Bourgie Hall presents

Tribute to Raffi Armenian and Agnes Grossman

A panel of exceptional Montreal artists pays tribute to two eminent conductors who have marked the Quebec and Canadian musical landscape.

Jean-Marie Zeitouni, conductor

Jean-Marie Zeitouni is one of the brightest conductors of his generation, renowned for his expressive and eloquent style, in a repertoire that ranges from baroque to contemporary music.  He studied at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, most notably under Maestro Raffi Armenian, and graduated in conducting, percussion, and music theory.

Over the years, Jean-Marie Zeitouni has been Artistic Director of the I Musici de Montréal Chamber Orchestra (2011-2021), Music Director of the Colorado Music Festival (2014-2019), of the Columbus Symphony (2010-2015) and of the opera program at the Banff Center (2005-2007), Artistic Partner of the Edmonton Symphony, Assistant Conductor and Chorus Director at the Opéra de Montréal as well as Musical Director of their Atelier lyrique, Chorus Director at the Orchestre symphonique de Québec and at the Opéra de Québec and Musical Director of the orchestra and of the opera workshop at Laval University. In his 12 years of a fruitful collaboration with Les Violons du Roy, he alternately held the positions of conductor in residence, assistant conductor and principal guest conductor. Since 2022, he has been conducting the Orchestre symphonique du Conservatoire de musique de Montréal as well as the orchestra conducting class.

Highly sought after as a conductor of both symphonic and operatic repertoire, Zeitouni regularly conducts in Europe and across America.

In 2023-2024, he will conduct the Orchestre national de Montpellier, in a project by the Palazetto Bru Zane at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, the Orchestre national de Lille for a cd recording for the Alpha label, the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Les Violons du Roy at the Festival international du Domaine Forget, the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, the Hamilton Philharmonic, the San Antonio Philharmonic, the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra and the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra. He will also assume the musical direction during the creation of the new opera by Julien Bilodeau and Michel-Marc Bouchard, La Reine-garçon at the Opéra de Montréal and will take the helm for the production of Lucie de Lammermoor at the Opéra of Quebec.

Aline Kutan, soprano
Kimy McLaren, soprano
Van Armenian, violin
Michael McMahon, piano
André Laplante, piano
Olivier Godin, piano
Jean Marchand, host

String Quartet of the Orchestre Métropolitain
Johanne Morin, violin
Nancy Ricard, violin
Elvira Misbakhova, viola
Christopher Best, cello

Musicians of the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal

Works by R. SCHUMANN, SCHUBERT, BERG and others

Tuesday, March 19, 2024 at 7:30pm
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