Bride and Groom of the Eiffel Tower – NEM

Bride and GroomLes mariés de la tour Eiffel (Bride and Groom of the Eiffel Tower, 1938-1939) is the title of both a painting by Chagall and a Surrealist collective ballet composed in 1921 to a libretto by Jean Cocteau. This work is preceded by Poulenc’s trendy Parisian cantata, a masterpiece by Debussy, and a fanciful suite by Germaine Tailleferre, the only woman member of the famous Groupe des Six.

Presented by the NEM in collaboration with the Arte Musica Foundation
Duration: 2 Hrs

Normand Forget, conductor
Jean Maheux, baritone

POULENC Le bal masqué for baritone and small ensemble
DEBUSSY Prélude à “L’après-midi d’un faune” (arr. Schoenberg)
TAILLEFERRE Suite burlesque (arr. M. Bettez)
AURIC, MILHAUD, POULENC, TAILLEFERRE and HONEGGER Les mariés de la tour Eiffel (arr. M. Constant)

For tickets and information:   514-285-2000

Bourgie Concert Hall
1339 Sherbrooke Street West,
Montreal, Quebec
H3G 2E8