Montreal Music Festival Prestige Concerts 

Founded by Denis and Julie Brott twenty-two years ago, The Montreal Chamber Music Festival will again continue to present a series of Prestige Concerts prior to the Festival which begins in June. Montrealers can’t seem to get enough of the world famous Emerson String Quartet, and they will be performing at the intimate Bourgie Hall on Wednesday, February 1.  Here’s a look at the preliminary musical events of The Montreal Chamber Music festival.

Emerson String Quartet, 40th Anniversary
Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 7:30pm
Bourgie Hall, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Program:  Mozart String Quartet #15 in D Minor, K. 421, Ravel String Quartet in F Major, Tchaikovsky String Quartet #3 in E flat Major, Opus 30

Beethoven: Words & Music
Saturday, May 6, 7:30pm
Paul-Desmarais Theatre, Canadian Centre for Architecture
Alon Goldstein, piano (IL), Andrew Wan, violin (CA), Denis Brott, cello (CA), with renowned CBC host Eric Friesen (CA) and Julie Payette (CA)
Program:  excerpts from Beethoven’s diary and letters, Sonata #5 in F Major, Opus 24 “Spring Sonata”, Cello Sonata # 3 in A Major, Opus 69, “Ghost Trio” Opus 70
Sponsored by the Alex U. Soyka Foundation

Wednesday, May 10, 8:00pm
Pollack Hall, McGill University
Artists:  Michael Volle, baritone (DE), Sharon Azrieli, soprano (CA), Matthias Maute, narration (DE), Caprice Ensemble (CA)
Program:  Concert arias by Mozart, Vivaldi, Boccherini, and Gluck
co-production MCMF/Caprice Ensemble

For ticket information about these Prestige Concerts and the 2017 edition of the Montreal Chamber Music Festival please visit: or call the festival office: 514-489-7777