Cultural Calendar

August 2008

 
 

Friday, August 1

  • 7:30 pm
    Up to Your Ears → Martin Tétreault + Philippe Lauzier + Pierre-Yves Martel
    Internationally-renowned turntablist Martin Tétreault joins avant-jazz saxophonist Philippe Lauzier and experimental bassist Pierre-Yves Martel for an exciting evening of improvisation.
    Cathédrale Christ Church
    Cathédrale Christ Church
 

Saturday, August 2

  • 5:00 pm
    Up to Your Ears → Pemi Paull
    Creative and multifaceted violist Pemi Paull offers an intimate recital of chamber music for one, including the incredible Sonata for Solo Viola by György Ligeti as well as music by Gérard Grisey and Nicolas Gilbert.
    Cathédrale Christ Church
    Cathédrale Christ Church
 

Sunday, August 3

  • 7:30 pm
    Up to Your Ears → Les Poules: concert + lancement du disque Phénix
    Les Poules is a trio of improvisers (Joane Hétu, saxophone and vocals; Diane Labrosse, samplers; and Danielle Palardy Roger, percussion) who create extrordinary sonic landscapes out of synthetic and acoustic sounds.
    Cathédrale Christ Church
    Cathédrale Christ Church
 

Monday, August 4

  • 7:00 pm
    Up to Your Ears → Patrick Wedd: pre-concert conference
    Meet. Patrick Wedd speaks about Olivier Messiaen.
    Cathédrale Christ Church
    Cathédrale Christ Church
  • 7:30 pm
    Up to Your Ears → Messiaen: The Complete Organ Works, 1
    Apparition de l’église éternelle; La Nativité du Seigneur.
    Cathédrale Christ Church
    Cathédrale Christ Church
 

Tuesday, August 5

 

Wednesday, August 6

  • 7:30 pm
    Up to Your Ears → Messiaen: The Complete Organ Works, 2
    Le Banquet céleste; Offrande au Saint-Sacrement; Les Corps glorieux.
    Cathédrale Christ Church
    Cathédrale Christ Church
 

Thursday, August 7

  • 7:30 pm
    Up to Your Ears → Millennium Chamber Players
    The Millenium Chamber Players is a young and passionate collective of chamber musicians from Chicago who specialize in new and unusual repertoire. Hear them perform works by Carmel Raz and Alexandre Berezowsky, as well as Peter Maxwell Davies’ Eight Songs for a Mad King.
    Cathédrale Christ Church
    Cathédrale Christ Church
 

Friday, August 8

  • 7:30 pm
    Up to Your Ears → Patrick Wedd — Banquet pour O
    An immersive, meditative sound installation by Scott Tresham realised by the Montreal Organ Consort in honour of Olivier Messiaen’s 100th anniversary, based on the composer’s own performance of his first published composition (Le Banquet céleste), time-stretched to 100 minutes. Patrick Wedd will also perform music by Claude Vivier (Les Communiantes) and Emily Hall (Phos)
    Cathédrale Christ Church
    Cathédrale Christ Church
  • 8:08 pm
    Up to Your Ears → Sound Installation
    Montreal Organ Consort. Banquet pour O (catalogue de durées).
    Cathédrale Christ Church
    Cathédrale Christ Church
 

Saturday, August 9

  • 5:00 pm
    Up to Your Ears → D’Arcy Gray
    Experience the artistry of avant-garde percussionist D’Arcy Philip Gray performing music by John Cage, Franco Donatoni, and Nicolas Gilbert.
    Cathédrale Christ Church
    Cathédrale Christ Church
  • 7:30 pm
    Up to Your Ears → Messiaen: The Complete Organ Works, 3
    Méditations sur le mystère de la Sainte Trinité
    Cathédrale Christ Church
    Cathédrale Christ Church
 

Sunday, August 10

  • 10:00 am
    Up to Your Ears → Missa — In memoriam Olivier Messiaen
    Patrick Wedd and Les Chanteurs JAO perform a special choral mass including Bengt Hambreaus’ Missa pro organo: in memoriam Olivier Messiaen and a specially-commissioned Missa Brevis by John Burge.
    Cathédrale Christ Church
    Cathédrale Christ Church
  • 4:00 pm
    Up to Your Ears → Evensong
    Patrick Wedd et Les Chanteurs JAO also perform a programme of contemporary choral music at Evensong.
    Cathédrale Christ Church
    Cathédrale Christ Church
  • 7:30 pm
    Up to Your Ears → Marie-Annick Béliveau + Mark Simons
    A perfectly-paired duo: the voice of Marie-Annick Beliveau with the clarinet of Mark Simons, in a captivating progamme of music by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Shulamit Ran Marco, Pérez-Ramirez, and André Villeneuve.
    Cathédrale Christ Church
    Cathédrale Christ Church
 

Monday, August 11

  • 7:30 pm
    Up to Your Ears → Messiaen: The Complete Organ Works, 4
    Diptyque; Verset pour la Fête de la Dédicace; Monodie; Livre d’orgue
    Cathédrale Christ Church
    Cathédrale Christ Church
 

Tuesday, August 12

 

Wednesday, August 13

  • 7:30 pm
    Up to Your Ears → Messiaen: The Complete Organ Works, 5
    Prélude; L’Ascension; Messe de la Pentecôte
    Cathédrale Christ Church
    Cathédrale Christ Church
 

Thursday, August 14

  • 7:30 pm
    Up to Your Ears → Isaiah Ceccarelli: Lieux-dits
    Inspired by trips to the French Alps and the writings of Olivier Messiaen, composer and jazz drummer Isaiah Ceccarelli created Lieux-dits with Jean Derome and Francisco Lozano (saxophones/flutes), Steve Raegele (guitar) and Clinton Ryder (double bass).
    Cathédrale Christ Church
    Cathédrale Christ Church
 

Friday, August 15

  • 7:00 pm
    Up to Your Ears → Laura Barrett pre-concert talk
    Meet. Laura Barrett speaks about music for Kalimba.
    Cathédrale Christ Church
    Cathédrale Christ Church
  • 7:30 pm
    Up to Your Ears → Laura Barrett + Ajay Mehra
    Singer and thumb-pianist Laura Barrett performs her own whimsical compositions about amorphous terror, planned obso-lescence, and mind-body dualism, with banjo/glockenspiel accompaniment by Ajay Mehra.
    Cathédrale Christ Church
    Cathédrale Christ Church
 

Saturday, August 16

  • 5:00 pm
    Up to Your Ears → Quatuor Molinari
    Celebrate Canadian composer R Murray Schaffer’s 75th Birthday year with a performance of his latest string quartet (No. 11) by the Molinari Quartet. Also on the programme: works by Sofia Gubaidulina and Alfred Schnittke.
    Cathédrale Christ Church
    Cathédrale Christ Church
  • 7:30 pm
    Up to Your Ears → Messiaen: The Complete Organ Works, 6
    Le Livre du Saint-Sacrement
    Cathédrale Christ Church
    Cathédrale Christ Church
 

Sunday, August 17

  • 10:00 am
    Up to Your Ears → Missa
    Patrick Wedd and Les Chanteurs JAO will perform a programme of contemporary choral music.
    Cathédrale Christ Church
    Cathédrale Christ Church
 

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