Browsing: This Week in Montreal

  BERTRAND AND AMOYEL For their first concert in Montréal, cellist Emmanuelle Bertrand and pianist Pascal Amoyel put together a program that reflects the life and art of Chagall. This exceptional duet, formed in 1999, will perform works by Glick, Bloch and Greif. Bourgie Hall, January 25, 7:30PM. – https://www.mbam.qc.ca/en/concerts   THE TSO IN MONTRÉAL After the OSM’s performance at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto in December, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra will come to our fair city. This tradition dates back to 1966. Under conductor Peter Oundjan, TSO will perform Dvořák’s Symphony No. 7, a new work by Edward Top commissioned…

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OM – IN TCHAIKOVSKI’S COMPANY A true musical symbol of Christmas evening, Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker rejoices music lovers young and old each year. The Orchestre Métropolitain, under Julian Kuerti, will also perform his Symphony No. 2 “Little Russia,” Glière’s Harp Concerto (with OM artist-in-residence Valérie Milot), and music by Morel. (December 13 to 17 at 7:30 PM in 5 boroughs; 1 Maison symphonique, Sunday December 18, 3:00 PM). www.orchestremetropolitain.com SMAM – CHRISTMAS WITH CHARPENTIER Le Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal, in collaboration with Clavecin en concert, under Andrew McAnerney and Luc Beauséjour, will perform five of Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s sacred…

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Christmas at Bourgie Hall With its colorful stained glass and its warm atmosphere, Bourgie hall is a choice venue for Christmas celebrations. Les Idées heureuses, under Geneviève Soly, transports us to 17th-century Ville-Marie, during Advent and Christmas period. Church music, Gregorian chant, organ, Christmas hymns and motets are on the program. In collaboration with the Scholastica women’s vocal ensemble, under Rebecca Bain. (Bourgie Hall, Thursday December 8, 11 AM). A popular Montréal tradition, the Sing Along at Bourgie Hall and Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul marks its 37th edition. Produced by CBC Montréal, in collaboration with the Church of St. Andrew…

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NEM: Young Composers The NEM will present its international young composers forum from November 2 to 25 in collaboration with the Université de Montréal music faculty. The forum involves a variety of activities, including public rehearsals, workshops, conferences, and cultural mediation with youth. Young people will have the opportunity to meet the eight participating composers. Under the direction of Lorraine Vaillancourt, the NEM will perform four works by young composers (Salle Claude-Champagne, November 24 and 25, 7:30PM). A round-table discussion will take place before the second concert with members of the international jury. (in French only) www.lenem.ca I Musici…

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Opera McGill’s 60th The McGill Schulich School of Music is offering up a vibrant season in celebration of Montreal’s 375th anniversary. Opera McGill is also celebrating a milestone in turn with its 60th anniversary this year. To satisfy your Baroque opera cravings, catch their season opener: Handel’s wickedly magical opera seria, Alcina. Directed by Patrick Hansen, with the McGill Baroque Orchestra conducted by Hank Knox. (Salle Pollack, Nov. 5 & 7, 7:30PM and Nov. 6, 2PM). www.mcgill.ca/music Opéramania: Giovanna D’Arco by Verdi Projection of the film Giovanna D’Arco made by the Production du Teatro alla Scala de Milan. (Nov.…

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OSM – Two Composer Laureates This season, maestro Kent Nagano reflects on the tradition, identity, and and the universal character of music. Pianist Serhiy Salov, clarinetist André Moisan, soprano Sharon Azrieli Perez and the OSM Chorus join the OSM to interpret – in addition to works by Mahler and Bernstein – an epic work by Brian Current, winner of the Azrieli Music Prize, The Seven Heavenly Halls, and a spectacular Klezmer Clarinet Concerto by Wlad Marhulets, who won the young Azrieli Prize for Jewish Music (Oct. 19, 8PM, Maison Symphonique). www.osm.ca Chapelle Historique du Bon-Pasteur Born in Moscow and living…

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Broadway Across Canada and Evenko present the shoe-stopping production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella in Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier this week. Featuring a thoroughly modern incarnation of the iconic hit, this prodigious production is a multi-dimensional extravaganza. Lavish sets and costumes are complemented by equally impressive lighting. Traditional Cinderella moments have been spectacularly updated to deliver modern twists and surprising turns. Shoe-loving show-goers will surely be rolling in the aisles with “footwear-laced” comedic shtick. Enhancing the musical experience in this opulent show, is an outstanding orchestra which features old favorites like “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible,” and “Ten Minutes Ago.”…

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I Musici – Two Masterpieces Jean-Marie Zeitouni and his I Musici Chamber Orchestra invite us to meditate with Mahler’s sublime Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth), a “symphony for two voices and orchestra.” The six lieder are interpreted by soprano Michèle Losier and tenor Richard Cox. The program is completed with Beethoven’s Sixteenth Quartet, his final work (Oct. 12, 8PM, Salle Bourgie). www.imusici.com Violons du Roy – Marwood  Conductor and violinist Anthony Marwood will lead the Violins du Roy in their first concert of the season, entitled Les caprices de la nuit. The concert continues the…

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Montréal Baroque, June 23–26 On June 24, the first of four grand concerts, Prospero’s Tempest, combines theatrical music by Purcell and Blow with great lines from Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Spanish ­violinist Lina Tur Bonet will join the Montreal Baroque Band as a special guest of the festival. On June 25, the washed-up acrobats of the Nouvel Opera present La veuve Rebel à la foire Ville-Marie. The Montreal Baroque Band returns on June 26 for the grand closing concert featuring four young singers in three cantatas. For the full programmation, visit www.montrealbaroque.com The Producers, June 15 – July 10 Montreal’s Dora Wasserman’s…

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Montreal Chamber Music Festival, June 3-19 The pre-festival activities of the Montreal Chamber Music Festival began on February 23, but the festival proper will continue until June 19. Tenor Ben Heppner will be narrating Enoch Arden by Richard Strauss with pianist Stéphane Lemelin (June 18). In the days following see the Goldberg Variations with pianist Simone Dinnerstein (June 15) and the rare opportunity to hear Casals’ cello played by Israeli cellist Amit Peled (June 16). Pollack Hall and Bourgie Hall. www.festivalmontreal.org François Bourassa’s Pianorama In the years following his breakthrough as winner of the Montreal Jazz Festival Competition in…

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