I Musici de Montréal at the Redfern
KEENE, N.H., 3/12/09 - One of the world’s outstanding chamber orchestras, I Musici de Montréal, will appear at Keene State College’s Redfern Arts Center in a special multimedia performance of Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. The performance will be seen on Wednesday, April 1, at 7:30 p.m. Earlier that day, I Musici’s conductor and artistic director, Yuli Turovsky, will lead a lecture/demonstration on the evening’s program at 2 p.m. at the Redfern. The lecture/demonstration is free and open to the public.
I Musici will perform Pictures with large-screen projections of choreographed paintings inspired by the original Victor Hartmann paintings that themselves inspired Mussorgsky’s timeless music. The centerpiece of this towering all-Russian program features the Mussorgsky classic in a production traveling with digital projections of the fifteen large-scale paintings that include Natasha Turovsky’s The Promenade and Baba-Yaga’s The Gates of Kiev.
Acclaimed artist Natasha Turovsky’s work has been seen in solo exhibitions from Hong Kong and Barcelona to Cleveland, Boston, and Montréal. Her work has been commissioned by diverse record labels and chamber music ensembles and others.
La Presse Montreal described the concert as “an uninterrupted suite of delight, with the movement, effects, space, and depth always successfully achieved.”
Under the direction of cellist Yuli Turovsky, the orchestra performs over 100 concerts annually. Everywhere it appears, the orchestra’s precision, cohesion, brio, and distinctive sound charm audiences and critics. Fanfare magazine recently added its voice to the chorus of praise when it named I Musici “One of the best chamber orchestras in North America.”
The performance is made possible through the generosity of Northeast Delta Dental and the Québec government office in Boston. To read more and hear clips of I Musici, go to [www.jwentworth.com/chamber_ensembles/i_musici_de_montreal] (http://www.jwentworth.com/chamber_ensembles/i_musici_de_montreal).
Tickets are available through the Redfern box office, 603-358-2168, or online at www.keene.edu/racbp. Ticket prices are $24 for the general public, $21 for seniors and KSC faculty and staff, $13 for youth 17 and younger, and $5 for KSC students w/ID.