Saisons Russes de Montréal announces virtual summer festival

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Montreal, June 7, 2021 – The Slavic music and culture  festival returns this summer in virtual mode, from June 15  to July 10, with a program dedicated to the magical world of Russian fairy tales. Artistic director Irina Krasnyanskaya presents her new  program as follows:

For nine years, to accompany the arrival  of summer, we have been organizing a real musical  celebration of the Slavic communities of the city. Our goal is to make Montrealers aware of the richness of our culture, and to  introduce them to both rising stars and recognized masters of  the classical scene. Slavic music has always been very inspired by fantasy and fairyland, so we decided that, in order to get away from the hardships of the pandemic, this will be an ideal theme for  our 2021 edition!

Webcast of three concerts and a film 

This year, the festival will open with a performance by cellist Cameron Crozman,  Classical Revelation CBC 2020, in a duo with pianist Philip Chiu. In their concert,  available online from June 15, they will interpret Sergei Rachmaninov’s cello and  piano sonata. 

On June 22 will be released the new show by singer and comedian Natalie Choquette, accompanied by the Orchestre Nouvelle Génération. “My TRUE story!” is a comic replay of Little Red Riding Hood that will take the spectators  into a trip all around the world on the music of Pyotr Tchaikovsky. 

The Soviet film “Sadko’s Round-the-World Trip”, which has won numerous  international awards, can be viewed starting June 25. This is a fantasy film for  the whole family, which showcases the hero of Russian tales Sadko and the  music of the composer Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov. 

For the festival’s final concert, broadcast starting June 29, the Montreal Piano Duo will present a two-piano program that will associate favorite works by  Tchaikovsky, Borodin and Lyadov, all inspired by characters of fairy tales and  legends: Kikimora, Prince Igor, and Sleeping Beauty. 

Detailed information and tickets are available on the website saisons-russes.ca and at (514) 462-8579. 

 

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