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Monday, 13 October 2014

This Week in Montreal: October 13 to 19


Stéphane Tétreault

Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrrenden Gesellen
It’s rare to hear Mahler’s Song of a Wayfarer Lad sung by a woman, although Dame Janet Baker gave a brilliant account of the work. Grammy award winning mezzo Sasha Cooke takes on this song cycle with I Musici de Montréal led by Jean-Marie Zeitouni. Respighi, Ravel and Arvo Pärt round out the programme. Salle Bourgie. Oct. 16. www.imusici.com
- Wah Keung Chan

Two Stéphane Tétrault Performances
Stéphane Tétreault: Carte Blanche. With pianist Michel-Alexandre Broekaert, Oct
18, Salle Saint-François Xavier, Prévost. www.diffusionsamalgamme.com.
Turovsky Quartet Recital. Oct 19, St. Paul Anglican Church, Saint-Paul-d’Abbotsford.
- Caroline Rodgers

Belles Sœurs: The Musical
Montreal’s Segal Centre presents the English-language premiere of Belles Sœurs: The Musical. Based on Michel Tremblay’s Les Belles-sœurs, the darkly comedic, bittersweet play about working-class strife in Quebec, circa 1965, is the story of Germaine Lauzon, a Plateau Mont-Royal housewife who wins one million department store trading stamps. Musical mayhem ensues when she invites her closest relatives and friends to celebrate at a raucous stamp-pasting party. Les Belles-sœurs premiered in 1968, and the musical version debuted in 2010. The book & lyrics are by René Richard Cyr, and the music is by Daniel Bélanger. The English book adaptation is by Brian Hill, while Neil Bartram penned the English lyrics. Produced by Montrealer Allan Sandler, the show features an all-female Canadian cast. Oct. 19 to Nov. 9. www.segalcentre.org.
- Naomi Gold

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