2011-2012 Season

Mozart and Other Prodigies

Signature Series

Stephen Nguyen, piano
Winner of the CMC 2011
Daniel Myssyk, conductor
Saturday February 25 2012, 8 PM
Salle Bourgie of the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal
1339,  Sherbrooke West

An evening in the best of company: Mozart, the greatest genius of all, and Britten, his 20thcentury alter ego, in an interpretation of his delicate Variations. And don’t forget the contribution of Stephen Nguyen, grand prize winner of the 2011 Canadian Music Competition.


Adagio and fugue for strings K. 546 by W.A. Mozart
Concerto in f minor de JS Bach
Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge by B. Britten



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L’Amour sorcier

a coproduction with ECM+

Discovery Series

Véronique Lacroix and Daniel Myssyk, conductors
Julie Boulianne, mezzo and Tim Brady,  electric guitar, solists
Véronique Lacroix, artistic direction
Matthias Maute, scenario
Foumalade, video
Marie-Josée Chartier, staging
Matieu Roy, lighting

Concert given as part of the Société de musique contemporaine du Québec’s Sokolovic Homage Series.

The chamber orchestra Appassionata and the Ensemble contemporain de Montréal (ECM+) join their instrumental forces within a symphony orchestra alternately directed by Véronique Lacroix and Daniel Myssyk. With Foumalade’s original videos and an imaginative scenario by Matthias Maute inspired by Manuel de Falla’s Amour Sorcier, this Spanish Gipsy tale serves as a common thread linking the two evening’s Canadian premieres with the Nine Proverbs of Ana Sokolovic, to whom all of Québec will pay a tribute in 2011-2012.


Manuel de Falla, L’Amour Sorcier
Analia Llugdar, Fallas©
Ana Sokolovic, Nine Proverbs
Andrew Staniland, (RE)volution©



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Past concerts


Haydn by Appassionata

Inaugural Concert of the Festival Orgue et Couleurs
Signature Series


Friday September 23 2011, 8 PM
Église Nativité-de-la-Sainte-Vierge-Marie
3200, Ontario East, Montreal
Daniel Myssyk, conductor
Yegor Dyachkov, cello

During an evening largely devoted to its new repertoire of choice, Appassionata interprets Haydn’s Symphony No. 92, the so-called Oxford Symphony, and welcomes internationally renowned cellist Yegor Dyachkov. An exciting start to Appassionata’s new season.

Scherzo for strings by A. Prévost
Concerto for cello in C major by J. Haydn
Symphony nº 92 «Oxford» in G major by J. Haydn


Benefit Evening

Discovery Series

Daniel Myssyk, conductor
Tuesday, November 22 2011, 18h45 PM
Salle Bourgie of the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal
1339,  Sherbrooke West

Appassionata performs in the Montreal Museum of Fine Art’s new Bourgie Hall in a series that includes musical promenades and museum discoveries. Previewing its American tour, which is scheduled for January 2012, the orchestra will play Dvořák’s Serenade for Strings for its benefactors. The evening will also include a dinner cocktail.

Divertimento K136 by W.A. Mozart
Serenade in E major by A. Dvořák
Sarabande, tirée de la Simple Symphony de B. Britten
Extraits du Carnaval des animaux et improvisation


Around Schubert and Strauss

Let’s Celebrate Pointe-Claire’s 100th Birthday with Appassionata

Special Performance

Saturday December 2  2011, 8 PM
Église St-Joachim
2, Ste-Anne, Pointe-Claire
With Monique Pagé, soprano; Michelle Sutton, mezzo-soprano; Sarkis Barsemian, tenor; Ewald Cheung, violin; Guy Beausoleil, narrator and Daniel Myssyk, conductor

Appassionata concludes the festivities celebrating Pointe-Claire’s 100th anniversary with a lyrical and festive program. Narrator Guy Beausoleil participates in the performance. Join the celebrations!

Rondo in A major for violin and strings by F. Schubert
An die Musik by F. Schubert
The Blue Danube by J. Strauss
Excerpts from  The Merry Widow by F. Lehar
Excerpts from  Die Fleidermaus by J. Strauss


Appassionata visits the US !

Appassionata’s first performance on American soil

 Special Performance

Richard Raymond, piano
Daniel Myssyk, conductor
Saturday January 21 2012, 8 PM
Mary Anne Rennolds Chamber Concerts, Richmond, Virginia

For its first performance on American soil, the orchestra is the guest of the Mary Anne Rennolds Chamber Concerts in Richmond, Virginia.  Appassionata interprets Quebec composer André Prévost’s Scherzo for string orchestra, Dvořák’s Serenade for Strings and accompanies renowned Canadian pianist Richard Raymond in Hindemith’s Four Temperaments and Chopin’s Andante spianato and grande polonaise brillante.



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