Theatricality has always been central to Mozart’s music, even in his instrumental works. Such is the case with his brief Symphony No. 26, written when he was 17, and even more so in his masterful Piano Concerto No. 24, composed at age 30, which explores the recesses of the human soul. A virtuoso pianist and eminent pedagogue, Hélène de Montgeroult was also a composer of great talent whose style evolved at the end of the 18th century. While her Piano Concerto No. 1, an adaptation of Viotti’s violin concertos, is still in a very classical vein, her later works for solo piano are increasingly forward-looking. We are delighted to welcome once again, this time for the opening of our Montreal Season, Québec rising-star pianist now living in London Élisabeth Pion.

Concert program

  • Hélène de Montgeroult (1764-1836)
    • Piano Concerto no. 1 in E-Flat Major
    • Overture “L’impératrice” (arr. Mathieu Lussier)
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    • Piano Concerto no. 24 in c minor, K. 491
    • Symphony no. 26 in E-Flat Major, K. 184
Guest Artist(s)
Mathieu Lussier

Mathieu Lussier

Artistic Director of Arion Baroque Orchestra since June 2019, and recently appointed Artistic Director of Domaine Forget de Charlevoix, Mathieu Lussier has energetically and passionately promoted the modern and baroque bassoon as solo instruments for…
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Élisabeth Pion

Élisabeth Pion

An enquiring and innovative artist, pianist Élisabeth Pion enjoys an active career internationally as a soloist, chamber musician, and artistic collaborator.
Élisabeth presented a recital at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall…
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Friday, October 6, 2023 – 19:30
Saturday, October 7, 2023 – 16:00
Sunday, October 8, 2023 – 14:30