La Scena Musicale

Monday, 6 May 2013

This week in Montréal: May 6 – 12


Music Monday 2013
Launched by the Coalition for Music Educators in 2005, Music Monday unites over 600,000 music students and teachers across Canada in a simultaneous expression of music making on the first Monday in May (May 6, 2013) at 1 p.m. Eastern time. This year’s official song “Is Someone Singing”, composed by Barenaked Ladies’ Ed Robertson with lyrics by Robertson and astronaut Chris Hadfield, is downloadable from www.musicmonday.ca/arrangements/.
- Wah Keung Chan
Musicians of the World Symphony Orchestra
Montreal’s Musicians of the World Symphony Orchestra celebrates 7 years of music making with a Gala concert at the Rialto Theatre on Thursday, May 9, at 8:00pm, a tribute to the great jazz musicians of the 20th century with a symphonic twist and featuring pianist Julie Lamontagne .
- Wah Keung Chan
Montreal Chamber Music Festival (MCMF/FMCM)
The musical festival season opens with the MCMF. The 18th editition takes place from May 9 to June 1 at St. George’s Anglican Church. True to tradition, artistic director Denis Brott spares us no surprises. Performers include the Emerson and Fine Arts Quartets, the Swingle Singers, and pianists Jean-Philippe Collard and Oliver Jones, to name a few. This year’s four-hour marathon is dedicated to Tchaikovsky. www.festivalmontreal.org
- Renée Banville
World Premieres and Resident Artists at the Chapelle Bon-Pasteur
May 10, Maxime McKinley, resident composer at the Chapelle Bon-Pasteur, invites violinist Julie-Anne Derome and cellist Gabriel Prynn to perform the world premiere of works by Haruyuki Suzuki and McKinley. May 12 at 3:30 pm, for the final concert of its residence, the Ensemble Morpheus offers a flexible repertoire including a McKinley premiere. www.ville.montreal.qc.ca/chapellebonpasteur
- Renée Banville
Montreal International Musical Competition (MIMC/CMIM)
The MIMC welcomes Maxim Vengerov to the post of official conductor of the 2013 Violin edition of the competition, which runs from May 6 to 17. Mr. Vengerov will conduct the OSM, accompanying the finalists on May 14 and 15, as well as the winners on May 17 at the Montreal Symphony House. The first round takes place May 7 to 11 at Bourgie Hall. www.concoursmontreal.ca
- Renée Banville
Tenor Marcello Bedoni Masterclass
For the first time in Montreal, Italian tenor Marcello Bedoni conducts a 7-day intensive masterclass, May 5 to 11. A concert on May 12 will showcase the participants. Information: www.evergreenjadeent.com.
- Wah Keung Chan

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