A magical benefit soirée : Yannick Nézet-Séguin performing four-hand piano with virtuoso Jennifer Bourdages.

A magical benefit soirée!

 

The second in a series of benefit soirées organized by the Volunteer Association of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts was presented on March 16 at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

Three hundred guests attended a unique concert in the magnificent Bourgie Hall, featuring internationally renowed Montreal conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin performing four-hand piano with virtuoso Jennifer Bourdages. The artists had Carte Blanche to create this fabulous and intimate concert of the highest quality. The complicity of these long term friends and artists allowed us to savour a rare and precious moment. Yannick Nézet-Séguin captivated the audience with his colourful commentaries about chosen masters and pieces. A magical evening where the movement of hearts was tuned with pleasure to the movement of hands. A pure delight!

The evening was hosted by the charming Geneviève Guérard.

After the concert, the guests gathered in The Age of the Manifesto Gallery, adjoining the Bourgie Hall, for a cocktail reception where they had the opportunity to meet with the artists.

This concert, under France Denis-Royer and Michèle Plourde's co-presidency, enabled the Volunteer Association to raise more than $46,700 for the Museum. The Volunteer Association sincerely thanks its partners Scotiabank and Power Corporation of Canada as well as the generous sponsors and donors, particularly Charton-Hobbs Canada and ATMA Classique, and finally the enthusiastic members of the Steering Committee.

Below, a short video of their great performance.

 

 

A very special rendez-vous : soprano Marie-Josée Lord, tenor Marc Hervieux with renowned pianist Esther Gonthier.

A very special rendez-vous


On June 6, 2012, a concert featuring soprano Marie-Josée Lord , tenor Marc Hervieux and renowned pianist Esther Gonthier was held, the first in a series of "Benefit Soirées at the Museum".

Below, a short video of their extraordinary performance.