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I MUSICI | IN DREAMLAND WITH ANDRÉ ROBITAILLE AND MAX POLLAK

I MUSICI | IN DREAMLAND WITH ANDRÉ ROBITAILLE AND MAX POLLAK

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December 8, 2022 to December 8, 2022

You must take a plane or boat to visit London and Paris, but all you need to do is close your eyes to dive into dreamland. Each of us has a hidden reservoir of dreams, a vast land of imagination that enhances our reality with its dreamlike power.

The concert will begin with the venerable Shostakovich’s fantasies and hallucinations. At the time of writing his final quartet, Shostakovich was sick and lying in a hospital bed. Like a nightmare, Shostakovich deeply philosophical masterpiece, Quartet No. 15, will instill in you deep terror and immense admiration for its timeless beauty.

In vivid contrast to the dark first half of the concert, Max Pollak’s tremendous artistry will share the joy of music with his entire body. He will be dancing in Torres’s Lucid Dreams, featuring upbeat and passionate Latin American rhythms, and in Ichmouratov’s Shabarsha, a fairy tale from peasant Old Russia. The exuberant André Robitaille will enthusiastically guide us throughout the evening’s poetic journey from darkness to light and joy.

Conducted by Jean-François Rivest
André Robitaille, narrator
Mélissa Lavergne, congas
Max Pollak, percussive dancer and tap dancer