Once again, it is with pleasure and pride that I present to you our new season, a season that perpetuates our tradition of pursuing excellence, celebrating beauty, and most of all, sharing our art with the ever-increasing numbers of listeners who join us in this adventure.
We are particularly excited to be performing for you in two outstanding halls that offer audiences the very best conditions for enjoying the music and talents of our artists—the perfect setting for warm and memorable musical moments.
At Maison symphonique de Montréal, we invite you to four out-of-the-ordinary events. First up, the musicians of Les Violons du Roy will be joined by pianist Marc-André Hamelin, after which we welcome French soprano Sandrine Piau. These two visits will be followed by a performance of Bach’s marvelous Missae breves, featuring four soloists and La Chapelle de Québec along with the orchestra.
And for the grand finale, Handel’s Theodora will close out our Maison symphonique de Montréal series in style. We are honored to welcome an incomparable cast—a chance to appreciate the remarkable musical chemistry
between Karina Gauvin and Marie-Nicole Lemieux, two of Quebec’s leading lyric stars. Already famous for their take on the Messiah, the musicians of Les Violons du Roy and La Chapelle de Québec will have a new opportunity to showcase their mastery in another Handel oratorio.
Les Violons du Roy also has nine captivating encounters lined up at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts’ Bourgie Hall, with prominent guests including flute virtuoso Emmanuel Pahud, soprano Hélène Guilmette, pianist Alexandre Tharaud, violinist Anthony Marwood, and the trio Bataclan. These concerts are presented by Fondation Arte Musica, and also include a very special program built around Domenico Scarlatti’s Stabat Mater for ten voices and basso continuo.
We invite you to join us for the magic of our 29th season. After all, it’s simply not the same without you!