Concert

BORIS: His Life in Music

In a concert as unique and distinctive as the man himself, the OCM pays tribute to its beloved Artistic Director, Boris Brott, in an evening of works illustrating significant moments of his life. 

Sylvia Lécuyer, host
Tariq Harb, guitare
Stéphane Tétreault, cello
Antonio Figueroa, tenor
Elizabeth Polese, soprano
Geneviève Leclair, conductor

BACH: Violin & Voice

This concert will feature some of J. S. Bach’s most virtuosic works for violin and voice. Audiences will be treated to exhilarating performances by one of Canada’s most renowned young violinists, Kerson Leong, and internationally acclaimed soprano Dominique Labelle.

Unruly Sun (World Premiere)

Presented in its world premiere, Unruly Sun is a song cycle by Matthew Ricketts and Mark Campbell, written for solo tenor and sextet, inspired by the life of queer activist and director Derek Jarman and his celebrated memoir, Modern Nature.

Handel’s Messiah

A time-honoured holiday tradition taking place in the Crypt of Saint Joseph’s Oratory. Up-and-coming conductor Simon Rivard will lead the OCM and the Montréal choirs Filles de l’île and Chantres musiciens.

Hélène Brunet, soprano
Julie Boulianne, mezzo
Zach Rioux, tenor
Phillip Addis, baritone

La Flambeau (World Premiere, Chamber Opera)

For the world premiere of this opera for four voices and chamber orchestra, Haitian-born Québec composer David Bontemps has conjured a universe of mystical melodies, whose Afro-Haitian motifs blend perfectly with the libretto by Haitian playwright Faubert Bolivar.

Suzanne Taffot, Soprano
Catherine Daniel, Mezzo
Paul Williamson, Tenor
Alain Trudel, Conductor

Illuminations

The crystalline voice of soprano Magali Simard-Galdès will be featured in Britten’s celebrated Les Illuminations. Canadian composer Brian Cherney’s own Illuminations is inspired by elements of Jewish mysticism. The program will also feature Britten’s Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge.

Magali Simard-Galdès, soprano
Alain Trudel, conductor

Kaléidoscope

The eclectic mix of musical styles in this concert create a vibrant sensory experience: the world premiere of Anishinaabe composer Barbara Assiginaak, the Quebec premiere of Robert Rival’s violin concerto featuring OCM’s concertmaster Marc Djokic, and Michel Legrand songs performed by Sharon Azrieli.

Barbara Assiginaak, pipigwan
Sharon Azrieli, soprano
Marc Djokic, violin

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