The mountain goes vintage on five summer Thursdays
Montreal, June 27, 2019 –The Beatles will take the spotlight as the jazz group Big Band Intersection will launch a series of five free concerts on July 4. The concerts will take place at the Mordecai Richler gazebo on Park Avenue, a stone’s throw away from the Sir George-Étienne-Cartier monument.
In the tradition of popular summer concerts held in public parks at the beginning of the 20th century, Harmonie Laval and various ensembles will offer five free performances at 7 p.m. on Thursdays, July 4, 11 and 18 and August 1 and 8.
Music lovers will be transported back in time when people would gather for an evening of music under a 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 musicians or music students who will benefit from the pros knowhow that will enrich their experience.
Also on the program this summer
July 11 – The sound of the flute
A unique opportunity to hear a flute ensemble made up of professional and amateur musicians along with music student from Laval and the surrounding area. They will present a captivating program that will charm everyone.
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 music 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!
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.