Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM) presents

Rafael Payare’s Little Night Music

A part of La Virée classique 2023

The Virée Classique welcomes back the Ensemble Obiora for a musical escapade to the Age of Enlightenment. Violinists Andrew Wan and Tanya Charles Iveniuk will strike up a dialogue in the Symphonie concertante by the Chevalier de Saint-Georges, a hugely successful composer in the court of Marie-Antoinette. Mozart, meanwhile, captivated Viennese audiences with his famous A Little Night Music!

Ensemble Obiora

Created in March 2021 by Allison Migeon (Executive Director) and Brandyn Lewis (Artistic Director), Ensemble Obiora is Canada’s first classical music ensemble composed mostly of professional musicians from diverse cultural backgrounds. The mission of Ensemble Obiora is to promote musicians from different cultural backgrounds in order to increase their representation on the classical music scene, and to program unfamiliar works by composers of colour whose contributions have gone unnoticed. Founded on the 3D principles of Diversity, Discovery and Dissemination, Ensemble Obiora strives to bring a new and diverse voice to classical music in Canada, to create a sense of belonging in underrepresented communities, and to inspire the next generation of classical musicians. Obiora won the Prix Opus Montréal—Inclusion and Diversity, awarded by the Conseil québécois de la musique and the Conseil des arts de Montréal.

Rafael Payare, conductor
Tanya Charles Iveniuk, Ensemble Obiora Concertmaster
Andrew Wan, OSM Concertmaster

Mozart, Serenade for Strings no. 13 in G major, K. 525, “A Little Night Music” (16 min)
Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, Symphonie concertante in G major, for two violins and string orchestra, op. 13, no. 2 (14 min)
Edvard Grieg, Holberg Suite, op. 40 (20 min)

Maison symphonique
Saturday, August 19th at 4:15pm

To purchase your tickets visit: www.placedesarts.com


August 16th to 20th

La Virée classique 2023 celebrates its 10th anniversary. Since its creation, the Virée has become an unmissable summer event. The mission of the Virée classique is to promote the discovery of music in all its forms, to strengthen social ties in the community, to contribute to the development of the sensitivity and curiosity of music lovers, and to encourage amateur musicians and young emerging artists. This mission has been fulfilled successfully year after year.

For this 10th edition, 26 indoor concerts and a hundred or so free activities for the whole family will allow you to explore a multitude of musical universes, from the great classical works to Balinese music, as well as jazz, film music, music from the Balkans or the Middle East. From different cultures, this music will evoke memories of travel that will lead you into the fantastic world of tales.