Festival Montréal Baroque
24/06/2017 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Delicately expressive improvisations by two dancers to the sonic gyrations of a solo flutist playing noble allemandes by Blavet, de la Barre, Bach, and Quantz.
24/06/2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Like aerial acrobats hanging from oriental silks undulating in the breeze, eastern spice meets southern passion in an evening of improvisations on Italian masterpieces.
24/06/2017 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm - Danger, courage et détermination au Musée d’art contemporain : une pièce commandée à Jonathan Goulet côtoie l’intensité passionnelle de Purcell, d’Eccles, de Berardi et du malheureux Stradella, mort pour cause d’amour. En coproduction avec Codes d’accès, Concerts noncerto ® et le Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal.
24/06/2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Danger, courage et détermination au Musée d’art contemporain : une pièce commandée à Jonathan Goulet côtoie l’intensité passionnelle de Purcell, d’Eccles, de Berardi et du malheureux Stradella, mort pour cause d’amour. En coproduction avec Codes d’accès, Concerts noncerto ® et le Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal.
24/06/2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm - 1797: in Montreal a circus was born, while a wild Beethoven with his lion’s mane composed two sonatas for fortepiano and cello...
24/06/2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm - An introspective portrait of 17th-century Germany. Virtuoso works for solo violin by Bach and Biber and suites for harpsichord by Weckmann and Froberger unify a country divided from north to south by Protestantism vs. Catholicism.
23/06/2017 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm - A juggling act of conquests, abductions, and frenzied flights from hit men, Alessandro Stradella's amorous adventures ended in his assassination by a jealous spouse. Moro per amore…
23/06/2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Clowns, acrobats, jugglers, Flûtes Alors!, Alkemia, Rendez-vous baroque, Passiflore, and the Fanfare Carmagnole … and cotton candy! A musical circus by members of NovAntica to honor the memory of Nicolas Fortin (1981-2016).
22/06/2017 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Clad in white, Pierrot, the dignified, sometimes melancholy clown is the hero of this vaudeville of viols! Les voix Humaines find equilibrium through the emotional roller coaster of "concerts" by Sainte-Colombe.
22/06/2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - To celebrate Monteverdi's 450th - Ringmaster Maute will open the festival circus with a spectacular, surround-sound performance of Monteverdi's Vespro della Beata Vergine! With double choir, brass and strings, this high-wire act will guarantee heavenly vertigo!
25/06/2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - We might conjecture that, had he not been a church musician, Bach might well, like his contemporaries, have been an opera composer! A brilliant, Bruce Haynes idea, Althea features a high priestess, a king, a princess, a lover, an imposter, and a sea monster! A bilingual opera seria in three short acts with dramatic music [...]
25/06/2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm - When the Catholic voice meets the Protestant sonata. A Catholic-Protestant struggle inspired by the 1517 Reformation. Catholic v. Protestant composers' cantatas and sonatas published or written in France dramatized by virtuoso strings and a coloratura diva!
25/06/2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - Dreamy, naive, majestic, sophisticated: French character pieces that paint a musical portrait from the age of the Sun King to the revolution.
25/06/2017 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am - Audacious, daring, surprising! Music to put you on the edge of your seat - on the quietest and loudest of keyboards! W.F. and C.P.E. Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, and Reicha.
25/06/2017 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am - A burlesque of virtuoso sonatas by Scarlatti, Bortnianski and contemporary Latvian composers, Juris Karlsons and Peters Vasks