La Scena Musicale

Monday, 27 April 2015

This Week in Montreal : April 27 to May 3

This Week in Montreal : April 27 to May 3

20th anniversary of the FMCM – March 12-June 21 2015

The celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Festival de musique de chamber de Montréal takes off this spring with the Celebrity Series, beginning in March with the Swingle Singers and continuing with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band (April 2) and the Emerson String Quartet (May 12). The Elegance Classique and JazzTD Series will take place from June 6-21. Soprano Marie-Josée Lord, spokeswoman for the festival, will perform her show Femmes, paying tribute to the great sopranos of the twentieth century. Developed by Denis Brott, the festival programming embodies a spirit of celebration, resilience and hope. This year’s festival will take place in various concert halls. RB

ECM+ with the Gryphon Trio

The multimedia concert Illusions brings together the Gryphon Trio, ECM+, and baritone Vincent Ranallo. Inspired by the mysterious Piano Trio by Charles Ives and directed by Véronique Lacroix, this odyssey is the creation of three composers: Simon Martin, Gabriel Dharmoo and Nicole Lizée. Salle Pierre-Mercure, April 30, 7:30 pm. RB

Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur

Pianist Maxim Bernard presents works written during the Great War of 1914-1918 by Rachmaninov, Fauré, Bartók, Medtner, Scriabine and Ravel in an overview of early twentieth-century musical trends . April 30, 8 pm.

As part of its residency, the Ensemble Transmission presents works of LeBlanc, Harman, Haas, and Perezzani. May 1, 8 pm. RB

Pentaèdre hosts horn player Louis-Pierre Bergeron for Germanic Influences, a program of Romantic European works for wind instruments. May 1, 7:30 p.m. at the Salle de concert du Conservatoire de musique de Montréal.

La Scena Musicale – Deny Arcand’s passion
Sunday, May 3, 2015, at 2:30 PM at the Grande Bibliothèque, attend a rare public interview with master filmmaker Denys Arcand. Discover Denys Arcand's secret passion! His passion? It's André Grétry's French baroque opera Zémire et Azor, composed in 1771, and the first interpretation of the fairy tale of Beauty and the Beast. Arcand uses a scene from this opera as a dream sequence to open his film L'Âge des ténèbres. He will discuss his work with the young singers of the Atelier lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal.

Singing and Quartets at the Ladies Morning Musical Club

Guardian of a venerable tradition, the Borodin Quartet is currently the oldest performing string quartet in the world. Renowned for its interpretations of Beethoven and Shostakovich, the quartet has returned in recent seasons to a wider repertoire.  Third performance at LMMC, May 3.

Concerts take place at Pollack Hall at 3:30 pm. RB



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