The mountain goes vintage on summer Thursdays
Montreal, July 4, 2019 –The flute will take the spotlight on July 11, with a captivating program that will charm everyone. The performance will take place at the Mordecai Richler gazebo on Park Avenue, a stone’s throw from the Sir George-Étienne-Cartier monument.
In the tradition of popular summer concerts in public parks at the beginning of the 20th century,Harmonie Laval and it’s various ensembles will offer free performances at 7 p.m.
Music lovers will be transported back to a time when people gathered for evening concerts under the summer sky, rain or shine (except during a storm). No reservation required. Just bring your chair.
Three of the performances (July 11, 18 and August 1) will bring together professional and amateur or student musicians. The pros will act as coaches to enrich the experience for the others.
Also on the program this summer
July 18 – Spotlight on brass
A double program with the amateur brass quintet La musique civique de Montréal and an up-and-coming ensemble. Music for all tastes—Hockey Night, military tunes and more!
August 1 – Saxophone soirée
The Ensemble de Saxophones de Montréal brings together 10 saxophonists, most of whom are both musicians and teachers. Four members of the group will perform with amateur and student saxophonists presenting a program of eclectic music for all tastes.
August 8 – Harmonie Laval, conducted by Catherine Parr
To end the concert series, Harmonie Laval will perform works from film and popular music. From How to Train your Dragon to Duke Ellington, there will be something for everyone, young and old!
About Harmonie Laval
Harmonie Laval is a wind and percussion ensemble composed of about forty musicians—professionals, passionate amateurs as well as college and university students. This non-profit organization oversees the activities of three orchestras that work within the Laval community to enrich and promote musical culture across Quebec through their high level of artistic achievement.