La Scena Musicale

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

This Week in Montreal: October 7 to 13


Venice comes to the MMFA – a feast for eyes and ears
The Museum of Fine Arts exposition Splendore a Venezia gives the public a rare opportunity to pair music and visual arts in an eventful musical program. From October 6 to February 5, a succession of international guests will appear at Bourgie Hall, many for the first time in Canada: ensembles Accordone (Italy, October 9 and 10), Orchester Jakobsplatz München (Germany, October 23), XVIII-21 Le Baroque Nomade (France, November 8) and the Quatuor Cambini-Paris (France, December 5).
Montreal musicians will also be celebrated in October and November, including the ensembles Arion, the NEM, the Boréades, the Idées Heureses, and the musicians of the OSM. All told, 20 concerts, seven conferences, and two films covering five centuries of music are on the menu until February. www.sallebourgie.ca
Renée Banville

Frottole at the Arte Musica Foundation
To commemorate the exposition Splendore a Venezia: Art and Music from the Renaissance to Baroque in the Serenissima and to continue the celebration of Venice in music, tenor Marco Beasley and ensemble Accordone will perform 15th- and 16th-century frottole for voice, lute, and organ. The concert takes place at Bourgie Hall on Thursday, October 10 at 7:30 pm. www.sallebourgie.ca
Daniel Turp

Arion launches Croque-Baroque Series
Arion Baroque Ensemble launches Croque-Baroque, a new four-concert noon-time series at Ogilvy’s Tudor Hall devoted to showcasing rising stars in baroque music, on October 11. Violinist Tanya LaPierre and recorder player Vincent Lauzer perform Bach and Telemann. www.arionbaroque.com
Wah Keung Chan

Various styles of chamber music in the Accès-Culture Network
Renowned for its virtuoso performances inspired by various eras in classical music, the Trio Fibonacci offers a concert of works by Mendelssohn, Mozart, Liszt, Schumann and Chopin. Église St-Joseph, Rivière-des-Prairies, October 13 at 3 pm. www.accesculture.com
Renée Banville

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