Wednesday, September 5 2018
18:00 - 19:30
Meeting point : Bourgie Concert Hall
Duration : 1h 30
In English
Lectures, In connection with : From Africa to the Americas: Face-to-face Picasso, Past and Present
Atlas Fractured: A conversation on art and humanity with Theo Eshetu

In connection with the exhibition From Africa to the Americas: Face-to-face Picasso, Past and Present, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts will host a conversation with internationally acclaimed artist Theo Eshetu, whose pioneering video installation Atlas Fractured  is on view in the exhibition, marking the work’s first presentation in Canada.   

Touching on themes related to anthropology, art history, human perception and identity, this conversation will focus on the philosophical questions and concerns that fuel Eshetu’s practice and their broader implications for our time. The recipient of several prestigious awards, Eshetu has shown his work at major exhibitions and institutions worldwide. Born in London, he grew up in Addis Ababa, Dakar and Belgrade before settling in Rome. Mary-Dailey Desmarais, curator of International modern art, will be hosting this extraordinary conversation.

 

Activity free of charge. Optional pass reservation in exchange for a service charge. One hour before the event, passes for any remaining seats will be given out free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Service charges (per pass)

General public: $5

VIP: $4

Tuesday, September 25 2018
17:30 - 19:00
Duration : 1h 30
Lectures
FRANÇOIS FILIATRAULT – USAGE ET SYMBOLIQUE DES INSTRUMENTS CHEZ BACH

All About Bach Cantatas

In Bach’s day, each instrument signified a particular element or domain through various associations related to its sound, its construction, its form, or its origins. In his cantatas, the great Cantor of Leipzig made extensive use of this symbolic dimension, to more forcefully express the theological message of the texts.

François Filiatrault, lecturer

Friday, October 19 2018
17:30 - 19:00
Duration : 1h 30
Lectures
SYLVAIN CARON – FRANÇOIS COUPERIN ET L’ART DU TABLEAU MUSICAL

Couperin Days

Couperin knew how to set to music the stylistic traits of his contemporaries, such as the painter Watteau, and the themes that were dear to them: festive gatherings, nature, love, and other passions of the soul. Discover his distinct talent in “painting” these characteristics.

Sylvain Caron, lecturer
Luc Beauséjour, harpsichord

Saturday, October 20 2018
16:00 - 17:00
Duration : 1h
Lectures
ENTRETIEN AVEC CHRISTOPHE ROUSSET – ANIMÉ PAR NATALIE MICHAUD

Couperin Days – Interview with Christophe Rousset

A fervent performer of the music of François Couperin, Christophe Rousset shares his reflections on the works of this great French composer for whom the year 2018 marks the 350th anniversary of birth.

Hosted by Natalie Michaud (in French)

16:00 - 17:00
Duration : 1h
Lectures
ENTRETIEN AVEC CHRISTOPHE ROUSSET – ANIMÉ PAR NATALIE MICHAUD

Couperin Days – Interview with Christophe Rousset

A fervent performer of the music of François Couperin, Christophe Rousset shares his reflections on the works of this great French composer for whom the year 2018 marks the 350th anniversary of birth.

Hosted by Natalie Michaud (in French)

Tuesday, October 23 2018
17:30 - 19:00
Duration : 1h 30
Lectures
EDWARD HIGGINBOTTOM – LES MOTETS DE FRANÇOIS COUPERIN, OU L’ART DE RETOUCHER LES OUTRAGES DU TEMPS

Couperin Days

François Couperin, nicknamed “the Great,” is known especially for his works for harpsichord. His vocal music, however, and his sacred vocal music in particular, is equally as impressive. Although his great motets have been lost, several of his petits motets still remain, as does his exquisite Leçons de ténèbres. Edward Higginbottom explains his reconstruction of motets written for the Sun King and the Royal Chapel, which survived only partially.

Edward Higginbottom, lecturer

Saturday, November 10 2018
14:00 - 15:30
Duration : 1h 30
Lectures
DUJKA SMOJE – LES ANGES MUSICIENS (13th – 16th CENTURY

In Connection with the Exhibition Resplendent Illuminations

Musician, messenger from another world, guardian of souls: the angel, alone or in a choir, plays a variety of instruments that accompany a celestial celebration. The angels inhabit illuminated manuscripts, in gold and azure colours, attendant on the scores of their human contemporaries. Dufay, Binchois, and Ockeghem were the most inspired among the latter; no doubt were they also the  favourites of the angels…

Dujka Smoje, lecturer

Wednesday, November 28 2018
17:30 - 19:00
Duration : 1h 30
Lectures
GILLES CANTAGREL – CANTATE, QUE ME VEUX-TU ?

All About Bach Cantatas

Often overlooked until about half a century ago, Bach’s cantatas have since been re-established in their broad appeal. But when, how, and where were they performed during the Baroque period? What was their purpose? What do their texts have to say? A whole world to discover!

Gilles Cantagrel, lecturer

Saturday, February 2 2019
14:00 - 15:30
Duration : 1h 30
Lectures
NICOLAS BOULERICE – TURLUTAGE, PIERRE ANGULAIRE DE LA TRANSMISSION ORALE

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

Saturday, March 9 2019
14:00 - 15:30
Duration : 1h 30
Lectures
ALEXANDRE DRATWICKI- VOIR LA MUSIQUE : LA MISE EN SCÈNE D’OPÉRA FRANÇAIS À L’ÉPOQUE ROMANTIQUE

Festival Plazzetto Bru Zane Montreal

While opera is known primarily to be a vocal genre centred around the technical prowess of its singers, in France during the Romantic period, opera evolved to become an integrated work of art in which dance, sets, costumes, and staging were considered to be equally as important as its musical component. Discover the complexity of a genre that aspired to be as historical, moral, and political as it was artistic.

Alexandre Dratwicki, lecturer

Wednesday, March 27 2019
17:30 - 19:00
Duration : 1h 30
Lectures
GEORGES LEROUX – LES CANTATES DE BACH ET LA COMMUNAUTÉ : LE RÔLE DES CHORALS

All About Bach Cantatas

Bach’s cantatas served a dual purpose: on the one hand, each cantata was integrated into the liturgical cycle; on the other, they contributed to the pious edification of the community. Bach conferred on his chorales the task of aligning these two aims, which explains their musical and spiritual richness.

Georges Leroux, lecturer

17:30 - 19:00
Duration : 1h 30
Lectures
GEORGES LEROUX – LES CANTATES DE BACH ET LA COMMUNAUTÉ : LE RÔLE DES CHORALS

All About Bach Cantatas

Bach’s cantatas served a dual purpose: on the one hand, each cantata was integrated into the liturgical cycle; on the other, they contributed to the pious edification of the community. Bach conferred on his chorales the task of aligning these two aims, which explains their musical and spiritual richness.

Georges Leroux, lecturer