Orchestre Métropolitain presents

Closing Concert with Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Join Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Korean pianist Seong-Jin Cho for a performance of Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2, a romantic yet bold dialogue between piano and orchestra. The soloist won the Frédéric-Chopin International Piano Competition in 2015, and OM audiences had the opportunity to discover him at the Festival de Lanaudière in 2019.

Considered one of the composer’s finest early works, Stravinsky’s Funeral Song unfolds in a slow procession of contrasting musical timbres, a discourse between sonorities that displays the young Stravinsky’s astonishing maturity as an orchestrator. This work had been lost for over 100 years but was miraculously rediscovered in 2015 and will be performed for the first time in Montreal. Lili Boulanger’s D’un matin de printemps (Of a Spring Morning) and Ravel’s La Valse—a bracing waltz-ballet full of grandeur and decadence—complete the program.

Orchestre Métropolitain
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor
Seong-Jin Cho, piano

Seong-Jin Cho is considered one of the most distinctive artists of his generation. The Wall Street Journal writes: “Cho is a master. He displayed an impressive variety of tonal colors and remarkable technique, dispatched with jaw-dropping panache.”

Highlights of Cho’s 2021/22 season include performances with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchester and Alain Altinoglu, New York Philharmonic with Jaap van Zweden, Los Angeles Philharmonic with Gustavo Dudamel and return invitations to the Philadelphia Orchestra with Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Hong Kong Philharmonic with Jaap van Zweden.

An active recitalist, he performs in many of the world’s most prestigious concert halls including Carnegie Hall, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Berliner Philharmonic concert series, Walt Disney Hall Los Angeles, Munich’s Prinzregententheater and Liederhalle Stuttgart.

Born in 1994 in Seoul, Seong-Jin Cho started learning the piano at 6 and gave his first public recital at age 11. In 2012, he moved to Paris to study with Michel Béroff at the Paris Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique where he graduated in 2015. He is now based in Berlin.

BRAHMS, Piano Concerto No. 2
STRAVINSKI, Funeral Song
Lili BOULANGER, D’un matin de printemps
RAVEL, La Valse

Maison symphonique
Saturday, June 18, 2022 at 7:30pm

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