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Monday, 23 March 2015

This Week in Montreal: March 23 to 29


Florian Heyerick

This Week in Montreal: March 23 to 29
At the Université de Montréal’s Faculty of Music
On March 26, the Big Band for Université de Montréal will present Le Big Band jazze avec le trompettiste Randy Brecker under the direction of Ron Di Lauro. 7:30 pm, salle Claude-Champagne. musique.umontreal.ca

Chants Libres – Chants du Capricorne
Composed in 1995, the performance opera Chants du Capricorne is a conception of soprano and producer Pauline Vaillancourt. In 1999, she received the prize contemporary music performer Flandres-Québec. Twenty years later, Chants Libres, take over her creation with mezzo-soprano Marie-Annick Béliveau. March 12, 13 and 14. Usine C.
Chants Libres also plan the 5th edition of its event Oper’Actuel Works in Progress, giving the public the opportunity to discover new trends and possibilities in contemporary opera. March 27 and 28. Maison de la culture Frontenac. www.chantslibres.org
- Renée Banville

Chapelle Bon-Pasteur
In its series with composer in residence Jimmie LeBlanc, Chant d’amour et de mort is performed by mezzo soprano Kristin Hoff and pianist Sonia Wheaton-Dudley. The concert presents the first part of Olivier Messiaen’s Tristan Trilogy. March 29, 3:30 pm. www.ville.montreal.qc.ca/chapellebonpasteur
- Renée Banville

French School at Arion
Inaugurated in Paris in 1725, the Concert Spirituel was charged with presenting concerts that were not performed at the Opera to Parisian audiences. March 20, 21, 22 at Bourgie Hall. Invitation to Concert Spirituel wants to renew with old discoveries. With conductor and soloist Alexander Weimann and clarinettist Eric Hoeprich. Guest speaker: Lucie Renaud. On the program: Richter, Stamitz, Gossec. www.mbam.qc.ca/concerts/
- Renée Banville

OM: Stabat mater by Dvořák
Directed by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Orchestre Metropolitain and the Chœur de l’OM propose a “musical pilgrimage“ with one of the Choral Masterpiece by Dvořák, Stabat Mater. The concert can count on a great cast of soloist: Layla Claire, soprano, Karen Gargill, mezzo-soprano, Brandon Jovanovitch, tenor, and John Relyea, bass. Maison symphonique, March 29, 3 pm. www.orchestremetropolitain.com
- Justin Bernard

Bach to Idées heureuses
With April near, the Ensemble Les Idées heureuses, directed by Floria Heyerick, will present a concert for Bach cantatas series. Three cantatas on Palm Sunday and Easter will be performed. On the program: the BWV 4, 39 and 182, among them Christ lag in Todesbanden. Four soloists will join the orchestra: Agnes Zsigovics, soprano, Daniel Taylor, countertenor, Philippe Gagné, tenor, and Normand Richard, bass. Bourgie Hall, Musée des beaux-arts, March 29, 2 pm. www.sallebourgie.ca
- Justin Bernard

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