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The delights of Christmas

Classical music concert with Christina Tannous, soprano, and Dominic Boulianne on piano.

On the program: works from Fauré to Schubert, in addition to American and French classics, as well as Spanish Christmas songs.

The whole family will be treated to an entertaining overview of music for the holidays. For children aged 6 and up.

A Tribute to Miriam Makeba

The daughter of the legendary South-African jazz singer Thandie Klaasen, Lorraine is one of the last artists to preserve the classic sound of Township Music. She’ll bring to life the music of one of the greatest African female singers. Co-presented with the Batuki Music Society.

The Aroma of France and Korea

“The Aroma of France and Korea” is a chamber music concert, focused on works for flute, clarinet, piano and vocal. The programme includes various French composers'  classical music, Korean-Canadian composer and the Toronto Messiaen Ensemble (TME)'s artistic director, Gideon Gee-Bum Kim’s new work based on a Korean folk tune, and Kim's two arrangements of French and Korean popular songs such as "Hymne a l'amour" and "Magic Castle".  As a unique collaboration between the musicians and Victoria Bond, a French painter, “The Aroma of France and Korea” project also includes an exhibition of Ms.

Pandaléon in concert !

Certainly the most inventive group on Canada’s French music scene, this trio, with its abstract musical universe, simultaneously ambient and vibrant, is a must-see.

Co-presented with the Centre Francophone de Toronto and Réseau Ontario.

The Franco-Ontarian artist Mélanie Brûlée will be the opener of the show.

Socalled's "The Golem"

Socalled’s “The Golem” : a live soundtrack to the classic silent film

Just in time for Halloween, Montreal's Socalled will present a live soundtrack to the 1915 silent horror film version of "the Golem" written and directed by Paul Wegener and Henrik Galeen. Based on an ancient Jewish myth set in Prague, Socalled developed a live soundtrack to the film some ten years ago in that very city, where his grandmother's family was from. 

Fleurs de tranchées

Music of Maurice Ravel and Albéric Magnard.The involvement of the two composers in the global conflict was very different. Ravel, a pacifist sensitive to the ideas of Jean Jaurès, tried to join the war effort despite being refused by the military authorities. He managed to do a brief stint in 1916 but was decommissioned in 1917. Magnard was also excluded from the war effort because of his age (he was 49 in 1914) but died on September 3, 1914, defending his house against the German invaders.


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