Wednesday, October 2 2019
17:30 - 19:00
Duration : 1h 30
Films
LE CHANT DES CATHÉDRALES – DUJKA SMOJE

In a time that saw the Western world of the Medieval period being covered in white by the ecclesiastical robe of the church, (12th and 13th centuries), the tradition of Plainchant took on a whole new dimension. Monophony became polyphony, with voices resonating high throughout the Cathedral naves. The builders of Gothic cathedrals were contemporaries of the musicians who embellished the vocal music of that era. In comparing two seemingly unrelated elements, stone and sound, we find the same dream of the Celestial City and the sublime.

Le chant des cathédrales offers an exploration of this analogical encounter reflecting on the ethos of an era through architecture and music.

IN FRENCH             
Duration: 90 minutes

Lecture presented at Maxwell-Cummings Auditorium

Tuesday, November 5 2019
17:30 - 19:00
Duration : 1h 30
Films
LES CANTATES DE BACH, QUE NOUS DISENT-ELLES?GILLES CANTAGREL

Gilles Cantagrel, lecturer

A treasure trove of beauty, imagination, and diversity, Bach’s Cantatas are a delight! But of what do they speak with such a persuasive force? Of life and death, heaven and earth, God and man, good and evil… And above all else, they provide infinite sources of peace, fulfilment, and serenity.

IN FRENCH
Duration: 90 minutes

Lecture presented at Bourgie Hall.

 

Tuesday, March 24 2020
17:30 - 19:00
Duration : 1h 30
Films
REFLETS SYMBOLISTES: LES MÉLODIES DE FAURÉ ET L’IMAGINAIRE DES PEINTRES – SYLVAIN CARON

Conference in the Maxwell-Cummings Auditorium, in Conncertion with the Concert by Le Vent du Nord

The turlutte is a form of musical expression specific to Quebec folklore that consists of singing onomatopoeia on the tunes of traditional songs. From its Italian origins to the inventiveness of La Bolduc, from the straightforward imitation of reels to virtuosic vocal agility, rediscover this homegrown musical idiom.

Nicolas Boulerice, lecturer

17:30 - 19:00
Duration : 1h 30
Films
REFLETS SYMBOLISTES: LES MÉLODIES DE FAURÉ ET L’IMAGINAIRE DES PEINTRES – SYLVAIN CARON

A treasure trove of beauty, imagination, and diversity, Bach’s Cantatas are a delight! But of what do they speak with such a persuasive force? Of life and death, heaven and earth, God and man, good and evil… And above all else, they provide infinite sources of peace, fulfilment, and serenity.

Lecture presented at Bourgie Hall.

IN FRENCH

Duration: 90 minutes

Gilles Cantagrel, lecturer

Saturday, April 18 2020
14:30 - 16:00
Duration : 1h 30
Films
OPÉRETTE ET CAFÉ-CONCERT À L’ÉPOQUE DU MOULIN ROUGE – ALEXANDRE DRATWICKI

Alexandre Dratwicki, lecturer

To sum up the French Romantic era of music with Berlioz, Debussy, and Meyerbeer’s Grand Opéra is to forget the iconic Jacques Offenbach and the mountain of lively works that came after, from the café-concert in Montmartre to the small theatres on the boulevard du Crime.

Presented as part of the Palazzetto Bru Zane Festival Montreal

IN FRENCH
Duration: 90 minutes

Lecture presented at Bourgie Hall