Molinari &
Pictures at an Exhibition

Britten - Samy Moussa - F. Morel - Mussorgsky - Ravel

Britten’s four interludes, with titles evoking the dawn, morning, moonlight and a storm, are taken from his opera Peter Grimes, a tragic tale of disappearances at sea and broken lives. At the intersection of visual art and music, the Quatuor Molinari is centre stage in the premiere of a work by Montréal composer Samy Moussa. Like the Borduas painting that inspired it, François Morel’s L’Étoile noire moves the listener through its simple beauty comprised of abrupt contrasts and delicate, fluid textures. With his orchestral version of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, Ravel reveals all the nuances and brilliant colours of the celebrated piano piece.

 

As part of the RBC Emerging Artists Project

 

Nicholas Carter

Quatuor Molinari

20

April
7:30am

Location

Maison symphonique de Montréal

 
conductor

Nicholas Carter

Quatuor Molinari

Works

BRITTEN

Four Sea Interludes

SAMY MOUSSA

Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra (premiere)

F. MOREL

L’Étoile noire (Tombeau de Borduas)

MUSSORGSKY-RAVEL

Pictures at an Exhibition

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