Montreal Symphony headed to South America in 2013

Posted on: September 28, 2012

In Friday’s (9/28) Montreal Gazette, Arthur Kaptainis writes, “Kent Nagano and the Orchestra symphonique de Montréal will visit South America in the spring with some standard and local talent in tow. The five-city, seven-concert tour will be their first outside North America in four years and the first appearance by the orchestra in South America since 1998. Two programs are on offer, one based on the Franco-Russian corridor for which the OSM was once famous and the other reflecting Nagano’s renewed interest in central-European classics. There are two soloists, both Montreal residents. Concertmaster Andrew Wan will play Ravel’s Tzigane in a program including Berlioz’s Le Corsaire, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade and Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite in the 1919 edition. … The schedule starts with two concerts in São Paulo on April 23-24, 2013 before moving on to Rio de Janeiro (April 25), Montevideo (April 27), Buenos Aires (April 29-30) and Bogota (May 3). The Montevideo and Bogota appearances will represent debuts by the OSM in Uruguay and Columbia. The concerts in Buenos Aires take place in the Teatro Colón, an opera house and concert hall perennially ranked among the greatest acoustic settings in the world.”

Posted September 28, 2012