This Week in Montreal (March 7–13)


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Return to the Violons du Roy

 In March Bernard Labadie will conduct the St. Matthew Passion, a major work of the Baroque and a pinnacle in western music. The score is monumental and will take 2 hours 45 minutes to perform. Soloists: John Mark Ainsley, tenor, Neal Davies, baritone, Karina Gauvin, soprano, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, contralto, Andrew Staples, tenor and Andrew Foster-Williams, bass-baritone. With the Chapelle de Québec. Maison symphonique, March 12, 7:30 pm.

Masterpieces at Maison Symphonique

In March, Montréalers have the opportunity to hear Kent Nagano and the OSM play Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring: not only one of the most important orchestral works of the 20th century, but also a ballet that has inspired many choreographers. During the first half of the concert, 24-year-old pianist Danil Trifonof – already known for his sensitivity and maturity – tackles Prokofiev’s flamboyant Concerto No. 3. March 8, 9, 10, 8:00 pm.

Maxim Vengerov on Tour

After giving his first professional solo violin concert at the age of 5, Maxim Vengerov won numerous competitions and very quickly rose to the top. In 2009, he replaced his bow with a conductor’s baton. But in 2011 he took up his violin career again. Since then, he has continued to exemplify success. The Montreal Chamber Music Society presents Vengerov and pianist Patrice Laré performing Brahms, Ysaÿe, Franck, and Paganini. Grand Théâtre de Québec, March 3, 8 pm, Roy Thomson Hall, March 11, 8 pm, Maison Symphonique, benefit concert/gala, March 13, 8 pm.

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