I Musici de Montréal
All Montréal, All Season Long!
21-22 Season

—   OUR 2021-2022 SEASON

We are pleased to release details of our 38th season. This will be the orchestra’s first season with Jean-François Rivest, new artistic advisor and principal guest conductor.

All 7 concerts will take place at Salle Pierre-Mercure in Centre Pierre-Péladeau, the orchestra’s new permanent venue. The hall was built specifically for I Musici de Montréal in 1992 upon recommendations by Yuli Turovsky.

Maestro Jean-François Rivest

"The 2021–2022 season will put the spotlight on many artists hailing from the Montréal area. Another founding aspect of our programming is the revival of string orchestra repertoire, which is part of I Musici’s soul and DNA. Be part of an exciting experience that features a chamber orchestra at the height of its powers, a plethora of wonderful, diverse, and accessible masterpieces, a unique concert hall in the Quartier des spectacles, prestigious and much-loved guests, and the joy of being together again."

- Jean François Rivest, artistic advisor and principal guest conductor

Collaboration and versatility also guided us in our musical choices this season.

Collaboration was made possible by combining art forms such as literature, theatre, and circus, and joining forces with other prominent ensembles such as Les Violons du Roy and Kleztory.

Versatility will come in the form of diverse musical styles and periods, from 1680 with Corelli to 2022 with new musical compositions.

Marisol de Santis, Executive Director

"Our musicians are continually mindful of present-day realities, not only being actively involved in Montréal’s diverse communities but also drawing closer to audiences that are continually curious, revitalized, and in search of novel and mixed artistic experiences. I Musici de Montréal brings the intimacy of chamber orchestras to audiences through performances combining accessibility and musical prowess. A wave of renewal has been felt among the orchestra; its full blast of energy will be impossible to miss."

- Marisol de Santis, Executive Director



Kleztory - Klezmer Meets Circus


Kleztory, klezmer group
Mathilde K. Richer, circus artist

November 4, 2021
2 p.m and 7:30 p.m.

Kleztory will fill you with happiness as you listen to irresistible rhythms typical of major Jewish celebrations and Eastern Europe. To take you to the skies and round out the evening’s touching and intimate moments, enjoy a performance by circus artist Mathilde K. Richer.

Also available as a webcast!

Anne Dorval - Vivaldi : Il delirio fantastico


Anne Dorval, actress
Julie Triquet, violin

December 9, 2021
2 p.m and 7:30 p.m.

Vivaldi passed his Four Seasons down to us with an old poem—a sonnet. This sonnet will be read to us by the fabulous Anne Dorval throughout the performance by the impressive solo violinist Julie Triquet.

Also available as a webcast!

Nil Venditti - Virtuosic Women


Nil Venditti, guest conductor
Sheila Jaffé, violin

January 27, 2022
2 p.m and 7:30 p.m.

A composer and a virtuosic violinist, both from Montréal, the legendary character Carmen, and Nil, a talented, communicative guest conductor from Italy. This program makes the right place for women in our musical world.

Stéphane Tétreault & Yuli's Legacy


Stéphane Tétreault, cello

February 10, 2022
2 p.m and 7:30 p.m.

The late Yuli Turovsky was truly the centre of our orchestra for over 25 years. We have called on Stéphane Tétreault, a long-time collaborator and I Musici artist in residence, to honour and celebrate Turovsky—cellist and founder of the orchestra.

Charles Richard-Hamelin & Shostakovich


Charles Richard-Hamelin, piano
Stéphane Beaulac, trumpet

Marche 24, 2022
2 p.m and 7:30 p.m.

Who better to ask than much-loved pianist Charles Richard-Hamelin and the great trumpetist Stéphane Beaulac to perform Shostakovich’s Double Concerto! Brahms is also part of the program.

Andréanne Brisson Paquin - Baroque Brilliance!


Andréanne Brisson Paquin, soprano
Marjorie Tremblay, oboe
Julie Triquet, violin

April 14, 2022
2 p.m and 7:30 p.m.

Exceptional excerpts from Handel operas sung by the wonderful Andréanne Brisson Paquin and some of the most popular works from the baroque era with the participation of Marjorie Tremblay's oboe and Julie Triquet's violin. Who isn’t familiar with Pachelbel’s Canon?

Sophie Cadieux - I Musici & les Violons du Roy


Sophie Cadieux, actress
and an unpublished work from Stacey Brown

May 26, 2022 in Montréal
May 28, 2022 in Québec

Schoenberg's Transfigured Night was based on a poem by Richard Dehmel (and will be read by Sophie Cadieux). Our collaboration with les Violons du Roy will work perfectly for Corelli’s Concerti grossi, as this work benefitted from a large orchestra. Montréal-based composer Stacey Brown has agreed to compose an unpublished work that will also be presented.

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