This week in Montréal (from Novembre 5 to 13)

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50TH ANNIVERSARY OF OFQJ

The Office franco-québécois pour la jeunesse (OFQJ) is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Louis Lavigueur, director of the Orchestre symphonique des jeunes de Montréal (OSJM), invites Quebec trumpeter Francis Pigeon and French pianist Nathanaël Gouin as soloists in, respectively, Jacques Hétu’s Concerto for Trumpet and Saint-Saëns’ Piano Concerto No. 2. Also on the program: Mercure, Elgar and Debussy. Salle Claude-Champagne, Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m.
www.osjm.org

Opéra de Montréal: Das Rheingold

In the waters of the Rhine, deformed dwarf Alberich steals the gold he needs to forge a ring that will make him ruler of the world if he renounces love. Wotan, ruler of the gods, in turn steals Alberich’s gold, using it to pay for his luxurious fortress, the seat of his power. Stripped of his ring, the dwarf curses all those who wear it.
Wagner’s masterful work returns to the Opéra de Montréal for the first time in over 20 years. Das Rheingold, the first part of Wagner’s tetralogy, is a true parable of the history of the world and was a source of inspiration for The Lord of the Rings. Bewitching music sung by mythical creatures makes for a total experience in a world in which gods, dwarves and giants cross paths.
Nov. 10, 13, 15 and 17 at 7:30pm, Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier.
www.operademontreal.com

Production Mundia: Requiem de Mozart

Après l’immense succès de notre représentation de Carmina Burana à la Maison symphonique de Montréal, la Société philharmonique du Nouveau Monde est de retour sur scène pour vous offrir le Requiem de Mozart à la basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal. Sous la direction de Maestro Michel Brousseau, la célèbre oeuvre de Mozart sera interprétée par 200 choristes, un orchestre symphonique et quatre solistes invités.
Nov. 10 at 3pm and 8pm, basilique de Notre-Dame de Montréal.
mundiaproductions.com

PIETER WISPELWEY: A RECITAL AT THE LMMC

It is always a pleasure for music lovers to hear one of the great cello performers of our age perform at the Ladies’ Morning Musical Club. Pieter Wispelwey’s career spans several continents and his discography ranges from Baroque to contemporary. His outstanding technical mastery and dynamic interpretations have made him a favourite among the public and international critics. On the program: Bach, Britten, Kodály. Pollack Hall, Nov. 11 at 3:30 p.m.
www.lmmc.ca

CHINA WITH THE COLOURS OF FRIENDSHIP

Only one date, Nov. 12. A colorful event resulting from the tremendous hard work of Chinese artists who are all physically disabled. Thirty years after China’s First Art Festival, the China Disabled Performing Arts Troupe has gained international renown and offers mesmerizing and never-before-seen numbers, such as poetry and sign language dance. These accomplished artists, young for the most part, perform on all the great stages of the world. My Dream, Nov. 12 at the Théâtre Maisonneuve.
www.placedesarts.com

ARTE MUSICA, SALLE BOURGIE

The Calder exposition at the MBAM allows the unlikely pairing of two spectacles: Music and Circus – Balanced and Unbalanced. Pianists Janelle Fung and Philip Chiu will accompany circus artists in order to illustrate the tension that greatly influenced the creation of mobiles. Nov. 11 at 2 p.m.
www.sallebourgie.ca

LE CHANTEUR DE MEXICO

The Opéra Bouffe du Québec celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2018. To put a little joy and sunshine into our hearts, they will present Le chanteur de Mexico. This famous operetta was composed in 1951 for the Châtelet Theatre in Paris. Nov. 10 through 18, Maison des Arts de Laval.
www.operabouffe.org

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