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Music / MusiqueMathieu Père et Fils avec la Trio HochelagaEn lien avec l’exposition sur nos années vingt présentée par le Musée des beaux-arts, Arte Musica propose des œuvres dénichées dans les archives de l’époque. Le Trio Hochelaga interprète trois œuvres québécoises qui nous plongent dans la musique des années 1920 à 1940 : un trio de Rodolphe Mathieu, un trio d’André Mathieu et un quatuor avec piano d’Auguste Descarries. Invité : Victor Fournelle-Blain, alto. Salle Bourgie, vendredi 30, 18 h 30. www.sallebourgie.ca

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Concerts Populaires de Montréal – 49th yearAttracting a loyal and enthusiastic public every year, the Concerts populaires de Montréal will take place from June 27 to August 1. There will be three concerts by the Orchestre Métropolitain under the direction of conductors Julian Kuerti, Alain Trudel and James Darling, as well as three performances by the Sinfonia de Lanaudière under the direction of Stéphane Laforest. Music-lovers will have the pleasure of hearing acclaimed soloists such as tenor Marc Hervieux, (June 27), soprano Lyne Fortin and baritone Étienne Dupuis (July 11), soprano Karine Boucher and baritone Gino Quilico (July 18) and…

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By Hannah Rahimi As part of the Montreal Bach Festival, a large audience gathered on Sunday afternoon to hear the Theatre of Early Music performing at the majestic Église Saint-Léon de Westmount. The concert opened with the ethereal voice of Daniel Taylor floating over the crowd from the back balcony of the church. He proceeded to lead the TEM choir in a series of moving choral works, beginning with a traditional Basque air, The Angel Gabriel From Heaven Came, and ending with John Tavener’s The Lamb, a contemporary work that combines homophonic simplicity with exquisite moments of dissonance.Montreal-based cellist Matt Haimovitz…

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Rufus Wainwright at the opening of his Prima Donna (Photo: courtesy of Luminato Festival) By Joseph K. So Wainwright/Colomine: Prima Donna Regine St. Laurent /Janis Kelly, soprano Marie / Charlotte Ellett, soprano Andre / Colin Ainsworth, tenor Philippe / Gregory Dahl, baritone Francois /Joe Bucci Sophie /Miranda Calderon Tim Albery, Stage Director Robert Houssart, Conductor Antony McDonald, Designer Thomas Hase, Lighting William Reynolds, Projection The much anticipated North American premiere of Rufus Wainwright’s opera, Prima Donna, had its opening last evening at the Elgin Theatre in downtown Toronto. The glitterati were out in force and and there was the obligatory…

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By Crystal ChanThe prolific Canadian composer Jacques Hétu passed away yesterday from cancer. He was 71. Just several days ago on January 31, Hétu received the Opus lifetime achievement award from the Conseil québécois de la musique. Hétu has also been named an Officer of the Order of Canada and of the Order of Quebec as well as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. The composer took a brave path in his time, melding the Romantic and the Contemporary and first and foremost creating accessible works. His over 80 works have brought New Music far beyond the isolation…

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