Friday, May 24, 2013, 7:30 p.m., Maison symphonique de Montréal
Le Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal and l’Orchestre de chambre I Musici de Montréal join forces once again ! A true Fête Chorale à la Française will be presented this coming Friday, May 24, 2013,at the Maison symphonique, under the direction of Jean-Marie Zeitouni. The program will feature works by Ravel, Fauré, Debussy, Canteloube, Chausson and Duruflé. To mark the occasion, I Musici will see its roster increased to 36 musicians, in addition to being accompanied by the voices of the Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal as well as organist and pianist François Zeitouni, mezzo-soprano Julie Boulianne and baritone Phillip Addis.
Maurice Durufle’s superb Requiem follows the example set by Fauré, albeit with a few differences, including the use of Gregorian melodies and a slightly more modern compositional style. Around this work, we’ll hear three rare choral works by Debussy based on texts from the 15th century, coupled with the original version of Faure’s Pavane and Ravel’s Spanish-inspired final score. With mezzo-soprano Julie Boulianne, baritone Phillip Addis and the Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal Choir. A timeless evening!
Jean-Marie Zeitouni, conductor L’orchestre de chambre I Musici de Montréal Ensemble vocal du Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal François Zeitouni, organ and piano Julie Boulianne, mezzo-soprano Phillip Addis, baritone
Gabriel Fauré Masques et Bergamasques Ouverture Joseph Canteloube Chants d’Auvergnes Baïlèro (Chant de bergers de Haute-Auvergne) Lo fiolairé (La fileuse) Gabriel Fauré Madrigal, Op. 35 Maurice Ravel Don Quichotte à Dulcinée Gabriel Fauré Masques et Bergamasques, Gavotte Claude Debussy Trois Chansons de Charles d’Orléans Ernest Chausson Chanson perpétuelle, Op. 37 Gabriel Fauré Pavane, Op. 50
Maurice Duruflé Requiem, Op. 9
Tickets for the concert on May 24, 2013 are available through the I Musici de Montréal ticket office (514-982-6038 or firstname.lastname@example.org), the Place des arts ticket office (514-842-2112 or www.pda.qc.ca) or the Admission Network (1-855-790-1245 or www.admission.com) at a cost of $63 – $72 (regular), $56 – $64 (seniors) or $37 – $43 (students).
WORKS BY GESUALDO AND LASSO TO END THE STUDIO'S 39TH SEASON, THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2013 AT 7:30 PM
Please note the change of venue: St-Léon de Westmount 4311, blvd. de Maisonneuve W. [metro Atwater]
Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal a cappella Christopher Jackson, conductor
Tenebrae Responsories Carlo Gesualdo Prophetiae Sibyllarum Orlando di Lasso
Christopher Jackson continues his exploration of the music of Orlando di Lasso in presenting his Prophetiae Sibyllarum, a series of twelve motets inspired by the Greco-Roman myth of the Sibyls. These priestesses, who foretold the future in strange tongues, soon aroused the interest of the Christian world, as they were believed to have anticipated the coming of Christ. Performed at St-Léon de Westmount, this concert also includes excerpts from Carlo Gesualdo’s Tenebrae Responsories, featuring daring harmonic language.
THE STUDIO DE MUSIQUE ANCIENNE PERFORMS A SOLD-OUT CONCERT AT CARNEGIE HALL
The Studio de musique ancienne and its director Christopher Jackson have returned to Montreal after a sold-out concert at New York’s prestigious Carnegie Hall on March 5th 2013. For the occasion, the a capella ensemble of 10 singers presented Renaissance composer Orlando di Lasso’s final masterwork, the Lagrime de San Pietro. The last note had hardly died out before the audience rose to its feet and filled the Weill Recital Hall with its applause. The concert marked the ensemble’s first appearance in the United States.
The Studio de musique ancienne recording of this work on the Atma label has been received with critical acclaim, and was named “Disc of the year 2012” by the Conseil québecois de la musique. “The 10 voices surrounding Christopher Jackson formed the ideal ensemble, both in its composition and in its expression. Unforgettable.” wrote La Presse’s music critic Claude Gingras, following the performance of Lasso’s Lagrime di San Pietro by the Studio de musique ancienne at the 2009 edition of the Festival de Lanaudière.
The Carnegie Hall concert will is a prelude to the festivities planned throughout the upcoming 2013-2014 to mark the 40th anniversary of the Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal.