Driven by the success of its magnificent double program by Brahms and Berlioz, conducted by its new musical director last Sunday and seen by 75,000 people, the Orchester symphonique de Montréal announces a series of five new concerts that will be broadcast during the winter on its website.
First, the public is invited on January 19 to hear the Concerto no 24 by Mozart, conducted by Rafael Payare, with pianist Charles Richard-Hamelin. Then, on February 2, the new musical director will return to direct the musicians of the OSM in a triple program: the masterful Symphony No. 7 by Dvořák, one of the young conductor’s favorite works; Mediodía en el Llano, by the Venezuelan composer Estévez; and the Concerto no 2 by Shostakovich. This last work will bring together Maestro Payare and his wife, the renowned cellist Alisa Weilerstein.
The OSM concert series continues on February 9 with Romeo and Juliet, by Tchaikovsky, led by conductor Alexander Shelley. Then, in March with History of the soldier, de Stravinsky, under the direction of Thomas Le Duc-Moreau, assistant conductor of the OSM. Finally, on March 30, conductor Dalia Stasevska will join the OSM musicians for the first time to propose Nordic getaway, a program featuring Finland and Russia, with music by Sibelius and Shostakovich, among others.