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Next concert

Saturday 4 December 2021, 8p.m.
Saint-Jean-Baptiste Church

309 Rue Rachel E, Montréal, QC H2W 0A1

Saint-Saëns

Cyprès et Lauriers
Symphony no. 3
Concerto no. 1 for cello

Organ : Jean-Willy Kunz, resident organist at the MSO

Cello : Dominique Beauséjour-Ostiguy,
winner of the Prix d’Europe 2018

Since its creation in 2001, Sinfonia de Montréal has had ties with the Saint-Jean-Baptiste Church. It is therefore only fitting that the orchestra inaugurate the launch of the fundraising campaign with this benefit concert.

 

Only days before the 100th anniversary of the death of composer Camille Saint-Saëns, rediscover the brilliance of his most famous symphonic composition, as well as the virtuosity of his cello concerto. Relish the sublime sounds of the great Casavant organ and the bright atmosphere of Saint-Jean-Baptiste Church.

 

For those who wish to further discover these works as well as the secrets of the great organ, a pre-concert cocktail with Louis Lavigueur and Jean-Willy Kunz is offered.

Jean-Willy Kunz, organist

Jean-Willy Kunz is the Organist in Residence of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal at the Maison symphonique. His performances with the OSM include concerts conducted by Kent Nagano, Masaaki Suzuki, François-Xavier Roth, Vasily Petrenko, Juraj Valčuha, and John Storgårds. He has also performed as a soloist with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Quebec Symphony Orchestra, and Les Violons du Roy.

Jean-Willy Kunz’ interest and versatility in different styles of music are reflected in the various projects he has been involved with for the last ten years, and which shed new light on the pipe organ, including jazz music in duo with Branford Marsalis and with the Ensemble InSpirations, pop music with Pierre Lapointe, Rufus and Martha Wainwright, stage music with the Cirque du Soleil, contemporary music with the Société de musique contemporaine du Québec and with the Quatuor Bozzini, and baroque music with the Ensemble Caprice and with Les Boréades.

 

His discography includes many recordings which reflect the broad range of his musical influences: Jean-Willy Kunz au Grand Orgue Pierre-Béique ; Symphonie et créations pour orgue et orchestre with the OSM (which was awarded a Juno in 2016) ; Impressions with the Ensemble InSpirations (organ, clarinet, saxophone, trombone, double bass, and percussion) ; The Pipes are Calling for organ and trombone ; Punkt with Pierre Lapointe ; André Gagnon Baroque for harpsichord and symphony orchestra.

 

He is organ professor at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, titular organist at the church of Saint-Jean-Baptiste, and artistic director of the Canadian International Organ Competition.

Our concert series

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Our Symphonic Pleasures concert series offers you the chance to experience or relive unforgettable musical moments. Sinfonia offers you a repertoire of famous works accessible and known to all: great symphonies, arias from famous operas, or even film scores… A golden opportunity to discover the richness and diversity of a symphony orchestra.

Saturday, October 23 2021, 7:30 p.m.

Salle Claude-Champagne, University of Montreal

Brahms
Opening for an academic celebration

Concert piece to be determined

Soloist to be confirmed

Dvorak

Symphony no. 9 known as the New World

Concert passé

Merci !

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Looking for the rare and hidden pearl of symphonic music? Sinfonia offers you a series of Symphonic Discoveries concerts during which you can come and listen to works rarely performed, but which have just as marked their history. Take advantage of these concerts to let yourself be surprised by these little-known treasures.

Salle Claude-Champagne, University of Montreal

Saturday, March 26, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

Bruch

Violin Concerto # 1

Soloist: Edgar Donati, violinist, 2019 Laureate of the Lanaudière Competition Festival. 

Shostakovich

Symphony no. 10

Prochain concert

There are classic works that we never tire of listening to. How about reliving the unique experience of seeing the greatest symphonic works performed on stage by Sinfonia? The Rendez-vous Symphonique is a series of unmissable concerts, giving new life to the compositions which have marked the history of music and which continue to move us!

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Salle Claude-Champagne, University of Montreal

Saturday, June 4, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

Mahler
Symphony no. 5

A PRODUCTION OF THE CLASSIC CHOIR OF MONTREAL

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With great harmonic richness, the works for choir and orchestra are greatly appreciated. The Symphonic Voices concert series brings together on a single stage Sinfonia, vocal ensembles and renowned lyrical artists, and offers you high quality concerts. Come live a vibrant and unforgettable experience!

Symphonic House

Saturday, February 19, 2022, 8:00 p.m.

Haydn

Harmony

Mozart

Requiem (Levin edition)

Annulé

SPECIAL SERIES

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