La Scena Musicale

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

This Week in Montreal: April 13 to 19

Cellist Stéphane Tétreault performs English Gardens with the Orchestre Métropolitain.

From Paris: The Modigliani Quartet

The Arte Musica Foundation’s “Beyond the Louvre” series presents a group that has taken audiences by storm, winning three international competitions. Coming out of the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, the Modigliani Quartet will perform a program of Mozart, Saint-Saëns and Ravel. Bourgie Hall, April 15, 7:30 pm. 
- Renée Banville

Nézet-Séguin and Tétreault On Stage in Montreal

The program English Gardens on April 17 at the Maison Symphonique features Stéphane Tétreault, artist in residence at the Orchestre Métropolitain, performing the Elgar Cello Concerto under the direction of Yannick Nézet-Seguin. The program will be repeated on tour in April: Rivière-des-Prairies (16), Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve (19), Verdun (21), and Pierrefonds (23). Renée Banville

Love Songs at Fondation Arte Musica

Based around the theme “Consonance and Dissonance”, Canadian composer Ana Sokolović presents her opera for solo voice, Love Songs, performed by soprano Kristin Hoff. April 17, Bourgie Hall. - Claudie Provencher

Julie Boulianne with Orchestre Lyrique de Montréal

The Orchestre lyrique de Montreal, directed by Ben Kepes and Simon Rivard, concludes its inaugural season with a French program featuring mezzo Julie Boulianne performing Ravel’s Shéhérazade and Chausson’s Poems de l’armour et de la mer, op. 19. The evening will end with Paul Dukas’s C major Symphony to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the composer’s birth. April 18, Salle Claude-Champagne. - Wah Keung Chan

Piano Trio at Pro Musica

Known for her inspired performances of great contemporary works, pianist Louise Bessette joins cellist Yegor Dyachkov and clarinetist Simon Aldrich, who won an Opus Prize for “Discovery of the Year”. Works by Bruch, Muczynski and Brahms. Dominica Series, Bourgie Hall. April 19, 3:30 pm.
- Renée Banville

En Route with the Molinari Quartet

As part of its En route series, the Molinari Quartet presents three masterworks: Murray Schafer’s Quartet no. 12, written especially for them; Shostakovich’s Quartet no. 4; and the famous Quartet in G minor by Debussy. With the support of the Montreal Arts Counsel, ten concerts will be presented throughout the Montreal area. In April: Maison de la culture Plateau-Mont-Royal (19) and Auditorium Le Prévost (24). In May: Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur (14). Renée Banville

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