From its first notes in the brass, which anticipate the big tune of the masterful movement that made it famous, Tchaikovsky’s colossal Piano Concerto No. 1 resonates with all who encounter it. Conductor Keri-Lynn Wilson and young Zhan Hong Xiao, winner of the Virtuose TV broadcast’s second edition, will reintroduce us to the score, which gives the soloist an especially expressive role. Hope and light pervade the same composer’s Symphony No. 5, whose blazing melodic theme is first played by the woodwinds and leads us through the entire work like a guide through unknown lands.
TCHAIKOVSKY: Piano Concerto No. 1
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 5
Mario F. Paquet invites the public to discover the works on the program during a free 30-minute bilingual chat with the concert players.
Young Music Lovers Preludes
A musical performance by young musicians takes place in the Foyer Allegro 30 minutes before the beginning of each concert presented at the Maison symphonique de Montréal.