This Week in Montreal (March 21–27)

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McGill Chamber Orchestra

Montreal-based clarinettist and composer Airat Ichmouratov and the Kleztory Ensemble present Chamber Symphony No. 3, Op. 25 by the namesake composer, Clarinet Quintet in A major by Mozart, and miscellaneous klezmer repertoire. March 22, 7:30 pm.

Airat Ichmouratov

Airat Ichmouratov


Caractère hébraïque et Monuments Slaves à l’OM

In March, OM will taste the Slavic language and perform the powerful Glagolithic Mass by Janáček, a choral masterpiece. Christian Arming, conductor, with the great Finnish soprano Camilla Nylund, mezzo-soprano Julie Boulianne, tenor David Pomeroy, bass-baritone Andrew Foster-Williams, and the Chœur Métropolitain, celebrating 30 years this season. Symphony No. 8 by Dvořák will end the concert. Maison symphonique, March 25, 7:30 pm.


Les Idées Heureuses

Passiontide has inspired music that stirred up profoundness, pain, and sensuality in Baroque composers. In collaboration with the Arte ­Musica Foundation, Les idées heureuses has prepared a concert featuring religious works fitting the above criteria. Works by Handel, Graupner, and Zelenka are programmed. Florian Heverick, conductor; Geneviève Soly, organ; Suzie LeBlanc, soprano; and Philippe Gagné, tenor. Bourgie Hall, March 25, 3:00 pm.


L’Oratorio de Pâques avec l’Ensemble Caprice

As part of the complete cantata cycle, Ensemble Caprice and conductor Matthias Maute present Easter Oratorio and Cantata BWV 6 by Johann Sebastian Bach. No narration exists, but four characters tell the story through song. Jana Miller, soprano (Mary of Clopas); Maude Brunet, mezzo-soprano (Mary Magdalene); Philippe Gagné, tenor (Simon Peter), and Dion Mazerolle, baritone (John). Bourgie Hall, March 27, 3:00 pm.

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