Sat, Oct 28|
ARIELLA & Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2
Producer / Presenter : GFN Productions, Ensemble Classico-Moderne Performed by: Ensemble Classico-Moderne Conductor: Francis Choinière Pianist: Jean-Philippe Sylvestre Composer : Jaap Nico Hamburger Librettist : Thomas Beijer Soloists: Aline Kutan, Myriam Leblanc, Enzo Sabbagha
Time & Location
Oct 28, 2023, 7:30 p.m.
Maison Symphonique, 1600 Rue Saint-Urbain, Montréal, QC H2X 0S1, Canada
About the event
Enjoy a night filled with drama and emotion with this dual program, balancing tradition and renewal. First, pianist Jean-Philippe Sylvestre and the Ensemble Classico-Moderne deliver a spectacular rendition of one of the most popular piano concerto ever written, Rachmaninoff’s 2nd.
The night continues with excerpts from Jaap Nico Hamburger’s ARIELLA, a powerful opera inspired by the novels of Ariella Kornmehl and a libretto by Thomas Beijer. This touching story follows a traditional family, whose world is forever changed upon the death of the family matriarch. As the story unfolds, we witness the heartbreaking reality of love and loss. The daughter, Ariella, is forced to overcome grief. Through her unwavering determination to find purpose, she discovers the courage to embrace her own maturity.
Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto No. 2
Jaap Nico Hamburger, ARIELLA (concert version)