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June 18, 2023 to June 18, 2023

Maison symphonique de Montréal Book

This Festival closing concert highlights Tchaikovsky's relationship with his patroness Nadezhda von Meck. Discover her unique role as the muse of one of the greatest romantic composers ever: Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

As the grand finale of the 28th MCMF, we create a unique program showing Tchaikovsky's genius and the feminine influences behind it.

Michèle Marchand has combed through more than 700 letters of intimate communication between Tchaikovsky and von Meck. They create an enticing script. The result is a collection of poignant exchanges which highlight Tchaikovsky’s thoughts and reveal the emotional message of the man behind the music.

On the program are two masterworks: Tchaikovsky Trio Op. 50 and his remarkable sextet Souvenir de Florence in a transcription created especially for this concert by our Artistic Director, Denis Brott for a string ensemble featuring 17 exceptional virtuosi.

The combination of inciteful words and exquisite music makes for an intoxicating combination which will lead to an emotionally charged, unique event. Do not miss this 2023 Festival closing event!

Artists: Giora Schmidt, Kevin Zhu, Phoenix Avalon, Bora Kim, Byungchan Lee, Adrian Steele, Abby Walsh, violins, Victor Fournelle-Blain, Devin Moore, Ryan Davis, Lambert Chen, violas, Denis Brott, Noémie Raymond-Friset, Joshua McClendon, Bruno Tobon, cellos, Joel Quarrington, double bass, Yekwon Sunwoo, piano, Anne-Julie Proulx, Jean Marchand, narration