An invitation to celebrate the magic of the era of the great Viennese balls!
The Longueuil Symphony Orchestra and Alexandre Da Costa present Stradivarius in Vienna in webcast from April 8 to May 8, 2021
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Montreal, April 1, 2021 – With Stradivarius in Vienna, the Longueuil Symphony and its conductor Alexandre Da Costa invite the audience to a fabulous trip to the Austrian capital, a mecca of classical music! Presented in webcasting from April 8 to May 8 and recorded on the stage of the mythical Plaza Theatre, this concert is an invitation to celebrate all the magic of the era of the great Viennese balls, combining tradition and elegance!
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Conducted in the style of Johann Strauss and his great Viennese waltzes, the concert Stradivarius in Vienna reveals the breadth of the unique technique of Play & Conduct that conductor and soloist Alexandre Da Costa masters to perfection. A truly unique way of conducting while playing in front of the audience in order to offer a bewitching program composed of J. Strauss’ immortals such as The Blue Danube and the Emperor Waltz, without forgetting his Tritsch-Tratsch Polka. Also, one will appreciate Mozart’s Rondo as well as three Viennese dances by Kreisler. The interpretation of these works by the musicians of the Orchestra and Alexandre Da Costa, who lived in the Austrian capital for several years in order to perfect his instrument, is faithful to the tradition and is based on the century-old know-how of the Wiener Symphoniker (Vienna Symphony Orchestra).
“Vienna is a city of music. It is a bit like the movies; if you take away the music, Vienna remains a beautiful city, but its real soul is the music.” Alexandre Da Costa
The webcasted concert will also be punctuated by extracts from the documentary Der Stehgeiger, le violoniste debout (the standing violinist) by the director Sébastien Ventura, highlighting the exceptional musical career of Alexandre Da Costa, undoubtedly one of Quebec’s most eminent violinists of international caliber. Part of the official selection of Biarritz International Festival of Audiovisual Programming and Montreal International Festival of Films on Art, this documentary, filmed in 2016, chronicles Alexandre’s return to Vienna to conduct the Wiener Symphoniker and record his album Stradivarius at the Opera.