Billy Rafael, Arts & Entertainment Editor

Next Tuesday March 27 the Miami University Performing Arts Series is featuring I Musici de Montreal, a world-famous Canadian chamber orchestra.

According to their website, I Musici is made up of 15 musicians who tour globally, performing a wide range of music. In addition they have recorded over 40 CDs.

I Musici’s mission, according to their website, is to promote and contribute to the knowledge, development, composition and execution of music, particularly chamber music.

For their concert at Miami, they will be performing pieces by Leos Janacek and Dmitri Shostakovich, but the centerpiece of the program is Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. Originally a piano suite, the piece is composed to feel like an art museum tour, with movements representing specific pieces by Viktor Hartmann, a Russian artist. Accompanying the performance will be a film projection of the paintings that inspired the music.

I Musici de Montreal will be performing 7:30 p.m. Tuesday March 27 in Hall Auditorium. Tickets are $9 for students and $18 for adults and can be purchased through the Shriver Box Office.

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