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2022-2023

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Les Rugissants, Arches: Église Madonna de Pompei, recorded September 12

OSM, Symphonie no.2 in c mineur "Resurrection", September 15-17

OSM, Rafael Payare's Midsummer Night's Dream, September 21-22

OSM, The Complete Cantatas of J.S. Bach, September 24-25

Gardener Museum, Exhibition Opening, October 11

True Concord, Motets, November 5-6

Chapelle de Québec, Requiem de Mozart, Nov 9-10

Ensemble Telemann, Haydn's Creation, Nov 12

SMAM, Dans le Fleuve, November 14

Festival Bach Montréal, Bach Magnificat & Cantata 63, November 25 & 26

SMAM, Schütz, December 1

The Vermont Choral Union, Season of Light, December 3 & 4

Grand Philharmonic Choir, Messiah soloist, December 10

Blue Heron, Christmas in Renaissance Spain, December 15-17

OSM, Chantons Noël!, December 21 & 22

True Concord, Here I am, January 27- 29

SMAM, Dieu vous garde, February 12

True Concord, Haydn's Creation, February 24-26

Société de Musique Contemporaine de Montréal, Messiaen en deux temps, March 2

True Concord, Rachmaninoff Vespers, March 24-26

OSM, Haydn's Creation, April 7 & 8

Chapelle de Québec, Handel's Royal Fireworks, April 13

OSM, From Andalusia to the Plains of Venezuela, April 26-28 

Chapelle de Québec, Music for Royals, May 9-11

True Concord, Recording, May 22-26

OSM, Mahler's Third Symphony, May 31 - June 3

September
12

Les Rugissants
Arches: Église Madonna di Pompéi

ARCHES est une série de Les Rugissants qui vise la découverte simultanée du patrimoine architectural, de la musique et de leur rencontre acoustique.

 

Série de vidéo, ou de déambulatoire assorti d'une visite guidée, ARCHES change de forme selon la qualité du bâti, des thèmes qu'il évoque et de la musique qu'il abrite.

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September 
15-17

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OSM
Symphonie no 2 en do mineur
« Résurrection »

Rafael Payare inaugurates the OSM’s new season with Gustav Mahler’s Symphony no. 2, “Resurrection.” A metaphysically and existentially texted work, this symphonic odyssey extends over several dramatic arcs to conclude, with the OSM Chorus, in a proclamation of Eternal Life

September 
21-22

OSM
Rafael Payare's Midsummer Night's Dream

 

A magical forest, twilight mist and mythical creatures are summoned for this unusual concert where the OSM presents Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in a staged adaptation alternating music and excerpts from Shakespeare’s play. Completing this concert conducted by Rafael Payare and featuring the OSM Chorus is a masterpiece of French Impressionism: Debussy’s enchanting Nocturnes.

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September 
24-25

OSM
The Complete Cantatas of J.S. Bach

 

The complete cycle of J. S. Bach’s sacred cantatas at Bourgie Hall has grown into a veritable musical institution. Rafael Payare leads the opening concert of the 2022-2023 leg of this internationally renowned multi-annual event.

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October
11

Gardener Museum
Exhibition Opening

 

The exhibition, "Gold Metal of Honor" juxtaposes old and contemporary paintings that use gold to honor their subject matter. The four artists are Simone Martini (1284-1344), Stacey Lynn Waddell (b. 1966), Titus Kaphar (b. 1976),  and Kehinde Wiley (b. 1977).

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November
5 - 6

True Concord
Motets

 

Motets are a window into the spiritual essence of our greatest composers.


Like perfect jewels—it is as if Bach distilled the B-Minor Mass into a few moments. Only the best, most sophisticated choirs in the world perform these works—and you will want to be there to hear it! This is excellence that will inspire you!

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November
9 -10

Chapelle de Québec
Mozart Requiem

 

Pathos, beauty, and genius: Mozart’s music for the human voice is beyond compare, and this performance offers the opportunity to be immersed completely in the great composer’s brilliance.

Under the baton of distinguished Quebec conductor and NACO creative partner Bernard Labadie, one of the world’s leading experts in Baroque and classical repertoire, the NAC Orchestra presents an evening with Mozart that includes the great composer’s Requiem

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November
12

Ensemble Telemann
Haydn's Creation
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November
14

SMAM
Dans le Fleuve

Recording for an art installation in Montreal. More details TBA

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November 
25 & 26

Festival Bach Montréal
Bach Magnificat & Cantata 63

For the second year in a row, the Festival’s Orchestra and Choir return to Quebec City. In 2021, the city warmly welcomed the festival’s performance of the Christmas Oratorio. Festival Bach Montréal is proud to be returning in 2022.

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December 
1

SMAM
Schütz

 

Le plus grand compositeur allemand avant Bach, Heinrich Schütz, meurt en 1672, à 87 ans, considéré, tant pour son génie que pour son infatigable activité pédagogique, comme le père de la musique germanique. Disciple de Gabrieli et de Monteverdi, il adapte, dans des compositions d’une grande profondeur, les nouvelles formes italiennes à la langue allemande et à la foi luthérienne. Composée au soir de sa vie, son Histoire de la Nativité ravit encore par sa fraîcheur et sa vérité expressive, obtenue tant par son charme mélodique que par le choix des instruments accompagnant chaque personnage. 

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December 
3 & 4

The Vermont Choral Union
Season of Light

Music for the seasons of Advent and Hannukah.

Featured Soloist.

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December 
10

Grand Philharmonic Choir
Messiah soloist

 

Messiah is a banquet for the spirit. From the beautifully drawn nativity story, to the thrilling “Hallelujah” chorus and beyond, it is the best-loved work we perform. We warmly welcome our Artistic Director Emeritus, Howard Dyck, as guest conductor.

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December
15-17

Blue Heron
Christmas in Renaissance Spain

 

A festive new program of sonorous motets, exuberant villancicos, and comic ensaladas for the Christmas season, with singers, guitar, percussion, and dulcian.

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December 
21 & 22

OSM
Chantons Noël!

 

Rafael Payare et l’OSM souligneront le temps des fêtes en interprétant des œuvres symphoniques associées à cette période de réjouissances. Avec la participation du Chœur de l’OSM et des Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal, ce concert promet d’être rassembleur et festif ! Le public sera même invité à se joindre à la fête en entonnant certains chants de Noël aux côtés des artistes : une expérience galvanisante !

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January 
27 - 29

True Concord
Here I am

 

The long-awaited and much-anticipated world premiere of Here I Am by Jocelyn Hagen. Hagen’s work uses quotations and poems by women authors, activists, world leaders, and historical figures. At the end of the work, the orchestra and male voices go silent and the voices of women and girls sing on into the future. See the Here I Am portraits at Hotel Congress in January 2023.

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February  
12

SMAM
Dieu vous garde

 

Dans le cadre de l’intégrale des cantates sacrées de J. S. Bach entreprise par la Salle Bourgie il y a plus de huit ans, le SMAM en interprétera quatre ayant pour thème la confiance inconditionnelle que le fidèle doit mettre en la protection divine. Datant des premières années à Leipzig, la BWV 68, Ainsi Dieu a tant aimé le monde, évoque la rédemption et la promesse de la vie éternelle, la BWV 104, Toi, pasteur d’Israël, écoute, nous convainc que le Christ veille, et la BWV 136, Éprouve-moi, Dieu, et connais mon cœur, montre qu’il est aussi gage de force et de justice. Quant à la BWV 196, Le Seigneur pense à nous, plus intime, Bach l’a composée à 23 ans à l’occasion du mariage d’un ami pasteur.

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February  
24 - 26

True Concord
Haydn Creation

 

Celebrating the depth of talent in True Concord, The Creation features more than a dozen soloists from the chorus. This is one of those works that artists dream of performing and that must be heard by audiences.

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March
2

Société de Musique
Contemporaine de Montréal

Messiaen en deux temps

«La musique des Trois petites liturgies de la présence divine est avant tout une musique de couleurs. Les «modes» que j’y utilise sont des couleurs harmoniques. Leur juxtaposition et leur superposition donnent: des bleus, de rouges, des bleus rayés de rouge, des mauves et des gris tachés d’orangé…» — Olivier Messiaen

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March  
24 - 26

True Concord
Rachmaninoff Vespers

Vespers, also known as The All-Night Vigil, has been praised as Rachmaninoff’s finest achievement. In an explosion of creativity this glorious work poured out of the composer in less than two weeks.

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April  
7 & 8

OSM
Haydn's Creation

 

First performed in 1799, Haydn’s oratorio The Creation spread with astonishing speed throughout Europe. It united, if only for the duration of its performances, a continent torn asunder by war. Structured in three parts devoted respectively to the elements, to animals and humans, and to heaven on earth, The Creation alternates biblical passages with musical commentary in a vastly expressive spiritual fresco.

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April
13

Chapelle de Québec
Handel's Royal Fireworks

 

Handel’s quintessential Coronation Anthems composed for King George II are to this day the standard-bearers of this celebratory tradition. His popular Music for the Royal Fireworks distills the pride of a nation into orchestral form, while Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne utilizes the featured singers’ appropriately majestic voices to uplift and delight.

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April
26 - 28

OSM
From Andalusia to the Plains of Venezuela

This program juxtaposes two heroes in their quest for an ideal: Don Quixote, the wandering knight who ventures out to battle evil on the Andalusian plains, and Florentino, a Venezuelan plainsman who wrestles with the Devil in a singing contest in Estévez’s Cantata criolla. This masterpiece of the South American repertoire, which Rafael Payare invites us to discover, concludes a richly eventful evening also featuring the world premiere of a work by OSM Composer-in-residence Ana Sokolović.

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May 
9 - 11

Chapelle de Québec

Music for Royals 

Handel’s quintessential Coronation Anthems composed for King George II are to this day the standard-bearers of this celebratory tradition. His popular Music for the Royal Fireworks distills the pride of a nation into orchestral form, while Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne utilizes the featured singers’ appropriately majestic voices to uplift and delight.

Details TBA.

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May 
22 - 26

True Concord

Recording 

Details TBA.

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May   June 
31 - 3

OSM

Mahler's Third Symphony 

The OSM and Rafael Payare perform Gustav Mahler’s Third Symphony, which “begins with inanimate nature, and rises steadily to the love of God,” in the Austrian composer’s own words. Bringing together mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung, the OSM Chorus and a children’s choir, the longest of Mahler’s symphonies concludes the 89th season in sublime glory.

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