A new instrumental and vocal work by Michel Gonneville based on poems by Pierre Morency, inspired by childhood and seasons. Words and music comment by turns on the lightness of youth and the torment of the adult in a show marked by nature. Short, lively piano pieces by Erik Satie are gracefully interlaced with the songs of Chansons du Bonhomme, performed by soloists and orchestra, revealing contrasts and unexpectedly related themes. Accompanying the musical performance will be projections of Satie’s humorous, handwritten texts alternating with Morency’s drawings.

Ensemble contemporain de Montréal (ECM+)
Véronique Lacroix, artistic and musical direction

Magali Simard-Galdès, soprano
Dion Mazerolle, baritone
Louise Bessette, piano

Michel GONNEVILLE Chansons du Bonhomme de chemin (premiere)
SATIE Pièces froides
SATIE Sports et Divertissements (excerpts)

Sunday, November 17th 2019 at 2:30pm
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