The Montreal Symphony Orchestra will offer broadcasts of its May 29 concert at two media outlets. Titled “Bach, Liszt, and Saint-Saëns” and presented at the Maison symphonique de Montréal, the concert, led by Music Director Kent Nagano, showcases the orchestra’s new Grand Orgue Pierre-Béique. Radio station ICI Musique (100.7 FM in Montreal) will broadcast the concert live as part of its Soirées classiques series hosted by Mario Paquet. The concert will also be available as a free live stream at medici.tv, where it can be viewed free as for three months following the concert. This will mark the fourth Montreal Symphony concert presented on the online classical-music service medici.tv. The concert features works for organ and orchestra including two world premieres: Maan Varjot by Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho, a joint commission from the Montreal Symphony, the Orchestre National de Lyon, and London’s Southbank Centre; and A Globe Itself Infolding, commissioned by the Montreal Symphony from Canadian composer Samy Moussa.
Posted May 29, 2014