To hear the music of Daphnis and Chloé is to be transported to a world of shimmering colours and suave exoticism, to the mysteries of a legendary Greece to which only Ravel held the key. It is also a journey through time, to the Paris of the beginning of the 20th century, that of the Ballets Russes and their irresistible effervescence. The brilliant pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet makes his Lanaudière debut in the Festival’s third concert with Rafael Payare and the OSM, offering his vision of Scriabin’s colossal “Prometheus”, a flamboyant interpretation of an ancient myth. First on the program: we will attend the Quebec premiere of Elysium by Samy Moussa, a work co-commissionned by the Vienna Philharmonic and the Festival.
Samy Moussa, Elysium*
Alexander Scriabin, Prometheus: The Poem of Fire, op. 60
Maurice Ravel, Daphnis and Chloe, complete ballet
*commissioned by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and the Festival de Lanaudière