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Wednesday, 6 May 2015

This Week in Montreal : May 6 to 10

This Week in Montreal : May 6 to 10

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

Mark Fewer with I Musici
A Canadian violinist of international reputation, whose playing has been described as “remarkably savage”, Mark Fewer will direct the ensemble I Musici in a program ranging from rococo works by C.P.E. Bach to jazz with Tribute to Stuff Smith, by way of modern works by d’Arcuri, Maute and Webern. Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur, May 7-9. RB

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