Come celebrate Montreal’s diverse culture with symphony, dance, opera and visual art.
L'Orchestre symphonique de Montréal:
c. David Zinman
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 18, K. 456
Stephen Kovacevich, piano
MAHLER Symphony No. 5
This is one of Mahler’s best-loved works, and the fourth movement, “Adagietto,” is one of his most famous and recognizable pieces of music. The orchestration is huge, requiring four flutes, two piccolos, three oboes, English horn, three clarinets, bass clarinet, three bassoons, contrabassoon, six horns, four trumpets, three trombones, tuba, harp, strings and full percussion.
“You forget that time has passed. A great performance of the Fifth is a transforming experience. The fantastic finale almost forces you to hold your breath.” Herbert von Karajan
This performance will take place in the OSM’s superb new concert hall, Maison symphonique de Montréal, at Place des Arts.
Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal:
Dream Away by Stephan Thoss – A world premiere
“The exact nature of this ballet is yet to be revealed. Using the evocative powers of abstraction, Thoss intends to place the body at the heart of his exploration into the origins of movement and gesture. Taking a surrealistic approach, he will employ his powerful images to blur the boundaries between the real and the imaginary, creating a dream-like world that undermines the certainties of viewers and dancers alike. The work will take the form of a resplendent audio-visual collage, to be approached with abandon, as if luxuriating in the arms of Morpheus, god of dreams.” Les Grands Ballet
Opéra de Montréal:
To be performed in French with English and French surtitles.
The company revives its traditional staging of Massenet's most famous opera to commemorate the centenary of his death. This production features a largely Québécois cast lead by Marianne Fiset (who recently performed the title role at Opéra Bastille in Paris to great acclaim), with Gordon Bintner as Lescaut, Bruno Ribeiro as Chevalier des Grieux, and Alain Coulombe as Comte des Grieux. Fabien Gabel conducts Orchestre Métropolitain.
Musée des beaux-arts:
PERU: Kingdoms of the Sun and the Moon
A new exhibition conceptualized and organized by the Musée des beaux-arts offers a new outlook on Peru as an imagined community whose identity is constantly redefined. The exhibition is divided into three sections: mythologies and rituals of ancient Andean civilizations; their perpetuation, concealment or hybridization during the Viceroyalty period; and their rediscovery and revalorization in the 20th century. Musée des beaux-arts
Travel to Montreal by VIA Rail with reserved seating.
Accommodation at the elegant Hyatt Regency Montreal.
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