by transforming your concert experience into a simply unforgettable adventure!

*Valid exclusively for tickets purchased at or at the OSM box office. Purchases via the Place des Arts website or ticket services will not be entered into the draw.
**For details, please consult the Contest Rules.

Kent Nagano

Alexandru Sura

Andrei Ionita

Baiba Skride

Blake Pouliot


Lambert Chen