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Monday, 8 June 2015

This Week in Montreal (June 8 - 14)

Pianist Marc-André Hamelin (Photo: Sim Canetty-Clarke)

This Week in Montreal (June 8 - 14)

Montreal Chamber Music Festival

Celebrations of the 20th anniversary of the MCMF were launched on March 12, and continue until June 21. They will include the pianist Marc-André Hamelin playing with the Dover Quartet (June 10) and giving a recital the following day (June 11). The Dover Quartet will then join the Israeli clarinettist Alexander Fiterstein (June 12). Rachel Barton Pine returns to the festival, playing the 24 Caprices by Paganini (16). Elizabeth Wallfisch will perform with the winners of the Canada Council for the Arts' Musical Instrument Bank (June 21).
Britten Opera with the Ensemble BOP
A young company dedicated to the presentation of ballets, operas and pantomimes, BOP presents Burning Fiery Furnace, Second Parabole for Church Performance by Benjamin Britten, a monument of the 20th century operatic repertoire, created at the Aldeburgh Festival in 1966 and in Montreal during the World Expo in 1967. Bringing together eight instrumentalists, six vocal soloists and a choir, this production stages the disturbing biblical story of the three children in the furnace, accompanied by the sounds of an unusual instrumental ensemble, under the direction of Hubert Tanguay-Labrosse.  Staging: Marc Béland. A BOP production, in collaboration with Fondation Arte Musica. Salle Bourgie, 11 June, 8 pm.
OSJM and Choeur Classique - A German Requiem
L'Orchestre symphonique des jeunes de Montréal and the Chœur Classique de Montréal present Un Requiem allemand by Brahms, a humanist work in the Lutheran tradition, that Brahms would willingly have titled a "human requiem". Louis Lavigueur will conduct the choir and soloists Andréanne Brisson-Paquin, soprano, and Hugo Laporte, baritone. Maison symphonique, 11 June, 8 pm.
Musicians of the OSM - Soir d'été
Schubert will be the chosen composer for the closing of the series. The Mouvement de quatuor or"Quartettsatz" and the Quintette à cordes en do majeur, Schubert's last chamber work created 20 years after his death. With violinists Olivier Thouin and Marianne Dugal, violist Lambert Chen and cellists Anna Burden and Sylvain Murray. Salle Bourgie, 12 June, 6:30 pm.  

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