Leisure: 28th Montreal Chamber Audio Festival runs June 4-18 | Enjoyment

With no much less than 15 concerts in 14 days, the 28th Montreal Chamber Music Pageant provides a diversified method for all audiences. Between these, some highlights are well worth mentioning:

The opening live performance, on Sunday, June 4th at 3:30pm in Bourgie Corridor, is Cello on Fire! This night will be devoted to the cello, with Stéphane Tétreault and 8 other artists from Quebec, including Denis Plante on bandoneon. On the plan, 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 properly 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 Prestige Live performance will consider location on Tuesday, June 6th at 7:30pm in Bourgie Hall. This will be the previous concert in Canada of the renowned Emerson Quartet, with guest artists Denis Brott on cello and Jan Lisiecki on piano. Two big 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 main, 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 collectively artists near 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 concert on Sunday, June 18th at 3:30 pm. This closing live performance of the Pageant 2023 highlights Tchaikovsky’s romantic 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 developed by Denis Brott particularly for the celebration and showcasing seventeen exceptional virtuosos.

Tickets are offered on the Spot des Arts de Montréal website.

– Jennifer Cox