MONTREAL SERIES

A total of seven musical programs: five during our regular season and two off-series concerts at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts’ Bourgie Hall.

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Past Concerts

MOZART AND MONTGEROULT

Theatricality has always been central to Mozart’s music, even in his instrumental works. Such is the case with his brief Symphony No. 26, written when he was 17, and even more so in his masterful Piano Concerto No. 24, composed …

  • Friday, October 06, 2023
  • Saturday, October 07, 2023
  • Sunday, October 08, 2023

Bourgie Hall 1339 Rue Sherbrooke O, Montréal, QC H3G 1G2

ACI, GALATEA E POLIFEMO

During a brief respite from his busy Roman sojourn, Handel left for Naples from May to July 1708, where he had been commissioned to write the serenata Aci, Galatea e Polifemo for the wedding of the Duke of Alvito and Beatrice …

  • Friday, January 12, 2024
  • Saturday, January 13, 2024
  • Sunday, January 14, 2024

Bourgie Hall 1339 Rue Sherbrooke O, Montréal, QC H3G 1G2

MESSIAH

Generous inspiration, melodic breadth, powerful choruses, and a variety of moods are what characterize Messiah, originally composed for Holy Week but since also a Christmas favourite. Handel’s grand oratorio retracing Christ’s passage on Earth did not, however, please …

  • Friday, November 17, 2023
  • Saturday, November 18, 2023
  • Sunday, November 19, 2023

Bourgie Hall 1339 Rue Sherbrooke O, Montréal, QC H3G 1G2

LOVE LETTERS

As an original way to celebrate Valentine’s Day, Arion presents under the inspired direction of Australian violinist Sophie Gent a felicitous mix of Italian and English baroque concerti grossi, in a program that weaves together music and poems evocative …

  • Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Bourgie Hall 1339 Rue Sherbrooke O, Montréal, QC H3G 1G2

CHRISTMAS IN PARIS

In 18th-century Paris, Christmas and its sacred and popular repertoire of carols were the joy of family members joining in musical get-togethers, whether in the humblest of homes, in the gilded halls of aristocratic palaces, or in the smoke-filled abodes …

  • Sunday, December 17, 2023

Bourgie Hall 1339 Rue Sherbrooke O, Montréal, QC H3G 1G2


REQUIEM AND CORONATION

This concert proposes to (re)discover two contrasting Masses heard in France during the reigns of Louis XVI and of Napoleon. Composed by Mozart in 1791 on his deathbed at the behest of a mysterious character, his Requiem was performed in …

  • Friday, March 08, 2024
  • Saturday, March 09, 2024,
  • Sunday, March 10, 2024

Bourgie Hall 1339 Rue Sherbrooke O, Montréal, QC H3G 1G2