March 12th – Triptyque Nordique

Saturday, March 12th, 2011, 8:00 p.m.
Eglise Immaculée-Conception, 1855, Rachel St. E, Montreal

Works by Hindemith, Debussy, Ravel, Gagnon, Ouimet, Daunais

The concert takes place in collaboration with a number of talented Montreal artists who will simultaneously create new works of their own.

Imagine you are walking through a wing of a musical museum. On one wall you see three French watercolours, on another wall you see three oriental miniatures and, on a third wall there are two sets of contemporary works. At this concert you will ‘see’ the “Trois Chansons” of Debussy, move on to Gagnon’s “Chansons d’Orient” (Canadian premiere) and through the contemporary “Six Chansons” by Hindemith. In the middle of the museum is the “Triptyque Nordique” itself by Canadian composer Francois Ouimet. As you prepare to leave, you also have Ravel’s “Trois Chansons” on display and, as with all museums, the works are interspersed with other individual pieces of interest.

“Our performance is quite unique. Not only will you hear many great musical works, but you will also be part of a creation itself, a forum where music and the visual arts meet! In the concert hall will be several artists who are creating new artworks, inspired by the music, the atmosphere and the concert experience – a true creative happening!”  Michael Zaugg