ARIELLA & Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2

Maison symphonique October 28, 2023

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Enjoy a night filled with drama and emotion with this dual program, balancing tradition and renewal. First, pianist Jean-Philippe Sylvestre and the Ensemble Classico-Moderne deliver a spectacular rendition of one of the most popular piano concerto ever written, Rachmaninoff’s 2nd.

The night continues with excerpts from Jaap Nico Hamburger’s ARIELLA, a powerful opera inspired by the novels of Ariella Kornmehl and a libretto by Thomas Beijer. This touching story follows a traditional family, whose world is forever changed upon the death of the family matriarch. As the story unfolds, we witness the heartbreaking reality of love and loss. The daughter, Ariella, is forced to overcome grief. Through her unwavering determination to find purpose, she discovers the courage to embrace her own maturity.

Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto No. 2
Jaap Nico Hamburger, ARIELLA (concert version)


  • Venue : Maison symphonique
  • Producer / Presenter : Productions GFN
  • Language : English
  • Duration : 95 minutes with intermission
  • Performed by : Ensemble Classico-Moderne
  • Conductor : Francis Choinière | Pianist : Jean-Philippe Sylvestre
  • Composer : Jaap Nico Hamburger | Librettist : Thomas Beijer
  • Soloists : Aline Kutan, Sarah (mother) | Myriam Leblanc, Ariella (daughter) | Eric Laporte, David (father) | Enzo Sabbagha, Ezra (son)
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