Browsing: Chamber Music

Montreal, February 1st, 2021 – Pro Musica is pleased to announce the next concert in the Cartes Blanches Series with cellist Stéphane Tétreault, accompanied on piano by Lysandre Ménard. Dedicated to works by Chopin and Schumann, the concert will be available on February 14 as of 8 a.m. on the Livetoune platform and will remain accessible for two weeks. Program: Robert Schumann, Fantasiestücke for Cello and Piano, op. 73 Frédéric Chopin, Sonata for Cello and Piano in G Minor, op. 65 Stéphane Tétreault is the recipient of numerous awards and distinctions, including the “2018 Maureen Forrester Next Generation Award” in recognition…

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Quatuor Molinari; André Moisan, clarinet. ATMA ACD22736. Total time: 63 minutes. It is well known that Krzysztof Penderecki (1933-2020) started creative life as an avant-gardist and ended up in quite another place. Montreal’s Quatuor Molinari here outlines his progress chronologically. We begin in 1960 with the nervous and non-harmonic plucking and tapping of the six-minute String Quartet No. 1. In its successor score, eight years later, the Polish master adds three minutes along with fierce tremolos, forceful pulses and wailing glissandi that might be compared to the sounds of his celebrated Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima. Both quartets are…

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Mon ami, mon amour Works by Poulenc, Fauré, Milhaud, Lili Boulanger, Nadia Boulanger, Ravel, Debussy. Matt Haimovitz, cello. Mari Kodama, piano Pentatone Oxingale Series PTC 5186 816 Total time: 61 minutes. This anthology of French works for cello and piano lands lightly on the ear but knows the way to your heart. Francis Poulenc’s quirky Sonata of 1948 moves effortlessly from neoclassical to neo-baroque to tenderly romantic, this last quality being predominant in the Cavatine slow movement. Matt Haimovitz dials his cello down to a whisper while Mari Kodama furnishes exactly the pianissimo “halo sonore” the composer requires. Darius Milhaud’s…

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Montreal, Monday, January 11, 2021 – After two highly successful webcast concerts which welcomed over 3000 viewings from all over the world, the Orchestre Classique de Montréal is proud to continue its 81st season, A Musical Tour of the World, adapted in accordance with public health guidelines. Performances will be made available online for two weeks through pay platforms, for only $20 per concert. The OCM is proud to be collaborating with Guillaume Lombart and the LiveToune team in the high quality broadcasts of its performances. After many years performing in various Montréal venues, the OCM is proud to announce…

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Here are today’s streamed concerts you shouldn’t miss! Enjoy. The Orchestre de chambre de la Montérégie – Holiday Season Concert Nicolas Ellis and l’Orchestre de chambre de la Montérégie The Orchestre de chambre de la Montérégie, under the musical direction of Nicolas Ellis, accompanied by dancers from the École supérieure de ballet du Québec, are pleased to share their first webcast production. This initiative allows the organization to pursue its mission of providing access to music and the performing arts to a greater number of people, to support the next generation and musical education, and to maintain the Orchestra’s excellence.…

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Here are today’s streamed concerts you shouldn’t miss! Enjoy. This feature will run until January 1, 2021. To submit your event, please email [email protected] The Orchestre de chambre de la Montérégie – Holiday Season Concert Nicolas Ellis and l’Orchestre de chambre de la Montérégie The Orchestre de chambre de la Montérégie, under the musical direction of Nicolas Ellis, accompanied by dancers from the École supérieure de ballet du Québec, are pleased to share their first webcast production. This initiative allows the organization to pursue its mission of providing access to music and the performing arts to a greater number of…

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Orchestre de l’Agora presents its very first benefit concert, with the great Montreal soprano Karina Gauvin, Nicolas Ellis (at the piano for the occasion) and the Orchestre de l’Agora String Quartet. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-IL0eHU1iY&feature=emb_title Karina Gauvin, whose “stunning technique and rich, colorful and accurate voice” (La Presse) has made her internationally renowned, has developed a varied holiday program with Nicolas Ellis, featuring works by Britten, Handel and Bach, as well as traditional Christmas airs. A musical event to celebrate the holiday season, which you can hear starting December 20, 2020 at 7 p.m. on lepointdevente.com. The concert will be available for listening…

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Here are today’s streamed concerts you shouldn’t miss! Enjoy. This new feature will until January 1, 2021. To submit your event, please email [email protected] Met Opera Streams: Zandonai’s Francesca da Rimini Starring Renata Scotto, Plácido Domingo, and Cornell MacNeil, conducted by James Levine. From April 7, 1984. For more information, visit www.metopera.org/ Les Voix Humaines – The Art of Fugue The Art of Fugue for viol consort? Why not! This ensemble of viols of various sizes, used in numerous polyphonic compositions during the 16th and 17th centuries, links, through its timbre, Bach’s masterpiece with the great contrapuntal tradition of which it represents…

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The Royal Conservatory proudly announces the eighth edition of the 21C Music Festival, which will include four livestreams from Saturday, January 16 to Thursday, February 18, 2021. It will feature a plethora of Canadian women, as three of the four events will be performed exclusively by women: violinist Angèle Dubeau with her string ensemble La Pietà, whose mission has concentrated on an ongoing quest for virtuosity, aimed at making outstanding music accessible to all audiences while offering new repertoires drawn from a wide variety of musical influences; pianist Eve Egoyan, whose intense focus, command of the instrument, insightful interpretations, and unique programs welcome…

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Montreal, December 9, 2020 – The Orchestre classique de Montréal, under Artistic Director Boris Brott, is spearheading the commissioning of long-time OCM collaborator Maxime Goulet, who will compose his first symphonic work: the Ice Storm Symphony Five North American orchestras are joining forces to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Great Ice Storm of 1998with this new Québec composition. Celebrated for his inventive works such as Symphonic Chocolates and the Micro Météo song cycle, Goulet will create a moving musical portrait of the storm, one of the worst natural disasters in the province’s history. The symphony will evoke various aspects of…

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