Handel : Organ Concertos and Other Delights

Concert date

Friday, May 15, 2020 - 19:30
Saturday, May 16, 2020 - 16:00
Sunday, May 17, 2020 - 14:00
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Guest conductor : Boris Begelman, Violin

For the baroque instrumentalist composer, improvisation was often the source of inspiration. The organist in particular has always been required to be a master improviser. Handel took advantage of his aptitude in creating—mostly as intermission pieces for his oratorios—some brilliant organ concertos, full of spontaneity. His contemporaries in England also elaborated works building on Italian inspirations. Violinist Boris Begelman, returning to conduct Arion, as well as OSM organist in residence Jean-Willy Kunz, are sure to delight lovers of inspired music!

Concert program

George Friedric Handel

Concerto Grosso in G Major, Op. 3, no 3

George Friedric Handel

Concerto pour orgue Opus 4 no 3 en sol mineur 
  • Larghetto e staccato, Allegro, Adagio, Andante

Antonio Vivaldi

Concerto pour violon Il Favorito  en mi mineur, RV277    (13 :00)
Allegro, Andante, Allegro



Charles Avison

Concerto Grosso d’après Scarlatti, no 5 en mineur

  • Largo, Allegro, Andante, Allegro

George Friedric Handel

Concerto pour orgue Opus 7 no 4 en mineur

  • Adagio, Allegro

Guest Artist(s)

Boris Begelman

Boris Begelman

« (...) unlocks the vibrancy of music » (Gramophone)   Born in Moscow in 1983 Boris Begelman began his studies on the violin at  the  early  age  of  seven.  After  music  school  and&nb...

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Jean-Willy Kunz

Jean-Willy Kunz

Jean-Willy Kunz is the first organist in residence of the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal. In addition to playing both with the Orchestra and in recital, he sees to the development and showcasing of the OSM's Grand Orgue Pierre-Béique at Maison s...

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Chef invité Boris Begelman

Handel : Orgue et délices

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