May 18, 2024


Buzz The Music

Leisure: 28th Montreal Chamber Songs Competition runs June 4-18 | Enjoyment

With no less than 15 concert events in 14 times, the 28th Montreal Chamber Songs Competition offers a assorted plan for all audiences. Between these, some highlights are worth mentioning:

The opening live performance, on Sunday, June 4th at 3:30pm in Bourgie Corridor, is Cello on Hearth! This evening will be focused to the cello, with Stéphane Tétreault and eight other artists from Quebec, including Denis Plante on bandoneon. On the program, the Ave Maria (arr. Denis Plante) by J.-S. Bach and C. Gounod, Suite N°1 (Argentina) and N°3 (Noche de Tango) by Denis Plante, Por una Cabeza (arr. Denis Plante) by Carlos Gardel as very well as operates by Astor Piazzolla: Oblivion (arr. Denis Plante), Adios Nonino and Cuatro estaciones (arr. for 8 cellos by James Barralet).

Artists : Stéphane Tétreault, Vincent Bergeron, Marie-Ève Bock, Pierre-Alain Bouvrette, Chloé Dominguez, Benoit Loiselle, Noémie Raymond-Friset, Bruno Tobon, cellos, Denis Plante, bandoneon

Farewell Emerson Quartet! This year’s Status Concert will take put on Tuesday, June 6th at 7:30pm in Bourgie Hall. This will be the final concert in Canada of the renowned Emerson Quartet, with guest artists Denis Brott on cello and Jan Lisiecki on piano. Two significant parts of the repertoire will be carried out: Franz Schubert’s String Quintet in C key, D. 956 and Antonin Dvořák’s Piano Quintet No. 2 in A big, Op. 81, B. 155.

Artists: Eugene Drucker and Philip Setzer, violins, Lawrence Dutton, viola, Paul Watkins, cello (Emerson Quartet), Denis Brott, cello, Jan Lisiecki, piano

A tribute to Oliver Jones : jazzman par excellence, will be held on Friday, June 16th at 7:30pm in Bourgie Hall. This “Tribute to Oliver Jones” will convey with each other artists close to him and Oscar Peterson: Robi Botos, Ranee Lee, Lorraine Desmarais, Eric Lagacé, Jim Doxas, Taurey Butler, Michel Donato, Dave Laing 

The Maison symphonique, Put des Arts that will welccome Obsession: Tchaikovsky and His Muse, the closing live performance on Sunday, June 18th at 3:30 pm. This closing live performance of the Competition 2023 highlights Tchaikovsky’s relationship with his patron Nadezhda von Meck. On the application are two masterpieces: his Trio op. 50 and his sextet “Memento de Florence” op. 70 in a transcription for string ensemble created by Denis Brott specifically for the celebration and featuring seventeen remarkable virtuosos.

Tickets are offered on the Put des Arts de Montréal web site.

– Jennifer Cox