Pro Musica celebrates its 68th season by presenting some of world’s most distinguished performers and finest music at the Théâtre Maisonneuve of the Place des Arts. Join us in enjoying the exciting program of our 2016-2017 season.
This year, the Pierre-Rolland Series offers you four prestigious concerts:
Monday, December 5, 2016 ◌ Théâtre Maisonneuve, 8 p.m.
Lukas Geniušas, piano
Born in 1990 in Moscow into a family of musicians, Lukas Geniušas won prizes in prestigious european and north-american competitions, all before he was 20 years old. He has since performed in France, Italy, Spain, Austria, Poland, Lithuania, Russa, Japan, South Korea and the USA. Pro Musica presents Geniušas’ debut recital in Québec. This young prodigy beautifully incarnates the greatest qualities of the Russian tradition: immaculate technique, total commitment, and unsurpassed sensitivity in the interpretation of romantic music.
Program : Prokofiev, Chopin, Rachmaninov
Monday January 30, 2017 ◌ Théâtre Maisonneuve, 8 p.m.
Jean-Guihen Queyras, cello & Alexander Melnikov, piano
FRANCE / RUSSIA
After two remarkable concerts, the cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras is welcome once again by Pro Musica for a recital with his accomplice Alexander Melnikov. The duo’s recent recording of the Beethoven cello sonatas have met with critical acclaim, and, according to the Guardian, ” (The) partership (…) is an ideal match: both are sensitive, responsive chamber musicians, alert to color, never excessive.”
Program : Beethoven, Debussy et Chopin
Monday February 27, 2017 ◌ Théâtre Maisonneuve, 8 p.m.
Hagen Quartet, strings
«Musicality at its greatest heights» – DiePresse.com
The unprecedented career of the Hagen Quartet began some 35 years ago. The ensemble, who’s reputation is beyond renowned, has performed with countless musical celebrities such as Harnoncourt, Kurtag, Polini, Uchida, and Zimerman. A model of exemplary sound quality, exceptional ensemble playing and musical commitment, the Hagen Quartet was recently named “Ensemble of the Year” at the prestigious ECHO Klassik Awards, and also received honorary membership to the Vienna Konzerthaus.
- String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat major, op. 125, no 1, D. 87 Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
- String Quartet No 12 in D-flat major, op. 133 Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)
- String Quartet in A minor, Op 51 No 2 Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Monday, March 6, 2017 ◌ Théâtre Maisonneuve, 8 p.m.
Pražák Quartet, strings
Since their formation in the 1970’s at the Prague Conservatory, the Pražák Quartet has become one of the world’s most respected ensembles. The quartet, known internationally for their fine performances specializing in the repertoire of Central Europe, boast an extensive discography, and has recorded the complete quartets of Schoenberg (1995-2010) Berg, Beethoven (2000-2004) and Brahms (2055-2006). The committed and virtuosic performances of each of its members are unanimously lauded by critics.
- String Quartet in B-flat major, op. 71, no 1 Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
- String Quartet no 1 in B-flat major, op. 11 Josef Suk (1874-1935)
- String Quartet “American” in F major, no 12, op. 96 Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)
Experience the essence of music, at the Théâtre Maisonneuve of the Place des Arts.
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