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Bourgie<br />

Hall<br />

<strong>2023</strong>-<strong>2024</strong> <strong>Season</strong><br />

Dare<br />

to listen


<strong>2023</strong>-<strong>2024</strong> <strong>Season</strong><br />

Dare to listen to a more<br />

surprising season than ever!<br />

Over 100 concerts,<br />

featuring a wide variety of<br />

repertoire, will be presented<br />

in the magnificent setting<br />

of Bourgie Hall.<br />

Many new events await you<br />

to celebrate this 13th season!<br />

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P. 6 Concerts presented by Bourgie Hall<br />

P. 44 Series Index<br />

P. 56 Rates and Subscriptions<br />

P. 60 Guest Presenters<br />

P. 62 Practical Information 3


Messages from<br />

the Directors<br />

t is with immense joy that we<br />

present this first season crafted<br />

by our four-handed management,<br />

the thirteenth one in Bourgie Hall’s<br />

history. This season stands out<br />

thanks to a vast array of concerts<br />

and performances covering nearly<br />

one thousand years of repertoire<br />

from various musical traditions:<br />

recitals and chamber music, early<br />

and contemporary music, jazz, and<br />

music of global cultures. This is<br />

likewise an outstanding platform to<br />

showcase exceptional performers<br />

of different backgrounds from<br />

both here and abroad, as well as<br />

some of the most promising young<br />

talents, in an intimate and inspiring<br />

setting.<br />

For Bourgie Hall’s 13th season, we<br />

reveal how we envisage the next<br />

few years.<br />

You will be invited to high-calibre<br />

recitals—with the piano occupying<br />

a prominent place—while, given<br />

the hall’s particular suitability for<br />

vocal music, special importance<br />

will be accorded to these concerts.<br />

We will also place particular<br />

emphasis on new works and<br />

contemporary repertoire, with<br />

Rachel Laurin becoming Bourgie<br />

Hall’s first composer-in-residence.<br />

Tribute will additionally be paid to<br />

several luminaries of the repertoire,<br />

such as Théodore Dubois, Fauré,<br />

Rachmaninoff, Ligeti, and Oscar<br />

Peterson, while fans of jazz and<br />

music of diverse cultures will<br />

be pleased to know that these<br />

series will be enhanced during the<br />

coming years.<br />

One of Bourgie Hall’s other<br />

distinctive elements is its unique<br />

position within the Montreal<br />

Museum of Fine Arts.<br />

A concert hall in a museum offers<br />

the opportunity to pursue and<br />

cultivate concerts in connection<br />

with exhibitions, while also<br />

conceiving special annual projects<br />

in collaboration with the Museum.<br />

Finally, we are pleased to launch<br />

a program of activities to support<br />

the next generation of musicians in<br />

collaboration with our partners at<br />

post-secondary institutions.<br />

We possess a clear vision for the<br />

future of Bourgie Hall, one of daring<br />

and continuity. Aware of the place<br />

Bourgie Hall holds in the hearts of<br />

music lovers and of all those who<br />

are passionate about culture, we<br />

hope to position it as one of the<br />

leading recital halls in the world.<br />

It is an honour for us to continue<br />

to make the project envisioned by<br />

Pierre Bourgie flourish.<br />

A<br />

s we ring in this new season<br />

at Bourgie Hall, I would like to<br />

take the opportunity to extend a<br />

warm welcome to the duo recently<br />

appointed to head its general<br />

and artistic direction, Caroline<br />

Louis and Olivier Godin. These<br />

two seasoned professionals with<br />

impressive backgrounds have<br />

seamlessly taken up the baton<br />

passed on to them by the now<br />

retired Isolde Lagacé, whose<br />

extraordinary contribution to<br />

Bourgie Hall’s development must<br />

be acknowledged.<br />

We are thrilled to present you this<br />

13th season, which embodies both<br />

renewal and continuity.<br />

Music lovers will be rewarded<br />

once again with exceedingly highquality<br />

programming. And, true to<br />

tradition, Bourgie Hall will continue<br />

working closely with the Museum<br />

this year by offering concerts<br />

that tie in with our fall exhibitions,<br />

Marisol: A Retrospective and<br />

Françoise Sullivan. The program<br />

promises a fitting tribute to the<br />

two visionary artists: Marisol<br />

(1930-2016), of Venezuelan<br />

descent, whose innovative work<br />

helped shape the latter half of<br />

the 20th century; and Françoise<br />

Sullivan, a figurehead of modern<br />

art and pioneer of Quebec dance<br />

who is celebrating her 100th year<br />

in <strong>2023</strong>.<br />

The MMFA is one of the rare<br />

museums to boast a world-class<br />

concert hall. The programming<br />

of multidisciplinary activities has<br />

always been central to its pursuits,<br />

and this year the custom will be<br />

renewed with the creation and<br />

presentation of unique projects<br />

offering visitors an unparalleled<br />

experience!<br />

Once again, a big welcome to<br />

Caroline Louis and Olivier Godin<br />

and thank you to Bourgie Hall for<br />

enabling music and the visual arts<br />

to sing together in such perfect<br />

harmony. I look forward to seeing<br />

you all in our great Museum<br />

complex!<br />

Olivier Godin<br />

Artistic Director<br />

Bourgie Hall<br />

Caroline Louis<br />

Executive Director<br />

Bourgie Hall<br />

Stéphane Aquin<br />

Director<br />

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts<br />

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September<br />

Opening<br />

Concert<br />

Preseason<br />

National Day for Truth<br />

and Reconciliation<br />

MUSIC AND LITERATURE<br />

DOVER STRING QUARTET<br />

Opening Concert<br />

Saturday, Sept. 30<br />

Free<br />

KLEZTORY ENSEMBLE<br />

MUSIC OF GLOBAL CULTURES<br />

Thursday, Sept. 21 – 7:30 p.m.<br />

Rate 4<br />

The Kleztory ensemble epitomizes<br />

the richness of Eastern European<br />

music before the Second World War.<br />

Through innovative arrangements<br />

and original compositions, they<br />

infuse it with colours of jazz,<br />

classical music, and blues.<br />

Airat Ichmouratov, clarinet<br />

Elvira Misbakhova, violin<br />

Mélanie Bergeron, accordion<br />

Raphaël d’Amours, guitar<br />

Mark Peetsma, double bass<br />

CHAMBER MUSIC<br />

Wednesday, Sept. 27 – 7:30 p.m.<br />

Rate 3<br />

After a memorable first appearance<br />

in November 2021, the outstanding<br />

musicians of the Dover String<br />

Quartet will open Bourgie Hall’s<br />

season with a program that will<br />

have you discover or rediscover the<br />

string quartet’s myriad nuances.<br />

Joel Link, violin<br />

Bryan Lee, violin<br />

Julianne Lee, viola<br />

Camden Shaw, cello<br />

Works by J. HAYDN, Florence<br />

PRICE and SHOSTAKOVICH<br />

A master class will take place on<br />

September 28 at 11 a.m.<br />

A Festival of Brass<br />

MUSICIANS OF THE OSM<br />

Friday, Sept. 29 – 6:30 p.m.<br />

Rate 3<br />

Paul Merkelo, trumpet<br />

Robert Weymouth, trumpet<br />

Catherine Turner, horn<br />

James Box, trombone<br />

Austin Howle, tuba<br />

Michael TILSON THOMAS<br />

Street Song<br />

Fernando MORAIS<br />

Suite Brasileira for Brass Quintet<br />

Lauren BERNOFSKY<br />

Suite for Brass Quintet<br />

BERNSTEIN<br />

West Side Story, Suite for Brass<br />

(arr. Emil Smedvig)<br />

PIAZZOLLA<br />

Libertango (arr. Emil Smedvig)<br />

To mark the National Day for<br />

Truth and Reconciliation as well<br />

as the Journées de la culture,<br />

Innu poet Maya Cousineau Mollen<br />

drew inspiration from a work in the<br />

Museum’s permanent collection<br />

to craft a literary text then set to<br />

music by Anishinaabe composer<br />

Barbara Assiginaak. This cocommission<br />

from Bourgie Hall<br />

and the FIL will be performed in<br />

the Museum by Innu soprano<br />

Elisabeth St-Gelais at various<br />

moments throughout the day.<br />

Maya Cousineau Mollen, poet<br />

Barbara Assiginaak, composer<br />

Elisabeth St-Gelais, soprano<br />

In collaboration with the<br />

Festival international de la littérature (FIL)<br />

and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts<br />

In collaboration with the<br />

Orchestre symphonique de Montréal<br />

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October<br />

Turboprop<br />

JAZZ 5 À 7<br />

Thursday, Oct. 5 – 6 p.m.<br />

Rate 4<br />

The innovative sextet Turboprop,<br />

winner of the 2020 Juno for<br />

Jazz Album of the Year, recalls<br />

Art Blakey’s group The Jazz<br />

Messengers. The band also tackles<br />

a wide array of music, ranging<br />

from Charlie PARKER to Claude<br />

DEBUSSY to RADIOHEAD, as well<br />

as various original works.<br />

Tara Davidson, alto saxophone<br />

Kelly Jefferson, tenor saxophone<br />

William Carn, trombone<br />

Adrean Farrugia, piano<br />

Dan Loomis, bass<br />

Ernesto Cervini, drums<br />

Part of the Montreal OFF Jazz Festival<br />

ISATA KANNEH-MASON,<br />

piano<br />

OUTSTANDING PIANISTS<br />

Tuesday, Oct. 10 – 7:30 p.m.<br />

Rate 3<br />

Winner of the Leonard Bernstein<br />

Award in 2021 and of an Opus<br />

Klassik award in 2020, Isata<br />

Kanneh-Mason stands among<br />

the most prominent pianists of<br />

her generation. She will perform a<br />

primarily Romantic program that<br />

showcases the copious breadth of<br />

her expressive palette.<br />

Works by CHOPIN, J. HAYDN,<br />

Fanny MENDELSSOHN and<br />

R. SCHUMANN<br />

Chant pour un Québec<br />

lointain (world premiere)<br />

IN RESIDENCE - RACHEL LAURIN<br />

Wednesday, Oct. 11 – 7:30 p.m.<br />

Rate 4<br />

Marc Boucher, baritone<br />

Olivier Godin, piano<br />

Join us for the premiere of the<br />

momentous song cycle Chant pour<br />

un Québec lointain, composed for<br />

baritone Marc Boucher and pianist<br />

Olivier Godin by our composer-inresidence<br />

Rachel LAURIN, who set<br />

the splendid poems of Madeleine<br />

GAGNON to music.<br />

AVI AVITAL, mandolin<br />

HANZHI WANG,<br />

accordion<br />

CHAMBER MUSIC<br />

Thursday, Oct. 12 – 7:30 p.m.<br />

Rate 3<br />

A varied and dazzlingly virtuosic<br />

program performed by two<br />

outstanding artists rarely heard<br />

together in concert.<br />

Works by J.S. BACH, BARTÓK,<br />

FALLA, KREISLER, SAINT-SAËNS,<br />

SARASATE and STRAVINSKY<br />

DAVÓNE TINES,<br />

bass-baritone<br />

JOHN BITOY, piano<br />

Recital No. 1: MASS<br />

VOCAL RECITAL<br />

Sunday, Oct. 15 – 2:30 p.m.<br />

Rate 3<br />

This concert transforms the<br />

traditional Mass into a spiritual<br />

quest, underscoring our collective<br />

journey as human beings. It brings<br />

together music of European and<br />

African-American congregations<br />

with 21st-century compositions<br />

originating in various cultures and<br />

aesthetic currents.<br />

Works by J.S. BACH, Margaret<br />

BONDS, Igee DIEUDONNÉ,<br />

Julius EASTMAN, Moses HOGAN,<br />

Caroline SHAW and Tyshawn<br />

SOREY<br />

Nakariakov-Kashimoto-<br />

Meerovich Trio<br />

CHAMBER MUSIC<br />

Monday, Oct. 16 – 7:30 p.m.<br />

Rate 3<br />

Daishin Kashimoto, Concertmaster<br />

of the Berlin Philharmonic, Sergei<br />

Nakariakov and Maria Meerovich,<br />

three formidable soloists leading<br />

distinguished careers, team up to<br />

perform BRAHMS’ highly original<br />

Trio for Horn, Violin and Piano.<br />

Works by GRIEG and Robert<br />

SCHUMANN complete this<br />

program.<br />

Sergei Nakariakov, flugelhorn<br />

Daishin Kashimoto, violin<br />

Maria Meerovich, piano<br />

An emerging artist will give a 15-minute<br />

performance at the beginning of the<br />

concert.<br />

In collaboration with the<br />

Club musical de Québec<br />

8 9


LE POÈME<br />

HARMONIQUE<br />

Music for a Young King<br />

BAROQUE MUSIC<br />

ANDREAS OTTENSAMER,<br />

clarinet<br />

MUSICIANS OF THE OM<br />

Wednesday, Oct. 18 – 7:30 p.m.<br />

Rate 2<br />

One of today’s leading clarinetists,<br />

and Principal Clarinet of the<br />

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,<br />

Andreas Ottensamer gives his<br />

first performance at Bourgie Hall.<br />

He will play BRAHMS’ moving<br />

Clarinet Quintet joined by musicians<br />

of the Orchestre Métropolitain,<br />

who will also perform Emilie<br />

MAYER’s String Quartet.<br />

Andreas Ottensamer, clarinet<br />

Musicians of the<br />

Orchestre Métropolitain<br />

Ryan Truby, violin<br />

Lyne Allard, violin<br />

Pierre Tourville, viola<br />

Agnès Langlois, cello<br />

In collaboration with the<br />

Orchestre Métropolitain<br />

The Essence of Strings<br />

LES VIOLONS DU ROY<br />

Friday, Oct. 20 – 7:30 p.m.<br />

Rate 1<br />

Anthony Marwood,<br />

violinist and conductor<br />

ELGAR<br />

Serenade for Strings, Op. 20<br />

Felix MENDELSSOHN<br />

Concerto for Violin and Strings<br />

No. 1 in D minor<br />

ENESCU<br />

Octet in C major, Op. 7<br />

(version for string orchestra)<br />

ENSEMBLE VARIANCES<br />

(France) & PARAMIRABO<br />

Pulse<br />

CONTEMPORARY MUSIC<br />

Missy MAZZOLI<br />

Still Life in Avalanche<br />

Thierry PÉCOU<br />

World Premiere<br />

Cassandra MILLER<br />

Perfect Offering<br />

(North American premiere)<br />

Steve REICH<br />

Pulse<br />

In collaboration with Le Vivier<br />

Ensemble Variances<br />

Tuesday, Oct. 24 – 7:30 p.m.<br />

Rate 4<br />

A pulse—both musical beat and vital<br />

sign of human life—courses through<br />

this concert, connecting works that<br />

examine the challenges currently<br />

facing humanity and the natural<br />

environment, with music built upon<br />

an exhilarating rhythmic figure.<br />

SORAYA BENITEZ<br />

Sin frontera<br />

MUSIC OF GLOBAL CULTURES<br />

Wednesday, Oct. 25 – 7:30 p.m.<br />

Rate 3<br />

The renowned singer Soraya Benitez<br />

and a group of remarkable artists<br />

paint a portrait of Venezuelan music<br />

that parallels the artist Marisol’s<br />

career.<br />

Soraya Benitez, voice, cuatro & guitar<br />

Pablo Benitez, voice<br />

Ingrid Astudillo, piano<br />

Rodney Hinojosa, cello & cuatro<br />

Edward Maldonado, double bass<br />

Damian Nisenson, saxophone<br />

Jessica Maldonado, percussion<br />

Edward Maldonado Jr., percussion<br />

In connection with the exhibition<br />

Marisol: A Retrospective<br />

Musical Canvas<br />

5 p.m.: talk and welcome drink<br />

6 p.m.: guided tour of the exhibition<br />

7:30 p.m.: concert<br />

Guided tour and concert combo:<br />

see rates on p. 56<br />

DAVID GREILSAMMER,<br />

piano<br />

Labyrinth<br />

OUTSTANDING PIANISTS<br />

Thursday, Oct. 26 – 7:30 p.m.<br />

Rate 3<br />

A critically acclaimed creator of<br />

numerous daring projects, this<br />

celebrated pianist takes us on a<br />

stirring musical voyage based on<br />

a wild, recurring dream. Through<br />

various styles and eras, this<br />

recital will lead spectators on an<br />

adventure that is at once poetic,<br />

inventive and eclectic.<br />

Works by J.S. BACH, BEETHOVEN,<br />

LIGETI, LULLY, MARAIS, MOZART,<br />

SATIE and others<br />

Saturday, Oct. 28 –7:30 p.m.<br />

Rate 2<br />

After a hiatus of several years,<br />

Le Poème harmonique makes its<br />

highly anticipated return to Bourgie<br />

Hall in a program of alternately<br />

intimate and sumptuous works<br />

heard in the French and Italian<br />

courts of the High Baroque.<br />

Works by BUONAMENTE,<br />

CAVALLI, CHARPENTIER,<br />

DELALANDE, LULLY, MOULINIÉ<br />

and UCCELLINI<br />

Vincent Dumestre, theorbo & director<br />

Eva Zaïcik, mezzo-soprano<br />

Fiona-Émilie Poupard, violin<br />

Louise Ayrton, violin<br />

Lucas Peres, viola da gamba<br />

Simon Guidicelli, double bass<br />

Camille Delaforge, harpsichord & organ<br />

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November<br />

QUATUOR COBALT<br />

Celebrating Women<br />

Composers<br />

CHAMBER MUSIC<br />

SANDRA MURRAY &<br />

CLAIRE OUELLET, pianos<br />

RACHMANINOFF FOR 2 PIANOS<br />

Wednesday, Nov. 1 – 7:30 p.m.<br />

Rate 4<br />

To mark the 150th anniversary of<br />

Rachmaninoff’s birth, this duo of<br />

pianists, whose long and fruitful<br />

collaboration dates back to 1993,<br />

takes the stage in an exciting<br />

program of works for two pianos.<br />

Works by DEBUSSY, PROKOFIEV<br />

and RACHMANINOFF<br />

˙<br />

CHRISTIAN BLACKSHAW,<br />

piano<br />

Mozart‘s Complete<br />

Piano Sonatas<br />

OUTSTANDING PIANISTS<br />

Thursday, Nov. 2 – 7:30 p.m.<br />

Rate 2<br />

Part of the complete cycle of<br />

Mozart’s Piano Sonatas presented<br />

at Bourgie Hall, this fifth and final<br />

recital will feature four radiant<br />

works by the great icon of<br />

Classicism, including the famous<br />

Sonata “Alla Turca.”<br />

MOZART<br />

Sonata in C major, K. 309<br />

Sonata in A major, K. 331, “Alla Turca”<br />

Sonata in F major, K. 533/494<br />

Sonata in D major, K. 576<br />

The Devil‘s Labyrinth<br />

LES VIOLONS DU ROY<br />

Friday, Nov. 3 –7:30 p.m.<br />

Rate 1<br />

Nicolas Ellis, conductor<br />

Kerson Leong, violin<br />

VIVALDI<br />

Violin Concerto in D major, RV 234,<br />

“L’inquietudine”<br />

CORELLI<br />

Concerto Grosso in C minor,<br />

Op. 6, No. 3<br />

GEMINIANI<br />

Concerto Grosso No. 5 in G minor<br />

(after Corelli’s Violin Sonata<br />

Op. 5, No. 5)<br />

LOCATELLI<br />

Violin Concerto in D major,<br />

Op. 3, No. 12, “Il Labirinto armonico”<br />

TARTINI<br />

Violin Sonata in G minor, GT 2.g05,<br />

“Devil’s Trill”<br />

LLŶR WILLIAMS, piano<br />

OUTSTANDING PIANISTS<br />

Tuesday, Nov. 7 – 7:30 p.m.<br />

Rate 3<br />

Following two remarkable<br />

appearances at Bourgie Hall, this<br />

Welsh virtuoso returns with a<br />

program presenting great works<br />

of the piano literature inspired by<br />

the musical traditions of various<br />

European nations.<br />

Works by ALBÉNIZ, BARTÓK,<br />

CHOPIN, GRIEG, LISZT,<br />

SZYMANOWSKI and WARLOCK<br />

Wednesday, Nov. 8 – 7:30 p.m.<br />

Rate 4<br />

As a form of commentary on the<br />

exhibition Marisol, the Quatuor<br />

Cobalt will present the magnificent<br />

Suite for Harp and String Quartet<br />

by our composer-in-residence<br />

Rachel LAURIN, as well as the world<br />

premiere of a work by Venezuelan<br />

composer Adina IZARRA<br />

commissioned by Bourgie Hall.<br />

Quatuor Cobalt<br />

Guillaume Villeneuve, violin<br />

Diane Bayard, violin<br />

Clément Bufferne, viola<br />

François Leclerc, cello<br />

Antoine Malette-Chénier, harp<br />

In connection with the exhibition<br />

Marisol: A Retrospective<br />

Musical Canvas<br />

5 p.m.: talk and welcome drink<br />

6 p.m.: guided tour of the exhibition<br />

7:30 p.m.: concert<br />

Guided tour and concert combo:<br />

see rates on p. 56<br />

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Ligeti Festival<br />

Enjoy a 30% discount<br />

on the combined<br />

purchase of tickets to<br />

all 4 events presented<br />

during the Ligeti Festival!<br />

To mark the centenary of his birth, the<br />

Ligeti Festival pays homage to celebrated<br />

Hungarian composer György Ligeti (1923-<br />

2006), whose catalogue figures among<br />

the most original of the 20th century.<br />

During this two-day event, joined by<br />

leading experts and outstanding performers,<br />

discover Ligeti’s creative world, from his<br />

youthful forays into composition inspired<br />

by Hungarian folk traditions through to the<br />

radical experimentations of his later years.<br />

Acclaimed pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard will<br />

be this special event’s guest of honour.<br />

Films at the Cinéma du Musée<br />

Lecture<br />

Saturday, Nov. 4 – 2:30 p.m.<br />

Lecture Rate<br />

Concert 1<br />

Saturday, Nov. 4 – 7:30 p.m.<br />

Rate 3<br />

Concert 2<br />

Sunday, Nov. 5 – 2:30 p.m.<br />

Rate 3<br />

Concert 3<br />

Sunday, Nov. 5 – 6 p.m.<br />

Rate 1<br />

In connection with the Ligeti Festival, the Cinéma du Musée will<br />

screen three films by Stanley KUBRICK, whose soundtracks<br />

include excerpts of several works by the eminent Hungarian<br />

composer. Films will be presented in their original English version<br />

with French subtitles.<br />

LECTURE<br />

Benjamin Levy, musicologist<br />

Jonathan Goldman, host<br />

Using the kaleidoscope metaphor,<br />

musicologist and professor at the<br />

University of California, Santa<br />

Barbara, Benjamin Levy discusses<br />

the complex cultural phenomena<br />

that influenced Ligeti: modern visual<br />

arts, the post-war social environment<br />

and musical traditions that span<br />

Transylvania to Southeast Asia.<br />

Presented in French and English<br />

In collaboration with the Faculty of Music<br />

of the Université de Montréal<br />

˙<br />

CHAMBER MUSIC<br />

Jean-Michaël Lavoie, conductor<br />

Ensemble from the Orchestre<br />

symphonique de Montréal<br />

Ligeti Quartet<br />

Ensemble from the Université de<br />

Montréal and McGill University<br />

LIGETI<br />

Ramifications<br />

Kammerkonzert<br />

Six Bagatelles for Wind Quintet<br />

Trio for Violin, Horn and Piano<br />

˙<br />

CHAMBER MUSIC<br />

Ligeti Quartet<br />

Freya Goldmark, violin<br />

Patrick Dawkins, violin<br />

Richard Jones, viola<br />

Val Welbanks, cello<br />

Selections from Nouvelles Études,<br />

including those by Nicole<br />

LIZÉE and Ana SOKOLOVIĆ,<br />

commissioned by the Ligeti Quartet<br />

and Bourgie Hall (world premiere)<br />

Lukas LIGETI World Premiere<br />

György LIGETI<br />

String Quartet No. 2<br />

String Quartet No. 1,<br />

“Métamorphoses nocturnes”<br />

˙<br />

OUTSTANDING PIANISTS<br />

Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano<br />

BEETHOVEN Bagatelles<br />

CHOPIN Three Etudes<br />

DEBUSSY Three Etudes<br />

LIGETI<br />

Musica ricercata<br />

Six Etudes<br />

November 4 – 4 p.m.<br />

Eyes Wide Shut, 1999, 2h39m<br />

November 5 – 11:30 a.m.<br />

2001: A Space Odyssey, 1968, 2h29m<br />

November 5 – 8:30 p.m.<br />

The Shining, 1980, 2h26m<br />

Enjoy a 25% discount on the price of admission to the<br />

Cinéma du Musée for any of the three above-mentioned films<br />

upon presentation of your ticket to one of the events hosted<br />

at Bourgie Hall during the Ligeti Festival.<br />

This offer is valid at the Cinéma du Musée’s box office only.<br />

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BARBADA<br />

Autumn Makeup<br />

LES RUGISSANTS<br />

Marisol/Fragments<br />

GORDON BINTNER,<br />

bass-baritone<br />

MICHAEL McMAHON,<br />

piano<br />

VOCAL RECITAL<br />

Friday, Nov. 10 – 7:30 p.m.<br />

Rate 2<br />

Renowned Canadian bass-baritone<br />

Gordon Bintner, who leads a<br />

thriving career both at home<br />

and abroad, and pianist Michael<br />

McMahon present an evening of<br />

Romantic lieder and 20th-century<br />

French and English art songs.<br />

Works by BRAHMS, FINZI, IBERT,<br />

SCHUBERT and R. SCHUMANN<br />

An emerging artist will give a 15-minute<br />

performance at the beginning of the<br />

concert.<br />

FAMILY CONCERT<br />

Sunday, Nov. 12 – 2:30 p.m.<br />

Rate 5<br />

“Once upon three times…” the<br />

first of three musical tales told by<br />

Barbada to a soundtrack created<br />

by musicians of the Orchestre<br />

Métropolitain! Three friends set<br />

off into the forest, travelling from<br />

season to season in search of<br />

celebrated multicolour dewrops<br />

that create marvellous music,<br />

bringing joy to everyone!<br />

Ages 5 & up<br />

Presented in French<br />

Barbada de Barbades, storyteller<br />

François Racine, concept, texts &<br />

stage director<br />

Musicians of the<br />

Orchestre Métropolitain<br />

Lise Bouchard, trumpet<br />

Trumpet player to be confirmed<br />

Simon Bourget, horn<br />

Trombone player to be confirmed<br />

Trevor Dix, tuba<br />

Alexandre Lavoie, percussion<br />

JEAN RONDEAU,<br />

fortepiano<br />

Gradus ad Parnassum<br />

HISTORICAL KEYBOARDS<br />

Wednesday, Nov. 15 – 7:30 p.m.<br />

Rate 2<br />

Extraordinary harpsichordist<br />

Jean Rondeau forgoes his usual<br />

instrument for the fortepiano<br />

in a program of works by great<br />

18th-century Viennese composers,<br />

supplemented by a few etudes<br />

from Muzio Clementi’s pedagogical<br />

collection Gradus ad Parnassum.<br />

Works by BEETHOVEN, CLEMENTI,<br />

FUX, J. HAYDN and MOZART<br />

A master class will take place on<br />

November 16, at 10 a.m.<br />

I GEMELLI ENSEMBLE<br />

A Room of Mirrors<br />

BAROQUE MUSIC<br />

Wednesday, Nov. 22 – 7:30 p.m.<br />

Rate 2<br />

Engaging in a masterful dialogue of<br />

Italian vocal music, tenors Emiliano<br />

Gonzalez Toro and Zachary<br />

Wilder present some of the finest<br />

works of the early Baroque.<br />

Voices and instruments answer<br />

each other through a palette of<br />

richly contrasting colours and<br />

expressions. This “Hall of Mirrors”<br />

creates a joyful ode to twinship!<br />

Works by CALESTANI, CASTALDI,<br />

CASTELLO, D’INDIA, FALCONIERI,<br />

GREGORI, NOTARI, SABBATINI<br />

and TURINI<br />

ANDERS MUSKENS<br />

The Intimate Fortepiano<br />

HISTORICAL KEYBOARDS<br />

Sunday, Nov. 26 – 2:30 p.m.<br />

Rate 3<br />

In the close setting of Bourgie Hall,<br />

the highly skilled fortepianist<br />

Anders Muskens performs on the<br />

splendid Regier fortepiano three<br />

of the most beautiful sonatas<br />

written by Joseph Haydn, Mozart<br />

and Beethoven.<br />

MOZART<br />

Sonata in B-flat major, K. 333<br />

J. HAYDN<br />

Sonata in D major, Hob.XVI:42<br />

BEETHOVEN<br />

Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57,<br />

“Appassionata”<br />

“Salon” configuration for a more intimate<br />

listening experience<br />

VOCAL ENSEMBLE<br />

Wednesday, Nov. 29 – 7:30 p.m.<br />

Rate 3<br />

Like reassembled fragments of<br />

mirrors, this concert explores<br />

the life of Marisol Escobar as<br />

well as her social, political, and<br />

cultural environment. It traces her<br />

Catholic upbringing, Latin American<br />

background, the Cold War she<br />

lived through, and the feminism<br />

she championed.<br />

Xavier Brossard-Ménard, conductor<br />

Works by BARBER, GINASTERA,<br />

Philip GLASS and LEGRAND<br />

In connection with the exhibition<br />

Marisol: A Retrospective<br />

Musical Canvas<br />

5 p.m.: talk and welcome drink<br />

6 p.m.: guided tour of the exhibition<br />

7:30 p.m.: concert<br />

Guided tour and concert combo:<br />

see rates on p. 56<br />

In collaboration with the<br />

Orchestre Métropolitain<br />

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December<br />

Maria Callas at 100!<br />

CONCERT-LECTURE<br />

Saturday, Dec. 2 – 5:30 p.m.<br />

Rate 4<br />

A tribute to one of the greatest<br />

opera singers of all time, to<br />

mark the 100th anniversary of<br />

her birth! This lecture discusses<br />

certain unexplored facets of the<br />

life of Maria Callas and will be<br />

interspersed with performances<br />

of works that brought her<br />

worldwide fame.<br />

Aline Kutan, soprano<br />

Olivier Godin, piano<br />

Richard Turp, lecturer<br />

MUSICIANS FROM<br />

MARLBORO (USA)<br />

CHAMBER MUSIC<br />

Tuesday, Dec. 5 – 7:30 p.m.<br />

Rate 3<br />

Six performers known for their<br />

artistry and thrilling interpretations<br />

of a vast chamber music repertoire<br />

promise to captivate the audience<br />

with an inventive program comprising<br />

works by VAUGHAN WILLIAMS,<br />

Helen GRIME and BRAHMS.<br />

Filippo Gorini, piano<br />

Patrick Bessenbacher, tenor<br />

Mary Lynch Vanderkolk, oboe<br />

Itamar Zorman, violin<br />

Haesue Lee, viola<br />

Brannon Cho, cello<br />

In collaboration with the<br />

Marlboro Music Festival (USA)<br />

LOUISE BESSETTE &<br />

COREY HAMM, pianos<br />

RACHMANINOFF FOR 2 PIANOS<br />

Wednesday, Dec. 6 – 7:30 p.m.<br />

Rate 3<br />

For their very first concert as a<br />

duo, these two outstanding pianists<br />

will present a vibrantly coloured<br />

program.<br />

Arno BABAJANIAN and<br />

Alexander ARUTIUNIAN<br />

Armenian Rhapsody<br />

Petros SHOUJOUNIAN<br />

“Group of Seven” Musical Exhibition<br />

(world premiere)<br />

RACHMANINOFF<br />

Symphonic Dances, Op. 45<br />

RAFAEL ZALDIVAR &<br />

JEAN-MICHEL PILC,<br />

pianos<br />

Two Jazz Pianos<br />

JAZZ 5 À 7<br />

Thursday, Dec. 7 – 6 p.m.<br />

Rate 4<br />

Having played in New York with<br />

several greats of the international<br />

jazz scene, these two leading<br />

figures of jazz will improvise and<br />

revisit standards with a touch<br />

of Afro-Cuban flair. A session of<br />

musical creativity like no other!<br />

An emerging artist will give a 15-minute<br />

performance at the beginning of the<br />

concert.<br />

JACK SWANSON, tenor<br />

JOHN ARIDA, piano<br />

VOCAL RECITAL<br />

Friday, Dec. 8 – 7:30 p.m.<br />

Rate 3<br />

From Italian opera to Irish songs<br />

to Romantic music, Jack Swanson<br />

is fearless! This young tenor<br />

hailing from the Midwest, widely<br />

applauded throughout Europe<br />

and the United States, makes his<br />

Bourgie Hall debut.<br />

Works by BELLINI, GRIEG, LISZT<br />

and POULENC, as well as Irish<br />

and Scottish songs in tribute to<br />

John McCORMACK<br />

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MOMO & MARI<br />

KODAMA, pianos<br />

The Nutcracker on Two<br />

Pianos<br />

OUTSTANDING PIANISTS<br />

Sunday, Dec. 10 – 2:30 p.m.<br />

Rate 3<br />

Embracing the holiday spirit, sisters<br />

Momo and Mari Kodama perform<br />

a program for two pianos that<br />

transports us to the fairy-tale world<br />

of Tchaikovsky’s ballets.<br />

TCHAIKOVSKY<br />

The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a<br />

(transcription by Anton Arensky)<br />

Swan Lake, Op. 20 (excerpts;<br />

transcriptions by Claude Debussy<br />

and Eduard Langer)<br />

The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66<br />

(excerpts; transcription by<br />

Sergei Rachmaninoff)<br />

The Women Who Leave<br />

VOCAL RECITAL<br />

Wednesday, Dec. 13 – 7:30 p.m.<br />

Rate 4<br />

A rising star of vocal music, Rose<br />

Naggar-Tremblay will present a<br />

program exploring the peregrinations<br />

of women. Inspired by Marisol’s life<br />

and artistic practice, this recital will<br />

culminate in the world premiere of<br />

a song cycle composed by Luna<br />

PEARL WOOLF, on poems written<br />

by the singer herself in collaboration<br />

with participants in an art therapy<br />

workshop series at the MMFA.<br />

Rose Naggar-Tremblay, contralto<br />

Julien LeBlanc, piano<br />

Catherine Pinard, actress<br />

In connection with the exhibition<br />

Marisol: A Retrospective<br />

GOTHIC VOICES<br />

Medieval Christmas<br />

MEDIEVAL MUSIC<br />

Thursday, Dec. 14 – 7:30 p.m.<br />

Rate 3<br />

The world-renowned British vocal<br />

quartet makes its first appearance<br />

in Quebec! Specializing in medieval<br />

repertoire, this ensemble will<br />

perform music from the 12th to<br />

15th centuries inspired by the<br />

Annunciation and the Nativity.<br />

Catherine King, mezzo-soprano<br />

Julian Podger, tenor<br />

Steven Harrold, tenor<br />

Simon Whiteley, baritone<br />

ARION BAROQUE<br />

ORCHESTRA<br />

Christmas in Paris<br />

BAROQUE MUSIC<br />

Sunday, Dec 17. – 2:30 p.m.<br />

Rate 3<br />

Directed by brilliant recorder player<br />

Vincent Lauzer, Arion celebrates<br />

Christmas as it was done in 18thcentury<br />

Paris, to the tune of French<br />

and Italian incidental works and<br />

folk-inspired carols.<br />

Vincent Lauzer, recorder & director<br />

Noémy Gagnon-Lafrenais, violin<br />

Guillaume Villeneuve, violin<br />

Jacques-André Houle, viola & violin<br />

Amanda Keesmaat, cello<br />

Hank Knox, harpsichord & organ<br />

Sylvain Bergeron, archlute & guitar<br />

TAUREY BUTLER TRIO<br />

A Charlie Brown<br />

Christmas<br />

JAZZ 5 À 7<br />

Wednesday, Dec. 20 – 6 p.m.<br />

Thursday, Dec. 21 – 6 p.m. &<br />

8:30 p.m.<br />

Rate 4<br />

The 9th edition of this Bourgie Hall<br />

holiday classic! Jazz pianist Vince<br />

Guaraldi’s famous soundtrack is<br />

performed by exceptional musicians,<br />

joined by a surprise guest.<br />

Taurey Butler, piano<br />

Morgan Moore, double bass<br />

Wali Muhammad, drums<br />

In collaboration with the<br />

MMFA’s Education and Wellness Division<br />

Musical Canvas<br />

5 p.m.: talk and welcome drink<br />

6 p.m.: guided tour of the exhibition<br />

7:30 p.m.: concert<br />

Guided tour and concert combo:<br />

see rates on p. 56<br />

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January<br />

French Romance<br />

LES VIOLONS DU ROY<br />

Friday, January 19 – 7:30 p.m.<br />

Rate 1<br />

Nicolas Ellis, conductor<br />

Florie Valiquette, soprano<br />

David Jalbert, piano<br />

This concert pays tribute to<br />

Théodore Dubois and Gabriel Fauré.<br />

T. DUBOIS<br />

Suite for Piano and Strings in F minor<br />

FAURÉ<br />

La Bonne Chanson, Op. 61<br />

RAVEL<br />

String Quartet in F major<br />

(version for string orchestra)<br />

In collaboration with the<br />

Palazzetto Bru Zane - Centre de musique<br />

romantique française (Italy)<br />

Tribute to Françoise<br />

Sullivan<br />

MUSIC & DANCE<br />

Sunday, January 21 – 2:30 p.m.<br />

Rate 3<br />

Bourgie Hall presents a<br />

retrospective of the choreographies<br />

of Françoise Sullivan and Françoise<br />

Riopelle, two of Canada’s dance<br />

pioneers and signatories to the<br />

manifesto Refus global.<br />

In connection with the exhibition<br />

Françoise Sullivan<br />

VÍKINGUR ÓLAFSSON,<br />

piano<br />

J.S. Bach‘s Goldberg<br />

Variations<br />

OUTSTANDING PIANISTS<br />

Wednesday, Jan. 24 – 7:30 p.m.<br />

Special rate $76<br />

Engaging and fascinating pianist<br />

Víkingur Ólafsson ranks among<br />

today’s most sought-after<br />

performers. He will perform<br />

J.S. BACH’s timeless masterpiece,<br />

the Goldberg Variations.<br />

The String Quartet,<br />

from Refus global<br />

to Today<br />

IN RESIDENCE - RACHEL LAURIN<br />

Thursday, January 25 – 7:30 p.m.<br />

Rate 4<br />

An ensemble devoted to music of<br />

the 20th and 21st centuries, the<br />

Molinari Quartet performs four<br />

works by Quebec composers, all<br />

witnesses to the ferment of artistic<br />

experimentation in Quebec since<br />

the publication in 1948 of<br />

the groundbreaking manifesto<br />

Refus global: Otto JOACHIM,<br />

Rachel LAURIN, Jean LESAGE<br />

and Jean PAPINEAU-COUTURE.<br />

Molinari Quartet<br />

Olga Ranzenhofer, violin<br />

Antoine Bareil, violin<br />

Frédéric Lambert, viola<br />

Pierre-Alain Bouvrette, cello<br />

In connection with the exhibition<br />

Françoise Sullivan<br />

WOLFGANG HOLZMAIR,<br />

baritone<br />

Music at Theresienstadt<br />

HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL<br />

Saturday, January 27 – 7:30 p.m.<br />

Rate 3<br />

To mark UNESCO’s International<br />

Day of Commemoration in Memory<br />

of the Victims of the Holocaust,<br />

distinguished Austrian baritone<br />

Wolfgang Holzmair and pianist<br />

Olivier Godin give a recital centred<br />

on works composed at the<br />

Theresienstadt concentration camp.<br />

Works by Pavel HAAS,<br />

SCHUMANN/KOPPER, Viktor<br />

ULLMANN, Ilse WEBER and others<br />

A master class will take place on<br />

January 26, at 1 p.m.<br />

Tuesday, January 23 – 5:30 p.m.<br />

Lecture Rate<br />

The recital will be preceded by<br />

a lecture on artistic and musical<br />

production in concentration camps,<br />

especially in Theresienstadt.<br />

Caroline Louis, moderator<br />

Gerold W. Gruber, founding<br />

director of ExilArte (Vienna)<br />

Marie-Blanche Fourcade, Head of<br />

Collections and Exhibitions at the<br />

Montreal Holocaust Museum<br />

Wolfgang Holzmair, baritone<br />

ENSEMBLE CAPRICE<br />

Don Quichotte chez la<br />

Duchesse<br />

BAROQUE MUSIC<br />

Sunday, January 28 – 2:30 p.m.<br />

Rate 2<br />

This comic opera by Joseph BODIN<br />

DE BOISMORTIER, based on<br />

Cervantes’ famous novel, depicts<br />

the sordid hospitality extended<br />

to Don Quixote and his squire<br />

Sancho Panza by the Duke and<br />

Duchess, keen to have a laugh at<br />

their expense. While Don Quixote<br />

thinks only of his sweet Dulcinea,<br />

the most unlikely scenarios ensue,<br />

with mad hilarity that will inevitably<br />

draw a smile.<br />

Matthias Maute, conductor<br />

Catherine Saint-Arnaud, soprano<br />

Dorothéa Ventura, soprano<br />

Claudine Ledoux, mezzo-soprano<br />

Arthur Tanguay-Labrosse, haute-contre<br />

Dominique Côté, baritone<br />

Dion Mazerolle, baritone<br />

In collaboration with Ensemble Caprice<br />

In collaboration with ExilArte (Vienna)<br />

and the Montreal Holocaust Museum<br />

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February<br />

Mozart and Haydn,<br />

Winds and Harp<br />

Concert for the Lunar<br />

New Year<br />

LES VIOLONS DU ROY<br />

Claude Debussy:<br />

Forgotten Images<br />

MUSIC OF GLOBAL CULTURES<br />

IMANI WINDS<br />

Black and Brown<br />

CHAMBER MUSIC<br />

Thursday, Feb. 1 – 7:30 p.m.<br />

Rate 4<br />

This two-time Grammy-nominated<br />

ensemble transformed, and even<br />

revolutionized the wind quintet<br />

through its vibrant playing and<br />

audacious programming that<br />

highlights contemporary works of<br />

jazz and Latin inspiration.<br />

Brandon Patrick George, flute<br />

Toyin Spellman-Diaz, oboe<br />

Marc Dover, clarinet<br />

Kevin Newton, horn<br />

Monica Ellis, bassoon<br />

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Friday, Feb. 2 – 7:30 p.m.<br />

Rate 1<br />

Jonathan Cohen, conductor<br />

Valérie Milot, harp<br />

Pentaèdre<br />

Ariane Brisson, flute<br />

Élise Poulin, oboe<br />

Martin Carpentier, clarinet<br />

Louis-Philippe Marsolais, horn<br />

Mathieu Lussier, bassoon<br />

J. HAYDN<br />

Armide (Overture)<br />

Sinfonia Concertante in B-flat major,<br />

Hob. I.105<br />

MOZART<br />

Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat major,<br />

K. 297b (arr. M. Lussier)<br />

Concerto for Flute, Harp, and<br />

Orchestra in C major, K. 299/297c<br />

APOLLON MUSAGÈTE<br />

QUARTET<br />

CHAMBER MUSIC<br />

Tuesday, Feb. 6 – 7:30 p.m.<br />

Rate 2<br />

This young Polish string quartet<br />

has already garnered acclaim<br />

throughout the world! They will<br />

perform four major works of the<br />

chamber music repertoire.<br />

Paweł Zalejski, violin<br />

Bartosz Zachłod, violin<br />

Piotr Szumieł, viola<br />

Piotr Skweres, cello<br />

DVOŘÁK<br />

String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat major,<br />

Op. 51<br />

SHOSTAKOVICH<br />

String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110<br />

CHAMBER MUSIC<br />

Thursday, Feb. 8 – 7:30 p.m.<br />

Rate 3<br />

This singular concert offers a<br />

musical retrospective of the life<br />

of Claude DEBUSSY. Reinvented<br />

for cello and piano by two widely<br />

esteemed musicians, these<br />

Forgotten Images paint a timeless<br />

portrait of this significant figure in<br />

the history of music.<br />

Stéphane Tétreault, cello<br />

Olivier Hébert-Bouchard, piano<br />

Saturday, Feb. 10– 2:30 p.m.<br />

Rate 4<br />

To usher in the Lunar New Year<br />

and Year of the Dragon, Liu Fang,<br />

the “empress of the pipa,” and<br />

Liu Xiyan, a first-rate guqin player<br />

who performs in a traditional<br />

Taoist style, will introduce us to the<br />

distinctive and refined repertoire<br />

of Chinese classical music. Come<br />

and celebrate this important event<br />

by sharing a pleasant moment in a<br />

festive setting!<br />

Liu Fang, pipa & guzheng<br />

Liu Xiyan, guqin<br />

SCHUBERT<br />

Quartettsatz in C minor, D. 703<br />

String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 125,<br />

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No. 1, D. 87<br />

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Ali Kian Yazdanfar<br />

Faust-Queyras-<br />

Melnikov Trio<br />

CHAMBER MUSIC<br />

Monday, Feb. 12 – 7:30 p.m.<br />

Rate 1<br />

Praised for the quality and<br />

refinement of its playing, this<br />

renowned trio will perform an<br />

eclectic program comprising a<br />

transcription by BEETHOVEN of<br />

his Symphony No. 2, DVOŘÁK’s<br />

well-known “Dumky” Trio, and<br />

Elliott CARTER’s last work.<br />

Isabelle Faust, violin<br />

Jean-Guihen Queyras, cello<br />

Alexander Melnikov, piano<br />

DIDEM BAŞAR, kanun<br />

Continuum<br />

MUSIC OF GLOBAL CULTURES<br />

Tuesday, Feb. 13 – 7:30 p.m.<br />

Rate 4<br />

Virtuoso Didem Başar shares with<br />

us her new compositions for kanun<br />

(Turkish zither), string quintet and<br />

percussion. Marrying the Turkish<br />

musical tradition with Western<br />

colours and sounds, this innovative<br />

concert traverses centuries and<br />

cultures.<br />

Didem Başar, kanun & compositions<br />

Samuel-San Vachon, double bass<br />

Patrick Graham, percussion<br />

An Out-of-the-<br />

Ordinary Octet<br />

MUSICIANS OF THE OSM<br />

Friday, Feb. 16 – 6:30 p.m.<br />

Rate 3<br />

Eight double bass players from<br />

the OSM will reveal this<br />

instrument’s infinite universe of<br />

sonic and expressive possibilities.<br />

Don’t miss this event!<br />

Gavin BRYARS<br />

Silva Caledonia [Forest of Caledonia]<br />

Arvo PÄRT<br />

Fratres [Brothers]<br />

Richard REED PARRY<br />

World Premiere (OSM commission)<br />

Claude VIVIER<br />

Pulau Dewata [Island of the Gods]<br />

GESUALDO<br />

Three Madrigals<br />

Julia WOLFE<br />

Stronghold<br />

IHOR MOSTOVOI,<br />

baritone<br />

SERHIY SALOV, piano<br />

With Ukraine!<br />

VOCAL RECITAL<br />

Saturday, Feb. 17 – 7:30 p.m.<br />

Rate 3<br />

This recital pays homage to the<br />

people of Ukraine with 19th- and<br />

20th-century songs by LYSENKO,<br />

LIATOSHINSKY and DANKEVYCH,<br />

works for piano by CHOPIN<br />

and SALOV, and several world<br />

premieres, including Letters From<br />

the Frontline, a song cycle by<br />

Evan MACK based on poems<br />

written by Ukrainian soldiers in the<br />

line of battle.<br />

Tribute to Rachel Laurin<br />

HISTORICAL KEYBOARDS<br />

Sunday, Feb. 18 – 2:30 p.m.<br />

Rate 4<br />

Internationally renowned organ<br />

virtuoso Isabelle Demers,<br />

alongside some of her most highly<br />

accomplished students from the<br />

Schulich School of Music of McGill<br />

University, take us on a musical<br />

journey through the rich repertoire<br />

for organ, including several works<br />

by Bourgie Hall’s composer-inresidence<br />

Rachel Laurin.<br />

Isabelle Demers, organ<br />

With students from her organ class<br />

at the Schulich School of Music of<br />

McGill University<br />

Organ works by J.S. BACH,<br />

BUXTEHUDE and Rachel LAURIN<br />

Andara Quartet<br />

Marie-Claire Vaillancourt, violin<br />

Jeanne Côté, violin<br />

Vincent Delorme, viola<br />

Dominique Beauséjour-Ostiguy, cello<br />

In collaboration with the<br />

Orchestre symphonique de Montréal<br />

In collaboration with the<br />

Centre des musiciens du monde<br />

(Montreal)<br />

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A Journey Through<br />

Baroque Europe<br />

JENNIFER KOH &<br />

MISSY MAZZOLI<br />

Fauré & Enescu,<br />

Master and Apprentice<br />

BAROQUE MUSIC<br />

CONTEMPORARY MUSIC<br />

TRIBUTE TO FAURÉ<br />

Wednesday, Feb. 21 – 7:30 p.m.<br />

Rate 2<br />

André Leroux & Friends<br />

Wednesday, Feb. 28 – 7:30 p.m.<br />

Rate 3<br />

Thursday, Feb. 29 – 7:30 p.m.<br />

Rate 3<br />

Théotime Langlois de Swarte and<br />

Le Consort give us the Grand Tour<br />

through Italy, England, Germany,<br />

and France, illuminating the creative<br />

and expressive ingenuity of several<br />

great Baroque-era masters.<br />

Le Consort<br />

Théotime Langlois de Swarte, violin<br />

Sophie de Bardonnèche, violin<br />

Hanna Salzenstein, cello<br />

Justin Taylor, harpsichord<br />

Works by J.S. BACH, CORELLI,<br />

DANDRIEU, ECCLES, PURCELL,<br />

RAMEAU, REALI, VERACINI and<br />

VIVALDI<br />

JAZZ 5 À 7<br />

Thursday, Feb. 22 – 6 p.m.<br />

Rate 4<br />

This concert invites us on an<br />

intercultural musical exploration<br />

through rhythms from around<br />

the world, in a performance that<br />

merges notated music and jazz<br />

improvisation. It brings together<br />

seasoned musicians with a keen<br />

interest in sharing musical ideas<br />

inspired by their many travels.<br />

André Leroux, saxophones, flutes &<br />

clarinets<br />

François Bourassa, piano<br />

John Hollenbeck, percussion & drums<br />

Rémi-Jean Leblanc, double bass &<br />

electric bass<br />

Other surprise guests!<br />

A concert that brings together genredefying<br />

composer Missy Mazzoli<br />

and violinist Jennifer Koh, a tireless<br />

champion of contemporary music<br />

renowned for her dazzling virtuosity<br />

and exceptional musicianship.<br />

Jennifer Koh, amplified violin<br />

Missy Mazzoli, keyboards,<br />

electronics & piano<br />

In collaboration with Le Vivier<br />

To commemorate the 100th<br />

anniversary of Gabriel FAURÉ’s<br />

death, this concert pays tribute to<br />

the great French composer and<br />

pedagogue. His Piano Quartet No. 1<br />

for piano and strings will be echoed<br />

by a piano quartet written by one of<br />

his star pupils, George ENESCU.<br />

Frank Braley, piano<br />

Soloists from the Queen Elisabeth<br />

Music Chapel (Belgium)<br />

In collaboration with the<br />

Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel (Belgium)<br />

and the Palazzetto Bru Zane - Centre de<br />

musique romantique française (Italy)<br />

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March<br />

Fauré and the Salons of<br />

the Belle Époque<br />

LECTURE<br />

LLUÍS CLARET, cello<br />

SANDRA MURRAY, piano<br />

TAUREY BUTLER TRIO<br />

Tribute to Oscar Peterson<br />

Friday, March 15 – 5:30 p.m.<br />

Lecture Rate<br />

˙<br />

˙<br />

˙<br />

Bach, Handel and the<br />

Concertante Organ<br />

LES VIOLONS DU ROY<br />

Friday, March 1 – 7:30 p.m.<br />

Rate 1<br />

Nicolas Ellis, conductor<br />

Isabelle Demers, organ<br />

J.S. BACH<br />

Sinfonia from the cantata BWV 169<br />

Concerto and Sinfonia from the<br />

cantata BWV 35<br />

HANDEL<br />

Organ Concerto in G minor, Op. 4,<br />

No. 1, HWV 289<br />

Organ Concerto in F major, HWV 295,<br />

“The Cuckoo and the Nightingale”<br />

TELEMANN<br />

Suite for Strings in G major,<br />

TWV 55.G2, “La Bizarre”<br />

FUX<br />

Concerto Le dolcezze e l’amerezze<br />

della notte, E. 112<br />

CHAMBER MUSIC<br />

Wed., March 6 – 7:30 p.m.<br />

Rate 3<br />

Andorran cellist Lluís Claret, grand<br />

prize-winner of the Rostropovich<br />

and Pablo Casals competitions, has<br />

enchanted audiences the world over<br />

with his splendid lyrical phrasing.<br />

For his first appearance at Bourgie<br />

Hall, he will be accompanied by<br />

accomplished Quebec pianist<br />

Sandra Murray in a program of<br />

19th- and 20th- century works.<br />

T. DUBOIS Cello Sonata<br />

DEBUSSY Cello Sonata, L. 144<br />

CASALS Five pieces<br />

A master class will take place on<br />

March 7, at 1 p.m.<br />

IGOR LEVIT, piano<br />

OUTSTANDING PIANISTS<br />

Monday, March 11 – 7:30 p.m.<br />

Special Rate $76<br />

Described by The New York Times<br />

as “one of the most essential<br />

musicians of his generation,” pianist<br />

Igor Levit is in a league of his own.<br />

He performs an original program<br />

that includes transcriptions of<br />

Mahler and Beethoven symphonies,<br />

as well as Brahms’s poignant<br />

Opus 119.<br />

MAHLER<br />

Adagio from the Symphony No. 10<br />

(arr. for piano by Ronald Stevenson)<br />

BRAHMS<br />

Four Pieces for Piano, Op. 119<br />

BEETHOVEN<br />

Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major,<br />

Op. 55, “Eroica” (arr. for piano by<br />

Franz Liszt)<br />

JAZZ 5 À 7<br />

Thursday, March 14 – 6 p.m.<br />

Rate 4<br />

Who better than the Taurey Butler<br />

Trio to pay tribute to one of the<br />

greatest jazz pianists of all time?<br />

Oscar Peterson, one of Montreal’s<br />

most decorated artists, formed a<br />

trio in the 1950s with double bassist<br />

Ray Brown and guitarist Herb Ellis,<br />

still regarded today as one of the<br />

finest ever.<br />

Taurey Butler, piano<br />

Morgan Moore, double bass<br />

Wali Muhammad, drums<br />

Delve into the world of the salons<br />

of the Belle Époque, where artists<br />

and poets gathered to exchange<br />

ideas on their country’s artistic,<br />

social, and cultural life. These<br />

venues for gathering and debating<br />

greatly influenced music making<br />

in the years spanning 1871 to 1914,<br />

and likewise Gabriel Fauré’s career.<br />

Presented in French<br />

Sylvain Caron, musicologist<br />

In connection with the recital given by<br />

Cyrille Dubois and Tristan Raës the same<br />

day at 7:30 p.m.<br />

In collaboration with the<br />

Palazzetto Bru Zane - Centre de musique<br />

romantique française (Italy)<br />

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LES IDÉES HEUREUSES<br />

Passiontide Concert<br />

ALCOLÉA & CIE<br />

Right in the Eye<br />

EMA NIKOLOVSKA,<br />

mezzo-soprano<br />

CHARLES RICHARD-<br />

HAMELIN, piano<br />

BAROQUE MUSIC<br />

Friday, March 29 – 3 p.m.<br />

Rate 2<br />

Maître Fauré:<br />

French Art Songs of the<br />

Belle Époque<br />

TRIBUTE TO FAURÉ<br />

Friday, March 15 – 7:30 p.m.<br />

Rate 3<br />

Cyrille Dubois, tenor<br />

Tristan Raës, piano<br />

This concert of French mélodies<br />

centres on Gabriel Fauré, <strong>2024</strong><br />

marking the 100th anniversary<br />

of his death, and illustrates the<br />

magnitude of his influence on his<br />

students.<br />

Works by N. BOULANGER,<br />

CHAUSSON, DEBUSSY, T. DUBOIS,<br />

DUPARC, FAURÉ, GODARD,<br />

RAVEL, ROGER-DUCASSE and<br />

SAINT-SAËNS<br />

In connection with the lecture presented by<br />

Sylvain Caron the same day at 5:30 p.m.<br />

MUSIC & FILM<br />

Sunday, March 17 – 2:30 p.m.<br />

Rate 5<br />

A screening of twelve short<br />

films accompanied by original<br />

compositions and improvised<br />

music, this cinematic concert<br />

immerses spectators in the playful<br />

and poetic world of film pioneer<br />

and special effects inventor<br />

Georges Méliès.<br />

Jean-François Alcoléa, concept,<br />

compositions, keyboard & objects<br />

Fabrice Favriou, percussion & guitar<br />

Thomas Desmarti, sound,<br />

percussion & objects<br />

Noémie Mancia, lights & video<br />

In collaboration with the<br />

International Festival of Films on Art<br />

(Le FIFA)<br />

Tribute to Raffi Armenian<br />

and Agnes Grossmann<br />

CHAMBER MUSIC<br />

Tuesday, March 19 – 7:30 p.m.<br />

Rate 2<br />

This concert pays tribute to two<br />

eminent conductors who have<br />

marked the Quebec and Canadian<br />

musical landscape.<br />

Jean-Marie Zeitouni, conductor<br />

Véronique Lacroix, conductor<br />

Aline Kutan, soprano<br />

Kimy McLaren, soprano<br />

Van Armenian, violin<br />

Michael McMahon, André Laplante<br />

and Olivier Godin, piano<br />

Jean Marchand, host<br />

String quartet of the<br />

Orchestre Métropolitain<br />

Johanne Morin, violin<br />

Nancy Ricard, violin<br />

Elvira Misbakhova, viola<br />

Christopher Best, cello<br />

Musicians of the Conservatoire de<br />

musique de Montréal<br />

VOCAL RECITAL<br />

Wed., March 20 – 7:30 p.m.<br />

Rate 2<br />

Acclaimed for her expressive<br />

abilities and vast repertoire,<br />

mezzo-soprano Ema Nikolovska<br />

is the recipient of several<br />

prestigious awards, including the<br />

Ferrier Loveday Song Prize. Joined<br />

by celebrated Quebec pianist<br />

Charles Richard-Hamelin, she<br />

will perform lieder and art songs<br />

by DEBUSSY, SCHUBERT and<br />

R. STRAUSS.<br />

The complete cycle of Christoph<br />

Graupner’s nineteen cantatas<br />

written specifically for Good Friday<br />

continues! This second concert<br />

in a series of six will feature three<br />

cantatas by this Baroque-era<br />

master, regarded by his peers as an<br />

exceptional composer.<br />

Geneviève Soly, director<br />

Odéi Bilodeau, soprano<br />

Andréanne Brisson Paquin, soprano<br />

William Duffy, male alto<br />

Arthur Tanguay-Labrosse, tenor<br />

Dion Mazerolle, baritone<br />

GRAUPNER<br />

Cantatas GWV 1127 Nos. 20, 25 & 29<br />

In collaboration with Les Idées heureuses<br />

Painting: Paolo Caliari, called Veronese, Christ<br />

Crowned with Thorns (detail), about 1584-1585.<br />

MMFA, purchase, the Museum Campaigns 1988-<br />

1993 and 1998-2002 Funds, gift in memory of<br />

Dr Alicja Lipecka Czernick and her husband,<br />

Dr Stanislas Czernick, the Montreal Museum of<br />

Fine Arts’ Volunteer Association Fund, and Horsley<br />

and Annie Townsend Bequest.<br />

In collaboration with the<br />

Palazzetto Bru Zane - Centre de musique<br />

romantique française (Italy)<br />

Works by BRAHMS, SCHUBERT,<br />

R. SCHUMANN and others<br />

In collaboration with the<br />

Orchestre Métropolitain and the<br />

Conservatoire de musique de Montréal<br />

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April<br />

Iranian Women:<br />

A Wind of Freedom<br />

ILLIA OVCHARENKO & ALEXANDER KASHPURIN, pianos<br />

Tribute to Rachmaninoff<br />

MUSIC OF GLOBAL CULTURES<br />

Tuesday, April 2 – 7:30 p.m.<br />

Rate 4<br />

Soprano Bahar Harandi has brought<br />

together an exceptional group of<br />

performers from Iran to pay tribute<br />

to Iranian women and the rich<br />

musical universe of this Middle<br />

Eastern country.<br />

Works by Amir ESLAMI, Hooshyar<br />

KHAYAM and Aida SHIRAZI<br />

Bahar Harandi, soprano<br />

Amir Eslami, ney<br />

Hooshyar Khayam, piano<br />

Saba Yousefi, violin<br />

From the Middle Ages<br />

to Degas: Museum<br />

Masterpieces in Music<br />

LECTURE<br />

Wednesday, April 3 – 5:30 p.m.<br />

Lecture Rate<br />

The magnificent early paintings<br />

bequeathed by the Hornstein<br />

family hold a special place in the<br />

Museum’s collections. This lecture<br />

will combine a dozen artworks<br />

from this legacy—religious scenes,<br />

landscapes, portraits, genre scenes<br />

and still-life works—with musical<br />

pieces to further enhance their<br />

beauty and extend their meaning.<br />

Presented in French<br />

François Filiatrault, musicographer<br />

Chloé Pelletier, curator of<br />

European Art (before 1800), MMFA<br />

Painting: Master of the Castello Nativity,<br />

Virgin and Child (detail), about 1460. MMFA,<br />

gift of Mr. and Mrs. Michal Hornstein.<br />

ABEL SELAOCOE<br />

& MANCHESTER<br />

COLLECTIVE<br />

Sirocco<br />

MUSIC OF GLOBAL CULTURES<br />

Thursday, April 4 – 7:30 p.m.<br />

Rate 3<br />

Combining virtuoso performances<br />

with song, improvisation, and<br />

percussion, South African<br />

cellist Abel Selaocoe, alongside<br />

Manchester Collective, tackles with<br />

ease a multitude of genres, pushing<br />

the boundaries of his instrument<br />

and weaving together Western and<br />

non-Western traditions.<br />

Manchester Collective<br />

Abel Selaocoe, cello<br />

Rakhi Singh, violin<br />

Simmy Singh, violin<br />

Ruth Gibson, viola<br />

Alan Keary, electric bass<br />

Dudu Kouate, percussion<br />

˙<br />

˙<br />

OUTSTANDING PIANISTS<br />

<strong>2023</strong> marks the 150th anniversary of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s birth. In tribute to him,<br />

two virtuoso pianists renowned for their refined playing and skill as chamber musicians<br />

will perform several of his piano works. Bourgie Hall is delighted to welcome these<br />

exceptional musicians for the first time.<br />

Concert 1<br />

Saturday, April 6 – 4:30 p.m.<br />

Rate 4<br />

Illia Ovcharenko, piano<br />

(2022 Honens Prize Laureate)<br />

RACHMANINOFF<br />

Variations on a Theme by Corelli,<br />

Op. 42<br />

Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 36<br />

Morceaux de fantaisie, Op. 3<br />

˙<br />

Concert 2<br />

Saturday, April 6– 7:30 p.m.<br />

Rate 4<br />

Alexander Kashpurin, piano<br />

RACHMANINOFF<br />

Études-tableaux, Op. 39<br />

Sonata No. 1 in D minor, Op. 28<br />

˙<br />

˙<br />

Concert 3<br />

Sunday, April 7 – 2:30 p.m<br />

Rate 4<br />

Illia Ovcharenko, piano<br />

Alexander Kashpurin, piano<br />

RACHMANINOFF<br />

Suite No. 1 for two pianos, Op. 5<br />

“Fantaisie-tableaux”<br />

Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 44<br />

(transcr. for two pianos by<br />

Rachmaninoff)<br />

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An Evening with Fauré<br />

MUSICIANS OF THE OSM<br />

MICHELLE CANN, piano<br />

The Women of Chicago‘s<br />

Black Renaissance<br />

˙<br />

Friday, April 5 – 7:30 p.m.<br />

Rate 3<br />

Andrew Wan, violin<br />

Olivier Thouin, violin<br />

Victor Fournelle-Blain, viola<br />

Anna Burden, cello<br />

François Zeitouni, piano<br />

FAURÉ<br />

Piano Trio in D minor, Op. 120<br />

String Quartet in E minor, Op. 121<br />

Piano Quintet No. 1 in D minor, Op. 89<br />

In collaboration with the<br />

Orchestre symphonique de Montréal<br />

and the Palazzetto Bru Zane - Centre de<br />

musique romantique française (Italy)<br />

ANA VIDOVIĆ, guitar<br />

RECITAL<br />

Tuesday, April 9 – 7:30 p.m.<br />

Rate 2<br />

Known for her outstanding<br />

musicality and prodigious technique,<br />

this seasoned guitarist gives her<br />

first recital at Bourgie Hall.<br />

Works by ALBÉNIZ, J.S. BACH,<br />

BARRIOS, BROUWER,<br />

CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO,<br />

MANGORE, D. SCARLATTI, SOR<br />

and TÁRREGA<br />

An emerging artist will give a 15-minute<br />

performance at the beginning of the<br />

concert.<br />

In collaboration with the<br />

Montreal Guitar Society<br />

Richard-Hamelin & Lu,<br />

Piano Four Hands<br />

OUTSTANDING PIANISTS<br />

Wednesday, April 10 – 7:30 p.m.<br />

Rate 2<br />

Either on two pianos or on one,<br />

these exceptional musicians will<br />

perform foundational works for four<br />

hands, including Schubert’s moving<br />

Fantasy in F minor.<br />

Charles Richard-Hamelin, piano<br />

Eric Lu, piano<br />

Works by CHOPIN, MOZART,<br />

RACHMANINOFF and SCHUBERT<br />

Tribute to Théodore<br />

Dubois<br />

CHAMBER MUSIC<br />

Friday, April 12 – 7:30 p.m.<br />

Rate 3<br />

This concert is dedicated to<br />

Théodore Dubois, a French<br />

composer and Director of the<br />

Paris Conservatory at the beginning<br />

of the last century, to mark the<br />

100th anniversary of his death.<br />

On this occasion, pianist Carole<br />

Dubois, the composer’s greatgreat-granddaughter,<br />

accompanied<br />

by four outstanding musicians, will<br />

perform his two piano trios and<br />

oboe quintet.<br />

Carole Dubois, piano<br />

Aaron Schwebel, violin<br />

Isaac Chalk, viola<br />

Chloé Dominguez, cello<br />

Vincent Boilard, oboe<br />

In connection with the study day presented<br />

the same day. See details on p. 43<br />

BARBADA<br />

Springtime Radiance<br />

FAMILY CONCERT<br />

Sunday, April 14 – 2:30 p.m.<br />

Rate 5<br />

“Once upon three times…” the<br />

second of three musical tales<br />

told by Barbada to a soundtrack<br />

created by musicians of the<br />

Orchestre Métropolitain! Three<br />

friends set off into the forest,<br />

travelling from season to season<br />

in search of celebrated multicolour<br />

dewrops that create marvellous<br />

music, bringing joy to everyone!<br />

Ages 5 & up<br />

Presented in French<br />

Barbada de Barbades, storyteller<br />

François Racine, concept, texts &<br />

stage director<br />

Musicians of the<br />

Orchestre Métropolitain<br />

Dominic Guilbault, violin<br />

Johanne Morin, violin<br />

Julie Dupras, viola<br />

Julien Siino, cello<br />

OUTSTANDING PIANISTS<br />

Tuesday, April 16 – 7:30 p.m.<br />

Rate 3<br />

Renowned for her brilliant<br />

technique and rich sound, pianist<br />

Michelle Cann presents a recital<br />

centred on several of Chicago’s<br />

African-American women<br />

composers, including Margaret<br />

BONDS, Irene BRITTON SMITH,<br />

Nora HOLT, Betty JACKSON KING,<br />

Florence PRICE and Hazel SCOTT.<br />

A master class will take place on<br />

April 15, at 1 p.m.<br />

In collaboration with the<br />

Palazzetto Bru Zane - Centre de musique<br />

romantique française (Italy)<br />

In collaboration with the<br />

Orchestre Métropolitain<br />

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ANDRÉ LAPLANTE, piano<br />

OUTSTANDING PIANISTS<br />

Le Bal masqué and<br />

L‘Histoire du Soldat<br />

MUSICIANS OF THE OM<br />

Thursday, April 18 – 7:30 p.m.<br />

Rate 3<br />

The superb French baritone François<br />

Le Roux, renowned as the “Pelléas<br />

of his generation,” will interpret<br />

the words of surrealist writer Max<br />

Jacob set to music by POULENC,<br />

as well as the celebrated theatrical<br />

work by RAMUZ and STRAVINSKY.<br />

Nicolas Ellis, conductor<br />

François Le Roux, baritone<br />

Musicians of the Orchestre<br />

Métropolitain<br />

KARINA GAUVIN &<br />

MARIE-NICOLE LEMIEUX<br />

Divine Duos!<br />

VOCAL RECITAL<br />

Friday, April 19 – 7:30 p.m.<br />

Rate 1<br />

Karina Gauvin and Marie-Nicole<br />

Lemieux have both attained<br />

fame on the greatest Canadian<br />

and international stages. These<br />

two singers and friends will be<br />

accompanied by their long-time<br />

collaborator Olivier Godin in an<br />

enchanting selection of French<br />

mélodies and German lieder.<br />

Works by BRAHMS, CHAMINADE,<br />

MASSENET, Felix MENDELSSOHN<br />

and R. SCHUMANN<br />

DANIEL HOPE, violin<br />

The Soul of Ireland<br />

MUSIC OF GLOBAL CULTURES<br />

Tuesday, April 23 – 7:30 p.m.<br />

Rate 2<br />

From nostalgic, dream-inducing<br />

tunes to playful rigaudons that<br />

make you tap your feet, this<br />

concert captures the rich musical<br />

heritage of Ireland, its myths and its<br />

legends. Through traditional Irish<br />

music from the Renaissance to<br />

the present day, Daniel Hope and<br />

his ensemble bring the beauty and<br />

magic of the Emerald Isle to life.<br />

Daniel Hope, violin<br />

Simos Papanas, violin<br />

Nicola Mosca, cello<br />

Emanuele Forni, lute<br />

Markellos Chryssicos, harpsichord<br />

Michael Metzler, percussion<br />

An emerging artist will give a 15-minute<br />

performance at the beginning of the<br />

concert.<br />

TRIO WANDERER<br />

CHAMBER MUSIC<br />

Wednesday, April 24 – 7:30 p.m.<br />

Rate 2<br />

The Trio Wanderer, one of the<br />

world’s best-known chamber music<br />

ensembles with an impressive<br />

discography, needs no introduction.<br />

Winner of three Victoires de la<br />

musique, they will perform an<br />

irresistible program sure to delight<br />

Bourgie Hall’s audience.<br />

Jean-Marc Phillips-Varjabédian, violin<br />

Raphaël Pidoux, cello<br />

Vincent Coq, piano<br />

R. SCHUMANN<br />

Piano Trio in D minor, Op. 63<br />

LISZT<br />

Tristia (arr. for piano trio of<br />

Vallée d’Obermann)<br />

SCHUBERT<br />

Piano Trio in E-flat major, Op. 100,<br />

D. 929<br />

The Guitar of Miloš:<br />

A Baroque Fantasy<br />

LES VIOLONS DU ROY<br />

Friday, April 26 – 7:30 p.m.<br />

Rate 1<br />

Jonathan Cohen, conductor<br />

Miloš, guitar<br />

An entirely Baroque program marks<br />

the first collaboration between<br />

Miloš, the extraordinary Montenegrin<br />

guitarist, and Les Violons du Roy<br />

under Jonathan Cohen!<br />

Works by J.S. BACH,<br />

F. COUPERIN, GEMINIANI,<br />

LOCATELLI, A. MARCELLO,<br />

PURCELL, RAMEAU, TELEMANN,<br />

VIVALDI and WEISS<br />

˙<br />

˙<br />

Saturday, April 27 – 7:30 p.m.<br />

Rate 2<br />

Esteemed Quebec pianist André<br />

Laplante, acclaimed for his<br />

prodigious technique and exquisite<br />

musical sensitivity, is in high demand<br />

as a soloist and chamber musician<br />

on the most prestigious stages.<br />

SCHUBERT<br />

Sonata in B-flat major, D. 960<br />

LISZT<br />

Sposalizio<br />

Vallée d’Obermann<br />

RAVEL<br />

Menuet antique<br />

Sonatine<br />

A master class will take place on<br />

April 25, at 11 a.m.<br />

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May<br />

Opera of Today<br />

BRUCE LIU in Recital<br />

OUTSTANDING PIANISTS<br />

Tuesday, May 14 – 7:30 p.m.<br />

Rate 1<br />

Having triumphed at the 18th<br />

International Fryderyk Chopin Piano<br />

Competition, Bruce Liu returns<br />

from his extensive international tour<br />

and gives his first performance at<br />

Bourgie Hall. Among other works,<br />

he will play CHOPIN’s Piano Sonata<br />

No. 2 and PROKOFIEV’s Piano<br />

Sonata No. 7. A must-see event!<br />

Works by CHOPIN, J. HAYDN,<br />

KAPUSTIN, PROKOFIEV and<br />

RAMEAU<br />

An emerging artist will give a 15-minute<br />

performance at the beginning of the<br />

concert.<br />

MYRIAM LEBLANC,<br />

soprano<br />

ROMAIN POLLET, piano<br />

Paris & the Belle Époque<br />

VOCAL RECITAL<br />

Wednesday, May 15 – 7:30 p.m.<br />

Rate 3<br />

The Belle Époque is in the spotlight<br />

with songs by three composers<br />

whose paths intersected, including<br />

those of Gabriel FAURÉ and<br />

Théodore DUBOIS, both of whom<br />

served as director of the Paris<br />

Conservatory, and who both died<br />

in 1924. The Mélodies persanes by<br />

Fauré’s teacher Camille SAINT-<br />

SAËNS will complete this program.<br />

The Scale of Time<br />

JAZZ 5 À 7<br />

Thursday, May 16 – 6 p.m.<br />

Rate 4<br />

For composer Yves LÉVEILLÉ, a<br />

balance between notated music and<br />

improvisation is fundamental. His<br />

music is immediate, introspective,<br />

and energetic. It stretches out or<br />

contracts with the passing of time,<br />

alongside extraordinarily expressive<br />

leading artists.<br />

Yves Léveillé, piano & composition<br />

Lizann Gervais, violin<br />

Olivier Thouin, violin<br />

Amina Myriam Tébini, viola<br />

Émilie Girard-Charest, cello<br />

Étienne Lafrance, double bass<br />

At the Heart of the String<br />

Quartet<br />

MUSICIANS OF THE OSM<br />

Friday, May 24 – 6:30 p.m.<br />

Rate 3<br />

Abby Walsh, violin<br />

Jean-Sébastien Roy, violin<br />

Charles Pilon, viola<br />

Sylvain Murray, cello<br />

Jessie MONTGOMERY<br />

Strum<br />

Philip GLASS<br />

String Quartet No. 3, “Mishima”<br />

Kelly-Marie MURPHY<br />

Another Little Piece of My Heart<br />

DEBUSSY<br />

String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10, L. 91<br />

In collaboration with the<br />

Orchestre symphonique de Montréal<br />

ALIA MENS<br />

Even If I Lose Everything<br />

MUSIC AND LITERATURE<br />

Saturday, May 25 – 7:30 p.m.<br />

Rate 3<br />

The Alia Mens vocal ensemble<br />

invites us to enjoy a deeply moving<br />

experience, pairing the breath-like<br />

impulsion of Arvo PÄRT’s a capella<br />

music with the words of recently<br />

departed French writer Christian<br />

BOBIN, enhanced by Bourgie Hall’s<br />

enveloping acoustics.<br />

Olivier Spilmont, conductor<br />

Elodie Fonnard, soprano<br />

Maya Villanueva, soprano<br />

Clémence Faber, alto<br />

William Shelton, alto<br />

Thomas Hobbs, tenor<br />

Hugo Hymas, tenor<br />

Luc Bertin-Hugaul, bass<br />

Romain Bockler, bass<br />

Marc de Pierrefeu, videos<br />

CONTEMPORARY MUSIC<br />

Thursday, May 30– 7:30 p.m.<br />

Rate 3<br />

This concert features three<br />

contemporary creations by<br />

women composers. The first<br />

draws inspiration from the poetry<br />

of Emné Nasereddine (Prix<br />

Émile-Nelligan), the second<br />

evokes traditional Abenaki tales,<br />

while the third is a dark comedy<br />

on the theme of the housing crisis.<br />

Analía Llugdar, composer<br />

Emné Nasereddine, librettist<br />

Alejandra Odgers, composer<br />

Nicole O’Bomsawin, librettist<br />

Rebecca Gray, soprano & composer<br />

Rachel Gray, librettist<br />

Kristin Hoff, artistic director<br />

In collaboration with<br />

Musique 3 Femmes and Le Vivier<br />

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activities<br />

NEW<br />

BARBADA<br />

Exhilarating Summer<br />

Fantastic Dreams<br />

LES VIOLONS DU ROY<br />

Master<br />

Classes<br />

Mentoring<br />

& Debuts<br />

Rising Stars<br />

Study Day<br />

Revisiting<br />

the legacy<br />

of Fauré<br />

FAMILY CONCERT<br />

Sunday, June 2 – 2:30 p.m.<br />

Rate 5<br />

“Once upon three times…” the<br />

last of three musical tales told by<br />

Barbada to a soundtrack created<br />

by musicians of the Orchestre<br />

Métropolitain! Three friends set<br />

off into the forest, travelling from<br />

season to season in search of<br />

celebrated multicolour dewrops<br />

that create marvellous music,<br />

bringing joy to everyone!<br />

Ages 5 & up<br />

Presented in French<br />

Barbada de Barbades, storyteller<br />

François Racine, concept, texts<br />

and stage director<br />

Musicians of the Orchestre<br />

Métropolitain<br />

Caroline Séguin, flute<br />

Oboe player to be confirmed<br />

François Martel, clarinet<br />

Louis-Philippe Marsolais, horn<br />

Michel Bettez, bassoon<br />

In collaboration with the<br />

Orchestre Métropolitain<br />

Simon Bourget<br />

The Winds of the<br />

Orchestre Métropolitain<br />

MUSICIANS OF THE OM<br />

Wednesday, June 5 - 6 p.m.<br />

Rate 3<br />

Jennifer Bourdages, piano<br />

Jocelyne Roy, flute<br />

Mélanie Harel, oboe<br />

Simon Aldrich, clarinet<br />

Simon Poirier, horn<br />

Gabrièle Dostie Poirier, bassoon<br />

Simon BOURGET<br />

World Premiere (Orchestre<br />

Métropolitain commission)<br />

THUILLE<br />

Sextet for Piano and Wind Quintet,<br />

Op. 6<br />

POULENC<br />

Sextet for Piano and Wind Quintet<br />

In collaboration with the<br />

Orchestre Métropolitain<br />

Friday, June 7 – 7:30 p.m.<br />

Rate 1<br />

Nicolas Ellis, conductor<br />

Andréanne Brisson Paquin, soprano<br />

Known for her dazzling<br />

interpretations, Quebec soprano<br />

Andréanne Brisson Paquin makes<br />

her first guest appearance with<br />

Les Violons du Roy. Osvaldo<br />

Golijov’s dreamlike music forms the<br />

centrepiece of a program coloured<br />

with touches of poetry and folk<br />

traditions.<br />

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS<br />

Fantasia on a Theme by<br />

Thomas Tallis<br />

Osvaldo GOLIJOV<br />

Three Songs, on poems by Potter,<br />

de Castro and Dickinson<br />

Marcus GODDARD<br />

Three Wings<br />

Wojciech KILAR<br />

Orawa<br />

Claudie BERTOUNESQUE<br />

Interludes (premiere)<br />

Internationally renowned artists<br />

coach advanced students in public<br />

performance classes at Bourgie<br />

Hall.<br />

Dover String Quartet,<br />

chamber music<br />

September 28, <strong>2023</strong>, 11 a.m.<br />

Jean Rondeau, harpsichord<br />

November 16, <strong>2023</strong>, 10 a.m.<br />

Wolfgang Holzmair, voice<br />

January 26, <strong>2024</strong>, 1 p.m.<br />

Lluís Claret, cello<br />

March 7, <strong>2024</strong>, 1 p.m.<br />

Michelle Cann, piano<br />

April 15, <strong>2024</strong>, 1 p.m.<br />

Trio Wanderer,<br />

chamber music with piano<br />

April 25, <strong>2024</strong>, 11 a.m.<br />

Free for students<br />

$10 for the General Public<br />

Some of Quebec’s most promising<br />

emerging musicians will be<br />

mentored by internationally<br />

renowned artists and play at<br />

Bourgie Hall in a pre-concert<br />

performance.<br />

Mentors:<br />

Sergei Nakariakov, trumpet<br />

October 16, <strong>2023</strong>, 7:30 p.m.<br />

Gordon Bintner, voice<br />

November 10, <strong>2023</strong>, 7:30 p.m.<br />

Rafael Zaldivar &<br />

Jean-Michel Pilc, jazz piano<br />

December 7, <strong>2023</strong>, 6 p.m.<br />

Ana Vidović, guitar<br />

April 9, <strong>2024</strong>, 7:30 p.m.<br />

Daniel Hope, violin<br />

April 23, <strong>2024</strong>, 7:30 p.m.<br />

Bruce Liu, piano<br />

May 14, <strong>2024</strong>, 7:30 p.m.<br />

This study day aims to review the<br />

state of knowledge concerning<br />

this famed French composer,<br />

whose career spanned the end of<br />

the 19th century and the debut of<br />

the 20th century, and to present<br />

updates in light of the most recent<br />

research. Several aspects of<br />

Fauré’s legacy will be addressed,<br />

including his activities at the head<br />

of musical societies, his impact on<br />

philosophers, and the canonization<br />

of his art songs. Part of the day<br />

will also be devoted to Fauré’s<br />

predecessor as director of the<br />

Paris Conservatory, Théodore<br />

Dubois, the centenary of whose<br />

passing is also being observed.<br />

Presented in French<br />

In connection with the concert in tribute<br />

to Théodore Dubois presented the same<br />

day at 7:30 p.m. Details p. 37<br />

In collaboration with the Faculty of Music<br />

of the Université de Montréal and the<br />

Palazzetto Bru Zane - Centre de musique<br />

romantique française (Italy)<br />

Friday, April 12<br />

Free and open to everyone<br />

Reservation required<br />

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LES VIOLONS DU ROY<br />

EARLY MUSIC<br />

Jonathan Cohen, Music Director Les Violons du Roy Nicolas Ellis, Principal Guest Conductor<br />

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) Georg Friedrich Handel (1685-1759)<br />

Steadfast guests of Bourgie Hall since the beginning,<br />

Les Violons du Roy perform with equal facility all music<br />

from the vast repertoire for chamber orchestra.<br />

Performed primarily on period instruments, these concerts<br />

celebrate the variety and opulent sounds of early music.<br />

Friday, October 20 • The Essence of Strings<br />

Friday, November 3 • The Devil’s Labyrinth<br />

Friday, January 19 • French Romance<br />

Friday, February 2 • Mozart and Haydn, Winds and Harp<br />

Friday, March 1 • Bach, Handel and the Concertante Organ<br />

Friday, April 26 • The Guitar of Miloš: A Baroque Fantasy<br />

Friday, June 7 • Fantastic Dreams<br />

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Saturday, October 28 • Le Poème harmonique<br />

Friday, November 3 • Les Violons du Roy & Kerson Leong, violin<br />

Wednesday, November 22 • I Gemelli Ensemble<br />

Thursday, December 14 • Gothic Voices<br />

Sunday, December 17 • Arion Baroque Orchestra<br />

Wednesday, January 24 • Víkingur Ólafsson, piano<br />

Sunday, January 28 • Ensemble Caprice<br />

Wednesday, February 21 • Théotime Langlois de Swarte & Le Consort<br />

Friday, March 1 • Les Violons du Roy & Isabelle Demers, organ<br />

Friday, March 29 • Les Idées heureuses<br />

Tuesday, April 9 • Ana Vidović<br />

Tuesday, April 23 • Daniel Hope<br />

Friday, April 26 • Les Violons du Roy & Miloš, guitar<br />

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MUSICIANS OF THE OSM<br />

CHAMBER MUSIC<br />

Catherine Turner Ali Kian Yazdanfar Andrew Wan Sylvain Murray<br />

Apollon Musagète Quartet Trio Wanderer Molinari Quartet<br />

Bourgie Hall continues the long and successful collaboration<br />

with its prestigious partner the Orchestre symphonique de<br />

Montréal, with a series that allows you to enjoy music as closely<br />

as possible to the performers.<br />

With its intimate atmosphere, outstanding acoustics, and<br />

providing close proximity to the musicians, Bourgie Hall is<br />

tailor-made for an unforgettable chamber music experience.<br />

Friday, September 29 • A Festival of Brass<br />

Friday, February 16 • An Out-of-the-Ordinary Octet<br />

Friday, April 5 • An Evening with Fauré<br />

Friday, May 24 • At the Heart of the String Quartet<br />

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Wednesday, September 27 • Dover String Quartet<br />

Thursday, October 12 • Avi Avital & Hangzhi Wang<br />

Monday, October 16 • Nakariakov-Kashimoto-Meerovich Trio<br />

Wednesday, October 18 • Musicians of the OM & Andreas Ottensamer, clarinet<br />

November 4 & 5 • Ligeti Festival<br />

Wednesday, November 8 • Quatuor Cobalt<br />

Tuesday, December 5 • Musicians from Marlboro (USA)<br />

Thursday, January 25 • Molinari Quartet<br />

Thursday, February 1 • Imani Winds<br />

Tuesday, February 6 • Apollon Musagète Quartet<br />

Thursday, February 8 • Stéphane Tétreault & Olivier Hébert-Bouchard<br />

Monday, February 12 • Faust-Queyras-Melnikov Trio<br />

Thursday, February 29 • Frank Braley & the soloists of the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel (Belgium)<br />

Wednesday, March 6 • Lluís Claret & Sandra Murray<br />

Tuesday, March 19 • Tribute to Raffi Armenian and Agnes Grossmann<br />

Friday, April 12 • Tribute to Théodore Dubois<br />

Wednesday, April 24 • Trio Wanderer<br />

Wednesday, June 5 • The Winds of the Orchestre Métropolitain<br />

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Index<br />

MUSICIANS OF THE OM<br />

FAMILY CONCERTS WITH BARBADA & THE OM<br />

René Gosselin Julie Dupras François Martel<br />

Barbada de Barbades<br />

This year marks the start of a new partnership with the<br />

Orchestre Métropolitain, who will present 4 chamber music<br />

concerts and 3 family concerts with the fabulous<br />

Barbada de Barbades!<br />

“Once upon three times…” three musical tales told by Barbada to a<br />

soundtrack created by musicians of the Orchestre Métropolitain!<br />

Ages 5 & up<br />

Presented in French<br />

Wednesday, October 18 • Andreas Ottensamer, clarinet<br />

Tuesday, March 19 • Tribute to Raffi Armenian and Agnes Grossmann<br />

Thursday, April 18 • Le Bal masqué and L’Histoire du Soldat<br />

Wednesday, June 5 • The Winds of the Orchestre Métropolitain<br />

Sunday, November 12 • Autumn Makeup<br />

Sunday, April 14 • Springtime Radiance<br />

Sunday, June 2 • Exhilarating Summer<br />

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OUTSTANDING PIANISTS<br />

VOCAL RECITAL<br />

Isata Kanneh-Mason<br />

Víkingur Ólafsson<br />

Igor Levit<br />

Davóne Tines<br />

Marie-Nicole Lemieux<br />

Karina Gauvin<br />

Renowned worldwide for their immense talent and great<br />

musicality, these pianists will offer recitals of the highest level.<br />

Tuesday, October 10 • Isata Kanneh-Mason<br />

Thursday, October 26 • David Greilsammer<br />

Wednesday, November 1 • Sandra Murray & Claire Ouellet<br />

Thursday, November 2 • Christian Blackshaw<br />

Sunday, November 5 • Pierre-Laurent Aimard<br />

Tuesday, November 7 • Llŷr Williams<br />

Wednesday, November 15 • Jean Rondeau (fortepiano)<br />

Sunday, November 26 • Anders Muskens (fortepiano)<br />

Wednesday, December 6 • Louise Bessette & Corey Hamm<br />

Sunday, December 10 • Momo & Mari Kodama<br />

Wednesday, January 24 • Víkingur Ólafsson<br />

Monday, March 11 • Igor Levit<br />

April 6 & 7 • Illia Ovcharenko & Alexander Kashpurin<br />

Wednesday, April 10 • Charles Richard-Hamelin & Eric Lu<br />

Tuesday, April 16 • Michelle Cann<br />

Saturday, April 27 • André Laplante<br />

Tuesday, May 14 • Bruce Liu<br />

As a duo with pianists or accompanied by an instrumental<br />

ensemble, these great names of vocal music will thrill<br />

Bourgie Hall with their exceptional voices and performances.<br />

Wednesday, October 11 • Marc Boucher, baritone & Olivier Godin, piano<br />

Sunday, October 15 • Davóne Tines, bass-baritone & John Bitoy, piano<br />

Friday, November 10 • Gordon Bintner, bass-baritone & Michael McMahon, piano<br />

Saturday, December 2 • Tribute to Maria Callas<br />

Friday, December 8 • Jack Swanson, tenor & John Arida, piano<br />

Wednesday, December 13 • Rose Naggar-Tremblay, contralto & Julien LeBlanc, piano<br />

Saturday, January 27 • Wolfgang Holzmair, baritone & Olivier Godin, piano<br />

Saturday, February 17 • Ihor Mostovoi, baritone & Serhiy Salov, piano<br />

Friday, March 15 • Cyrille Dubois, tenor & Tristan Raës, piano<br />

Wednesday, March 20 • Ema Nikolovska, mezzo-soprano & Charles Richard-Hamelin, piano<br />

Thursday, April 18 • François Le Roux, baritone<br />

Friday, April 19 • Marie-Nicole Lemieux, contralto, Karina Gauvin, soprano & Olivier Godin, piano<br />

Wednesday, May 15 • Myriam Leblanc, soprano & Romain Pollet, piano<br />

A selection of concerts within this series is sponsored by Alfid Services Immobiliers Ltée.<br />

A selection of concerts within this series is sponsored by Alfid Services Immobiliers Ltée.<br />

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Index<br />

JAZZ 5 À 7<br />

MUSIC OF GLOBAL<br />

CULTURES<br />

CONCERTS IN CONNECTION<br />

WITH THE EXHIBITIONS<br />

ARTS CROSSROADS<br />

Taurey Butler Trio<br />

Daniel Hope<br />

Marisol retouching The Generals, 1961-1962 (detail)<br />

Françoise Sullivan, Hommage à Paterson<br />

[Homage to Paterson], 2003<br />

Starting at 5 p.m., enjoy a drink<br />

at Bourgie Hall’s bar, followed<br />

by a concert at 6 p.m. with<br />

remarkable artists from local<br />

and international jazz scenes.<br />

Thursday, October 5 • Turboprop<br />

Thursday, December 7 • Two Jazz Pianos<br />

December 20 & 21 • A Charlie Brown Christmas<br />

Thursday, February 22 • André Leroux & Friends<br />

Thursday, March 14 • Tribute to Oscar Peterson<br />

Thursday, May 16 • The Scale of Time<br />

Musical experiences steeped<br />

in various traditions from around<br />

the world!<br />

Thursday, September 21 • Kleztory Ensemble<br />

Wednesday, October 25 • Sin frontera<br />

Saturday, February 10 • Lunar New Year<br />

Tuesday, February 13 • Continuum<br />

Tuesday, April 2 • Iranian Women:<br />

A Wind of Freedom<br />

Thursday, April 4 • Sirocco<br />

Tuesday, April 23 • The Soul of Ireland<br />

Bourgie Hall’s unique location<br />

within the Montreal Museum of<br />

Fine Arts provides an opportunity<br />

to explore the links between music<br />

and the visual arts, and to create<br />

a synergy between concerts and<br />

exhibitions.<br />

MARISOL: A RETROSPECTIVE<br />

Wed., October 25 • Sin frontera<br />

Wed., November 8 • Celebrating Women Composers<br />

Wed., November 29 • Marisol/Fragments<br />

Wed., December 13 • The Women Who Leave<br />

A dialogue between music<br />

and other disciplines, each one<br />

enriching the other to offer<br />

a multidimensional artistic<br />

experience.<br />

MUSIC & LITERATURE<br />

Saturday, September 30 • National Day for<br />

Truth and Reconciliation<br />

Saturday, May 25 • Even If I Lose Everything<br />

MUSIC & DANCE<br />

Sunday, January 21 • Tribute to<br />

Françoise Sullivan<br />

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Sunday, January 21 • Tribute to Françoise Sullivan<br />

Thursday, January 25 • The String Quartet,<br />

from Refus global to Today<br />

MUSIC & FILM<br />

Sunday, March 17 • Right in the Eye<br />

MUSIC & VISUAL ARTS<br />

Wednesday, April 3 • Lecture<br />

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Index<br />

CONTEMPORARY<br />

MUSIC<br />

IN RESIDENCE<br />

RACHEL LAURIN<br />

TRIBUTES<br />

György Ligeti<br />

Rachel Laurin<br />

Maria Callas Oscar Peterson Sergei Rachmaninoff<br />

This season, special attention will be paid to new works and<br />

contemporary repertoire, notably through the residency of<br />

Quebec composer and organist Rachel Laurin.<br />

This season will also be marked by various tributes to great<br />

artists from the 19th century to today.<br />

Saturday, September 30 • National Day for Truth<br />

and Reconciliation<br />

Tuesday, October 24 • Ensemble Variances (France)<br />

& Paramirabo<br />

November 4 & 5 • Ligeti Festival<br />

Wed., November 8 • Quatuor Cobalt<br />

Wed., December 13 • The Women Who Leave<br />

Thursday, January 25 • Molinari Quartet<br />

Thursday, February 1 • Imani Winds<br />

Saturday, February 17 • With Ukraine!!!<br />

Wed., February 28 • Missy Mazzoli & Jennifer Koh<br />

Tuesday, April 2 • Iranian Women: A Wind of Freedom<br />

Saturday, May 25 • Alia Mens<br />

Thursday, May 30 • Opera of Today<br />

Wed., June 5 • The Winds of the Orchestre Métropolitain<br />

Wednesday, October 11 •<br />

Chant pour un Québec lointain<br />

Wednesday, November 8 •<br />

Celebrating Women Composers<br />

Thursday, January 25 • The String Quartet,<br />

from Refus global to Today<br />

Sunday, February 18 •<br />

Tribute to Rachel Laurin<br />

TRIBUTE TO SERGEI RACHMANINOFF<br />

His complete works for two pianos will be<br />

presented during the season:<br />

Wed., November 1 • Sandra Murray & Claire Ouellet<br />

Wed., December 6 • Louise Bessette & Corey Hamm<br />

April 6 & 7 • Illia Ovcharenko & Alexander Kashpurin<br />

Wed., April 10 • Charles Richard-Hamelin & Eric Lu<br />

TRIBUTE TO GABRIEL FAURÉ<br />

Thursday, February 29 • Frank Braley & the soloists from<br />

the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel (Belgium)<br />

Friday, March 15 • Lecture<br />

Friday, March 15 • Cyrille Dubois & Tristan Raës<br />

Friday, April 5 • Musicians of the OSM<br />

Friday, April 12 • Study Day<br />

TRIBUTE TO THÉODORE DUBOIS<br />

Wed., March 6 • Lluís Claret & Sandra Murray<br />

Friday, April 12 • Carole Dubois<br />

Friday, April 12 • Study Day<br />

Wed., May 15 • Myriam Leblanc & Romain Pollet<br />

TRIBUTE TO OSCAR PETERSON<br />

Thursday, March 14 • Taurey Butler Trio<br />

TRIBUTE TO RAFFI ARMENIAN &<br />

AGNES GROSSMANN<br />

Tuesday, March 19 • Orchestre Métropolitain<br />

& Conservatoire de musique de Montréal<br />

LIGETI FESTIVAL<br />

Saturday, November 4 • Lecture<br />

Saturday, November 4 • Concert 1<br />

Sunday, November 5 • Concert 2<br />

Sunday, November 5 • Concert 3<br />

TRIBUTE TO MARIA CALLAS<br />

Saturday, December 2 • Concert-lecture<br />

TRIBUTE TO FRANÇOISE SULLIVAN<br />

Sunday, January 21 • Music & Dance<br />

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Guest<br />

presenters<br />

STUDIO DE MUSIQUE<br />

ANCIENNE DE MONTRÉAL<br />

MONTREAL BACH<br />

FESTIVAL<br />

Founded in 2005 by Alexandra<br />

Scheibler, the Montreal Bach Festival<br />

has become a necessary stop<br />

for great local and international<br />

performers of Bach’s music. With<br />

over 25,000 people attending each<br />

year, the Festival is one of the most<br />

popular classical music events in<br />

Canada.<br />

festivalbachmontreal.com<br />

November 21, 28, and 30<br />

CONCOURS MUSICAL<br />

INTERNATIONAL DE<br />

MONTRÉAL (CMIM)<br />

The next generation’s best pianists<br />

are back in Montreal for the <strong>2024</strong><br />

edition of the CMIM. Attend great<br />

performances and follow the<br />

progress of stellar international<br />

competitors as they vie for the top<br />

spot on the podium.<br />

concoursmontreal.ca<br />

May 5 to 16<br />

LES IDÉES HEUREUSES<br />

Since 1987 this ensemble, founded<br />

and directed by Geneviève Soly,<br />

has participated in the growth of<br />

the early music scene in Quebec<br />

by introducing audiences to littleknown<br />

Baroque works through<br />

extensive musicological research<br />

and concerts with commentary.<br />

Dorothéa Ventura is currently<br />

co-artistic director.<br />

ideesheureuses.ca<br />

PENTAÈDRE<br />

A unique ensemble on the Quebec<br />

music scene, Pentaèdre explores<br />

and introduces the public to a<br />

diverse and original chamber<br />

music repertoire stemming from<br />

the great tradition of music for<br />

wind instruments. Founded in<br />

1985, Pentaèdre is made up of<br />

five performers whose technique,<br />

precise playing, and musicality are<br />

unanimously acclaimed.<br />

pentaedre.com<br />

March 2<br />

ARION BAROQUE<br />

ORCHESTRA<br />

For over forty years, this ensemble<br />

has been a pioneer in Quebec and<br />

Canada in the world of early music<br />

on period instruments. Directed<br />

by conductor and bassoonist<br />

Mathieu Lussier since 2019, Arion<br />

presents a concert series featuring<br />

internationally renowned artists.<br />

arionbaroque.com<br />

October 6 to 8, November 17 to 19,<br />

January 12 to 14, February 14,<br />

March 8 to 10 & May 17 to 19<br />

TRIO FIBONACCI<br />

Trio Fibonacci has been delighting<br />

audiences for 25 years with its<br />

themed concerts. This new season<br />

features four concerts that will<br />

bring you on a journey through<br />

time and around the world: from<br />

the great Romantics to the Russian<br />

masters, with explorations of South<br />

American repertoire and the music of<br />

Beethoven and his contemporaries.<br />

triofibonacci.com<br />

October 3, November 24,<br />

February 23 & May 2<br />

CLAVECIN EN CONCERT<br />

Founded by Luc Beauséjour, this<br />

ensemble's mission is to promote<br />

the harpsichord as both a solo and<br />

ensemble instrument. Through<br />

its productions (public concerts,<br />

recordings, master classes, and<br />

various partnerships), Clavecin en<br />

concert heightens its standing at<br />

the national and international levels.<br />

clavecinenconcert.com<br />

October 22 & March 3<br />

Founded in 1974, the Studio de<br />

musique ancienne de Montréal<br />

(SMAM) is dedicated to the<br />

performance of sacred and secular<br />

vocal music composed primarily<br />

before 1750. Directed by Andrew<br />

McAnerney, this ensemble consists<br />

of 12 to 18 singers.<br />

smamontreal.ca<br />

October 1, November 17 to 19,<br />

March 8 to 10 & April 21<br />

MONTREAL CHAMBER<br />

MUSIC FESTIVAL<br />

(MCMF)<br />

Founded in 1995 by renowned<br />

cellist Denis Brott, the MCMF is<br />

considered to be one of the most<br />

acclaimed chamber music festivals.<br />

Born out of a desire to create<br />

unique experiences, each guest<br />

artist is remarkable, committed,<br />

and passionate. The MCMF offers<br />

intimate and enjoyable concerts<br />

that are accessible to everyone.<br />

festivalmontreal.org<br />

June 13 to 23<br />

CONSTANTINOPLE<br />

Taking its name from the ancient<br />

city that illuminated East and West,<br />

Constantinople, directed by<br />

Kiya Tabassian, aspires to be a<br />

space for musical encounters and<br />

cross-pollination. Over the last<br />

twenty years, this ensemble has<br />

developed 50 new performances,<br />

recorded 21 albums, and performed<br />

over 1,500 concerts in 270 cities<br />

and 56 countries.<br />

constantinople.ca<br />

October 14, November 25,<br />

April 20 & June 1<br />

September 24 & February 9<br />

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Team<br />

Seating Plan<br />

In residence at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts<br />

since 2008, Arte Musica’s mission is to develop the<br />

Museum’s musical programming, first and foremost<br />

that of Bourgie Hall.<br />

Bourgie Hall – Arte Musica<br />

2189 Bishop Street<br />

Montreal (QC) H3G 2E8<br />

sallebourgie@mbamtl.org<br />

514-285-1600<br />

Board of Directors<br />

Pierre Bourgie, President<br />

Carolyne Barnwell, Secretary<br />

Colin Bourgie, Administrator<br />

Paula Bourgie, Administrator<br />

Michelle Courchesne, Administrator<br />

Philippe Frenière, Administrator<br />

Paul Lavallée, Administrator<br />

Yves Théoret, Administrator<br />

Diane Wilhelmy, Administrator<br />

<strong>Brochure</strong> Team<br />

Stage<br />

Orchestra<br />

Balcony<br />

Bourgie Hall - Arte Musica<br />

Caroline Louis, Executive Director & Olivier Godin, Artistic Director<br />

Nicolas Bourry, Administration and Production Director<br />

Charline Giroud, Marketing<br />

Claudine Jacques, Institutional Development<br />

Julie Olson, Digital Media<br />

Trevor Hoy, Concert Programs<br />

Marjorie Tapp, Box Office<br />

Fred Morellato, Administration<br />

Roger Jacob, Technical Director<br />

Jérémie Gates, Production<br />

Martin Lapierre, Technical Management<br />

Copywriting, Translation &<br />

Proofreading<br />

François Filiatrault<br />

Charline Giroud<br />

Olivier Godin<br />

Trevor Hoy<br />

Claudine Jacques<br />

Caroline Louis<br />

Claude Nadon<br />

Julie Olson<br />

Rachelle Taylor - Le Trait juste<br />

François Zeitouni<br />

Graphic Design<br />

Paprika<br />

Corinne Bève<br />

Bourgie Hall<br />

Legends & Photo Credits: p. 2 Bourgie Hall © Julia Marois | p. 4 Olivier Godin and Caroline Louis © Tam Photography | p. 5 Stéphane Aquin. Photo MMFA, Jean-François<br />

Brière | p. 7 and 46 Catherine Turner © Antoine Saito | p. 8 Isata Kanneh-Mason © Robin Clewley | p. 8 Marc Boucher © Pierre-Étienne Bergeron | p. 9 Avi Avital © Christoph<br />

Kîstlin | p. 9 Davóne Tines © Noah Morrison | p. 9 Sergei Nakariakov © Thierry Cohen | p. 10 Anthony Marwood © Walter Van Dyck | p. 10 Ensemble Variances © Manuel<br />

Braun | p. 11 Soraya Benitez © Roge Photography | p. 11 David Greilsammer © Julien Mignot | p. 11 Le Poème harmonique © Ferrante Ferranti | p. 12 Claire Ouellet © Alain<br />

Lefort | p. 12 Christian Blackshaw © Herbie Knott | p. 13 and 44 Nicolas Ellis © Maxime Girard-Tremblay | p. 13 Kerson Leong © Bruno Schlumberger | p. 13 Llŷr Williams<br />

© Hannan Images | p. 13 Quatuor Cobalt © Annie Éthier | p. 14 György Ligeti © Peter Andersen | p. 14 Benjamin Levy © UC Santa Barbara | p. 14 Jean-Michaël Lavoie © Nicolas<br />

Joubard | p. 14 Ligeti Quartet © Ed Miles | p. 15 Pierre-Laurent Aimard © Marco Borggreve | p. 16 Gordon Bintner © Brent Calis | p. 16 Jean Rondeau © Clément Vayssieres |<br />

p. 17 Anders Muskens © Eduardus Lee | p. 17 Les Rugissants © Marisol Escobar, license free photo modified by Ulysse del Drago | p. 18 Mary Lynch Vanderkolk © Guillermo<br />

Alarcon | p. 19 Rafael Zaldivar © Vadim Daniel | p. 19 Jean-Michel Pilc © Axelle du Rouret | p. 19 Jack Swanson © Lily Lancaster | p. 20 Rose Naggar-Tremblay © Brent Calis<br />

| p. 21 and 60 Arion Baroque Orchestra © Martin Girard / Shoot Studio | p. 21 Taurey Butler © Alex Tran | p. 22 Françoise Sullivan. © Françoise Sullivan (Copyright Arts<br />

visuels-CARCC, <strong>2023</strong>). Photo Éric Lajeunesse | p. 22 Víkingur Ólafsson © Ari Magg | p. 23 Wolfgang Holzmair © Amir Kaufmann | p. 23 Catherine St-Arnaud © Brendan<br />

Friesen | p. 24 Imani Winds © Shervin Lainez | p. 24 Jonathan Cohen © Marco Borggreve | p. 25 and 47 Apollon Musagète Quartet © Marco Borggreve | p. 25 Forgotten<br />

Images © Frederik Robitaille | p. 26 Isabelle Faust © Felix Broede | p. 26 Jean-Guihen Queyras © Marco Borggreve | p. 26 Alexander Melnikov © Molina Visuals | p. 26<br />

Didem Başar © Youssef Shoufan | p. 26 and 46 Ali Kian Yazdanfar © Antoine Saito | p. 27 Serhiy Salov © Julie Beauchemin | p. 28 Théotime Langlois de Swarte © Julien<br />

Thiré | p. 28 André Leroux © Mathieu Rivard | p. 28 Jennifer Koh © Jürgen Frank | p. 28 Missy Mazzoli © Marylene Mey | p. 30 Isabelle Demers © Abi Poe | p. 30 Lluís<br />

Claret © Flore, Jordi Belver | p. 30 Igor Levit © Felix Broede | p. 31 Gabriel Fauré © Pierre Petit | p. 32 Cyrille Dubois and Tristan Raës © Jean-Baptiste Millot | p. 33 Ema<br />

Nikolovska © Kaupo Kikkas | p. 33 Paolo Caliari, called Veronese, Christ Crowned with Thorns (detail). Photo MMFA, Christine Guest | p. 34 Bahar Harandi © Karolina<br />

Dobiszewska | p. 34 Master of the Castello Nativity, Virgin and Child (detail). Photo MMFA, Brian Merrett | p. 34 Abel Selaocoe © Christina Ebenezer | p. 35 Illia Ovcharenko<br />

© Vere Music Fund | p. 36 and 46 Andrew Wan © Antoine Saito | p. 36 Charles Richard-Hamelin © Julien Faugère | p. 36 Eric Lu © Ben Ealovega | p. 37 Théodore Dubois,<br />

1896 © Bibliothèque nationale de France | p. 37 Michelle Cann © Steven Mareazi Willis | p. 38 François Le Roux © Paul Montag | p. 38 Karina Gauvin © Julien Faugère |<br />

p. 38 and 51 Marie-Nicole Lemieux © Geneviève Lesieur | p. 39 and 47 Trio Wanderer © Marco Borggreve | p. 39 Miloš © Andy Ear Mercury Classics | p. 39 André Laplante<br />

© Peter Schaaf | p. 40 Bruce Liu © Yanzhang | p. 40 Myriam Leblanc © Brent Calis | p. 40 The Scale of Time © Mathieu Rivard | p. 41 and 46 Sylvain Murray © Antoine<br />

Saito | p. 41 Alia Mens © Emilie Duvieubourg | p. 42 Simon Bourget © Jean-Sébastien Senécal | p. 42 Andréanne Brisson Paquin © Julie Artacho | p. 44 Jonathan Cohen<br />

© Marco Borggreve | p. 44 Les Violons du Roy © Marc Giguère | p. 45 Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), after the painting by Elias Gottleib Haussmann (1695-1774).<br />

Private collection. London © British Library Board, Robana Leemage | p. 45 Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) © Painting by François Morellon de La Cave, Private Collection |<br />

p. 45 Georg Friedrich Handel © Portrait by Thomas Hudson | p. 48 René Gosselin, Julie Dupras and François Martel © François Goupil | p. 50 Isata Kanneh-Mason © John<br />

Davis | p. 50 Víkingur Ólafsson © Ari Magg | p. 50 Igor Levit © Felix Broede | p. 51 Davóne Tines © Nikolai Schukoff | p. 51 Karina Gauvin © Julien Faugère | p. 52 Taurey<br />

Butler Trio © Pierre Langlois | p. 52 Daniel Hope © Tibor Bozi | p. 53 Marisol retouching The Generals, 1961-1962, at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo AKG Art<br />

Museum), November 1963 (detail). Artwork: Collection Buffalo AKG Art Museum. Gift of Seymour H. Knox, Jr., 1962 (K1962:7). © Estate of Marisol / Artists Rights Society<br />

(ARS), New York. Image courtesy of the Buffalo AKG Art Museum Digital Assets Collection and Archives | p. 53 Françoise Sullivan (born in 1923), Hommage à Paterson<br />

[Homage to Paterson], 2003. Collection of the artist. © Françoise Sullivan (Copyright Arts visuels-CARCC, <strong>2023</strong>). Photo Guy L’Heureux | p. 54 György Ligeti © Marion<br />

Kalter | p. 54 Rachel Laurin © MaxRes Photography | p. 55 Maria Callas © Fonds de Dotation Maria Callas | p. 55 Sergei Rachmaninoff © Kubey Rembrandt Studios<br />

(Philadephia, Pennsylvania). Library of Congress | p. 59 Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Photos MMFA, Jean-François Brière | p. 60 Montreal Bach Festival © Antoine<br />

Saito | p. 60 CMIM (Meredith Wohlgemuth) © Tam Lan Truong | p. 60 Pentaèdre © Martin Girard | p. 60 Les Idées heureuses (Geneviève Soly and Dorothéa Ventura)<br />

© Robert Etcheverry | p. 61 Trio Fibonacci © Christian Campana | p. 61 Studio de Musique Ancienne de Montréal © Katya Konioukhova | p. 61 Clavecin en Concert © Tam<br />

Photography | p. 61 Montreal Chamber Music Festival © Eric Tschaeppeler | p. 61 Constantinople (Kiya Tabassian) © Juan Manuel Lobatón.<br />

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Claire and Marc Bourgie Pavilion<br />

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts<br />

1339 Sherbrooke Street West<br />

Doors open one hour before each<br />

concert.<br />

Bus No. 24: De la Montagne stop<br />

Metro: Guy-Concordia, Peel or<br />

Lucien-L’Allier<br />

Accessibility:<br />

The main entrance to Bourgie Hall and the<br />

Orchestra seating section are wheelchair<br />

accessible, but the Balcony is not.<br />

“Salon” Configuration:<br />

In order to ensure optimal proximity<br />

between the artist and audience members,<br />

certain concerts are presented in “Salon”<br />

configuration, in which case seating is not<br />

assigned.<br />

Sherbrooke West Street<br />

Du Musée Av.<br />

Bourgie<br />

Hall<br />

Montreal<br />

Museum of Fine Arts<br />

Main Entrance<br />

Bishop Street<br />

De la Montagne Street<br />

Crescent Street<br />

Maisonneuve West Boul.


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