Sunday June 18th, 3:30 pm

Maison Symphonique, Place des Arts

Obsession : Tchaïkovsky et sa muse

This Festival’s closing concert highlights Tchaikovsky’s relationship with his patroness Nadezhda von Meck. Discover her unique role as the muse of one of the greatest romantic composers ever: Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Tickets: $50, $70

Students $20

Artists: Phoenix Avalon, Bora Kim, Byungchan Lee, Eva Lesage, Giora Schmidt, Adrian Steele, Abby Walsh, Kevin Zhu, violins, Lambert Chen, Ryan Davis, Victor Fournelle-Blain, Devin Moore, violas, Denis Brott, Joshua McClendon, Noémie Raymond-Friset, Bruno Tobon, cellos, Eric Chappell, double bass, Yekwon Sunwoo, piano, Jean Marchand and Anne-Julie Proulx, narration

As the grand finale of the 28th MCMF, we create a unique program showing Tchaikovsky’s genius and the feminine influences behind it.

Michèle Marchand has combed through more than 700 letters of intimate communication between Tchaikovsky and Nadezhda von Meck. The chosen letters create an enticing script. The result is a collection of poignant exchanges which highlight Tchaikovsky’s thoughts and reveal the emotional message of the man behind the music.

On the program are two masterworks: Tchaikovsky Trio Op. 50 and his remarkable sextet Souvenir de Florence in a transcription created especially for this concert by our Artistic Director, Denis Brott for a string ensemble featuring 17 exceptional virtuosi.


The combination of inciteful words and exquisite music makes for an intoxicating combination which will lead to an emotionally charged, unique event. Do not miss this 2023 Festival closing event!


Pyotr Ilyitch Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
Piano Trio in A Minor, Op. 50
    Pezzo elegiac
    Thema con variazioni

Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70
(Arranged for String Ensemble)
    Allegro con spirito
    Adagio cantabile e con moto
    Allegretto moderato
    Allegro vivace

Maison symphonique

Place des Arts
1600 Saint-Urbain
Montréal (Québec) H2X 0S1

Yekwon Sunwoo is sponsored by Michael Boyd.