David Jalbert interprets Mozart with the Chamber Orchestra Appassionata
To end their 2013- 2014 season on a high note, on May 21st 2014, the Chamber Orchestra Appassionata welcomed virtuosic, Canadian pianist David Jalbert, to perform Mozart’s masterpiece: Piano Concerto no. 23 in A major at Bourgie Hall
“ Music is the most tangible form of spirituality that we as humans have access to . The role that music play in our lives is important as it represents the link that unites us all.” - David Jalbert.
Appassionata is a brilliant chamber orchestra that for the past 13 years has been led with passion and gusto by its founder Daniel Myssyk. Appassionata’s mission is driven by the desire to make music available to everyone, while renewing their concert-going experience. For their 2013- 2014 season, the orchestra has been exploring neo-classical music.
To end their 2013- 2014 season on a high note, on May 21st 2014, the Chamber Orchestra welcomed virtuosic, Canadian pianist David Jalbert, to perform Mozart’s masterpiece: Piano Concerto no. 23 in A major at Bourgie Hall of the Museum of Fine Arts in Montreal.
Mozart’s Piano Concerto in A major’s second movement, the Adagio , has been played often in film scores and is written in the very rare key of F sharp minor. The movement has a rather forlorn quality to it that Jalbert performed with great sensitivity and stylistic flair. As one of the most remarkable talents of the current generation of young musicians, Jalbert has been awing audiences and critics all across North America as well as in Europe. Possessing an acute sense of timing, incomparable stage presence and a refined ear, his performance last Wednesday gave a special flavor to Mozart’s music.
The evening’s program also included Beethoven’s Symphony No.2, a true masterpiece in the purest classical traditions and Le Tombeau de Couperin by Ravel, a seductive dance suite of great refinement that played homage to French music of the 18th century.
Ultimately, David Jalvert and the Appassionata Orchestra’s concert was a pleasure to the ears and did wonders for the mind as the music led each of the audience members to exhilarating moments of breathlessness and serenity throughout the evening.
Aware of the artistic and social role that an orchestra can play in our community and in order to make classical music accessible to all, each year the Appassionata Orchestra produces a large youth series that is aimed at elementary school students.
Entitled: Classical music for all! The orchestra provides free tickets for children and teens under 17. (Reservations for free tickets are required) .
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