Born 350 years ago this year, François Couperin (1668–1733) is the musician of intimacy. Foregoing glory in his time, he decided instead to endow the harpsichord with a timelessly original, poetic voice. Although he never wrote for large choir or orchestra, his chamber music is substantial and champions a precise aesthetic perspective: to combine the French style and the Italian style to achieve, as he himself stated, “the perfection of music.”

The Couperin Days opens with a piano recital by Anne Queffélec, highlighting the importance and influence of François Couperin on French composers from the 20th century.

RAVEL Le Tombeau de Couperin
DEBUSSY Hommage à Rameau
Barricades mystérieuses
Soeur Monique
L’âme en peine
La Couperin
Sarabande l’Unique
Les Cyclopes
Le Tambourin
Le rappel des oiseaux
Les tendres plaintes
DAQUIN Le Coucou
HANDEL L’Harmonieux Forgeron

Thursday, October 18th 2018 at 7:30pm
Duration: 1 Hrs 30 Min

For tickets and information: 514-285-2000

Bourgie Concert Hall, at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) complex, is a 444-seat venue located in the restored Erskine and American Church (designed in 1894 in Neo-Romanesque style by architect Alexander Cowper Hutchison). Designated a national historic site in 1998, the transformed setting is now graced with high-quality acoustics and an exceptional décor incorporating 20 historic Tiffany stained glass windows. Ideal for performances by chamber-music ensembles, string orchestras, and other groups, Bourgie Concert Hall offer music lovers an auditory repertoire as diverse as the MMFA collections

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