Musical tribute to Boris Brott

On Thursday, the Orchester Classique de Montréal will present, with Karina Gauvin and under the direction of Matthias Maute, a Händel program transformed into a great concert in memory of its director Boris Brott, who died accidentally on April 5.

“Let me cry. It’s in these lyrics to the melody Lascia ch’io piangaOpera Rinaldo, which will open the tribute concert to Boris Brott by the Orchester Classique de Montréal (OCM), his beloved orchestra. “The only thing we changed was the order of the show. It is the perfect theme to pay homage to Boris at the beginning of the concert”, says the To have to Taras Kulish, CEO of CMO.

“We decided that the show, as constructed, represented Boris well, because he was a huge fan of Handel’s music. We wanted to present this concert with the Ensemble Caprice. Chef Matthias Maute and Boris Brott, who had worked together in the past, had a very good relationship,” says Taras Kulish. Matthias Maute was going to direct part of the concert. He will do it all.

The same scheme was chosen for the penultimate concert of the season, Grand Quebecers, on May 17: “Geneviève Leclair, a protégé of Boris, was going to direct a play during this concert. We gave him the whole concert,” says Kulish. As for the great closing concert of the season at the Maison symphonique, with the choral fantasy and the “Heroic” Symphony of Beethoven, on May 27, was entrusted by Taras Kulish to Jacques Lacombe.

A succession in the middle of June

During Thursday’s concert, Karina Gauvin will also perform songs by july caesar, L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato Y Samsonwhile Matthias Maute will direct the Suites II Y third from water music.

“There are other important works in the program that are a good tribute to Boris,” Taras Kulish underlines. L’Arabesque by his father, Alexander Brott, and a creation by Jaap Nico Hamburger, Boris being a great lover of creations and a lover of giving new composers a chance. »

A guaranteed musical future

The future of the CMO is already mapped out. There will be no artistic procrastination: it is not about spending two or three seasons looking for a successor.

“It would give the impression that we are floating and that the musical and artistic future of the OCM is not assured. Ironically, we had just finished a succession plan discussion with Boris two weeks before his death. It’s strange, but he gave us the opportunity to talk about the long-term future of the orchestra”, reveals Mr. Kulish.

Ironically, we had just finished a succession plan discussion with Boris two weeks before his death. It’s strange, but he gave us the opportunity to talk about the long-term future of the orchestra.

The conductor of the orchestra and the board of directors have held discussions: “We have a very strong plan that we will announce on June 14, coinciding with the next season. »

A plan, that is, a successor? “Yes, a director or a musical director, on June 14. »

In memory of Boris Brott

handel forever. The Orchester Classique de Montréal welcomes Ensemble Caprice and Karina Gauvin. Musical direction: Matthias Maute. Thursday, April 28, 7:30 p.m., Salle Pierre-Mercure.

to see on video

Leave a Comment