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Monday, 14 October 2013

This Week in Montreal: October 14 to 20

Jean-Guihen Queyras recital at Pro Musica Queryas seduced Montreal audiences in 2010 with his performance of the complete Bach suites. He returns October 14, once again in a solo recital, playing the music of Bach, Cassadó and Kodály. Lucie Renaud

Two thematic programs at the OSM To mark Shakespeare’s 450th anniversary, the OSM offers a concert including the overture of Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, excerpts from Prokofiev’s ballet Romeo and Juliet, and the premiere of This Isle is Full of Noise by Canadian composer Christos Hatzis, inspired by The Tempest, on October 15 and 17. On October 30 and 31, four miniatures by Canadian composers will be performed (with a projection of paintings) as part of the concert Pictures at an Exhibition, which includes the eponymous Mussorgsky piece. Lucie Renaud

The OM & Beatrice Rana: two concerts on tour with the CAM The October 18 Orchestre Métropolitain concert will be presented in two boroughs, thanks to the Conseil des arts de Montréal tour. On the program: Debussy’s Jeux, Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2 performed by Beatrice Rana, winner of the MIMC grand prize in 2011, and Stravinsky’s Rites of Spring, whose centennial anniversary is celebrated this year. Rivière-des-Prairies, Salle Désilets at the Cégep Marie-Victorin, October 17 at 6:30 pm / Ahuntsic, Salle Marguerite-Bourgeoys, Collège Regina Assumpta, October 19 at 7:30 pm. Renée Banville

American pianist Garrick Ohlsson at the LMMC Praised for his performances of the Romantic repertoire, the only American to have brought home the gold medal at the International Chopin Competition in Warsaw in 1970, Garrick Ohlsson presents a second recital at the Ladies’ Morning Musical Club. Pollack Hall, October 20 at 3:30 pm. Renée Banville

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