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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Lĺ─˘łęvłęnement de la saison!

Yannick Nłęzet-Słęguin łŢ la direction de lĺ─˘Orchestre philharmonique de Rotterdam soliste : Viktoria Mullova, violoniste
Club musical de Qułębec, le 20 fłęvrier

Lĺ─˘łęvłęnement musical de la saison !
Le CLUB MUSICAL DE QUłÔBEC prłęsente, pour la premił«re fois łŢ Qułębec, le spectaculaire maestro qułębłęcois Yannick Nłęzet-Słęguin łŢ la direction de lĺ─˘Orchestre philharmonique de Rotterdam avec, comme soliste invitłęe, la cłęlł«bre violoniste Viktoria Mullova, le samedi 20 fłęvrier prochain łŢ la salle Louis-Fłęchette du Grand Thłęłótre de Qułębec. Ce concert est offert en coprłęsentation avec le Grand Thłęłótre de Qułębec.

Aprł«s des dłębuts retentissants au MET, le 31 dłęcembre dernier, voilłŢ que sĺ─˘amł«ne en nos murs le flamboyant chef dĺ─˘orchestre Yannick Nłęzet-Słęguin avec la Philharmonique de Rotterdam dont il est le directeur artistique. Qułębec sera donc l'hłąte d'un łęvłęnement unique: la rencontre au sommet de deux hłęros de la musique. Lui łŢ la tłüte de cette vłęritable force de la nature, elle avec lĺ─˘un des grands concertos du rłępertoire. Le Concerto pour orchestre de Bartłäk et le Concerto pour violon et orchestre de Brahms ĺ─ý contrairement łŢ celui de Tchałěkovski, qui avait łętłę prłęalablement annoncłę ĺ─ý seront leurs chevaux de bataille, le temps d'une soirłęe. ł─ ne pas manquer!

En 2010, les plus GRANDS se succł«dent toujours au Club musical de Qułębec, dans ce concert exceptionnel avec lĺ─˘Orchestre philharmonique de Rotterdam, Yannick Nłęzet-Słęguin et la violoniste Viktoria Mullova, le 20 fłęvrier, au Grand Thłęłótre de Qułębec.

Il reste encore QUELQUES bonnes places pour ce concert. Les billets sont en vente łŢ la billetterie du Grand Thłęłótre de Qułębec, en composant le 643-8131 ou 1-877-643-8131 ou encore dans le rłęseau BILLETECH (billetech.com).

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Monday, January 11, 2010

Hłętu, Ravel, Bruckner (Programme modifiłę pour le concert de Rivił«re-des-Prairies)

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Premił«re Mondiale du Concerto pour deux guitares de Jacques Hłętu

Montrłęal, mercredi le 6 janvier 2010 ĺ─ý Jeudi prochain, le 14 janvier, łŢ Rivił«re-des-Prairies, lĺ─˘Orchestre Młętropolitain prłęsentera la premił«re exłęcution mondiale du Concerto pour deux guitares de Jacques Hłętu.  Dłędiłęe łŢ lĺ─˘łęminent guitariste et płędagogue Paul Gerrits qui lĺ─˘avait commandłę, cette ëýuvre sera joułęe en hommage au compositeur.

Il sĺ─˘agit du sixił«me programme de la saison de lĺ─˘Orchestre Młętropolitain, prłęsentłę dans le cadre de sa tournłęe en arrondissements. Le concert aura lieu łŢ la salle Dłęsilets du Cłęgep Marie-Victorin łŢ Rivił«re-des-Prairies.  En plus du Concerto dĺ─˘Hłętu, ce programme modifiłę mettra łŢ lĺ─˘honneur lĺ─˘enchantement de Ma mł«re lĺ─˘Oye de Ravel et la complexitłę de la premił«re Symphonie de Bruckner.

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) : Ma mł«re lĺ─˘Oye, suite (version orchestrale)
Jacques Hłętu (1938 - ) : Concerto pour deux guitares (op. 77)
Anton Bruckner (1824-1896) : Symphonie nČâ 1 en do mineur


Sous la direction du Maestro Yannick Nłęzet-Słęguin, le Concerto pour deux guitares dĺ─˘Hłętu sera interprłętłę par le Duo des Concertants, composłę de Marc Deschłünes et Andrłę Roy. Puis, la fantaisie et lĺ─˘exotisme seront au rendez-vous avec la suite Ma Mł«re lĺ─˘Oye de Ravel, qui sera joułęe dans sa version orchestrale. Enfin, młüme si la Symphonie nČâ 1 dĺ─˘Anton Bruckner recł«le une impłętuositłę romantique qui fait songer łŢ Liszt ou łŢ Schumann, une personnalitłę profondłęment originale sĺ─˘affirme dans ce fascinant voyage des tłęnł«bres vers la lumił«re.


Nĺ─˘oubliez pas la confłęrence prłęparatoire gratuite une heure avant le concert !


Ce concert spłęcial sera prłęsentłę łŢ :

Rivił«re-des-Prairies, Cłęgep Marie-Victorin                
       14 janvier, 20h00                             Billets : 514-872-9814

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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Yannick Nłęzet-Słęguin Makes his EMI Classics Debut with an All-Ravel Programme

International release: November 2009 (US and Canada: January 12, 2010)

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ĺ─˙The dynamic young French Canadian Yannick Nłęzet-Słęguin has been setting audiences alight

with his electrifying interpretations.ĺ─¨ (Evening Standard)

The exciting young conductor Yannick Nłęzet-Słęguin, who succeeded Valery Gergiev as Music Director of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra last season, makes his EMI Classics debut with the Orchestra in an all-Ravel programme. The repertoire features the composerĺ─˘s greatest orchestral works: Daphnis et Chlołę Suite No. 2, Valses nobles et sentimentales, La Valse and Ma mł«re lĺ─˘Oye.

The name Yannick Nłęzet-Słęguin has been on the tongues of music lovers on both sides of the Atlantic in recent months following his acclaimed appearances at the BBC Proms and the Mostly Mozart Festival (New York), as well as his debuts with the Boston Symphony Orchestra ĺ─˙He drew vibrant performances from the orchestra, at once structurally coherent and viscerally exciting.ĺ─¨ (Boston Globe), Los Angeles Philharmonic ĺ─˙In complete command of everything, Nłęzet-Słęguin brought out interesting details in every phrase.ĺ─¨ (LA Times), the Wiener Symphoniker, the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and Nederlandse Opera ĺ─˙Under him, the unrelenting chain of monologues, dialogues and histories became exciting metamorphoses of instrumental colours, moods, and passionate expressions.ĺ─¨(Trouw) Following a recent concert with the Rotterdam Philharmonic at Amsterdamĺ─˘s Concertgebouw Hall, the Limburgs Dagblad wrote, ĺ─˙The highest honour goes to Nłęzet-Słęguin. The unequalled amount of energy and momentum he put into the [music] made this performance an event of which people will still ask each other in a few years' time: ĺ─˛Were you there?ĺ─˘"

For Nłęzet-Słęguin, Maurice Ravel is the greatest orchestrator French music has ever had: ĺ─˙Itĺ─˘s all about coloursĺ─¨ Yannick says, ĺ─˙and the contrast between intimacy and grandness, La Valse being one of his greatest and most powerful symphonic poems and the Valses nobles et sentimentales being much more intimate (ĺ─Â).Daphnis and Chloe is one of his most uplifting and triumphant works while Ma mł«re Lĺ─˘Oye is so intimate.ĺ─¨ This disc explores the enormous variety of Ravelĺ─˘s orchestral music through three of his particular themes: his fascination with childhood; his interest in the culture and character of Ancient Greece; and a near obsession with waltzes of all kinds. Indeed the collection is suffused with dance, ballet and rhythmic energy.

Yannick Nłęzet-Słęguin (b Montreal, 1975) studied piano, chamber music, composition and conducting at the Conservatoire de Musique du Qułębec and choral conducting at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, N.J. He took master classes with leading conductors, among them Carlo Maria Giulini. After receiving the Virginia-Parker Award in 2000, he was invited to conduct all the major Canadian orchestras. He continues to work regularly with the Toronto Symphony and was Principal Guest Conductor of the Victoria Symphony from 2003-2008.

Nłęzet-Słęguin made his European debut in 2004 with Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, following which he was invited to appear with the City of Birmingham Symphony, the Frankfurt and Flemish Radio symphony orchestras, the Sydney Symphony, Scottish Chamber and Northern Sinfonia. He is now a regular guest conductor of many important orchestras on both sides of the Atlantic and has received an unbroken string of re-invitations from every orchestra with which he has worked.

In the 2008/2009 season, Yannick Nłęzet-Słęguin succeeded Valery Gergiev as Music Director of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and became Principal Guest Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Since 2000, he has been Artistic Director of the Orchestre Młętropolitain in Montreal, where he has won many awards for his work and has recorded for the Canadian company ATMA Classique. In London, in May 2009, he won the Royal Philharmonic Society Award in the Young Artist category.

In 2008, Nłęzet-Słęguin led the Rotterdam Philharmonic on a Far East tour and made his Salzburg Festival debut in a new production of Romłęo et Juliette with a cast led by Rolando Villazłän, a production that was released on DVD earlier this year. As an opera conductor, he has also worked with L'Opłęra de Montrłęal, Nederlands Opera and Barcelona Opera, among others. He makes his Metropolitan Opera debut in Bizetĺ─˘s Carmen on New Yearĺ─˘s Eve 2009. Other forthcoming debuts include La Scala, Milan, the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Zurich Tonhalle, the Vienna Philharmonic, the Berlin Philharmonic, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the Orchestra Sinfonica dell'Accademia di Santa Cecilia and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra.

Yannick Nłęzet-Słęguin and the Rotterdam Philharmonic plan to focus on French repertoire in the coming seasons, particularly the works of Ravel and Debussy, making this album a perfect introduction. In February 2010, they will tour North America, including two concerts at New Yorkĺ─˘s Lincoln Center.

The next two projects by Yannick Nłęzet-Słęguin and the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra scheduled for release by EMI & Virgin Classics are the Beethoven and Korngold violin concertos performed by Renaud Capuł▀on (October 2009) and opera transcriptions with flautist Emmanuel Pahud (March 2010).

ĺ─˙Ravel's Ma mł«re l'Oye was fairytale-like, frivolous and sophisticated, like sultry swirls of summer wind that evoke memories from a far past in a Proustian way.ĺ─¨ (NRC following a performance with the Rotterdam Philharmonic at the Concertgebouw Hall in May 2009)

www.yannicknezetseguin.com

www.emiclassics.com

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