I Musici de Montreal chamber orchestra continues its season this November, welcoming sought-after Quebec harpist Valérie Milot and renowned Canadian conductor Tania Miller with a Parisien-inspired program that fuses impressionism with romanticism. The concert – Paris: Valérie Millot and Her Harp – features classics by Debussy, Ravel, and Boieldieu among others, and will take place on Thursday, November 17, at 7:30 pm at the Salle Pierre-Mercure of the Centre Pierre-Péladeau.
In a statement, conductor and artistic advisor Jean-François Rivest said: “Paris has long delighted everyone with its beautiful architecture, its top-notch food, and its buzzing night life. The wonderful harpist Valérie Milot and renowned Canadian conductor Tania Miller will share Paris’s musical splendour and sensitivity with us in a program combining the Impressionism of Debussy and Ravel with the Romanticism of Boieldieu. Without a doubt, the harp is best suited to unveil the entire colour palette of these magical works. You’ll have an opportunity to rediscover violinists Amélie Benoit-Bastien and Hubert Brizard in the second half of the concert—two professional musicians you’re familiar with by now. Both violinists are I Musici de Montréal members who will play in Arvo Pärt’s extremely trippy and meditative Tabula Rasa.”
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The evening’s program:
Debussy – Danse sacrée et danse profane for harp and string orchestra
Ravel – Pavane pour une infante défunte
Boieldieu – Concerto pour harpe en do majeur (in tre tempi) 1801
Frehner – Mojave Dreaming
Pärt – Tabula Rasa for two violins and prepared piano
A sought-after soloist, Valérie Milot is a well-recognized name on stage, radio and television. Renowned for performing rich solo repertoire, Milot is a professor of harp at the Montreal Conservatory of Music and recipient of numerous awards, among them being the first harpist to win the prestigious Prix d’Europe in 2008. She was also named Révélation Radio-Canada and has received multiple prizes thereafter.
Canadian conductor, and recently appointed Acting Principal Conductor of the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra, Tania Miller will be at the podium. Miller was formerly Music Director of Canada’s Victoria Symphony for 14 years, and was named Music Director Emerita for her commitment to the orchestra and community. A distinguished leader in music with deep commitment to contemporary repertoire, Miller has gained national reputation and is an avid writer about the arts and music. Her works have been featured in the American Symphony Orchestra League’s Symphony Magazine, Toronto’s Globe and Mail, and Better Humans.
For full details on the concert and tickets, please visit imusici.com, call 514 987-6919, or visit the I Musici de Montreal in person at 1564, rue Saint-Denis, bureau 2100 Montréal, QC.