• This concert will be approximately 100 minutes in length, including one 20-minute intermission.
  • All prices include service charges and taxes.
  • Artists and programmes are subject to change without prior notice.
  • Tickets are non-refundable, non-exchangeable.
  • Please note that every added free ticket for a child 12 years and under must be accompanied by one purchased adult ticket.

As part of the Montréal / Nouvelles Musiques Festival, join us for this concert celebrating a wonderful array of 20th century works. 

Soprano Magali Simard-Galdès crystalline voice shines with the words of poet Arthur Rimbaud in Britten’s Les Illuminations. Canadian composer Brian Cherney’s Illuminations, is inspired by elements of Jewish mysticism and is an evocative work for strings exploring the transformation of the mind through meditation. 

The program also includes a work considered one of Britten’s greatest, Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, each movement reflecting a trait of his teacher’s personality including clever imitations of other great composers.


Illuminations by Brian Cherney
Les Illuminations by B. Britten avec Magali Simard-Galdes
Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge by B. Britten


Magali Simard-Galdès, Soprano
Alain Trudel, Conductor

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