Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM) presents

Mozart and Fauré with Louis Lortie and Eun Sun Kim

To music lovers’ great delight, pianist Louis Lortie will be back with the OSM to take us on a jaunt from the world of Mozart’s Vienna to the Parisian concert halls in the time of Fauré. Music Director of the San Francisco Opera Eun Sun Kim will also conduct Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, a highly imaginative and vividly coloured work enlivened by Ravel’s brilliant orchestration.

Eun Sun Kim, conductor

Following “a company debut of astonishing vibrancy and assurance” (San Francisco Chronicle) in Rusalka, Korean conductor Eun Sun Kim was named the Caroline H. Hume Music Director of San Francisco Opera, where she began her tenure in 2021. She is a regular guest conductor at the world’s most important opera houses, including the Metropolitan Opera, Wiener Staatsoper, Bayerische Staatsoper, Semperoper Dresden, Staatsoper Berlin, and Teatro alla Scala in Milan. On the heels of Ms. Kim’s Met debut, noted for an “assured technical command, subtlety and imagination,” The New York Times recognized her as Classical Music’s Breakout Star.

In the 23/24 season, Ms. Kim continues a series of high-profile debuts, conducting the Berlin Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, Philharmonia Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, and Orchestre symphonique de Montréal. She also makes her first appearances at Opéra national de Paris, leading Les contes d’Hoffmann and the Maria Callas Centenary. At San Francisco Opera, she furthers her multi-season explorations of Verdi and Wagner repertoire with performances of Il trovatore and Lohengrin, and leads The Magic Flute, Opera Ball, and Opera in the Park. Elsewhere, she conducts Parsifal at Houston Grand Opera and additional concerts with Colorado Symphony and Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona.

Louis Lortie, piano

Louis Lortie has earned an international reputation as a versatile musician critically acclaimed for the fresh perspective and individuality he brings to the grand masters of the piano repertoire. In demand on five continents for more than thirty years, Louis Lortie performs with the most prestigious orchestras and in major concert halls around the world. A prolific artist, he has produced more than 45 recordings for Chandos Records featuring the pillars of piano literature. He is followed by more than 300,000 listeners monthly on streaming platforms and generated more than 6 million streams in 2022.

Louis Lortie made his debut with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra at the age of thirteen, and in 1984  won the first prize of the Busoni competition and the fourth prize of the Leeds Competition. He studied with Yvonne Hubert (herself a student of the legendary Alfred Cortot ) and with Dieter Weber in Vienna, and then with Leon Fleisher. He was honoured with the title of “Officer of the Order of Canada” in 1992, and “Chevalier Ordre national du Québec” in 1997, and received an honorary doctorate from the University of Laval the same year.

BRAHMS, Variations on a Theme by Haydn, op. 56a (19 min.)
MOZART, Rondo in D major, for piano and orchestra, K. 382 (11 min.)
FAURÉ, Ballade, for piano and orchestra, op. 19 (15 min.)
MUSSORGSKY, Pictures at an Exhibition (orch. Ravel, 35 min.)

Maison symphonique
Thursday, February 15, 2024 at 10:30am
Thursday, February 15, 2024 at 7:30pm
Saturday, February 17, 2024 at 2:30pm

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