Bourgie Hall unveils its 10th season! // 10th anniversary concert with Rafael Payare on September 19

Thanks to the unwavering support of their visibly delighted public, over the years Bourgie Hall has become one of Quebec’s leading music venues. While the inaugural season featured 53 concerts, this 10th anniversary season has grown to nearly 100, not including guest presenters.

This new season will be one of reuniting, not only with the public and the performers—especially international artists—but also with the presentation of Year 7 of the Complete Cantatas of J.S. Bach, as well as the 3rd edition of the Palazzetto Bru Zane Festival, which this year invites all into the world of César Franck.

And, like the very first season, 2021–2022 is conceived entirely with the music lover in mind, newcomers included. There is something to captivate all fans of chamber music, piano and voice, jazz and world music, early music, Romantic music, and contemporary music, whatever their age.

Tickets go on sale Thursday, September 9, 2021

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To purchase tickets by phone :

514 285-2000, option 1 – daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

THE SERIES

In addition to the series featuring LES VIOLONS DU ROY, the MUSICIANS OF THE OSM and the long-awaited return this year of THE COMPLETE CANTATAS OF J.S. BACH—YEAR 7, the upcoming season in Bourgie Hall will also feature jazz with the JAZZ 5 à 7 series, world music with the MUSICAL ODYSSEY series, intimate encounters with the RECITALS, PIANO AND VOCAL MUSIC series, SUNDAY FAMILY CONCERTS, and early music with the MEDIEVAL, RENAISSANCE and BAROQUE MUSIC series, contemporary music with MUSIC OF TODAY, as well as CHAMBER MUSIC, LARGE ENSEMBLES, concert-lectures with the LET’S TALK MUSIC! series, music in dialogue with other arts in the CROSSROADS series, as well as the much-anticipated HOLIDAY concerts!


ANNIVERSARY CONCERT: Bourgie Hall Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary!Sunday, September 19, 2.30 p.m.

Bourgie Hall’s 2021-2022 season will be officially launched on Sunday, September 19 at 2:30 p.m. with a grand anniversary concert to mark the 10th year since the hall opened! Two loyal collaborators from the very beginning have enthusiastically agreed to take part in this exceptional event, to remind us of the importance of Bourgie Hall’s presence in the lives of music lovers, artists, performers and all those who have contributed to its prestige.

Each season, Les Violons du Roy and the musicians of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM) captivate audiences with their amazing talent, their exceptional musicality and their passion for chamber music. On this occasion, Les Violons du Roy conducted by Jonathan Cohen and the musicians of the OSM conducted by Rafael Payare will share the stage in this inspiring musical offering.

Programme

Les Violons du Roy, conducted by Jonathan Cohen

J.S. BACH, Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G major, BWV 1049

HANDEL, Water Music, Suite No. 3 in G major, HWV 350

The Musicians of the OSM, conducted by Rafael Payare

R. STRAUSS, Serenade for Winds in E-flat major, Op. 7

DVOŘÁK, Serenade for Strings in E major, Op. 22

So the music can be heard even more, this concert will be recorded by ICI MUSIQUE, Radio-Canada’s music destination of choice, and will be broadcast on Monday, September 27, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. on Toute une musique hosted by Marie-Christine Trottier.

This concert will also be webcast from October 3 to 17.

Tickets and Information:In-person concert |Ticket price: $100Webcast concert |Ticket Price: $25 $

10 SIGNATURE CONCERTS

To make it easier for you to discover Bourgie Hall’s rich offerings, they have selected 10 signature concerts throughout the season that are particularly representative of the diversity and quality of their programming. They are offering subscriptions to these 10 concerts for only $350 to the first 50 buyers!  This exceptional offer is valid until October 26, 2021, inclusively.

October 26, 2021            Jean-Guihen Queyras and Stéphane Tétreault, cello

November 17                   Myriam Leblanc, soprano and Charles Richard-Hamelin, piano

December 15 and 16      A Charlie Brown Christmas

January 21, 2022             Les Violons du Roy: The Return of Alexandre Tharaud

February 17                      Lúnasa: The Wild Coast of Ireland

February 27                      Alia Mens: Complete Cantatas of J. S. Bach — Year 7

March 17                           The Philip Glass Ensemble: Explorations in Theater and Film

April 22                              Musicians of the OM and Nicholas Angelich, piano

May 4                                 Ensemble Correspondances: Pleasures of the Louvre

May 27                               Musicians of the OSM, Elgar and Coleridge-Taylor: English Romanticism

Tickets and Information:10 Signature Concerts – Series
Subscription: $350
THE COMPLETE CANTATAS OF J.S. BACH: THE SERIES IS BACK!

After an absence of over a year, the fabulous adventure of the Complete Cantatas of Johann Sebastian Bach returns to its host venue, Bourgie Hall. The music of the Leipzig master will triumphantly resound once again in performances by seven renowned ensembles of the Baroque music scene: Les Idées heureusesArion Baroque OrchestraEnsemble CapriceAlia Mens, Les Violons du RoyL’Harmonie des saisons and Pallade Musica.

Tickets and Information: Complete Cantatas of J.S. Bach Series
Individual tickets: from $54 to $64
Subscriptions: Packages starting at four concerts purchased at once.

INAUGURATION OF THE NEW FORTEPIANO IN BOURGIE HALLWith Andreas Staier, Sunday, October 24 at 2.30 p.m.

Bourgie Hall is pleased to add a magnificent fortepiano to its collection of keyboard instruments, made in 2020 in the United States by Rodney Regier and modelled on early 19th-century Viennese instruments by Conrad Graf and Ignaz Bösendorfer. This instrument will be heard in a public performance for the first time on Sunday, October 24 in a recital featuring the world-renowned German harpsichordist and pianoforte artist Andreas Staier.

Programme

MOZART, Fantasia in C minor, K. 475

HAYDN, Piano Sonata in E-flat major, Hob.XVI:49

HAYDN, Variations for Piano in F minor, Hob.XVII:6

SCHUBERT, Piano Sonata in B-flat major, D

Tickets and Information: Inauguration of the new fortepiano – concert
Individual tickets: $54
PERFORMERS FROM HERE

Many performers from Quebec will once again be in the spotlight at Bourgie Hall, including the exceptional musicians of the Orchestre Métropolitain, the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, and Les Violons du Roy, the ensembles CapricePentaèdreStudio de musique ancienne de MontréalArion Baroque Orchestra, and Pallade Musica, pianists Louis LortieCharles Richard-Hamelin and Claudia Chan, contralto Marie-Nicole Lemieux and soprano Myriam Leblanc, gambist Mélisande Corriveau, harpist Valérie Milot, cellist Stéphane Tétreault, OSM concertmaster Andrew Wan, harpsichordist Luc Beauséjour, as well as many other performers beloved by the Quebec public.


INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS ARE BACK

Amongst the international artists which will perform at Bourgie Hall this season will include: pianist Alexandre Tharaud, Imogen Cooper, Daniel Isoir, Llŷr WilliamsJonas VitaudNicholas AngelichRonald BrautigamAndreas Staier and rising piano stars Chapelle Reine Élisabeth from Belgium, harpsichordists Bruno Procopio and Pierre Hantaï, violinist Stéphanie-Marie Degand, cellists Jean-Guihen QueyrasVictor Julien-Laferrière and Camille Thomas, l’Ensemble Correspondance, Irish ensemble Lúnasa, vocal group The King’s Singers, and tenor Christoph Prégardien.


AFFORDABLE RATES FOR ALL!

Bourgie Hall remains committed to its policy of affordable pricing so that everyone can attend as many concerts as possible. Discounts apply for those 34 years of age or younger (50% off), Members of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (15% off), simultaneous purchases of 6 to 9 concerts (25% off), simultaneous purchases of 10 or more concerts (30% off), and subscriptions to Les Violons du Roy and Complete Cantatas of J.S. Bach series (discounts vary depending on the package chosen). Finally, Bourgie Hall is offering a new feature this year for those 34 years of age or younger: last-minute tickets for $10 (while seats last) at the Bourgie Hall box office, one hour before the concert! Enjoy this opportunity!

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