Sextets in the City

Three Americans and one Canadian are associated in the Californian Calidore String Quartet. They were highly praised last August when taking part to the McGill International String Quartet Academy. Founded two years ago, the young ensemble has already won numerous major prizes and played with Joshua Bell, Menahem Pressler, and Quatuor Ebène. Back in Montreal, they will play Il Tramonto, lyrical poem by Resphigi for mezzo-soprano and string quartet, Maiblumen blühten überall by Alexander von Zemlinsky, for voice and sextet (with Marcus Thompson and Denis Brott). The program will include two other works written for sextets: an excerpt from Capriccio (Richard Strauss), and Brahms’ Sextet Op. 36.

Calidore Quartet

Marcus Thompson, viola
Denis Brott, cello
Lauren Segal, soprano

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Montreal Chamber Music Festival The 19th edition of the Montreal Chamber Music Festival will present 22 concerts from May 8th through 31st at St. George’s Church at the corner of Peel St. and de la Gauchetière in the heart of Montreal; home to the Festival for the past four years, this venue is a beautiful example of English Gothic Revival architecture in Canada and offers an intimate setting of 500 cushioned seats with excellent acoustics. Concerts are at 7:30 p.m. Learn more about the Montreal Chamber Music Festival:

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